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Thai food-- ranging from addictively tasty, deep-fried hen to curries, fragrant with aromatics such as galangal, lemon lawn, wild ginger and Thai lime leaves-- offers rich pickings. While conventional Thai dining establishments provide popular classics, a new age of chefs in London is concentrating on less acquainted facets of this much-loved method of food preparation. Their dining establishments are significantly eco-friendly curry-free areas, providing instead intriguing plates such as grills and salads.


On Peckham's foodie, Bellenden Roadway Begging Bowl has a mellow vibe. The environments-- wooden floors and furniture, a conservatory-style glass roofing, potted plants-- are appealing, yet the actual draw is chef-patron Jane Alty's imaginative cooking. Alty operated at the London branch of Nahm (David Thompson's acclaimed Thai restaurant), and also, there's a clever self-confidence to her pan-national menu. The wide-ranging meals, such as betel leaf-wrapped smoked eel, early morning glory cakes, and mataba (mutton-filled roti), are carried out with charisma and deliver amply on flavour and texture. Come hungry.

Location: 168 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4BW


Farang is the Thai word for a white immigrant-- the dining establishment's name is a self-deprecating recommendation to chef-proprietor Sebby Holmes' non-Thai roots. Having first gotten a cult adhering to several pop-ups at the helm, Holmes has currently settled with his team in an irreversible Islington website, formerly an Italian dining establishment. While the interiors may still state Tuscany, the food selection fuses seasonal British and Thai active ingredients to excellent results. Meals such as umami-rich crispy chicken skin, a smoky, aromatic jungle curry-- made with shellfishes, nettles and Thai pea aubergines-- and light-textured turmeric roti proves that the food preparation here is impressively on target.

Location: 72 Highbury Park, Highbury East, London N5 2XE


In the heart of Soho, this tiny, fabulous restaurant offers excellent northern Thai-style food. British cook Ben Chapman's obsessive fascination is mirrored in a short, cleverly put-together food selection with seasonal specials. Dishes range from the simple complete satisfaction of completely smoked poultry to the abundant delights of glass noodles with crabmeat and pork. Do arrive very early or late to nab the best seats: at the bar in front of the open-plan kitchen area, seeing the cooks cooking in clay pots or barbecuing meat thoroughly over beautiful charcoal, producing delicious anticipation inappropriately expectant diners.

Location: 58 Maker Street, Soho, London W1F 9TL


There is a sense of fun at this London outpost of a well-known Bangkok chain-- reveal in the branded personnel T-shirts (' Keep calm and include chilli'), the exterior alcohol consumption location, the loud music and also meals such as Pests In My Salad (which does without a doubt contain crunchy fried pupae) or Phuket burger (an entire soft-shelled crab in a bun). The food preparation right here loads a happy chilli punch-- as observed by the smoked northern Thai sausage or Chicken Holy Basil Chilli Bomb-- and delivers prominent flavours, making it a hit with its lively, youthful customers.

Location: 37 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3LZ


A large central bar and an open-plan kitchen are at the heart of this industrial-chic, roomy Shoreditch version of cook Ben Chapman's Smoking Goat. Far more significant than Soho's Denmark Road original, this restaurant (a sibling establishment to Kiln) serves food influenced by Bangkok's late-night dining scene. Diners can put right into assured versions of meals such as smoked aubergine salad or whole five-spice braised poultry for lunch or supper. At the same time, weekend breaks see an appealing morning meal food selection contributed to the offering-- believe curried saffron eggs, with optional lardo.

Location: 64 Shoreditch High Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6JJ


So prominent is chef-owner Wichet Khongphoon's King's Cross Thai dining establishment seems perennially busy, but it's especially crammed in the early evenings when local employees dive in straight from the office to socialize over cooled Singha beers. The complete supper food selection varies throughout stir-fries (such as a punchy morning magnificence with chilli), great smelling curries (amongst them geng gung saparod, prawn curry with pineapple and also pleasant basil) and grills (attempt the happily appetizing aubergine laab clothed with tamarind as well as mint). Include close friends so that you can try a good selection. The hardworking personnel preserve a pleasant exhilaration throughout, which contributes to the charm.

Location: 38 Caledonian Roadway, King's Cross, London N1 9DT


Situated in climatic Brixton Market (along with St John's Hillside in Clapham)-- this tiny Thai coffee shop has obtained a loyal regional customer. The food selection is solid on street-food favourites such as a crisp-textured Som Tum (eco-friendly papaya salad) or fresh stir-fried pad Thai, served with social effectiveness. On a warm day, the outside area comes into its very own, busy with diners appreciating this loosened up South London taste of Thailand. You might have to wait for a table on a Friday or Saturday night when bringing your own alcohol rule makes it a market favourite.

Location: Brixton Village Market, Brixton, London SW9 8PR