We have been to Bangkok Brothers a number of times and our recent quick pre-movie dinner once again proved enjoyable. The restaurant in James Street is attractively fitted out – with exposed brick walls, greenery, dim lighting – and is quite a large area – the front of the restaurant is a coffee shop and the counter has cakes and the like on display – and serves, too, as the bar. Then the room is divided into two dining areas – one with a stage for performances – and a function room to the back of the building.
The menu is quite extensive –and has pictures for those unfamiliar with the offerings; the first part of the menu is dedicated to smaller dishes and it was from this we made our order. They are also licenced with a reasonably good drinks list with a range of wines that would suit spicy food, although there is nothing out of the ordinary.
We started with one we have had before – Prawn Tiles – these are flaky, filo type pastry, filled with minced prawns – on the lines of prawn toast – with a sweet and slightly spicy dipping sauce. Quite a pleasant beginning.
Next scallops, lightly seared, well-cooked and juicy, were sandwiched in layers of crisp potato roti and drizzled with mildly spicy seafood flavoured sauce. A dish of nicely contrasting flavours and textures.
Our third and final dish -salt and pepper squid served with mild, sweet chilli sauce and a slaw style salad. The squid was pleasantly crisped, well cooked, the seasoning mildly peppery.
Bangkok Brothers is turning out pleasant Thai influenced food – some of the dishes quite different from other Thai spots around – good sound food at reasonable process, in attractive surrounds.