Bangkok City is immediately recognisable from its very colourful front on Green Street, near to the local Sainsbury’s and all the old, large colleges that line the backs. It was definitely convenient for us, as we’d been nearby just beforehand. Quite appropriate to the slightly spicy nature of the food pervading the menu, my dining companion had ginger ale, whilst I opted for the house white, Le Bouquet de Georges Duboeuf, which was drinkable, but unremarkable.
To begin, we had crisp chicken and prawn noodle balls, which were surprisingly more like discs than balls, and Pad Talay Pasom: a seafood extravaganza, with mussels, squid, king prawns, stir-fried vegetables and with an oyster sauce. To follow, we had Satay Kai Neu Moo (‘marinated morsels of grilled chicken’) and Neua Pad Nam Mun Hoi, which was beef and vegetables fried again in oyster sauce. With all of this came prawn crackers, free of charge, with a satay sauce and a slightly spicy bite to them. We noted similar decoration around, although not quite as grand, as at Asia, Regent Street.