Benja - London sports a new Thai fit for a king

By BigHospitality Writer

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Wine, Thailand

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 .

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

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