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Banana Tree - Soho

Cuisine Type: Pan Asian, Malaysian, Oriental, Thai, Vietnamese
Bookings: 020 7437 1351
Address: 103 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UQ
Directions: Google Maps
2 for 1 mealsMaximum of 2 peopleFriday restrictionSaturday restrictionDecember restriction
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At Banana Tree, they offer you an authentic selection of dishes and specialties from the Indochina region, the lemongrass growing countries of South East Asia that include Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the peninsula of Malaysia and Singapore.

It has taken founder and head chef William Chow nearly twenty years of persistent dedication in developing and refining their healthy Pan-Oriental menu. The restaurant sources fresh herbs from the Mekong region of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam and the dry spice mixes from the Peninsula of Malaysia, turning any ordinary evening into an exotic adventure!

Get down to their Angel branch and indulge in some fresh "Indothentic" dishes! and if you're feeling daring why not try 'The Dirty Thai Guy'. Delicious food, cocktails, buzzing atmosphere - what more could you want!

Banana tree are the winners of R200's Best Value Restaurant Chain 2012

At Banana Tree, they want to offer you an authentic selection of dishes and specialties from the Indochina region, the lemongrass growing countries of South East Asia that include Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the peninsula of Malaysia and Singapore.

It has taken founder and head chef William Chow nearly twenty years of persistent dedication in developing and refining their healthy Pan-Oriental menu. The restaurant sources fresh herbs from the Mekong region of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam and the dry spice mixes from the Peninsula of Malaysia, turning any ordinary evening into an exotic adventure!

Get down to their Soho branch and indulge in some fresh "Indothentic" dishes! and if you're feeling daring why not try 'The Dirty Thai Guy'. Delicious food, cocktails, buzzing atmosphere - what more could you want!

Banana tree are the winners of R200's Best Value Restaurant Chain 2012

Please Note: tastecard members must show their tastecard upon arriving at the restaurant in order to receive the discount. The tastecard offer is available on the a la carte menu only and does not apply to the express menu or any special offer that the restaurant runs. Banana Tree are happy to accept tastecard until 5pm on Friday & Saturdays. NO BOOKING IS REQUIRED (they do not accept bookings, customers should NOT call but instead walk in unless in a group of 6+). This restaurant excludes the whole month of December.

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21.03.14
david said "horrible and fake south east asian food!
literally the biggest joke of a thai curry i ever tried. Anyone who gave this place more than one..."
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13.03.14
Lavina said "Yummy food
The food was tastey and very good portions. Tried it out with my sister and we both loved the..."
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02.02.14
Naomi said "Great tasting food!
Very much enjoyed eating here, good was great and very filling especially if you get the combo...."
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30.09.13
lynnette said "Value for money
Food was very good, loved every bite and portion size was perfect. Service was a bit slow."
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26.09.13
Simona said
" The food was great. We went there for an early dinner, no booking required.

