This April, Mango Tree are celebrating the traditional festival of Songkran, Thai New Year. Their acclaimed chefs have put together a menu celebrating traditional Thai dishes.
We went along to try their exclusive Thai New Year set menu, which included four starters, three mains and one dessert each.
The starters consisted of – flame grilled squid in spicy lime sauce, deep fried quail eggs in wanton pastry, grilled lamb skewers and steamed prawns with chilli lime dressing. We enjoyed the seafood options, with the squid being my personal favourite.
For the mains, we had – fish curry with vermicelli rice noodles, grilled sirloin beef and stir-fried corn-fed chicken, served with a side of steam Thai jasmine rice and some pad thai.
Out of these dishes, we enjoyed the pad thai and chicken. The rice noodles were a little cold and we didn’t think much of the fish curry. The steak was tasty, but a little mediocre.
For dessert, we savoured our tastebuds in creamy sticky rice pudding with coconut ice-cream. This was a modest dessert that ended a pleasant meal.
The atmosphere and settings of Mango Tree are very quaint. The decor is modern with elements of traditional flair.
The Thai New Year menu was creatively put together, with attention to detail and interesting choices. Overall, we found the service to be attentive and the food was appetising.
The menu is available from 3rd – 13th April with the main celebration on the 13th April 2017
£58 per head (minimum 2pp).
Ideal for: date night and special occasions.
Overall Rating ★★★1/2
Words by: Toni Amporful