A quirky Thai restaurant offering Pan Asian flavours and a welcoming party atmosphere at fair prices.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The Kitsch Inn’s kitchen, controlled by Thai chef Leksriri, produces some delicious takes on his national cuisine. The cooking has a Pan Asian character, with an Australian accent, and surely it has the best chicken satay in town, served with an outstanding peanut and chilli, lemon grass infused sauce – the chicken is soft, tasty and free-range (not common features of the dish elsewhere). It is this awareness of quality that belies the wonderful razzamatazz of the décor with its multiple images of sultry maidens offset by a gorgeous ceiling and deep jade green colours. Mains push the tastebuds to the limit, again prepared with an eye to sourcing and sustainability, such as pad Thai or pla tod yum – lots of chilli kick and crispy texture offset by sweet mango and firm crispy coley. Drinks are served in quirky ceramic mugs, while desserts are good and incredibly cheap. Staff maintain a fun atmosphere ensuring the Kitsch Inn and associated Tiki Bar downstairs are often the venue of choice for celebration parties.
- High point: Amazing value desserts
- Low point: No disabled access
- Notable dish: Pla tod yum, lots of chilli kick and crispy texture offset by sweet mango and firm crispy coley, all the better for being sustainable
- 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