Papaya Tree, W8 6BD

  • 020 7937 2260
  • 209 Kensington High St (map of this place)
  • W8 6BD
  • Monday-Sunday 12-3.30pm and 6-11pm

A small Thai restaurant in a basement. The decor is white and fairly minimalistic, and the tables are Ikea-laden. The atmosphere somehow manages to be homely nonetheless, and the place has the feeling of a family-run outfit.

Has a lunch menu of 30 items, all very good, ranging from pad pet to geang pet. Each of these dishes is with your choice of meat (pork, chicken, beef, duck) or mixed vegetables or seafood. Each dish will cost £4.50 (veg), £5 (meat), £5.50 (seafood),£6 (Duck) and they all come with rice apart from the noodle dishes. This is a very nice place to go and have a quick and tasty lunch.

Takeaway is also available.

Their full menu is more expensive but still very impressive: mains are around £8-£9 and there is a large selection of specials. I found their Massaman curry delicious.

Their signature dessert, of sliced papaya served on a bed of ice, is a good way to cleanse the palate for the visit to the pub afterwards...

The business card I picked up tonight (September 2006) proclaimed "with projection show!". I can only wonder at what marvels this entails.

(Latitude: 51.498921 Longitude: -0.195047)
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