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On the southernmost point of the Isle of Dogs, this elegant and upmarket Thai is worth seeking out for the views of Greenwich from its large alfresco terrace ("a great outdoor option in summer"). One fan reckons Elephant Royale serves "the best Thai curry in London"; we're not so sure, but it certainly delivers food a few notches up from the high-street norm. Complex and layered flavours should be in balance in a Thai meal, so order a mix of styles: a salad (shredded green papaya, for example); some noodles; a seafood dish such as fried grouper with tamarind sauce, and a curry (dry red pork, say). Vegetarians have plenty of choice, and there are several good deals including a business lunch and Sunday buffet. "Friendly staff" are also appreciated at this stylish Thai contender.
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