SquareMeal Review of
Sleek and chic, Isarn is an attractive modern Thai restaurant with equally appealing service. For a zingy midday fix, try the Khantok lunch sets (perhaps char-grilled pork with chilli, garlic
and lime; tom yam mushroom soup; steamed jasmine rice; and fresh fruit): excellent value at £6.90. The usual stir-fries and noodle dishes are all present and correct on the full menu, but
there are also more original offerings – say, roasted baby chicken with chilli and tamarind, or chargrilled lamb chop with Kaffir lime leaf and red curry. Seafood is a particular strength: from
fried red snapper with sweet chilli sour sauce to lobster tail and Chinese celery stir-fry in yellow curry. Wines are well chosen, if a little pricey, and desserts are both traditional (mango
with black sticky rice) and fanciful (strawberry Champagne jelly).