Ann’s indignation is easy to understand but hard to agree with. Sure, Christianity is much-mocked and plenty of the satire is both gratuitous and lazy. But what Widdy fails to accept is that, as Steve Punt puts it, ‘The comedy itself is a reply.’ For years, Christianity set the British agenda. Much of the humour is simply an acknowledgement of how much has changed. Oh, and she fails to mention ‘Father Ted’, an unforgiveable ommission from the point of view of both entertainment and analysis.
TOR Thai Bistro
A popular Thai restaurant on Chiswick High Road, with grand chandeliers, faux-Corinthian columns and intricate latticework wall designs giving the dining room a classic look. The food menu is more traditional, featuring a raft of crowd-pleasing Thai and pan-Asian dishes. Options range from fishcakes with peanut and chilli dip to tom yum goong, massaman chicken and red beef curries, pad Thai, fresh green papaya salad and steamed sea bass fillet with ginger, shiitake mushroom and light soy sauce. The drinks list is short: soft drinks by the can and bottle, Singha beer and one house wine of each colour. There are take away and delivery options, too.
Venue says: “The original Thai bistro.”