Value for Money- ★★★☆☆
Walking into Mango Tree you will receive a very warm welcome by staff offering to take your bags and coats, you will also be stunned by the amazing decor! As soon as you arrive you will be welcomed to go to the bar to enjoy a cocktail or two, with a very extensive cocktail list it is a challenge to pick one.
There are two main menus a set Thai menu and an a la carte menu, we opted for the a la carte menu simply so we weren’t restricted on dishes. At first glance the menu was overwhelming as the dishes are named in Thai which can be very confusing, but take your time and you are bound to find something that suits your taste!
To start with we went for the Mango Tree Platter which included chicken satay, king prawn rolls, duck spring rolls and Thai fish cake. It’s the perfect portion to share and allows you to try a mix of dishes. The flavour in the spring rolls was amazing, and the chicken satay was perfect, it was flavoursome and tender. We then went onto mains where we did have difficulty choosing what to have, the waiters were lovely and helped us pick something that we would like. We went for the Neur Phad Prik Thai Dum (Stir-fried sirloin beef with black pepper and oyster sauce) it was delicious! The beef was cooked perfectly again so tender and the stir fried vegetables had the perfect amount of crunch to them. We also ordered Tom Yum Goong (Famous hot, sour and spicy Thai soup with prawns, shimeji mushrooms), the dishes didn’t come with rice so we ordered Kow Neaw (sticky rice) on the side.
Whilst the food was delicious we were a little stunned at the portion size of the meal, especially in the fish dish there seemed to be more mushrooms than there was fish. However, the presentation of both the food and the drinks is impeccable, so much detail goes into the finishing touches!
The way the restaurant is laid out you do sit relatively close to other people, which means it can be noisy if the place is busy, which is something to consider, the waiters were always very attentive making sure we had enough drink and everything was okay. Overall, there was a fabulous atmosphere and the décor is beautiful throughout the restaurant!
Mango Tree is a great place to go if you want to try luxury Thai food. Whilst it is pricey you most definitely do pay for the quality and the service you receive, we definitely recommend you take a visit to Mango Tree.