TCC has everything one looks for in a local restaurant: it’s lively, cheap and cosy, and it serves fantastic food. Naturally, it’s always packed – not that hard, admittedly, with a space the size of an average living room. The menu abounds with fresh, lip-tingling chilli sensations, from the dipping sauces for the usual range of starters to the fragrant pad cha and more forgiving green curry. Even the chicken satay has an excitingly spicy aftertaste, though everything can be prepared with the chilli taken out (useful if you’re with kids). The desserts (oranges and coconuts filled with ice-cream) are bought in, but they’re not the reason anyone eats here. Bring your own booze, and some cash – they don’t take credit cards. Note: there are two sittings at dinner.
Thai Corner Café
|Venue name:||Thai Corner Café||Contact:|
44 Northcross Road
|Opening hours:||Meals served Mon-Thur 6pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sun 1-4pm, 6pm-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Tube: East Dulwich rail/185, 176 bus|
|Price:||Main courses £4.95-£10.25.|
Average User Rating
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This place is tiny, and always completely rammed, but it's an absolute gem. The food is really lovely authentic Thai - sticky rice and jasmine tea are great. It's pretty cheap also, for the standard. At busy times there's a little wait, but the staff are good and very welcoming. It's bring your own booze, which is easy - there are lots of booze shops on Lordship Lane. I'd definitely recommend booking and also going a little later than normal, because it gets much quieter.
We went here on Saturday for the first time in (at least) a couple of years. We've visited this restaurant on and off for many years, and this most recent experience was a disappointment. Whilst the menu has grown, the quality has slipped. It's still ok, but lacks the genuine homecooked feel it used to have. Basic and hearty, but just not the gem it used to be - even with a full dining room of boozy ED-ers.