Saturday, 12 July 2014

But first, restaurant chat! { Kuti's Royal Thai Pier }








Well well well. 

We all know I like food but I never thought in a million years I would get the opportunity to try food in a restaurant for my blog! I was lucky enough to be contacted last month and once I was back in UK from my trip to America I couldn't wait to venture into something new and do indeed a restaurant review! I think it's a nice little pop from the usual beauty reviews.  

As always - just because I had the chance to eat for free it doesn't mean I am gonna lie and make stuff up. These are 100% my own opinions and trust me when I say this - I'm quite a picky eater and a tough person to be with when choosing places to dine at!

The restaurant in question is the Kuti's Royal Thai Pier, in Southampton. 



The Location 

The Royal Thai Restaurant is located around 20 minutes (walking distance) from Southampton Central (Railway) Station. It's not too hard to reach - it's situated right by The Docks. It can be a little tricky if you don't know the city well but nowadays thanks to smart phones you can find anything! Thankfully my boyfriend had a "mind-map" so we didn't even need phones in this case, just his impeccable memory! 

The venue is literally by the sea - you can see the water and the big cruise ships. We got there in the evening and the sunset view was absolutely magical! I would say this is an amazing location for romantic dates too so, Gentlemen..take notes! They also have a balcony so it's perfect for summer days too, when you want to stay outside and feel the breeze. The building itself is very majestical, big and makes a statement when surrounded by the boring odds and sods of Southampton



The Customer Service 

Believe it or not I think this is almost more important than the food. This is the experience. If you're a little bit put off by fancy places because sometimes you think that the people working there may look down on you, you don't need to worry. At all. I always ask friends and family about the waiters and the general vibe and it happens quite often that people may feel a little out of place. In this restaurant I felt so relaxed and I was treated like a little princess. They really do deliver their best. 



The Food 

Now, this is what most people are curious about. 
You wanna know how the food was.
Let me tell you, it was AMAZING. 
The portions were big, everything tasted fresh, looked put together and was absolutely dreamy! 

This is what we had: 


STARTER
 A selection of authentic Thai starters consisting of vegetable spring rolls, minced prawns on toast, chicken satay, spicy fish cake and marinated chicken wings with various dips.

This was so tasty! There was a little bit of everything and you could easily mix and match and eat things you like more than others. My favourites were the veggie spring rolls and the chicken satay! An explosion of awesomeness in my mouth. 

I would definitely suggest going with a mixed started if you're a little unsure or want to try everything!


MAIN COURSE
- PED GRATIUM
Deep-fried duck in garlic-pepper sauce served with fresh coriander.

- GAENG KIEW WAN GAI
Chicken in green curry with bamboo shoots and aubergines flavoured with sweet basil and coconut milk.

- PHAD THAI GAI (N)
Fried Thai noodles with chicken
and bean sprouts, served with chopped leek and sweet turnips.


- KHAO SUAY
Steamed Thai fragrant rice.

{JASMINE TEA OR COFFEE} 

The PHAD THAI GAI was the most delicious plate of noodles I have had in UK ever since leaving Thailand! I was a little on the edge because I am really picky with my noodles but this time I was more than impressed! 

I was also obsessed with the spicy green curry! I ate it with rice and chicken and it made my mouth even more watery. It was an absolute bomb! It's not super spicy but definitely something that will make you go a little HOT. 

Overall my experience here was extremely positive and If you're into Thai & Indian food then this is the place to visit! I will definitely be going back here soon! 


Are you into Thai food?
What's your all time favourite restaurant? 

Let me know in the comments down below! 


I hope you enjoyed a little bit of a lifestyle/food review to break it a little before I start posting beauty non-stop! There's some amazing products coming up that I'm excited to share with you all.

Have a lovely weekend 

XOXO


ps - if you have 10 seconds it would be AH-MAZING if you voted my blog in the Cosmo Blog Awards for "Best New Beauty Blog" and "Next Official Newcomer" :) 

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22 comments

  1. You have made me feel really hungry now, not usually the types of dishes I would go for, but I could right now!
    Beautykinguk

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  2. That food is to die for! Need to try it out next time I am that way!

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  3. In all the years I've lived here.. I never been there. I'm obviously going to go now though! Xx

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    1. Eeeee! Do it and let me know what you think :)

      xo

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  4. You know i love thai, there's an amazing pub in my town that serves it so cheap so we'll have to swap restaurants and compare !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Ohh wow! The restaurant and food look incredible. This has made me so hungry right now haha :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. Hahah it makes me hungry too when I think about it!

      xo

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  6. Oh wow, that place looks beautiful. I really want to go there :) If i'm ever in Southampton I'll make sure I pay a visit.

    xx

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    1. Yay! Do it and let me know your thoughts :)

      xx

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  7. This all sounds incredible, I love Thai food! I have to agree that service is just as important as the food, as well :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Absolutely! and I'm so glad it was great!

      xo

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  8. You look like you had so much fun! Plus all that food is making my mouth water!


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  9. What a stunning location, will have to give it a go next time I'm in Southampton.

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  11. Well this looks well yummy! I am jealous!

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  12. I've walked near here numerous times when I've been to the docks but never actually been here, it looks amazing though. I'm now craving Thai food! I'll have to make sure I go here soon.

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