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Thai On The River

This restaurant is a RIP-OFF - I would never go back again and I would not recommend it to anyone.

My family and I went there this evening, after reading all the favourable reviews on this website. We also took advantage of the promotion on this website that allows for 50% discount off the total food bill.

When the food came, we thought the portions were rather small for the listed price on the menu. Initially, we ordered three starters, and two main courses with rice for our party which consists of 2 adults and an 8-year old. We ended up ordering an additional starter and a further main course because the food was just not enough. What was appalling was the last main course that we ordered -"grilled jumbo prawns in curry sauce" - for 16 quid, we were served TWO prawns, which were normal in size. Not even in the Michelin-starred restaurants have I ever been charged 8 quid for a prawn!

After voicing our displeasure to the waitress, we were given the impression that because we were utilising the 50% discount promotion, our food portions have been reduced. That was preposterous!!! What''s the point of offering promotional discounts when you are going to reduce the portions served, so that patrons end up having to order more? That defeats the whole purpose of a discount.

We were so disgusted that we left without even trying the dessert, which we were so looking forward to.

Even if the portions have not been reduced, then the price that was charged is too high for the portions served. While the food is quite good, it is not good enough for the exorbitant price. Either way, may be it be the pricing or the lack of principles, we will definitely not be going back to this restaurant again. There are other much better Thai restaurants I would have willingly paid for.

Saturday, January 20, 2007
Overall rating 5 stars
Food 7 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 2

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