Banana Tree Restaurant Review, Watford

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.

Inside Banana Tree
Inside Banana Tree

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:

Steamed Chicken Dumplings
Steamed Chicken Dumplings
Vegetable Spring Rolls
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:

Spicy Green Papaya Salad
Spicy Green Papaya Salad

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:

Gaeng Keo Wan Green Curry
Gaeng Keo Wan Green Curry
Egg fried rice
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:

Blackened Monk's Noodles
Blackened Monk’s Noodles

And lastly a Phad Thai; rice noodles wok fried in tamarind, palm sugar and fish sauce, with eggs, bean sprouts, peanuts & crispy shallots;

Phad Thai
Phad Thai

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.

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