SOUTH EAST ASIAN
Enjoy exotic dishes influenced by Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean food. It opens at 7.30am. ££. Daily B,L & D. www.chi kitchen.co.uk. 334-348 Oxford St, W1C 1JG. T: 020-3841 6888. D6. Station: Oxford Circus.
House of Ho
Four-storey townhouse serving exceptional Vietnamese cuisine plus great Asian cocktails. Try the Wagyu short rib hot and cold pho. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.houseofho.co.uk. 1 Percy St, W1T 1DB. T: 020-7323 9130. D7. Station: Goodge Street.
This elegant restaurant near Buckingham Palace serves classic Thai dishes. Try the sea bass wrapped in banana leaf, the green papaya salad with peanuts and spicy prawn curry, or opt for the five-course ‘taste’ menu. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.mangotree.org.uk. 46 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7EQ. T: 020-7823 1888. F6. Station: Victoria.
Rosa’s Thai Café
Expect modern cuisine in a relaxed setting. Try the spicy fish with mixed herbs, or the papaya salad. Daily L & D. ££. www.rosasthaicafe.com. 6 Theberton St, N1 0QX (and branches). T: 0203393 2482. Off map. Station: Angel.
This small and very popular café-style restaurant is decorated with modern Asian art. The set meals are great value. £. Mon-Sat L & D. www.thaipot.biz. 1 Bedfordbury, WC2N 4BP. T: 020-7379 4580. D8. Station: Covent Garden.