Bangkok Lounge - Harpenden
Chinese and East Asian
For exceptional Thai food, look no further than the award-winning Bangkok Lounge. Since winning Best National Thai Restaurant by the Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards in 2018, Bangkok Lounge has continued to go from strength to strength. Located in Harpenden and Shefford, these exceptional restaurants have gone on to win the Mayor’s Civic Award 2019 and have been recommended by Metro online as one of the top three Thai restaurants for vegan food.
We visited the elegantly furnished Harpenden restaurant on the High Street and were warmly greeted by proprietor Motin Miah. Inside there’s a refined ambience that’s utterly relaxing, due in part to Motin’s evident love for his profession. Food and drink streamed to our table. Our every wish was granted so unobtrusively that we couldn’t fail to be impressed. The extensive menu offers a wealth of choice, with set menu options as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes to suit all palates and budgets. Equally delightful is the wine list, which features everything from house wine available by the glass to special-occasion tipples. Bangkok Lounge’s award-winning chefs blend the freshest ingredients to create a fusion of flavour in every mouthful. We began with mussels steamed with Thai herbs in a delicious broth that contained dozens of contrasting flavours that never once overwhelmed. Deep-fried king prawns paired with sweet chilli sauce provided the perfect precursor to the steamed chilli sea bass finished with fresh lemon and lime dressing. The jungle curry was a masterpiece accompanied by fragrant bowls of jasmine rice and crisp vegetables in garlic and soy sauce, served with a mountain of sizzling tempura vegetables.
In addition to the à la carte menu, the lunch menu attracts daytime diners and offers exceptional quality at unbelievable value. Takeaways are available for collection with a generous discount offered on pick-up. Reading the outstanding reviews on Google and TripAdvisor, it’s no surprise to find that Bangkok Lounge is one of the most popular Thai restaurants in the area and that booking is essential for both venues. Head to Harpenden or Shefford and discover this Thai temptress for yourself.