Busaba Eathai – Bloomsbury

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Busaba Eathai is one of those restaurants where it is like communal dining and you share your table with strangers. There are big wooden tables and long bench like seating. It has a warm decor and atmosphere created with the contrast of the wooden furniture and the orange lighting. The restaurant was decorated with tea lights and Buddha statues.

The starter dishes were better than the main ones. The Thai calamari with ginger and peppercorn was one of the best dishes. Big chunks of calamari cooked to perfection and not coated in batter!

The pandan chicken wrapped in the pandan leaf was another wonderful dish. The chicken was so soft and tender; it was very moreish. The chicken meat looked like it was chicken thigh!

For the mains, the aromatic butternut pumpkin curry was chosen and to accompany it, some brown rice. The big bowl of curry was quite spicy. I would have preferred it to have been less spicy and also if it had other vegetables in it, instead of just pumpkin. The brown rice came in little wooden pots.

The Thai roti was ok; it was like Indian paratha bread. It was good to dip it in the curry sauce but on its own, it was fairly plain.

The service at Busaba Eathai was good and the food was brought out fairly fast. Our waiter was nice and gave service with a smile. We appreciated that he gave his honest opinion when we asked which dishes were tastier.

Busaba Eathai had lots of dishes on the menu such as noodles, rice dishes and grilled food. It also had lots of drinks including teas, juices and soft drinks.

Busaba Eathai, 22 Store Street, London, WC1E 7DF

Rating: ★★★½☆

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