I'm not a fussy eater - but this was the worst dining experience I've ever had. I bought a voucher on groupon for this restaurant but naively forgot to look up reviews as I usually do. We arrived to a front dining room with around 6 tables and a curtain that "hid" a few more tables behind - covered in dirty plates and glasses. We were given a menu that was cut out and stuck in a usual menu and told that was our choice. The voucher itself said anything off the menu up to a certain value was allowed. The food: One prawn tempura each and two carrots. - Reheated and soggy. A surprise we didn't get ill. Mixed sharing platter - Again, Reheated, poor quality mix of prawn toast, blackened spring roll and chicken satay skewers. Hot and sour soup - oily with little flavour. Chicken thai green curry, from a choice of 3 chicken dishes and nothing else. We were served Turkey in our curry and I can only assume the owners were hoping to hide this by swamping the dish, once again, in oil. This was all topped off with another couple leaving half way through their meal refusing to pay the compulsory service charge, and being told that they couldn't pay by card for their drinks and the nearest cash machine was a 10min walk away - funny how policy on cards changed at the prospect of not receiving any payment. AVOID AT ALL COST.
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Posted: Fri Aug 3 2012
De Thai restaurant in London's Notting Hill is a charming, low-key proponent of authentic Thai cuisine in a relaxed setting. Situated on a charming side street just off thriving Westbourne Park Road, De Thai is soothingly decorated in tones of lavender and white with bare wooden tables and sprays of fresh flowers. The service is simple and straightforward and the menu holds all your favourites of Thai cuisine: tom yum soup, pad Thai, green papaya salad. The chef's specials are highly recommended. If you're seeking a whiff of spice after a hard day in Portobello, consider De Thai.