Squid, Sevenoaks, Kent
asked to visit the
Squid a Thai
I thought Here we
go, another Thai
pages and pages
of dishes to try but
just the same as
all the others...
DON'T MISUNDERSTAND me; I love the fresh and vibrant flavours of Thai food but
all too often it can prove to be unmemorable and if you are not familiar with
the cuisine a bit of a trial-and-error experience to get the balances right.
However, it's a totally different thing if you're eating with someone who is
a regular customer.
What a surprise, and what a delight, to find on a Monday lunchtime the restaurant
humming with couples, small children, parents, grandparents and people just
taking their lunchtime work break.
is a small, growing restaurant chain with a very clever format and fresh décor
made up from flotsam and jetsam from the seaside, but well presented to create
a sharp, modern style. Take my word for it, it really works and with such helpful
staff to guide you through the menus, it's truly great fun.
from those of us who
are not too keen on
hot and spicy
but want something
mellow just the right
tastes to introduce
children to the perhaps
textures and colours
to those who want a
vibrant, zingy taste
is nothing intimidating about this place and their lunchtime menus are not only
amazingly good value but easy to choose from. They have six of what they call
tasting 'tapas sets' such as 'Hungry Squid' or 'Wealthy Squid' which comprise
of four complementary dishes, all freshly cooked to order for you to try.
There is something for everyone from those of us who are not too keen on 'hot
and spicy' but want something mellow just the right tastes to introduce
children to the perhaps unfamiliar flavours, textures and colours to
those who want a vibrant, zingy taste sensation.
To finish my lunch I was keen to try one of the restaurant's exciting ice creams
or sorbets, made by a tiny shop in Brighton 'Black Sesame' for example,
but unfortunately they were finished so we tried the caramelised mango cake
and the chocolate feuillantine. This proved to be no hardship as both were equally
Obviously, the evening menu is more expensive but if the lunchtime food is anything
to go by it will be worth the price. But if you are looking for authentic Thai
you might be a little disappointed that their version of 'hot 'n' spicy' is
the British equivalent! Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch
paired with a delicious bottle of Australian Gewurztraminer wine.
Would we visit any of the ten branches again? Like a shot we would! Bonnie
3c Dorset Street
Kent TN13 1LL
Landline: 01732 465898