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Thailand No 1(Bailgate, Lincoln)

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Address: 80-81 Bailgate / Lincoln / England

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      23.11.2009 22:30
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      The Best Thai Restaurant In Lincoln

      When i live in lincoln i have been to many restaurants indeed. But i have found a lovely place to eat at Thailand No.1. I Highly recommend this restaurant to all. When i first saw this restaurant i saw the nice outside Decor. But when i went inside i was amazed by how good it looks than the outside. After getting taken to our seats we had alook at our menu. We ordered soft drinks then our starters. I had Tom Yum which was spicy indeed. (I recommend for people who like spicy food). With our soup we also had the Chef's platter which was also very nice. For our mains we had Gai yang and Gaeng Mussaman it was very deli. After finishing our mains we went to the Deserts. It was banana Fliter. This was all for my Birthday party, Me and my friends surely enjoyed it! I also got given a Hand-Made Frame with me and my friend photo all together. Surely i had plenty of lovely food. If you are planning to go this restaurant will not disappoint you! You will Enjoy it insted. :) After all this is 5* Restaurant and has many Awards. Looking forward to going there again soon. Don't forget Thailand No.1 is Able at - ~Lincoln~ ~Matlock~ ~ Or ~ ~Nottingham~

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      26.05.2009 14:28
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      Not recommended.

      A friend and I were in Lincoln for the weekend and on Saturday night headed to the Bailgate area of the city to find somewhere to eat. We hadn't booked and the first restaurant that we tried was too busy. We spotted Thailand No 1 and the prices seemed reasonable and so we headed in. The restaurant was extremely busy when we entered but staff said that despite not having booked they could seat us, as along as we could vacate the table by 8.15pm which seemed reasonable to us. We were seated in the main restaurant section near the entrance to the kitchen. The overall look and impression of the restaurant was excellent. The staff all had matching uniforms and looked very smart. The restaurant was buzzing and so it appeared that it must be a popular choice in Lincoln. We ordered the chicken skewers with satay sauce for starters to share. When it arrived, the chicken wasn't cooked properly and so we sent it back to the kitchen despite the waitress insisting that it was cooked. We were brought a new starter at the same time as our main meal and so it ended up just being a side dish rather than a starter. For the main meal, I ordered the chicken with peppers, onions and garlic, and my friend ordered the prawns in a spicy chilli sauce. Both smelt delicious when they were brought out and were well presented. However, that is as good as it got. My dish lacked any flavour and you could tell it had just been cooked but not for long enough to allow the flavour to seep in. The mushrooms were still part raw. My friend's dish fared slightly better although she too said that you could taste the 'heat' of the spice but no real flavour. The portions themselves were not very big either. It seemed that staff were in a hurry to get us out of the restaurant and reclaim the table. They even started wiping the table down before we had left. I therefore think that our order was rushed through the kitchen to ensure that we would have time to eat. In the end we left over 30minutes before we needed to. The cost of the meal came to £17 each (including a soft drink and rice). This does not sound like a lot, but for a shared starter and a poor main course, we both felt that it was overpriced. In fact, we couldn't wait to leave the place and ended up buying more food to eat later that night. I would not recommend this restaurant at all. You can eat at a much cheaper cost in central London at a weekend and have a relaxing and full of flavour meal. We were disappointed. I would have given Thailand No 1 a rating of no stars but dooyoo wouldn't accept this. So, 1 star it is!

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        24.06.2008 23:16
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        Excellent Thai Cuisine

        Ever since I first stepped foot on the Bailgate area of Lincoln, the Thailand No 1 restaurant has appealed to me. This award winning restaurant, close to the Cathedral and Castle, is contemporary in décor and since I moved into the city a few weeks ago, I was dying to seize the moment to eat here. That opportunity came when I had a friend over to stay and we had decided to go out to eat. My friend was pretty flexible with dining options, and there are plenty of different choices on the Bailgate, but I do find Thai food difficult to turn down. We entered the restaurant at around 700pm on a Saturday night, and my first impressions were the sheer size of the place, and its popularity. From the street, I had only seen the first third of the restaurant, but there is a second room behind, and a conservatory area beyond that, all of which were fairly choc-a-block with diners. I always believe this is testament to a great evening's dining. Although we had not booked we were shown to a table in the back dining room area, as long as we could vacate it by 845pm. We felt this was achievable and therefore we took our places. My dining companion was not the greatest Thai fanatic, although always up to try something new, and we eventually opted for a 'banquet for two', to make the most of the tastes and flavours available. We opted for a £21 pp menu, which included a starter of soup, a platter of classical Thai starters with various dips, three mains, and noodles and rice. I do enjoy a massaman curry, i.e. the one with peanuts and potatoes and we swapped out a main dish on the banquet with this choice. Our other two main course dishes included King Prawns with Sweet and Sour Sauce, and Gai Pad Ka-Praw or Chicken stir fried with Thai fresh basil leaves. We also opted for a bottle of Chilean white wine, at a reasonable price of around £13 a bottle, and some sparking water. We thought we had done well to have been allocated a table which could seat four at such a prime dining time, and our success was to be short-lived, as the senior waitress came in and asked us to move to the two-seater table behind us, which we did without fuss, albeit a minor amount of disappointment. The soup itself - Tom Kha Gai is a hot & sour soup cooked with coconut milk, chicken and mushrooms, and was extremely tasty, although we were warned beforehand that small chillies were still in the soup itself. I adore Thai food, with its prominent flavours of lemongrass and ginger, although my friend was rather less certain about the ginger, but she soon managed to finish her soup course also. The starter course was an artistic delight and included prawn toasts chicken satay, fish cakes dumplings, and plenty of sauces, all of which were very delicious. My friend and I had a lot of catching up to do, and were full of chatter, (and lots of tears!) however we felt the service was unobtrusive. We were quite surprised at the mains, primarily as we were only expecting two, and the additional Gai Pad Ka Praw was very welcoming. The service was by no means rushed, even given the fact we had committed to returning the table by 0845pm. We did not in fact leave the restaurant until around 930pm, having consumed as much as we could of our Thai feast. I didn't settle the account, but overall the meal would have been around £60, which remains excellent value for a restaurant of this quality and given the number of different dishes we were able to taste. There are several different set menus available, including a couple suitable for vegetarians, and all dishes are marked to show how hot they are. For those that prefer to order a la carte, the menu contains a comprehensive list of curries, red or green, as well as massaman, and a comprehensive list of meat and fish dishes. Overall, if you are visiting Lincoln and looking for somewhere to visit, you will quite possibly find yourself in the Bailgate area of the city. If that is the case, then Thailand No 1 restaurant is an excellent place to stop, and offers great prices too. Thailand No 1 Authentic Thailand cuisine 80-81 Bailgate Lincoln

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