Laicram is the sort of relaxed, reliable and utterly unpretentious restaurant that every neighbourhood should have. To the tune of Thai pop ballads, you dine from a fairly standard menu that’s accented with a few specials from the north-east of the country. Sure, the surroundings aren’t glamorous. The decor is all 1970s suburban: dropped ceiling, dark carpet, stuccoed walls (all of which are showing their age), plus the additional Thai twists of portraits of the Thai royal family and carved wooden screens. But look beyond these various stylistic cobwebs to the food, and you won’t be disappointed. Tom kha gai, the classic rich coconut milk broth with slices of chicken, was a perfectly balanced version: tangy from lemon, spicy from chilli, and sharp from generous slices of galangal. Fish cakes knocked the socks off standard London versions, offering real fishiness that made an ideal contrast to a honeyed cucumber relish. A north-eastern-style grilled chicken lacked crisp skin, but was nicely seasoned and cooked. Only some stir-fried prawns with chilli and onions were unremarkable. Friendly service and an authentic menu make Laicram popular and dependable.
1 Blackheath Grove
|Opening hours:||Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-11pm Tue-Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Blackheath rail|
|Price:||Main courses £5-£14|
Average User Rating
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My daughter and I had vegetarian meals there last night. We were impressed by the vegetarian choice and the service was excellent, though there were only a few other people there (1st Jan). The main courses were very good and the starter was fine - vegetable tempura- though a bit greasy and a wider variety of veg would have been nice. Would certainly recommend and will return.
The dishes here burst with vibrant flavours, one of the best thai restaurants outside of thailand - agree with below comment (the mains are where this restaurant shines, bar the satay which is particularly good) the restaurant can be a bit cold on winter nights but all in all a great restaurant and good value
I went there for the first time, last night, the customer service was poor, the food was even worse and to add insult to injury the food was over priced
Very nice food, the main courses (curries, stir fry's, noodles etc) are extrememly tasty. The starters are't amazing but they're not bad either. Service is good and the prices are reasonable. I've been to thailand many times and keep coming back to laicram!