Kiln is one of the best places to eat Thai food in London, and certainly in central London. Is it authentic? Probably not. Is it good? Absolutely. Everything’s cooked in an open kitchen in front of the ground-floor bar, so you can get an eyeful of action while you wait with a beer or cocktail. It can get busy as the best places in Soho do (get there early if you can), but we can emphatically say that the food’s worth it. A lot of it is sharing-style, so get a couple of drinks while ordering a few dishes to split. The lamb and cumin skewers and smoked sausage are very good, and the Burmese-style curry is indecently tasty. There are tables downstairs for 4-6 that you can book in advance if there are a few of you.
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