Kwan Thai at The Victoria
Chinese and East Asian
The decor is only the beginning of head chef Kwan's commitment to running an authentic Thai restaurant. Thai values and style are employed from food preparation through to service. All this adds up to an amazingly fresh taste that you simply won't find at your local takeaway.
The exotic menu includes soup, salads, poultry and extensive seafood and vegetarian options, which are all MSG free. I can recommend the Thai green curry, beautifully spiced with fresh chilli, basil leaves and aubergines, which followed hot on the heels of the most succulent duck rolls in hoi sin sauce that I have ever tasted. It was a wonderful meal, accompanied by refreshing green tea and a well-chosen wine.
The restaurant also offers a takeaway service, English food at lunchtimes, Sunday roasts and even the chance to perhaps see a local celebrity, many of whom have been spotted relaxing here. Even if you don't end up mingling with the famous, a visit to the Kwan Thai at The Victoria will be something you'll want to tell your friends about.