26 Aug The Mango Tree
My visit to The Mango Tree Thai restaurant in Belgravia was exceptional. Both the service and food were exquisite and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant.
The Mango Tree restaurant is a stylish, trendy restaurant that serves exquisite Thai food. The staff were extremely friendly and we experienced the welcoming Thai hospitality from the outset.
When we arrived at the restaurant we were seated in the bar area where we tasted some of the new summer cocktails that The Mango Tree had just launched. They have created 5 delicious cocktails that represent five wonderful Thai islands. I tried the Samui cocktail which is a wonderful combination of Tequila, pineapple juice, honey syrup, coconut cream, coconut milk and fresh lime juice. This cocktail was delicious and was presented beautifully. My partner tried the Phi Phi cocktail which is a combination of vodka, blue Curacao, Moscatod’asti and lemonade. This cocktail was extremely refreshing and was served in its own bottle that you shake and pour into the glass yourself. The striking blue colour of the cocktail and the glimmering liquid was amazing and not only did the cocktail look impressive but it also tasted exceptional. In addition to these two cocktails, The Mango Tree also has another three cocktails available from their summer range. This included the Lipe cocktail which is Gin mare, fresh rosemary, fresh berries and tonic. This cocktail was a deep purple colour and had berries frozen in ice cubes and once these melted the taste of the cocktail was amazing. Another cocktail available is the Phuket cocktail that combines strawberry syrup, peach liqueur, lychee juice topped with champagne. The fifth cocktail on their summer menu is Pha Ngan. This cocktail combines Ketal one vodka, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, pepper, salt, lemon juice, tomato juice, celery and tom yum soup.
After we had enjoyed the ambience of the bar area we were seated to our table. The staff were extremely helpful and recommended some amazing dishes. To start our meal we had Chicken satay skewers which were served on its own grill. The chicken was wonderfully succulent and the peanut sauce to accompany the dish was outstanding. We also ordered the soft-shell crab tempura that was served with a Thai mango salad. The tempura was deliciously crispy and the mango salad was beautifully fresh and fiery that complimented the tempura wonderfully.
For our main dishes we had roasted corn-fed poussin that is marinated in coconut milk, lemongrass, turmeric and line leaves. This was served with papaya salad and a spicy sour sauce. We also had slices of roasted duck on a bed of pak choi, served with exotic sweet and sour tamarind sauce. To accompany our main dishes we had beautiful jasmine rice and stir fried egg noodles with soya sauce. Our food was divine and the Thai flavours of each dish were amazing.
To finish our meal we had the Three Chocolate Cake, a sponge based cake with milk, dark and white chocolate mousse and the Guay Ob Ma Prow Sod, a sponge base with pistachio filling with a layer of banana pudding topped with caramel sauce. Our desserts finished our meal beautifully as both tasted amazing.