Thai Square, Putney

Situated on the south bank of the Thames, overlooking Putney bridge, I sincerely hoped the quality of the food would match the location. On walking in, I read that Thai Square had recently received an award from the Prime Minister of Thailand for being the best Thai restaurant in the UK. Time to find out….

I eschewed a pre-lunch drink in the bar area downstairs, and went straight up to the restaurant on the first floor. On Sundays they offer a lunch buffet which is good value for money given the range of food on offer. I tried at least one of everything from the dim sum selection, and found the steamed dumplings with soy sauce and chicken satay particularly good. To follow I had scallops on a bed of lettuce with grated carrot and red onion. The scallops were most succulent, but there was a little too much ginger in the salad dressing for my liking.  

Then I moved on to grilled fish in a mild curry sauce, and sliced pork with garlic and peppers. I also tried the stir fried noodles with crab. There were plenty more dishes on offer, but they will have to wait for another time. Several slices of pineapple and watermelon provided a light end to a most satisfying meal.

It would be difficult to find a wine to match all of the different flavours on offer, but the Kleindal Chenin Blanc (2006) from South Africa was good.

Definitely worth a visit, and not just for the river view.

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