Budget Thai

This article by Guardian food critic Jay Rayner discusses one of the restaurants in the newly regenerated Brixton village (right by Brick Box of the amazing pancakes):


I’ve not tried it but it is now top of my list for places-I-must-eat-before-I-die/move-out-of-Brixton. Also got me thinking about my favourite budget Thai places. It’s my favourite type of food and often Thai places offer BYOB which just makes me like them even more.

Thai corner cafe in East Dulwich is great – intimate setting, strong flavours, BYOB to top it off:


You could even do a little bar crawl down Lordship lane afterwards, (although this will cost you more than the Thai).

Ban Thai, also in Brixton, (on Coldharbour lane) is cheap and cheerful and for those reasons alone, one of the local establishments I frequent the most. I’ve also been told that Rosa’s Thai (in Spitalfields and more recently, Soho) is great:


In terms of the many gastropubs which offer Thai; the Woodbine in Finsbury Park is the best.

So, in short – Thai is good. Thai with BYOB is even better.

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Cafe/ ‘arts hub’/ place of interactive installations ya-di-yah – basically this place is ALL ABOUT THE CREPES.


I would recommend the cheese and garlic mushroom galette followed by ‘hazel choc’ – a crepe of delights, wafer thin pastry encasing chantilly cream, belgian chocolate sprinkled with hazlenut.

Opposite is Federation coffee which is also delicious: http://federationcoffee.com/

Apparently their beans are roasted by Nude Expresso in East London (teehee!) I’m too jaded by the fact that it’s Monday to make a pun but knock yourself out…

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