The Bangkok cafe is one of Newcastle’s hidden gems, situated at 39-41 Low friar street which is along from the gate. I’m actually ashamed to say I’ve only been twice, I have no explanation for this as the food is always delicious.
The Decor is simple with a good amount of tables and chairs, as the restaurant is quite long and narrow it’s surprising how much seating the Bankok Cafe has managed to fit in
We ordered Green Tea to drink which was served in the beautiful teapot pictured above
Neither Mr Gourmand or Myself know anything about Thai food apart from the fact we like to eat it! We can never remember what the dishes are called that we like so we both decided to eat from the lunchtime special menu which is £7.90 on a Saturday (which was the day we visited)
Mr Gourmand ordered Set menu B which consisted of Thai Chicken Massamun curry, Spicy Pork Salad and Thai Jasmine Rice. Mr Gourmand had his curry polished off in a shot which speaks for itself. The Spicy Pork salad has delicious fresh flavours and the mint really cleansed the palette.
I went for Set menu C which consisted of Chicken Massamun curry, Phad Cha Beef in spicy lemongrass, galangal sauce and Thai Jasmine Rice. The Massamun curry was very spicy but the flavours were amazing. The potato in the curry had the most delicious sweetness which went really well with the heat of the sauce. The Phad Cha Beef was hot, spicy and plentiful I had so much food on my plate that Mr Gourmand had to help me out!
I must remember to visit the Bangkok cafe more often as the food is always delicious and very very filling!
Opening Hours are:
Monday 5pm – 10pm, Tuesday – Friday 12pm-3pm 5pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm Sunday 12pm – 10pm