Boasting a hip location in the Carnaby area of central London, the Benja restaurant is one of the newer Thai establishments in the city and, despite coming up against some strong and well-established competition, more than manages to hold its own. Open all day and into the evening, this two-floor restaurant boasts a rich, dark and intimate interior décor, which proves perfect for party gatherings and romantic meals.
The staff at Benja are friendly and attentive, providing efficient service that is prompt and courteous without being overbearing. No matter the size of your entourage, the Benja restaurant will look to accommodate you with ease and, even if you have to wait a while at the sleek onsite bar, the array of cocktails and fine wines make it a particularly pleasant wait.
Innovation and tradition combine at Benja, where the menu will feel instantly familiar to anybody au fait with Thai food, while also offering some splendid specials and unique dishes. Complimentary rice and appetizers are a great addition and, with reasonable pricing and a great selection of vegetarian and child-friendly dishes, this a most certainly a place to bring the entire family, a date or business associates.
The main curry dishes served at Benja are fabulously flavoursome, with diners offered the chance to dictate the spicyness of their dishes, rendering a typical green curry a bespoke meal that will be freshly altered to your preference. Other dishes worth noting are the spicy frogs' legs, the prawn satay, the spicy duck breast, curried chicken puffs and the exquisite stir-fried lamb. Elegant, stylish and vibrant, Benja is certainly worth a try for all Thai enthusiasts.
17 Beak Street, Soho, W1F 9RWView Larger Map
- Moderately Priced
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- Business Travellers