Since appearing on Gordon Ramsay’s television programme and winning best Thai restaurant, Nahm-Jims has become incredibly popular. But reviews (e.g. on tripadvisor) have been very mixed with particular complaints about the poor quality service and rather bland food.
I went with a party of 9, with some trepidation after reading the reviews. Fortunately, we had a great experience – the service was friendly and efficient and the food was very enjoyable.
I don’t eat Thai food often and don’t know it at all well but I did see the TV programme where Nahm-Jim’s was featured so I had to try the Thai style Haggis. Essentially, it was haggis with a hefty hint of chilli – I thought it worked well although I guess it isn’t available in Bangok.
Given the reviews, I decided to play it safe for my main course and ordered Thai green chicken curry. I haven’t eaten this much but it is fair to say this was the best I’ve had. Subtle spicing and not too much chilli. The coconut rice was hyped so I tried it – not worth it – steamed rice would have been better I think.
Other dishes looked equally good and everyone enjoyed their food – I’d be delighted to go back – and will be more adventurous next time. Not cheap – but Thai food never is – about £35 eincluding some drinks but not a lot.