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122 Fortis Green Road | Muswell Hill Road, London N10 3HN, England
+44 20 8444 8830
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Today
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good local Thai. Been there a few times, they don't disappoint. Ordering beers from the pub is a bonus!

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Thank colthurst
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the back of a pub, lighting on the dim side, but very ethnic Thai. Always seems freshly prepared. All the waiting staff are Thai. We go there from time to time and find it more expeditious to get up and order our own drinks from the counter

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Thank Hughro
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Was slightly apprehensive about Restaurant being in a Pub but was very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was very well presented with nice decor. The food was very good, wine was acceptable and the price was reasonable. The staff could have been a little more attentive though as the restaurant was only half full and it was quite difficult to attract... More 

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Thank D0llie
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really really good Thai food here, very authentic. Unpretentious, good value and full of flavour. Masamun and jungle curries are recommended. As is the green Thai curry and Tom Yum soup. Have had most of the dishes here and only one that was disappointing was the papaya salad. Stick with stir fry or curry and u can't go wrong.

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Thank BennyDigital13
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This Thai restaurant is part of the John Baird pub, serving delicious, authentic food. It should be better known as it is the only one of it's kind in Muswell Hill, at a very reasonable price and a menu with a range of dishes to chose from.

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Thank John H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy eating in here, good atmosphere, service has always been great and you can sit in the pub or the more serene restaurant environment, definetley recommended.

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Thank Richard B
County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch today. Food was good but service was poor. We had finished our meal and the plates were still sitting on our table for over 15 mins. I eventually couldn't look at them any longer so moved them to the empty table next to us. There were only 2 of us eating and there were no more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We have been so many times here and we fins this is the beat thai right after Thailand. We pick a random dish every time and we are so glad that every single dish is as delicious as what we remember last time. The curries are excellent. The weeping tiger, the papaya salad and the tamarind duck are our favourite.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

A simple, we will be closing the kitchen in 5 minutes so please have your orders ready would have been nice. 3 of us for food, gave us 1 menu and stood there the entire time while we we browsed the menu. Needless to say I didn't order anything because I was being rushed and I'm writing this review while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My boyfriend and I have visited this place twice now and have not been let down. I'm shocked to see the bad comments as I can't fault the place. Yes, the staff are a little odd but not rude. They give good portion sizes and good value for money. Will be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Fortis Green Road | Muswell Hill Road, London N10 3HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8444 8830

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?