This review is taken from the 2011 edition.
Quicker than you can say 'tablet computer', there's a grimly punning new restaurant, Thai Pad, on the scene. It is, in fact, a new incarnation of the fairly short-lived Love You Long Thai restaurant in the basement of the Richmond House Hotel on London Road. The takeaway arm of the operation, an evolution of the former Spicebox, also has a new name, Thai Pod. Those familiar with the former ventures will see similar menus from the same set of chefs, with the main changes being to the ownership of the business and the names. Specialities of the house include neat, thick-finger sized spring rolls, goong fong beer prawns in batter with a mango chilli sauce, and mains such as gaeng sab nok pla – Thai fish dumplings in a quick curry of green chillies, galangal, lemongrass, aubergine, lime leaves, coconut milk, fish sauce and palm sugar. Try things out on their Tuesday night taster sessions: booking is required and you need a minimum of four people in the group, but for £25 a head it's all you can eat and the first drink free, with all main courses available. [Not fully reviewed at time of going to press]
- Open since: 2010