Restaurant review: Busaba Eathai

May 17, 2007

I don’t intend to do many restaurant reviews, only if they are exceptionally good or exceptionally bad… unfortunately Basaba Eathai was the latter. I was looking for a new Thai restaurant and checked various London restaurant websites, and this one came pretty highly rated.

The food was mediocre at our table (they were completely out of beef when we were there which was odd), but we actually did hear complaints at other tables, so be warned. My real problem came with the service, I won’t get into the details, but there were a couple of instances where they were extremely un-accommodating and on top of that cold and unfriendly. A negative in my books is their limited cocktail selection… they actually only served 1, a Bellini, which came in a glass so small that I wondered why they even bothered with it.

I’d suggest you stay away, if you’re looking for Thai food try the inexpensive Tuk Tuk in Soho.