From the outset the restaurant was recognised as, ‘A Unique Gem of a Place to Eat’ by the local people. In those early years, Lemongrass was open for lunch, as well as for evening meals, and word quickly spread further afield via word of mouth and favourable newspaper reviews. Among the food critics who visited and heartily ate there, were, Fay Maschler from the Evening Standard and Ken Livingstone the former London Mayor.
It is hoped that you will decide to eat at Lemongrass. Each dish will be brought to you straight from the wok; nothing is pre-cooked, so you can enjoy the delicious food at its best. Thomas is still the only chef, who cooks in the little kitchen space at the rear of the restaurant. What he achieves is quite remarkable, especially when everyone arrives at the same time. There will be a wait for your food at these busy times, and patience and understanding is appreciated. He cannot cook any faster; even balancing two woks simultaneously; sometimes even three! However, good food is worth waiting for, and the food at Lemongrass is truly delicious.
Whilst he cannot bring you fresh fish from the Mekong River, however, with the fresh ingredients sourced in this country and with the emphasis on simplicity and freshness, contrasting flavours and textures – a meal at Lemongrass will be an exciting culinary experience for you and your guests.