If like me you’re partial to a good Thai meal with a view then this is the place you need to be. A special evening with a few bloggers from around London, a masterclass on fruit carving and a beautiful vegetarian meal with a great view of the river.
Putney is slightly out of the way from where I live, but so worth the journey. The views of the Thames as you walk to the restaurant are surreal – especially around sunset. A little outside of my comfort zone, Google Maps took me town a side road away from the high street and I had a look of general confusion until I found what I was looking for…
Did you know that this unique building has won awards from Royal Institute of Architect, and I can certainly see why. But the building alone isn’t what catches your eye, with the decor to match it’s a beautiful location for any occasion.
In order to celebrate National Eat Your Veggies Day (yes that’s a real thing!), I was invited to a special evening at Thai Square’s branch at Putney Bridge. including a fruit carving masterclass. I had no idea what to expect. So down I went, we were greeted by some refreshing welcome drinks – Lemongrass Mocktail – one of us ordered a mean looking cocktail.
It was hard not to notice the large table of beautiful fruit carvings with the expectation that we would be experts at carving carrots and watermelons by the end of our masterclass.
The amazing Head Chef at Thai Square, Putney Bridge, Oula gave us a special masterclass on how to carve a regular looking fruit into a beautiful flower. Unfortunately for Oula, we weren’t nearly as talented as she is. Thinking of all those “Instagram v Reality” memes right now and this is the best “flower” I could conjure up. Sorry to disappoint, Oula.
Maybe I should just stick to blogging! Needless to say, Oula won’t be hiring us as fruit carvers any time soon.
Onto the food, what we’re good at. We went up to the top floor which had an immense view of the river.
As it was all about National Eat Your Veggies Day, Thai Square prepared a delicious vegetarian meal especially for us.. Whoever said you were missing out on yummy foods by being a vegetarian clearly had not been to Thai Square. Their veggie selection is great and no less delicious than any of the non-veg dishes.
As there was a group of us, we were served with a number of sharing dishes to start off with.
My favourite of the starters were the Golden Purses – a crispy parcel of creamy cheese (I wish I knew what kind of cheese it was!) and oh so delicious. I also really loved the Som Yum – a salad of papaya with ground cashew nuts, peanuts, lime juice and chillies.
Then onto the mains..
What a spread it was – I never knew how delicious veggie food could be. My favourite as always was the Thai Green Curry – if you know me at all or have read any of my blog posts you’ll know that if anything I am a sucker for a good green curry – this one was definitely up there although it was spicy! Very spicy! But still so good… once I had my taste buds back!
Here are some close ups of the foods
At this point, I was hoping I had worn my sisters maternity jeans! So much food, so little time and I had to try it all! Then came the dessert – Lychee Mousse! I mean, dessert has a separate compartment in your stomach anyways so its all good.
Even though I usually LOVE lychee, this dessert was less of a mousse and more of a lychee coulee over a huge layer of whipped cream. The coulee was great though, the “mousse” not so much.
Overall, I had a brilliant evening with some great people over great food. Thai Square always lives up to its’ expectation but this particular branch at Putney Bridge is a par above the rest. The decor and food were perfect, but more than that the panoramic views of River Thames make it all the more special. If you’re interested in boat racing, this is the perfect location to watch it with some delicious foods.
We had a very tailor made evening, but why not try out their Executive Menu at Thai Square, Putney Bridge for 15% off the menu – check it out here!
Food – 8 out of 10
Service – 8 out of 10
Atmosphere – 8 out of 10
Experience – 8 out of 10
Overall, giving Thai Square, Putney Bridge a total TLH score of 8 out of 10.
Address: 2-4 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1JN
Halal Status: Halal options upon request with 24 hours notice.
Closest Station: Putney Bridge (District Line)
Please note – this meal was complimentary but all opinions are my own