Food and drink
The stir-fries and curries are better than the grilled and noodle dishes in my experience. Don’t ignore the list of side dishes, there are some real treats on there including stir-fried squid with ginger and green peppercorns and chicken in pandan leaves. The range of non-alcoholic drinks is terrific – if you’re hungry try the rich jasmine smoothie with passion fruit. Otherwise, there’s beer, a sensibly brief wine list, whisky and sake.
There’s a great buzz when it’s busy but if you’re sat at one of the communal tables it’s hard to hear yourself think let alone talk. Off-peak it’s wonderfully serene, and the gentle scent of incense adds to the calming mood.
Staff are good looking and fashionably dressed but don’t worry, they’re sparky, well-trained and efficient, too.
On a quiet street between Selfridges and St Christopher’s Place.
A light meal of stir-fry, rice and lemongrass tea with coconut cookie will cost £12-£15 pounds. It’s terrific value.
This small chain has recently been bought and expansion is well underway with handy new branches in Old Street, Leicester Square and Westfield Shepherds Bush.
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