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“Best Thai food in London”
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Star Anise, bar and grill
Cuisines: Thai
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Thai food in London”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Me and my colleagues have been visiting Bangkok Kitchen (the original street food site) for a good few years now during our lunch break, and they have just moved round the corner into 'Star Anise' which is hidden away on a side street off Great Suffolk Street (If you didn't know it was there you are never going to see it).

BUT when you do find it, and you tuck into the Thai food you will be so happy you found it.

The atmosphere is certainly unique, but as a lunch time meal for colleagues, either as takeaway or eating there it has a good little vibe. A meal consisting of rice and one of a number of different dishes which are different each day (personal favourites include chicken yellow, beef panang, chicken and cashew) are £4.90 or £5.00 if you go for the salmon option. On Fridays they also offer free prawn and spicy crackers.

Thai Silk, situated 5 mins walk away has a nicer atmosphere, but costs more, and in terms of flavour misses the spot, whereas the food at Star Anise hits the spot.

Star Anise is certainly not a posh sit down meal, but it is not trying to be that, it is rustic street thai food at its best.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“Authentic Thai”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Great food if you like strong flavours.
Have enjoyed their cuisine at their nearby Bangkok Kitchen for a number of years.
The food in the new restaurant is exactly the same as previously

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food in unusual surroundings”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Visited this place soon after they opened after visiting their nearby Bangkok Kitchen outlet for a few years now. This is a new venture which mixes quality, authentic Thai food with music nights and a relaxed vibe, all in the setting of an old railway arch! Its a good place for a drink (we visited during happy hour so beers were 2-for-1), but the food was a revelation - excellent produce, well cooked, and very reasonably priced. We will be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank D77SGW
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