Last night I visited SUDA Thai Café Restaurant and what a find it is; located inside St. Martin’s Courtyard which sits within the confinements of Mercer Street, Long Acre and Upper St. Martin’s Lane.
Inside the café restaurant, the space is huge and so we asked to be sat upstairs in order to grasp the full scale of the place.
There are cocktail bars upstairs and downstairs and at the time of visiting, the walls were adorned by images from SUDA’s Young Artist’s Exhibition, which runs until 26th February 2012.
As for the food. Very good!
For starters, we ordered an aubergine dish, which was topped with crabmeat as it sat in some sort of mint dressing. I loved this dish and instantly thought that a certain Thai chain better up its game if more people were going to discover this place.
Our other shared starter was pandan wrapped sea bass with coriander root and sesame, which was equally as good.
For main, we ordered Pad Thai with glass noodles! Yes glass noodles, which makes this place an instant win for me. If you struggle with dietary requirements like myself, eating out can be a minefield. And isn’t ironic that a rice restaurant actually provides alternatives on their main menu? (Pad Thai is normally made with rice noodles whereas glass noodles are made from mung bean or sometimes potato.)
The Pad Thai was very yummy.
Our other dish was red duck curry with brown rice. This time I was excited to see brown rice on the menu and to discover that it was cooked so well.
Dessert arrived in the form of banana fritters:
And sticky rice with chocolate sauce:
As for drinks, I had champers of course to start with:
Followed by a lychee-esque cocktail, which was surprisingly tasteful despite the colouring.
The bf started with a glass of wine and then proceeded onto a Thai spin on a Bloody Mary which involved a touch of mango juice. Very interesting in a good way.
All in all, I like this place. I like it for its thoughtful menu and because of its tasty food!