Riverside Thai is the new kid on the block, walking distance to Jones Bay as well as to The Star in Pyrmont.
We’re big fans of Thailand and have travelled there on numerous occasions and so were thrilled to visit. With so many Thai restaurants around in Australia, they can sometimes become all to common. However, Riverside Thai would be described more as upscale Thai with interesting dishes. They are serving Northern Thai food (where the owner is from) demonstrated by the use of spices and sauces. They like to combine an influence of Australia too, seen through the use of Lobster with the pad thai.
We felt this was a standout from the menu. It was a lovely take on the traditional Pad Thai in an egg net with a half a Lobster with bean, bean sprout, chives and accompanying the flavoursome noodles.
Some of the smaller dishes we tried included
Mieng Kham – grilled scallop on a fresh betel leaf, lime, Spanish onion, peanut and ginger & the other was Roti Gallery – northern thai pork mince and cherry tomatoes dip with roti.
We also enjoyed the spicy coconut Jungle Curry Quail with thai eggplant, peppercorn, basil and Kra chai. Beautiful colour and flavour to it and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
The chef come to Riverside Thai with a wealth of experience. Paul has worked with Luke Nguyen and Chase Kojima to name a few. This experience shows in the dishes that are presented and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
They have soft drinks and alcoholic options as a drink to enjoy with your dinner.
You are dining in a classy restaurant space with a rustic and tasteful decor and the ambience is relaxed. Staff are extremely friendly, which is the Thai way and were very helpful with recommending dishes.
If you’re in the area or off to see a show at The Star, pop by here first for spot of dinner and drinks.