3 reviews of Thai Punna in English
Tried this place on a late lunch Jan 2, 2010. We were the only customers in there. There was two of us and we opted for the set menu lunch at £6.98 per person.
I had the veg spring roll starter and a king prawn main course, my friend had the veg tempura (big starter) and a chicken 'something' main course, both were accompanied by boiled rice. My king prawn dish was quite chilli but it did say chillies in the menu, so no problems there.
The quality of both dishes was quite acceptable and although i have had better, I have had a lot worse also. the Thai beer was good too, with another couple of waters the bill came to around £20.
The service was friendly and because we eat around London Road quite often, it did'nt bother us that the place was empty, I've seen quite a few diners in there in the evenings when passing by .
My only critiscms would be that 1) The Ala carte menu prices are quite pricey for the 'outlook' of the Restaurant, ie. casual type setting in a highly competitive area ( I can relate to this from a business point of view but there comes a point where you need to draw an invisible line). 2) The menu is bi-lingual (thai and english), this is not a problem however some of the dish names are quite awkard to pronounce with inclusions like 'prik' in them, and the name of the place it self thai 'Punna' reminisent of Ali G and Ghetto slang. Sorry for my ignorance maybe........
i was very impressed with this place, the warm welcome given to us and our 2 year old continued into excellent ongoing, friendly service throughout our meal. the food was very well presented but not pretencious, but the most important thing was the taste, the selection of flavours in our meal (all vegetarian options) was very enjoyable. i will definitely return, not only for the food, and the friendliness but also the open and interesting decor and the fact that they weren't at all fazed by the needs of a 2 year old!
Pretty middle of the road. To be fair this was probably more to do with our poor selection out of the menu; we both ordered quite similar dishes which might not have given this place a good opportunity to show what it could do. Probably should have gone for a firm favourite, like Thai curry or something. Nice jasmine rice though. Would be prepared to give it another go.
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