Just a five-minute drive from The O2 arena, Family-run Toomai Square brings Pan Asian fare to the concertgoers as well as the locals of trendy Greenwich. Opened in late 2018 by brothers’ Bhola Prasad and Kumar Sunil, Toomai Squares serves classic Thai, Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian dishes, alongside punchy cocktails.
The larger than average dining area with high ceilings is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows bringing in plenty of light. Bright yellow upholstered chairs punctuate the cool industrial-minimalist décor. In one corner you can see Executive Chef Bhola Prasad and his team hard at work through in the large, bustling exposed kitchen.
Upon arrival, we were served the Toomai Square Martini and Cool Berry Mojito which were both well balanced and refreshing.
Rather than choose from the extensive menu we took the opportunity to sample a selection of dishes chosen by the Chef. The staff at Toomai Square are warm and attentive, and service was quick. The knowledgeable waiting staff took the time to talk us through each dish. Our waitress also took the time to recommend a lovely glass of Italian red from a small, but varied wine list.
The starters came through one after the other with almost too many to list. The highlights were the delicious Chilli Chicken – very spicy, succulent pieces of chicken with pepper and onions. This was followed by the Honey Chilli Veg – an interesting dish of deep fried vegetable patties. Sweet, crunchy and spicy, this inventive starter was one of the best from a very good selection. We also highly recommend the Pepper Chilli Lamb for spice lovers.
Despite the generous portions we had plenty of room for the main course. The Chef served up the Lamb Massaman, a rich creamy and slightly sweet curry with a tender lamb shank that just falls off the bone. The Pad Thai next up was fresh and crunchy and hit all the sweet and sour notes one would expect from the classic dish.
Dishes are very reasonably priced with starters around the £5 mark (Honey Chilli Veg £4.99, Chilli Chicken £5.25, Pepper Chilli Lamb £5.60) and main course ranging from £6.99 for the Pad Thai to £13.50 for the Lamb Shank Massaman. There is also an express lunch menu and all dishes are also available for home delivery / collection.
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