Transporting the bustling streets of Bangkok to London's Fitzrovia is the team behind The Greyhound Cafe. A vibrant and high energy joint serving up Thai fusion food with a smile. Not your traditional Thai cuisine but rather an interesting twist focusing on delectable flavours, textures and colours inspired by travel and past generations.
Happy hour at Greyhound Cafe serves up 3 for 2 cocktails which in my books means yes please to 3 lychee collins all to myself. Can't complain, these juicy cocktails were the best palate cleanser prior to my meal. Not a bad start! We opted for a few sharing plates to start including the succulent ribeye beef satay which I must say was cooked to medium-rare perfection and served with a silky smooth peanut sauce. Delicious! Our mains featured Som Tum Moo Krob- a fresh and zesty papaya salad marinated in lime, sugar and chilli accompanied by a generous serving of their famous crispy pork to accompany. More familiar dishes were also presented on the menu and as a personal fan and natural heavy critique of Phad Thai, I can confirm that Greyhound Cafe did not disappoint and further offer this classic with a choice of chicken, prawn, scallop or mushroom. Interesting to note some of the menus appeared to offer an Italian influence with dishes such as 'angry pasta'- Spaghetti and mixed seafood wok-fried with Thai “angry” hot sauce, lots of holy basil and garlic chilli bomb. A taste of Bangkok's street food and apparently the best cure for a hangover! Will take their word for this! The restaurant itself was busy and buzzy and service reflected just this with dishes brought out to tables as and when ready rather than to any official structural order. It carried more of a relaxed and friendly vibe perfect for the post-work unwind. The inside also features a bar and additionally has a pretty fairly lit heated terrace for those preferring the outdoor ambience. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and a staple to London's cultural cuisine.