Pimlico Thai (London, United Kingdom)

Pimlico Thai is a popular Thai restaurant located in the heart of London, offering authentic and delicious Thai cuisine but how does it fare with the rest?

Upon entering Pimlico Thai, guests are greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, featuring traditional Thai decor and a cosy and inviting ambiance. The restaurant’s menu features a wide variety of dishes, including both classic Thai favourites and modern twists on traditional recipes.

Some must-try dishes at Pimlico Thai include the tom yum goong, a spicy and sour shrimp soup, and the pad thai, a classic stir-fried noodle dish made with rice noodles, tofu, and a variety of vegetables. The restaurant also offers a selection of grilled meats, including chicken satay and beef skewers, as well as a variety of curries, such as the green curry made with coconut milk and green chili paste.

In addition to the main dishes, Pimlico Thai also offers a variety of appetizers and desserts. The spring rolls, filled with vegetables and served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce, are a popular starter, as are the Thai-style wings coated in a crispy and flavourful marinade. For dessert, guests can enjoy the mango sticky rice, a classic Thai dessert made with sweet mangoes and glutinous rice, or the fried bananas, served with a scoop of ice cream.

We came here for a dinner after some sightseeing around London, it was not as busy as the other London restaurants we had visited. Located just a short walk from either the Pimlico Station or Victoria Station it was quite near to where we stayed. We tried a couple of dishes at this place and the first on our order was their Chicken & Prawn Laksa (£11.95), a Malaysian style rice noodle soup, is in a red curry broth with plump juicy prawns, vegetables a boiled egg drizzled with fried shallots & spring onions, I know it’s not Thai but we love a good Laksa but was this one good enough to satisfy us. Just by looking at it, this bowl looks delicious, it has a good consistency but felt like it was a watered-down broth, in other words no oomph! Probably it was adjusted to suit the locals palate but being a Southeast Asian I was expecting a creamy spicy noodle soup dish with complex flavours. While this one had the complex flavour of laksa, it lacked a bit of taste, but it was palatable. It was served with large chunks of chicken and prawns and the serving size was huge. It’s OK but nothing special about it, probably I will get one in a real Malaysian restaurant later.

Then we had a Prawn Pad Thai (£12.25), a now it’s a Thai dish, where rice noodle is seasoned a tamarind blend & stir-fried with egg, bean sprouts, spring onions, garnished with lime & peanuts. This one was OK as well, perfectly cooked noodles and none of them are sticking together, quite oily and very sweet, it was sweeter than usual, it’s also not as spicy and very few hints of sourness.

I think we should have asked for Asian spicy because we noticed that spices were toned down a bit, the ingredients were wonderful, vegetables used were fresh and proteins were all plump and juicy, all elements were cooked to perfection, but it lacked mainly with salt and spice. The staff on the other hand were very friendly and attentive and the restaurant was quite quiet with a great atmosphere, so it’s a good place to dine in for those who want intimate moments with the ones their loved ones who can’t take spicy food.

Pimlico Thai
Address: 22 Charlwood St, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, London SW1V 2DY, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7592 9584
Website: https://www.pimlicothai.co.uk/

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3 Responses

  1. Hannah says:

    Pad Thai is incredibly popular but surprisingly difficult to get exactly right! I usually don’t even try ordering it in restaurants anymore to avoid disappointment, although it’s a good indicator of the chef’s skill. To nail that, you need to really know what you’re doing to balance out all the flavors involved, particularly the sweetness.

  2. Inger says:

    We stayed near Victoria Station last fall. I wish I had known about this restaurant! I would probably not have gone with Asian spicy :)

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