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drbelfer Feb 24, 2013 03:39 PM

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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    JFores Feb 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    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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      drbelfer Feb 25, 2013 05:49 PM

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

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        JFores Feb 25, 2013 10:04 PM

        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.

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          Nii Feb 26, 2013 11:47 AM

          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.

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      ManInTransit Feb 25, 2013 01:37 AM

      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. k
        klyeoh Feb 25, 2013 01:47 AM

        Loved the Heron (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/780882) .

        Plus Thai 101 in Hammersmith:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/773270

        1. zuriga1 Feb 25, 2013 11:00 PM

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

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            t_g Feb 25, 2013 11:16 PM

            the heron's not more expensive than busaba!

            1. re: t_g
              zuriga1 Feb 26, 2013 09:22 AM

              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.

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