A few weeks ago we wanted to get out of London and so headed for Brighton. Ever since going here over 15 year ago I have loved spending as much time there as possible, though I wouldn’t move here as it is just too far away from family. On our last visit we ventured through the lanes and noticed a new restaurant, Street Thai. The first thing I noticed was the food. Colourful and so juicy looking my curiosity grew.
Sitting at the pub in the sunshine and enjoying some live jazz music, we decided to head back to Street Thai and try it out. Well, from first walking in we were looked after and the food to come was quite simply, the best Thai food we have tasted in the UK. Our usual hangouts are Mai Peng, Patara, Sukho and Blue Elephant. The dishes at Street Thai were different, they were set out meals all well balanced with jasmine rice or pad Thai noodles, meat and a lot of fresh vegetables – they had plenty of vegetarian options as well.
For starters we had chicken satay – this is my dish to judge a restaurant on. It’s a simple dish and if they get it wrong, well I wont be staying for mains. This was served with satay sauce and a Thai sweet chilli dip, which had onions, cucumber and carrot in. There was a lovely kick from the chilli but cooled by the cucumber a pleasant and light sauce. As additional starters we tried the vegetable spring rolls, the neighbouring table had them and they looked so light and crisp. These were served with a Thai plum sauce; clear in colour and so wonderfully rich and fragrant.
The mains were delicious. I had chicken in ginger with cashew nuts in a black plum sauce and my partner had beef with chilli and ginger in a plum sauce. Both were serves with stir fried vegetables, jasmine rice and clear soup.
We decided against desert as we had already eaten some gelato before we arrived- naughty naughty! The service was second to none, food the best we have ever tasted and the restaurant was clean, spacious and allowed you to just relax and unwind. I don’t usually write reviews about food, but Street Thai deserved it and you all deserved to know. We will definitely be going here again, so next time you’re on your travels to Brighton be sure to stop by this Thai restaurant.
Due to parking costs in Brighton now, we paid £18 for 4 hours, I would suggest getting the train. From Clapham Junction get the Southern Train service or if you need to get into London, the cheapest options are with Virgin Trains