Benja

 
 

THIS VENUE IS NOW CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. SEE ALTERNATIVE Thai Cuisine

ADDRESS
17 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9RW 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30, Dinner 18:00 - 22:30
 

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BenjaThis Thai place sells itself as 'food fit for Thai royalty' with culinary consultant ML Kwantip advising on dishes that have given sustenance to the Thai royals and have been handed down through ML Kwantip's family. Guest chef at five-star Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, ML Kwantip is something of a 'celebrity chef' in her native Thailand and also has a column in a women's magazine over there. But the question is does all this make for an authentic Thai experience in Soho? Despite some early teething problems, the place is picking up with some innovative dishes: minced chicken curry puffs in a crisp pastry shell; a fragrant tom klong soup packed with succulent seafood; and plump scallops stir-fried in a black pepper sauce among them. The interior has been opulently - and darkly - done up, spread across three narrow floors, each following a different theme. The bar downstairs making a good call for a post-work cocktail.

 

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Underground Stations

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Broadwick Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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