Customer reviews for Mango Tree, Hyde Park Corner
Ratings out of 5 are for
Food Service Ambience
Friday, June 10, 2005
|The food was okay Didn't like the service The ambience was okay
Food was quite average, staff kind of rude and shortspoken, overall price/performance ratio not convincing. Too expensive for that, what they offer.
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
|The food was okay The service was okay The ambience was okay
Having booked this restaurant 6 weeks in advance to ensure a table for a special occasion, I was primarily disheartened to be kept waiting for our table for almost 40 minutes. However we soon realised that this was a deliberate action by the restaurant to ensure that at leat one round of extortionate drinks were bought from the bar and added to your tab.
The reastaurant was very nice to look at and felt very luxurious despite it's feng-shuied starkness. The waiting staff were very good, however so they should be considering the restaurant imposes a 12.5% service charge to your bill.
On the whole, the food was nice but not spectacular, the wine was good but not stunning (the cheapest bottle of red is £18) and the restaurants ambience is not recommended if you are after a romantic evening, however I imagine it would be great for a group of friends.
To be honest I have had much better Thai food for a fraction of the cost (our final bill was £101), and much better meals in this price range too. Not somewhere I would hurry back to.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
|Loved the food! Loved the service! Loved the ambience!
Achieving the balance of producing authentic Thai cuisine with meticulous attention to detail, while creating an alluring ambience in exquisite surroundings is a hurdle at which many Thai restaurants fall however, Mango Tree reaches this equilibrium with consummate ease – delivering the ultimate Thai dining experience.
From the moment you step into the elegantly modern restaurant – situated under the old Enron building on Grosvenor Place – you are treated to a level of service that is quite simply unprecedented, but not at all intrusive.
The food is, in summary, fantastic!
Nice and spicy Thai fishcakes (tod mun pla) were followed by a mouth-watering stir-fried beef dish (nuer pad nam man hoi), which was the culinary personification of perfection, just about leaving enough room for the eagerly awaited finale: the dessert.
Having had many a kow niew mamuang (honey mango with coconut milk and sticky rice) in Thailand, I feel qualified to pass specialist judgement on this dessert I was not disappointed. In fact, it was the best yet.
All in all, the Mango Tree is an enchanting food-haven for all lovers of fine Thai cuisine, however exacting they may be. You quite simply must visit.
Thursday, January 15, 2004
|Loved the food! Liked the service Liked the ambience
We had dinner there for my birthday. This is definately the best thai food in London and as close to the food in Thailand as you will find. Nice modern feel, friendly staff, and reasonable prices.