A quirky Thai restaurant offering Pan Asian flavours and a welcoming party atmosphere at fair prices.
The Kitsch Inn is a lesson in quirky but elegant décor. Spread over two large rooms separated by an archway, the dining room is a deep teal colour which shows off the immaculate original cornicing. On the other side – in an area painted a rich 1960s’ orange – bartenders shake up a tropical selection of cocktails from a list devised by the mixologists in the associated Tiki Bar downstairs. Not that patrons would have any idea, the restaurant has maintains a subdued atmosphere despite the lively bar beneath. Booth seating in geometric prints sets the tone for Kitsch Inn’s mid-century modern interiors. Pulled together with skilfully mismatched kitsch stylings – a starburst clock, retro bowling pins, framed sports memorabilia, the restaurant is worth a visit for the décor alone. The Thai menu is similarly accomplished but treads a more familiar track. Very good versions of pad Thai, green curry and chicken with chilli jam are available. Sharing platters also give a good indication of the varied prowess of the chefs at work. Vegetable tempura is delicately battered and crunchy and salads judiciously dressed.
- High point: Slick retro styling
- Low point: Toilets shared with the louder bar downstairs
- Notable dish: Thai Green Curry
- Delivery: Delivery on line
- Private dining: Up to 15 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Occasional DJs for special events
- Capacity: 54 (20 outdoors)
- Largest group: 54
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £15 per bottle