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El Segundo, California
May 5, 2011
London, United Kingdom
September 5, 2004
Walking into the pub, it is not apparent that any food is served at all. The front of the pub looks very traditional, with lots of paraphanalia hung from the ceilings. There are stuffed birds and baskets and many more besides. It is also very crowded and upon first glance, made me feel very out of place. Persevere! Walking to the back of the building leads to what is obviously a restaurant. A counter is manned by a number of people either waiting to take your order, packing takeaway orders or serving dessert. Peering into the open door behind them gives us a glimpse into the hectic kitchen, where a number of men wield their large woks.
The menu only lists main courses - there are no starters. It is divided into fried noodles, rice with curry and rice with fried dishes. All dishes come with a choice of meats and each order provides a generous serving of food. The food is always excellent. I have had a Pad Thai full of prawns and a green curry that was wonderful. I highly rate their roast duck curry as well. No Thai desserts are available - there's usually a chocolate cake and apple pie on offer.
I have only had takeaway but there is seating in the restaurant. This area looks like a greenhouse - there must be hundreds of plants hanging above the diners! And I believe that you're expected to stay for only an hour, then you have to give up your table.
From Notting Hill Gate, walk south along Kensington Church Street and the pub is on the right hand side. It is also reachable from High Street Kensington - the walk is a little longer, though, along Kensington Church Street.
From journal Eat London!