46 Grosvenor Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 7EQ
T: 020 7823 1888
Nestled in the heart of Belgravia, the Mango Tree restaurant promises a culinary experience that is firmly rooted back in Bangkok. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion, diners will experience pure culinary indulgence in beautiful surroundings.
The restaurant serves seasonal dishes inspired by each of the four main culinary regions in Thai cuisine: rich and mild dishes from the north, spicy food from the east, mild dishes influenced by the Chinese cooking style from the central region, and hot and spicy food from the south.
Upon arrival at the spacious venue, guests are greeted by hosts who offer a warm and welcoming service throughout the night. There is a well-rounded selection of dishes from sharing platters to speciality meats, fish and vegetable options. The à la carte menu is varied and caters to all tastes for a gastronomic journey through Bangkok. Diners can choose from flavoursome dishes like baked sea bass wrapped in a banana leaf, roasted duck on a bed of pak choi and spicy massaman curry.
To begin the meal, we opted for fish cakes and spring rolls, accompanied by delicious vegetable dumplings. The dumplings alone would have sufficed; they were beautifully presented in a wooden casket, steamed to perfection. Traditionally Cantonese, the dim sum selection was a surprising addition to the menu, but worked well alongside more traditional Thai dishes.
For the main course, I was happy to find a long list of vegetarian and vegan options, settling on a grilled tofu and aubergine dish with sticky rice. The tofu was silky and perfectly light with a creamy curry sauce. My companion opted for a classic and filling Pad Thai: make sure you opt for a light starter if you go for the noodle-based or fried mains.
Other menu highlights include a “surf-and-turf ” sharing platter, grilled marinated sirloin of tender wagyu beef and fragrant rice dishes with steamed vegetables. If you are looking to really indulge in a taste of Thai cuisine, you can opt for the set menu, which features assorted appetisers, spicy soups and a selection of signature mains like king prawn stir fry and chicken curry. Round off your meal with light desserts such as mango cheesecake and refreshing sorbets, and don’t miss the cocktail list for delicious tipples to accompany your meal.