WHO? Head Chef ML Kwantip comes from a family of chefs to Thai royalty and arrives at Benja from the Shangri- La in Bangkok. She writes a column in Ploy Am Petch, a popular Thai women's magazine.
ON THE MENU? Choo-chee Curry with Roasted Duck and Seedless Grapes; Grilled Lamb Wrapped in Chaplu Leaves; Grilled River Prawns and Tamarind Sauce; Black Sticky Rice Pudding with Taro Yam.
STYLE? Designer Ou Baholyodhin has gone for a sumptuous mix of traditional and contemporary Thai.
Expect vivid silk banquettes, two-tier wooden ceilings, crystal chandeliers hovering over pools and a courtyard containing a stone deity.
SIZE? 60 covers.
SPEND PER HEAD? £30.
WINE LIST? £14 to £40.
WHERE? Benja, 17 Beak St, London W1. 020 7287 0555, website pending