Thai Corner Café

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East Dulwich

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.

Venue name: Thai Corner Café
Address: 44 Northcross Road
SE22 9EU
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.
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Anne G

The best Thai food I've had in London. The atmosphere is great, service is lovely and it's so cheap! 

Try the green curry and the chicken satay - a pure delight.

Daisy Bowie-Sell

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.