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“Authentic Thai food, convivial atmosphere in Ruislip”
Review of Twin Boys Thai Restaurant - CLOSED

Twin Boys Thai Restaurant
Price range: US$13 - US$35
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 1 April 2014

I went to meet Thai friends here to eat on a cold winter's night in February and was lucky to meet a fabulous lady called 'Sorn' the gregarious, generous and vibrant host.

The food was absolutely stunning as well as elegantly presented. What's more the taste really took me back to Thailand and not that kind of watered down to please farang experience, but in a cozy linen decked surroundings. What's more I arrived rather late but the kitchen still rolled in cheery mood.

All-in-all has a fabulous time which could rival those intimate and luxurious dining places more in tune with Greek Street Soho than Ruislip. So it was well worth the trip for this Islington man.

Having read other reviews am not sure what other diners expect or whether their expectations befit the Ivy more appropriately. I love restaurants with tasty food and vibrant hosts who chat, joke and interact in slightly theatrical manner with guests....and for this reason, thank you so much Sorn, you made it a fabulous and memorable occasion.

Stunning food, reasonable prices, bang on service as one might expect from the Land of Smiles.

Loved it!

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Thank Brassmonkeyuk
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Tony D, Owner at Twin Boys Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2014

Hi Brassmonkey, thank you for your comments and we're glad we made your trip worthwhile. Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

All this mention of the Tapas tasting menu seems a little strange. Went along with my wife early Feb after seeing the Tapas menu advertised on their website note this was a midweek visit. Could see no sign of this advertised in the restaurant therefore asked the waitress who checked with the kitchen who knew nothing of this offer. Therefore ordered from the standard menu which was nice but not what I had intended to eat. Was even more surprised when I left the restaurant after my meal and then saw an advertisement for the Tapas menu on display in the window. Now a month later I see that the advertisement has also been removed. Will I ever get to sample this. Overall quite a good restaurant however what is going on with this taster menu.

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Thank John M
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Tony D, Owner at Twin Boys Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Hi John, sorry about the confusion when you came to try our Tapas menu. As it was a little while ago now it is difficult to find out the exact cause. All I can think of (and I offer this as an explanation not an excuse) is that during February our second chef returned from a 6 week break in Thailand. The same day as she returned, our manager left for a holiday in Thailand. Probably the handover wasn't a good as it could have been. However, I take full responsibility as it is down to me and my partner to make sure everyone at the restaurant is aware of new offers and menu changes. We failed to do that so please accept my apology. The good news is that we're still doing the Tapas menu so I hope you'll come back to give it a try.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We always get our Thai from Twin Boys, always getting Take Out as it's a Friday Night Treat. Food is never slow for collection, always 15-20 mins even on a busy night, always super hot, super fresh. We get vegetable side dishes and they are vibrant and crunchy and the sauces are never disguising the food flavours or swimming in oil. The fish dishes are fresh, prawns crunch, scallops have texture, best ingredients at good local prices. We have always been so impressed with this place. It has recently changed management and chefs and the food is still fantastic. Highly recommended. We just keep going back, every Friday night when we are both off shift together. So prefer this Thai to any of the local Chinese restaurants as the vegetable dishes are so fresh and crunchy and full of fragrant basil and crunchy red chilli. Love it!

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Thank Cosky
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Tony D, Owner at Twin Boys Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thanks very much for your comments and we're pleased you enjoy your takeaways . We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Went to visit again and yes the owner and staffs were very nice and friendly, the food was excellent, the service was great and we enjoyed our evening. Will definitely come back again soon. ;-) xxx

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Thank Nina242
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Tony D, Owner at Twin Boys Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thanks very much and we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I went last night with a friend. We decided to try the tapas menu. We attempted to order a couple of soups to start with but got told we had to order everything at once (which living in Spain isn't tapas!). We had no idea of dish sizes and after confirming that there was a over charge of £5 for uneaten food we ordered most of the menu to try. However the staff seemed very upset by this request and had to move my friend and I to another table. This table was big enough either and we end up with food dishes on seats! The waiter then changed his mind and said he'd charge us £5 per dish not eaten. The food went cold quickly as we ate it over a couple of hours - no hot plates were offered. It's a shame the system can't be fixed as the food was excellent. I eat in a chinese that offers a tapas menu but they spell it out clearly such as you order a soup each, then upto 5 dishes from the starters menu and upto 4 per table from the mains plus rice. After finishing a course only then can you order more dishes. You can't go back after going onto another dish.
In the end the waiter charged us £5 between us for a couple of dishes left as I think he wanted to go home!

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Thank richt71
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Tony D, Owner at Twin Boys Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thanks for your comments and we're pleased you enjoyed your food. Thai Tapas is a new concept for us and we obviously haven't got it quite right yet. Your feedback will help us to get it right so thanks again

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