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THAI STYLE IN P BANUS
21 August 2012 @ 21:40

 I was excited to go to the brand new Thai Style in Peurto Banus. It had a huge fanfare opening, very grand and much publicised.

I took the precaution of popping in to book personally a few days prior. They were very smartly dressed and took time to tell me that the cook had been employed for many years as personal chef to the King and Queen of Thailand. They told me they had 3 more restaurants in Spain as well as Rome and Paris. SO FAR SO GOOD

Last night we went. The soup starter ordered by my wife came cold, was tiny and although it was brown in colour tasted not much different to hot water. 8 euros. It took a further 20 minutes to come back hot by which time my daughter and I had finished our tiny tiny tastless starters.

I had pad thai as a main 18 euros. A gloopy mess with 2 prawns and 2 small pieces of chicken. My daughter had chicken curry with rice as an accompanyment. No chicken at all and the rice came half an hour after she finished her course My wife had sea bass steamed. Tasty enough but cold and very very small.

There was a cabaret of sorts as about 12 spanish workmen showed up with placards at the entrance to the restaurant. It seems that with all the flash talk, uniforms and general bullshit these men had not been paid by the owner for their hard work. They looked sad, disheartened but were respectfully peacefull. The police allowed them to stay. Some disgruntled customers even helped the workers word their placards in English and French

The management did not care a jot about the customer complaints and suddenly their english deserted them. The staff mainly Thai seemed well used to complaints.

This is without doubt the biggest and most shamefull food con I have ever experienced anywhere. I was so incensed that I made a denouncement at Marbella Police Station this morning. Please pass this reveiw on to prevent others being cheated



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Gerald said:
21 August 2012 @ 20:49

I have a Thai wife & can only say that this is so very shameful & apologise on behalf of the Thai Kingdom.
I doubt very much if this man is Thai just purporting to be one, this happens often as Thai Restaurants throughout the world have such excellent reputations & disreputable people try to steal that reputation. If you had complained to true Thai's they would have given you the food, believe you me I know Thai people & Thailand better than most.
Many times over Europe we have walked into a "Thai" restaurant to find this is not so just orientals stealing their brilliant friendliness & warmth.
King Bhumipol & Queen Sirikhit of Thailand, who are the longest serving sovereigns in the world, are worshipped both the whole of the Thai people & there is no way anyone who works for them would ever leave - unless of course they were sub- standard - whence they would not have been employed originally.
These terrible things need highlighting as they are disgusting.


Gerald said:
21 August 2012 @ 20:54

I have a Thai wife & can only say that this is so very shameful & apologise on behalf of the Thai Kingdom.
I doubt very much if this man is Thai just purporting to be one, this happens often as Thai Restaurants throughout the world have such excellent reputations & disreputable people try to steal that reputation. If you had complained to true Thai's they would have given you the food, believe you me I know Thai people & Thailand better than most.
Many times over Europe we have walked into a "Thai" restaurant to find this is not so just orientals stealing their brilliant friendliness & warmth.
King Bhumipol & Queen Sirikhit of Thailand, who are the longest serving sovereigns in the world, are worshipped by the whole of the Thai people & there is no way anyone who works for them would ever leave - unless of course they were sub- standard - whence they would not have been employed originally.
These terrible things need highlighting as they are disgusting.


martin said:
22 August 2012 @ 04:36

nice post martin. so true about "thai" restaurants that cash in so dishonestly. I went to thai style restaurant and had a similar experience except we refused to pay except for our drinks and left


pepe masats said:
22 August 2012 @ 09:01

Re Thai Style

Thank you for warning us. I eat in the port but will stay away from this place


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