I love Thai food and when I say love I mean I could eat it every day and not get bored. We’re so lucky that there’s so many Thai restaurants in Manchester but one I hadn’t heard of before is Thaikhun.
On Sunday the hubby, Archie & I had an afternoon at the Museum of Science & Industry then headed down into Spinningfields to review Thaikhun Manchester. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but it wasn’t the bright streets of Bangkok, but that’s what we got. It was stunning!
Outside the restaurant was draped in lanterns, overhead wires & lights. With brightly coloured flowers, bikes and an amazing multi coloured tuk tuk. Archie and the hubby loved it! It would be amazing to sit outside and eat here on a sunny day.
The interior didn’t disappoint either, it really did have the wow factor. I’ve not been to Thailand before but this really feels as though it could be authentic. It feels like such an experience inside, you keep noticing different little details which I loved. The hubby absolutely loved all the use of reclaimed wood and the hanging lights. It just felt so rustic, you could get lost in here, you really didn’t feel like you were sat in the middle of Manchester.
The service was great, the waitress was really good with Archie. When we were ordering I asked if his food could be served separate, as in none of the food touching. Due to his Autism & sensory issues he will only eat beige, plain food and none of it on the same plate. We didn’t need to worry as it came on a funky tray with separate compartments. As we were busy trying to get Archie to settle & actually at something I totally forgot to take a photo of his food!
The children’s menu was really simple so I would definitely bring kids again. They can choose from a range of meats or veg, plain rice or plain noodles and a sauce. They also get a tub of vegetable sticks to start and a mini milk lolly for dessert. Not bad at all for £5.95 and as everything comes separate they can experiment with different tastes without ruining the whole dish if they don’t like it.
The hubby & didn’t have to worry about not liking the food, the menu is amazing. We opted for the Sukumvit platter to share as you got a range of starters to try. It included fish cakes, spring rolls, beef & dumplings. Everything was gorgeous, there were plenty of ums & ahs coming from our table.
Then onto the mains. We both love a curry, my favourite dish ever is Massaman Curry and it didn’t disappoint. It was so good, the beef was really tender & the rice soft. The hubby went for the Penang curry which is spicier but not too hot.
I love that you can choose how you want your curry to be served, from a choice of prawn, duck, beef, chicken or tofu. We were so full we couldn’t even attempt a dessert.
We loved this restaurant and will definitely be going back, plus it’s in a fab place in Spinningfields that I think we’ll get a babysitter next time and head out for a few cocktails too.
Do you like Thai food? Have you tried Thaikhun yet? If not then I’d definitely recommend it