Baan Thai

Baan Thai

Chinese and East Asian

0.5 miles
95-96 High Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1LJ

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Baan Thai restaurant on Burton's High Street offers authentic Thai cuisine and impeccable service in calm and pleasant surroundings. The restaurant is decorated in a traditional Thai style, and adorned with beautiful wooden carvings and fresh flowers. Our arrival was accompanied by quietly playing Thai music, while the sound of a trickling water feature and the smell of incense added to the ambience. The waiters were friendly and attentive, making us feel welcome and relaxed.

The relaxation continued as we poured a Singha beer and perused the extensive menu. Owner Peter recommended a mixed starter which included a spicy som tam salad I was keen to sample - a benchmark dish in my opinion. The som tam was perfectly flavoured and managed to be at once hot, sour, sweet and salty. It was served alongside tender chicken satay, wrapped prawns, sesame chicken toasts, Thai fishcakes and vegetarian spring rolls, complete with delicious peanut and sweet chilli dipping sauces. Exquisite flowers skilfully carved from vegetables sat atop the food, which was served on beautiful crockery.

Another recommendation from Peter was my main, a dish called pla yum mamuang. This consisted of crispy, deep-fried fish topped with mango, cashews, red onion, coriander, celery and a chilli and lemon dressing. The lightly battered fish combined with the sweet mango, crunchy salted cashews and other aromatic ingredients was a taste sensation. My partner had a duck dish called ped makham which consisted of sliced roast duck, topped with a sauce flavoured with tamarind and served on a bed of green vegetables. The duck was incredibly tender and the complex sweet and sour sauce and fresh greens complemented it superbly.

To finish, I found room for a scoop of delectable coconut ice cream, while my partner sampled a dish of tropical fruits, including lychee and rambutan, in a light syrup. Everything about the restaurant felt authentic, right down to little things like the refreshing lemon hand wipes presented to us after each course. The laid-back atmosphere, skilful service and fabulous food washed down with ice-cold Singha made us feel like we had visited Thailand for the evening - without the gruelling long haul flight
+3Baan Thai
Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Tues:12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Sat:12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Sun:12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm

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