I had been here just once before to try it out before ‘hosting’ my meal here. As you enter the restaurant (located on the 7th floor) there is a lounge bar (see below) where you can have a few chilled drinks before your meal.
I also love the big bay windows which run along the side of the restaurant that boast views over Guildford. They do have a heated terrace and sofas outside but it’s a wee bit cold for that this time of year…
On Saturdays they run dinner by 2 sittings. One at 6pm one at 9.15pm.
We all met in the lounger bar at about 8pm, had a cocktail (or two), a gossip, a browse through the menu and by the time 9pm came we were all ready to be seated and… well… stuff our face.
But that’s not a very lady like thing to say is it?
Now I did my bit and promoted the best starter going…
Prawn Crackers with THE YUMMIEST peanut dip.
SO SO SO SO GOOD.
Tender, soft duck with the most beautiful tangy sauce that complimented it perfectly.
I also had my favourite side – coconut rice.
Everything that was coming out of the kitchen just looked amazing.
The traditional Phad Thai dish with King Prawns.
As i was surrounded by all this Thai food, Thai staff and perfect company I couldn’t help but reminisce about my travels… they even have a tuk tuk as you enter the restaurant (those of you that have been to Thailand will know what i’m on about- otherwise google it).
Now I am no stranger to a camera or a wee bit of attention, but cake time came and I was swamped.
My lovely lovely friends had made me a couple of yummy birthday goodies, so we didn’t go for the pudding, but i’ll save trying the puddings for my return.
First up was a creation from Flo + Na 🙂
…and then cupcakes by Beanie (you may remember our baking session – White Chocolate and Cranberry cookie cups)…
If you like the look of these cupcakes head over to her blog 🙂 Beanies Bakes
Champagne, cupcakes + friends. I personally couldn’t think of a better combination?