Mixed mes­sages in cui­sine

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At­mos­phere:

Ser­vice:

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.

Verdict:

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

Mixed re­ac­tion:

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