With so many new restaurants popping up in London every
month week, coming across something that’s not already been de- and re-constructed 25 times over is a rare thing.
And yet it’s just what super-popular, Thai-inspired Kiln does.
With a succession of 5* reviews under their belt, as well original Thai-inspired small plates cooked with first-class British ingredients and very keen pricing to top it all, scoring one of the few bar stools overlooking the open kitchen is no easy thing.
Which is why when you finally do, you better make the most of it and order up a storm!
Starting with a couple of drinks…
A green peppercorn daiquiri for him…
And a tall glass of super-refreshing lemongrass iced tea for me!
Aged lamb & cumin skewers.
Crispy, intense, fatty in the best sort of way.
Was I not so curious and set on trying as many dishes as could possible handle, I could happily have eaten a plateful of those and left a very happy customer!
Smoked sausage with turmeric.
Spicy, complex and not unlike top-quality BBQ-ed merguez sausages…
Beautifully plump, sweet langoustines, kaffir lime and sweet mint.
Summer supper perfection.
Clay pot baked glass noodles with five spice ducks and offal with aged soy.
Warming, comforting and interesting all at once!
Last but not least – Wild ginger and short rib curry from Burma.
A beautiful, delicate curry, with melt-in-the-mouth beef rib slices, lifted by the fresh flavour of anise-sweet Thai basil.
With stir fried Cornish greens & soybrown and brown jasmine rice on the side, because wasting any of that curry sauce would be a crime.
Soooo, get there early and get queuing!
(or if you can get a few people together, they also take bookings for 6+ people… #just saying)
Kiln Soho, 58 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9TL