Pubs do Thai Food. This is not news.
I am sure we have all been to a pub for a drink and some food and have been pleasantly surprised that they serve Thai food instead of the usual pub grub. You feel like you are cheating the system and treated to a dining surprise.
Unfortunately, there have been a few of these pubs that have closed near me. So I was happy to be told of a new place called The Meeting, even closer to where I live.
"The Meeting brings you the very best of Thai hospitality and cuisine right at your door step. We are using traditional family recipes and fresh ingredients to produce authentic Thai food. With the combination of excellent food, A welcoming ambience, contemporary décor and fast friendly service.
Sample the finest in The Meeting from our menu, prepared by our exclusive chef and his dedicated team. From mouth watering appetizers, tom yum soup, classic thai curries, exotic seafood dishes, lamb massaman, pad thai noodle favourites, to our chef’s specialties. All freshly prepared from the finest ingredients."
This visit to Enfield was borne out of boredom. We were out an about as a family and our friends were bored at home. What happens when you are bored at home? You eat. What happens when you are too bored to cook? You go out and eat.
So off we went for a meeting with friends at The Meeting. Thai food for me is all about sharing. Sharing dishes such as Pad Thai, Red Curry and more are some of the food we went for.
We also had:
The table was full for both starters and main courses. Each dish was eaten, pecked at and scavenged over (in a polite). As hungry and delicious as the food was, there was a lot of it. And because of this, the lucky Kapil got to take the leftovers home with him.
The food was very tasty, with the main courses shining and delighting our taste buds. The spice levels were good with the occasional chilli threatening to blow my head off.
I will need to go back and try to enjoy the food without a 10 week old baby. I'm not complaining but you don't get to eat properly with a newborn.
For four people it was reasonably priced. this was at about £25 per head. Based on food quality, portion sizes and venue, I would say this is fair.
As a starter in Enfield, i am pleased with the food so far. Hopefully the next few restaurants in Enfield Town continue to match the quality shown by The Meeting.
GOOD TIMES: Paed Makam- tasty duck with the a nice sauce
WATCH OUT: Quite a loud restaurant for a new born- many distractions
OMG: Good food with friends