Don’t let the valet service out front or the lounge-like atmosphere of Lao Lane Xang 2 fool you: although slightly more expensive than its shabbier parent restaurant opposite, the South East Asian cooking here is still deliciously affordable.
For the best experience, reserve a table upstairs with its fountains, plants and statues. Prompt service brings things like dried beef and papaya salad, caramelised pork and beef curry with coconut milk (€8-€8.40), done with a beautifully light touch, while the whole fried mackerel with Laotian herbs (€14.80) is a standout dish. For a light dessert, try the roast pineapple in coconut milk.
Lunchtime set menus at €10.80 include a starter, salad, main, rice and a glass of wine – a real bargain.