Another series of ‘The South Bank Show’ and first, the good news. Melvin Bragg and his barnet are finally at peace. Bragg has washed his hands of responsibility; now, his hair just does its own thing and is all the better for it. ‘TSBS’ still has a familiar set of flaws however, even if they’re pretty minor ones. This profile of Tim Minchin is perfectly satisfactory for what it is.
There are live performance clips, lengthy interview segments and a few insights into his childhood and career path. But there’s no sense of the inner Minchin – Bragg’s too amiable a presence to search too vigorously and Minchin doesn’t offer much up. So essentially, this feels like a likeable but eminently missable puff-piece: a chat between two men who know which side their bread is buttered.
This Thai restaurant in Belgravia has long been a popular spot for those seeking a sophisticated take on Thai dining. It now boasts a London offshoot in Harrods, with further venues in Birmingham and Dubai, too. Classic Thai dishes are all present and correct, so expect tom yum and tom ka soups, pad thai noodles and thai green curries. Signature dishes include poonim yum mamuang (soft-shell crab tempura with mango salad and citrus soy sauce) and hoy shell (grilled king scallop with a choice of garlic butter or spicy Thai garlic sauce). Set menus also feature. Keep an eye out for various special events, including a big celebration of Thai New Year.
Venue says: “Whet your appetite with our delicious authentic Thai menus! We are happy to cater for vegetarians and/or gluten-free diners.”