Girly nights are always fun! So before heading out to the theatre in Watford, we decided to book a table at the Banana Tree.
On arriving it was empty, so we were sceptical about dining here, but we were not disappointed. Banana Tree has a very industrial look and feel to the restaurant with wooden tables and even some bench style tables.
Once seated, the menus were given including a vegetarian menu for our veggie diner. The menu had a good variety of dishes and we started by ordering some non-alcoholic cocktails followed by starters of: steamed chicken and vegetable dumplings served with vinegar, garlic fresh herb sauce and vegetable spring rolls:
A spicy green papaya salad, with fresh green papaya strips, cherry tomatoes, carrots, crushed nuts tossed in a palm sugar, garlic and fish sauce:
For mains I shared a Gaeng Keo Wan green curry, with chicken cooked in a green spicy paste, sweet basil, lime leaves, peppers, bamboo shoots and coconut milk with egg fried rice:
For the vegetarian diner she opted for the blackened monk’s noodles, which were vegetarian wok tossed wheat noodles with crunchy vegetables, eggs, and tofu cooked in a blackened sauce served with a sweet corn cake and sesame rice crackers:
And lastly a Phad Thai; rice noodles wok fried in tamarind, palm sugar and fish sauce, with eggs, bean sprouts, peanuts & crispy shallots;
Overall we were impressed with the food and service at Banana Tree Watford. Each dish was flavoursome and I really enjoyed the green chicken curry. The papaya salad wasn’t the best I have tasted but the blackened monk’s noodle was tasty and the sesame rice crackers were a nice addition to the dish too. It’s a shame the theatre production wasn’t as great and as my friends would say it was complete ‘buckwaas’ (stupid), but Banana Tree is defiantly worth a visit.