Several years ago, a Thai family decided to settle in Bridge of Allan (in the center) and open a small hotel that also served as a restaurant. Over time, the restaurant became more famous than the hotel. This is quite possibly the best Thai restaurant for miles around, very well rated and recommended on many different websites and forums. It still manages to remain a quiet place where you can try the different homemade Thai menu, which often bears no resemblance to the more commercial Thai cuisine, very famous and popular in Britain. A familiar service, friendly and very polite, with quite a good selections of wines. This place is a different food alternative that is sure to surprise you in a positive way.
Swan at the Globe is a restaurant that is attached to the Globe Theatre on the South Bank of the Thames. There are many other restaurants in the area, making it a great place to go out any time during the week.
It is an old house, with charming details and very small windows- a typical medieval house that you find here from four centuries ago.
They make a modern homestyle dishes, inspired from various continents, as most of the cuisine in London is nowadays, with mixtures of flavours you wouldn't have thought would work.
The bill comes to about 25-40 pounds per person, but it's a little cheaper at noon. The theatre is next door, so the restaurant remains open after the show. There is a theater menu served after 5:30 that's cheaper.
Ideally located in the heart of the main street of the pretty harbor town of Rochester, on the banks of Thames River, Thai Four Two is a Thai restaurant that will allow a little change from the traditional fish & chips and other baked beans (albeit French gastronomy is a bit stodgy but delicious all the same). Here you can have excellent meat (duck for 7 pounds, chicken, beef or pork for 6 pounds, or vegetables to 5 pounds) sauteed in red curry, green or jungle, or seafood sautéed with coconut milk. It is simply exquisite. A good place for an exotic touch in a typical English town.
If all the fish & chips and other traditional dishes leave you craving something more exotic, try Surin Thai Restaurant in beautiful King's Square in the port town of Ramsgate. They serve an exotic blend of Thai, Cambodian and Laotian cuisine which manage to be full of flavor but not overly spicy. I especially recommend the Thai octopus salad (7.5 pounds) and the green curry with coconut milk, eggplant and Thai basil (8 pounds). If you're looking to get transported out of Ramsgate for a few minutes, Surin Thai Restaurant is the place.
A cheap and good Thai Restaurant in Kensal Green next to Gallego Center. You can bring wine because they don't serve alcohol (you can buy it in the store next door). If you live close, it is worth going for dinner. It won't be over 12 pounds per person and is all very good. Beware, because some dishes are slightly spicy.
If you want to eat at iYara Thai Restaurant, I'd suggest booking ahead of time and it's usually very busy and it's not too big. the best part is the outdoor patio they have out back. the only downside is that the service is a bit slow. Prices are good.