With Thai cuisine being my absolute favourite food choice and after reading many amazing reviews about this award-winning restaurant it seemed like a fabulous idea to sample what all the fuss was about.
The Mango Tree situated just a short walk from Victoria tube station right in the heart of Belgravia has become just like its original branch back in Bangkok by offering foodies exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern and stylish environment.
The smiley staff, vibrant ambience and superb smelling dishes warmly greeted us as stepped foot inside this highly renowned restaurant. I always think you can tell how popular a restaurant is by the amount of empty tables there are and on this occasion there were only two! Do I have to say anymore?
We were bought a selection of signature starters, which included:
1) Spicy Prawn Crackers
2) Satay Nuer Luam Mid
Mixed skewers of chicken, lamb and beef served with satay peanut sauce
3) Por Pia Pak
Vegetable spring rolls served with sweet and spicy sauce
4) Goong Ten
Fresh prawns steamed in tom yum sauce served with chilli and garlic
This was a stunning feast in itself; the smells captured our taste buds as soon as the dishes were placed on our table and even now as I`m writing away my mouth is watering. The flavours stunned my expectations and every last piece of each dish was enjoyed, in fact I could have eaten ALL the starter dishes over and over again.
With just enough time to let our starters sink into our tummies and gulp down our Mango Tree Fizz cocktail. Our selection of main courses arrived:
1) Gaeng Kiew Wan Gei
Green curry with corn fed chicken
2) Nuer Pad Nam Man Hoi
Stir-fried sirloin beef fillet with ginger, garlic and spicy soy sauce
3) Pla Pow
Sea bass fillet wrapped in banana leaves on a cress salad with spicy lime and tamarind
4) Pad Thai Goong Lai Yai
Stir fried Thai rice noodles with tiger prawns in house spicy sauce served with fresh Chinese chives, peanuts and bean sprouts
5) Kow Niew
I was adamant I was going to try a little of everything (and I did) but there were some clear favourites in my eyes. The Gaeng Kiew Wan Gei Thai green curry sauce was impeccable but if there`s a time to be slightly critical the chicken was a tiny bit dry and chewy, however this didn`t put me off, it was still delicious! Again the sirloin beef was a little tough but the flavours were stunning. The dish that won me over was the Pla Pow sea bass wrapped in banana leaves and the Pad Thai Goong Lai Yai, which I couldn`t stop picking at.
Overall the whole meal was excellent and the service we received throughout the entire evening was fantastic. If you absolutely love Thai cuisine and haven`t tried the Mango Tree as yet it`s definitely worth sampling its delights.
SPICE UP NEW YEARS EVE!!
The next opportunity you may have is celebrating New Years Eve at the Mango Tree restaurant where you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious three course dinner (goes without saying) music entertainment and a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival all for £65 per person.
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