Thai food is probably my fave food, if not fave then 100% top 3, so you can image my excitement when I was invited to the launch of a new Thai restaurant last week out in Guildford.
Thaikhun, which is part of the Thai Leisure Group, currently has 6 different restaurants all over the country and have finally opened a 7th down south in Guildford! Based in the middle of Friary Street it couldn’t be in a better location if it tried, sandwiched between the high street and the Friary Centre it’s the perfect spot pre, post or mid shopping trip!
We were greeted by a host of lovely ladies offering incredible cocktails, wine and even Chang beer, something that always goes down very well in my books!
The restaurant inside is decked out with tones of artefacts and objects, which I’m told were brought directly from the street markets in Thailand. You can’t get much more authentic than that! The whole theme of the restaurant is designed to make you feel like your in the Maeklong Market which they pull off incredibly well.
The restaurant is deceptively large with over 100 covers and has a very impressive open kitchen at the end. For anyone wanting to marvel in the chefs tricks, make sure you ask for a table near the back of the restaurant for the best view.
The menu is VAST, covering every Thai food lovers faves. They want the food to feel like street food too to match the rest of the restaurant, however I think it’s of much higher quality than that. We started off with the Sukumvit 36 platter which included Salt and Pepper squid, Fish cakes, Chicken Spring rolls and honey pork, all to die for! Its a pretty big portion so it’s not for the faint hearted, but it’s 100% worth it if your hungry. The spring rolls were lovely and crispy and the squid was perfectly cooked.
For main we were treated to a huge variety of Thai Green Chicken Curry, Paid Thai, Spicy Pork Salad and Pork Belly in a red curry sauce! It was probably enough food for 4 people! It was all delicious, the Thai green curry was my fave, the spicy pork salad was a bit too hot for me personally, but then I’ve always been a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice.
All in all it was an incredible night, the service was impeccable and I loved the fact that all the staff were greeting guests with hello and goodbye in Thai. I really couldn’t recommend this place more and can’t wait to go back and eat here again, it’s certainly got my seal of approval!