We rocked up at Asia on Friday night full of great expectations, having heard good reports from friends. Initial impressions were good - the restaurant was modern and stylish inside and the place was packed and had a good feeling to it.
Service was a bit on the slow side, but it was Friday night so I can excuse that, but when our starters turned up we were fairly disappointed. The Thai fish cakes were thin and rubbery and my wife's swordfish starter was overcooked and came with a freezing cold dipping sauce. Not a great start.
When the mains came my wife's was missing from the list and our friend's chicken was overcooked. I fared best with a passable braised lamb dish, but that was about as good as it got. For £30 a head with a couple of half lagers I would expect cuisine of a much higher standard. Next week it's back to the usual curry house! [Nov 08]
01 Nov 08