Exterior

Exterior

There was a flurry of activity when Suree Thai opened, a couple of months back, with a number of positive reviews and quite a buzz about it. After our inaugural Hush Hour, I thought I’d pop down to Stockbridge and try it out.

I was dining towards the end of service, so wasn’t entirely surprised to find the place quite sparsely populated. The welcoming waitress showed me to a window table and brought over the menu. I ordered a beer and some water to aid my consideration.

Mixed starters

Mixed starters

I usually opt for soup and salad in Thai restaurants, but was quite taken by the sound of the mixed starter platter, this evening, so ordered that. I followed with larb, a traditional minced meat salad.

The starters, comprising a chicken satay skewer, a breaded king prawn, ribs, springs rolls and a prawn cake, served with peanut and sweet chilli sauces were really very good. The king prawn was massive and as succulent a prawn as I’ve tasted in a good while. The chicken was deliciously moist, too. The spring rolls packed in a lot of good flavour. It was a very impressive opening dish.

Larb

Larb

The main course wasn’t quite so good. Essentially a plate of aromatically spiced mince, this was quite satisfying in some ways, but seemed to have a missing element or two, particularly in terms of texture.

So overall, I was pleased with Suree Thai, although I’m not convinced I ordered particularly well. I’d be happy to give it another try as much of what I ate was very enjoyable. Dishes were inexpensive, too, which isn’t always the case with Thai places, so I think Suree Thai represents a good midweek dining option.

Crackers

Crackers

Scores
Blythe scores Suree Thai
3.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: mixed starter; larb

I drank: Singha beer, water

I wore: post Hush Hour glow

Total bill: £21.10

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Written by BKR