I’d like to start this review by saying that photos below do not do Blue Elephant justice. I was taken there for my birthday and it was an intensely romantic evening, during which I tried to take a few sneaky photos with my phone, but as you can see it was a bit of a failure…
For one night and one night only me and my partner immersed ourselves in all things Thailand. Having recently moved from it’s old spot in Fulham, Blue Elephant is now based at a prime location on Imperial Wharf. When you walk in its hard not to get overwhelmed by the grandly decorated ambience. Golden buddhas and lights peaking from plethora of greenery, dark wood creating a warm sitting and subtle scent of flora and spices excites your senses.
Thai hospitality is the best in the world and Blue Elephant is no different. We’ve felt very well looked after. Cosy table, away from the others with a view onto the river – it was a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two.
I really loved that the menu was split in three types of cuisine: The Past, The Present and The Future. It was a genius way to try the classic dishes and the experimental modern take, all in one sitting, especially if one of you is a more experienced diner of Thai cuisine.
We have decided to meet in the middle and order a few dishes from each category. Mixed satay of chicken and buffalo with Thai fish cakes for starters. Cashew and tamarind chicken, Chicken Panaeng with jasmine rice and vegetarian Pad Thai.
I loved every single dish, prepared with the freshest ingredients and cleverly seasoned, whether it was meat or veg it melted in your mouth. It was by far the best Thai food I’ve had in London.
For a price of £150 dinner for two with wine, I will certainly keep Blue Elephant in mind for special occasions.
Star Rating: *****
The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, Townmead Road, London SW6 2UB