An evening with friends at Busabi Eathai was the perfect choice. We decided on the branch near Selfridges in Bond Street. As soon as you enter the restaurant you get a welcoming oriental atmosphere, the lighting is intimate, the smell of incense, the lovely wooden tables and décor, felt like a different world, I was impressed.
Arriving on a Friday evening we expected queues (another venue that doesn’t do reservations) but we had luck on our side and we were seated on our table, (bear in mind you share tables here). They also didn’t mind that we were waiting for one more member of the party (who took 20 mins) before we ordered food.
From the drinks menu I chose the Guava Bellini (£5.70) and the others opted for the Asian beers (£3.80). Must say even though the Bellini tasted good I was disappointed it didn’t arrive in a champagne glass…yes I wanted to feel posh. From the starter menu we went for the Vegetable Spring Rolls, served with sweet chilli sauce on a banana leaf, nothing special here but tasty.
For mains, we all ended up ordering the Thai Green Curry, I opted for the Vegetarian version (£8.30) which included Thai aubergine, corn and coconut hearts, and to accompany it Sticky Rice (£3.10). The rice was very sticky, sticky to the point that my fork got stuck in the serving pot, which was the only downfall.
The experience at Busabi Eathai was great, lovely venue and the food was delicious, I’m already looking forward to my next visit and have been told to try the Boylan Cherry Soda, cant wait.