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Feb 24, 2013 03:39 PM

London Thai

Promised daughter Thai food for dinner. She lives near king cross but can get most places around town. Nothing too trendy or pricy. Just want good taste

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  1. The Heron is only a short tube ride to Edgeware Rd and I regard it as one of the best if not the best Thai place in London. Loads of posts about it are on here.

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    1. re: JFores

      Fro what I see the avg per person is £25. In the US Thai is reasonable at about half that cost

      1. re: drbelfer

        Yeah but NYC has something like twice as many places within the quality spectrum of The Heron with a lot of the main ingredients being sourced from domestic suppliers in California.

        The last time I went there it came to I think 53 pounds for two before service, but we did have alcohol.

        1. re: JFores

          I'll still maintain that 101 is the better of the two. I also used to like the meals at Sri Thai supermarket in Sheperd's Bush in addition to Mantannah in South Norwood.

    2. The Heron gets recommended to me a lot, on and off Chowhound.

      There's also Naamyaa cafe at Angel which is very close by which is different and interesting Thai food but I don't think it's in the same class as the Heron.

        1. If you want less expensive, bog-standard Thai, there's always the chain, Busaba Eathai.

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          1. re: zuriga1

            the heron's not more expensive than busaba!

            1. re: t_g

              Then Heron is a great bargain if the food sold is the best Thai in London.

              Mains at Busaba run, according to their website, from about £7-£9. I have no idea what Heron charges.