Reun Thai

LardButty returns to Hammersmith with a vegetarian friend, to join The Last Leg studio audience (series 2, episode 4 with Gaby Logan) after narrowly missing out last time, and to experience more of W6’s culinary treats.

Last night (Wednesday), before heading to Hammersmith Studios, our food requirements were:
~ something cheap and cheerful
~ not too heavy/ filling, for sitting through the studio recording afterwards
~ vegetarian choices
~ preferably Thai

Having looked online, Reun Thai seemed to fit the bill. They don’t (currently) have a website but the menu on HungryHouse seemed to meet our needs, and it’s close to Hammersmith Studios too. The rest was pot luck.

Reun Thai – looks inviting even on grubby Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith

A couple of other parties were eating in this small, smart restaurant at 7pm and they were doing a fairly steady take-away service too.

For starters we shared Tod Mun Pla fishcakes (my usual benchmark) which were distinctly above average – spicy, squidgy fish with a sweet chilli dipping sauce and crushed peanuts. Seriously good.

Tod mun pla – four spicy fishcakes @ £5.95

J chose pad Thai jay – rice noodles fried with fresh, crunchy vegetables, peanuts, soya bean sauce and egg, while I had gang kiew wan or vegetable green curry which was really impressive (beautifully presented with coconut cream drizzled on top, and great depth of flavours particularly anise from the sweet Thai basil).

Pad Thai jay @ £6.30

Gang kiew wan – green curry using fresh green chilli and cooked in coconut milk with aubergines, lime leaves, sweet basil leaves and bamboo shoots @ £6.95 with steamed Jasmine rice @ £2.50

Gang kiew wan – crunchy vegetables in an anise flavoured spicy green curry sauce

Inside Reun Thai – dark varnished wood gives it a ski/ alpine lodge look

I asked a couple of questions about the menu while here but neither of the staff who served us could speak English. But that didn’t matter at all, as we were waited on with efficiency, politeness and smiles and were made to feel welcome. If anything, it just added to the authentic Thai experience.

Portions were generous and very reasonable value, given that our total bill came to £37.00. This included four bottles of Singha beer (@ £3.80 each) but excluded service. There’s currently a lunchtime deal: two courses for £9.95, so watch out for special offers.

All in all, this was a fortuitous find and I’d certainly go back.

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: Thai
~ Address: 100 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London
~ Postcode: W6 9PL
~ Tel: 020 8748 4881
~ Nearest station: Hammersmith
~ Facebook page: Reun Thai on FB
~ Menu on HungryHouse Main menu
~ Reun Thai photos on flickr
~ Location: Reun Thai map

More Hammersmith dining:
~ Fez – Hammersmith
~ Azou – Stamford Brook

Reun Thai on Urbanspoon

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