Boonchoo, WC1B 4ET

Boonchoo was a Thai restaurant and takeaway on Southampton Row in Holborn. It closed some time in 2009. As of September 2009, the site is occupied by a cafe called The Diner At Bloomsbury photo.

The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.

Thai restaurant and takeaway on Southampton Row in Holborn. They also do delivery and you can order online from Hungry House.

secretlondon visited on a Monday evening in April 2009. I started with golden tofu puffs, which the menu claimed were served with ground peanut in sweet and sour plum sauce. This turned out to be six deep-fried tofu cubes, not marinaded, with a syrupy dip with a few peanuts in. I followed this with chicken pad Thai (£6.75), which was described as sweet and fruity sour. It was pretty tasteless, but I could identify the tamarind if not anything else. To drink, I had black goddess tea (£1.50) which was served in something a bit like a cafetiere.

It felt average in a kind of anglicized way. I suspect they don't make their own sauces.

Accessibility: No step to enter but entrance may be too tight. Some seating on a stage but some on level. Toilets not checked.

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Last visited by secretlondon, April 2009.
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