Mixed messages in cuisine
The Metropolitan starter at Bangkok Eatery, complete with ham and cheese wontons. per bowl) and Miss 6 with the rows of sushi in the cabinet. She went for day-old tuna sushi – eight pieces for $5. You can’t go wrong with that. The Bangkok Eatery is very functional. The restaurant is a smallish square which also serves as a takeaway joint and sushi lunch bar with a touch of Asian art on the walls. Although the kitchen is almost in the restaurant, the tables are comfortably spaced and I’m pretty sure we didn’t bother our neighbours. No toys for the kids but a notepad and pen from Mum’s handbag kept them occupied until the meals arrived. It was awkward when we arrived with a large takeaway order being taken and us standing at the counter unsure whether we should just grab a table or wait to be seated. The former as it turned out. Our waitress struggled to understand our drink orders despite the limitations of the wine list (six wines in total) but once she understood I wanted the Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc I was offered two glasses for $12. Bargain! Though it might have been more sophisticated if she had brought me the second glass after the first had been drunk. As always, Karl was happy to be able to order a Speights ($5.90) and the kids grabbed something from the drinks fridge. Overall the service was basic and there were a few language difficulties but the food arrived quickly and as ordered.
The East meets West fusion style at Bangkok Eatery didn’t work for me. I would rather have had the real deal. However, on balance the food was good, portions were large and pricing was reasonable.
Grab a table: Bangkok Eatery