The anticipation builds as you approach the restaurant via an Indiana Jones style walkway and raft pulled manually across the lake by a rope. Flaming torches light the way across the lagoon and the doors opening into the restaurant are like entering a newly discovered tomb or temple. Once seated at the impressive glass topped table, we liked the way we were given just the cocktail menu at first, giving us a chance to choose and enjoy our pre-dinner drinks without feeling rushed. Speaking of the cocktails, OMG! the 'Salted Guava Lips' was spectacular, and the Lychee Cliché equally delicious. While choosing our food, I feel I should mention that the beef dishes were disproportionately expensive, (£40+ for a Beef Massaman curry?), and we found ourselves balancing this out with cheaper options as a consequence. Not ideal. If this restaurant could balance the prices more evenly then this negative point could be easily fixed. However the Massaman curry was amazing, with huge chunks of melt in the mouth Beef. The Chicken Red Curry was sensational, using thighs rather than breast (much more flavourful) and the sauce was just the right amount of spicy. I also liked how it was still a very runny consistency, and not artificially thickened and sweetened (I suspect to cater to Western tastes?) like some others we have had while out here. The Special fried rice came served with all the ingredients separate around the plate so you can build to your own tastes, which is especially useful for vegans/vegetarians who can leave out the egg and meat. The vegetable side dish we had was also amazing, bursting with flavours. There was a good choice of desserts too and overall this rates very highly and I cannot recommend enough. Oh, one word of warning, the impressive furniture has a tendency to create black marks on your legs if not careful!
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