Monday, 27 February 2017

The Mango Tree, Belgravia


Thai food has to be my all time favourite foreign cuisine. When I don't feel like a typical pub lunch or Sunday Roast, I'm always on the hunt for a fantastic Thai restaurant to satisfy my cravings. If you've read my blog for a while, you'll know that I've reviewed a couple of Thai restaurants in the past. It just never gets old! 

So when the lovely people at The Mango Tree invited me down to review their restaurant I was so up for it, especially after I googled it and saw the hype surrounding it! 


We started out with a couple of cocktails at the bar, including a Kir Royale and a very awesome looking Pina Colada.


The bar had a wonderful atmosphere to it; very low lighting with cosy seating and a very lovely aroma of incense. I can imagine it would be the perfect place to visit if you were looking for an evening of cocktails. 


We were promptly taken to our table where we were served my favourite snack of all time; prawn crackers. I could honestly eat these bad boys for days. 


I was also thrilled to see that The Mango Tree offered fresh watermelon juice as a drinks option on their menu! I hardly ever see this served in restaurants in the UK, but it is my all time favourite drink and I was nearly jumping for joy when I saw it. It was super fresh and absolutely delicious. 



It wasn't long before the starters arrived. We ordered the sea bass and lobster dim sum, sprinkled with gold leaf. They were so delicate and delicious that they didn't feel heavy at all. 


We also ordered up the Mango Tree Sharing Platter, featuring duck spring rolls, prawn spring rolls, chicken satay and Thai fish cakes. Everything on it was absolutely excellent and had to be the best chicken satay I've ever tried! But my favourite had to be the duck spring rolls. 


I have to say, there was quite a wait between starters and main courses! It may have been because the restaurant was quickly filling up around us, but really I didn't mind too much. Especially when the main events arrived...

Of course, I went for Pad Thai served with prawns. It was one of the best Pad Thai's I've ever had. There was just so much flavour in every mouthful and the prawns were cooked perfectly. Definitely one to try! 


We also had a Gaeng Kiew Wan; a Thai green curry with pea aubergine, thai aubergine and sweet basil leaves. This one is crazy spicy so definitely a good choice if you love a bit of heat. You can also choose what you have in it, so we went for prawns. 


There was also a lovely side of sticky rice, served in a plastic bag of all things! 


Even though we were absolutely bursting by the end of our mains, we had to try a dessert (because it's me). I chose the banana and pistachio pudding cake; a layer of sponge, pistachio cream, caramel and banana bread, which sounds like the craziest combo in the world but it was actually incredible! Usually I don't like desserts in Thai restaurants as they aren't always given much attention, but this one was amazing. 


I also ordered up a Bailey's Liquor Coffee, because why not!? This one was also amazing but I wasn't sure about their use of squirty cream...


Overall I absolutely loved The Mango Tree and would definitely recommend it if you're looking for an awesome lunch/dinner/cocktail spot around the Victoria area. Everything was of such a high quality and tasted amazing to boot!

I have to say a special thank you to our waiter, Michael, who was absolutely incredible and made sure everything about the evening was perfect. 

Let me know if you're a fan of Thai food and if you'll be checking out The Mango Tree! 


Our meal at The Mango Tree was complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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