Holloway Rd is not the prettiest street in London in the best of times. And amongst an array of cheap takeaway places, there seems to be a handful of little diamonds in the rough scattered across the place. Chompoo, in my opinion is one of these, and it looks it, with its recent revamp. Bright and airy thanks to the massive windows, it stands in contrast to the others. And this is precisely why we walked in, for a pre theatre dinner, on a warm July evening.
(Note: Holloway Rd is maybe a 15min walk from The Pleasance theatre, but it’s one of the best choices for a pre theatre meal. If you like up and coming shows starting at a mere £5, including comedy and theatre, The Pleasance is definitely worth the trip down Piccadilly line for an alternative night out)
Sat right by the window, we perused the authentic Thai cuisine menu. Sure, at 6.30pm, Chompoo is in direct contrast to the ever buzzing and eternaly busy, Pepper Tree, on the other side of town (SW4), but I don’t see why Chompoo should not become any less popular.
|Satay Chicken £4.50|
|Pad Thai £7.50|
|Nam Sai Noodle Soup (rice noddles) £7.50|
Traditionally broccoli was never used in Thai food, but that is being too technical, as the ingredients in this chicken broth based soup, were fresh and colourful. My preferred choice of beef, however was slightly on the tough side, in saying that, I would also have liked to see more of it. Overall, fresh, crisp flavours, and perfectly cooked spongy tofu.Tweet