We..."
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15.08.13
Tina said
" It is not expensive and easy to book a table."
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15.08.13
Phil said "Worth a visit :-)
Definitely worth a visit. I have sampled many far east food and this has a very nice mix.
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01.08.13
Ellie said "Really unusual flavours - one of the best restaurants
Went on a Thursday early evening - I recommend 6-7pm ish for nice choice of tables. Had starter,..."
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08.07.13
Elena said "Was great!!!
I went with my boyfriend for my birthday and everything was perfect, the food (lovely and..."
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15.05.13
Kate said "Quick, tasty and healthy(ish)
I often come here for lunch/dinner, as I work nearby - the fact that they accept tastecard is..."
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08.05.13
Angie said "Not what we expected
I went with friend the other night. So looking forward to enjoy the food (attracted by the good..."
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02.05.13
Noora said "recommended
We had dinner at Banana Tree last night. It was a busy evening, but based on the comments here..."
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19.04.13
Anya said
" Great variety of food. Friendly staff. Soups were very tasty, will be going back to try out other..."
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27.02.13
Christine said
" Fantastic food, very pleasantly surprised. Excellent service despite it being a very busy night...."
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21.01.13
Liv said
" Delicious food. Popular restaurant so you might have to que but well worth it. I will be going back."
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13.11.12
Roger said
" Enjoyed the friendly, helpful and efficient service and delicious food. There was a wide..."
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18.10.12
San said
" My boyfriend and I couldn't decide where to eat and we stumble across this place as it was..."
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01.10.12
"Loved this place, food was just gorgeous so fresh, healthy and came at a nice place, staff were..."
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15.08.12
"Recommended by a friend who works in town. Incredibly impressed, Service is fast and friendly..."
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13.08.12
"Absolutely DELISHH! My no1 fav on tastecard now only tried their curries so far but I will..."
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david said "horrible and fake south east asian food!
literally the biggest joke of a thai curry i ever tried. Anyone who gave this place more than one star is clueless about food the way most british people are! watery curries with no flavor. It could only have been cooked by a non south-east asian and it shows!!! "
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Lavina said "Yummy food
The food was tastey and very good portions. Tried it out with my sister and we both loved the cocktails and food. Found a new favorite place :-) :-) "
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Naomi said "Great tasting food!
Very much enjoyed eating here, good was great and very filling especially if you get the combo. We got there early and was seated straight away but if we got there any later we could have a wait on our hands. Great service to.... "
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lynnette said "Value for money
Food was very good, loved every bite and portion size was perfect. Service was a bit slow. "
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Simona said
" The food was great. We went there for an early dinner, no booking required.

We just let them know we have a tastecard on arrival and when we asked for the bill. We had the grilled meats and they were really nice.

The service was slow and the waiters took a bit of nudging to do things, especially as it got busier.

Overall worth a go for the great food! "
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Tina said
" It is not expensive and easy to book a table. "
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Phil said "Worth a visit :-)
Definitely worth a visit. I have sampled many far east food and this has a very nice mix.

Thanks tastecard for introducing this to us. "
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Ellie said "Really unusual flavours - one of the best restaurants
Went on a Thursday early evening - I recommend 6-7pm ish for nice choice of tables. Had starter, main and dessert - it was all fantastic. I go out a lot for food, but this was very unusual tasting.

The portions are very generous and the staff very, very attentive. Ordered a vegetarian option and the promptly asked whether prawn crackers would be fine.

As deserts we had the pancake (yum) as well as the pudding (yumyum). Really, really nice interior and the overall atmosphere was really good. 5 stars. "
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Elena said "Was great!!!
I went with my boyfriend for my birthday and everything was perfect, the food (lovely and healthy). The staff was very friendly and smiling :) "
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Kate said "Quick, tasty and healthy(ish)
I often come here for lunch/dinner, as I work nearby - the fact that they accept tastecard is just a bonus! (Tip: the lunch specials can be better value). The food is fresh and tasty (and veggie-friendly) and the service is courteous and efficient. I like the open space and industrial-ish decor, but it does tend to get a little noisy at busy times (and can be draughty near the door). "
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Angie said "Not what we expected
I went with friend the other night. So looking forward to enjoy the food (attracted by the good comments) but overall we were disappointed. Atmosphere was good, staff were helpful but food are just not up to standard apart from Chicken Satay. We ordered Green Papaya Salad the taste was funny & it smells like it was off. Tamarind fish - ok but the portion was small. The monk vegetables, again small portion & quite salty. Malaysian 'Pull tea' (teh tarik), not quite the taste... Won't go back again. "
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Noora said "recommended
We had dinner at Banana Tree last night. It was a busy evening, but based on the comments here that was expected. We waited for about ten minutes to get a table. Service wasn't the quickest, but then it was a very busy evening, and staff were friendly and polite so I can't complain. Food arrived quickly and was very tasty. Due to crowds the place gets a little loud, so perhaps not the best place for a quiet romantic dinner or anyone with hearing problems, but otherwise I would definitely recommend the restaurant. "
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Anya said
" Great variety of food. Friendly staff. Soups were very tasty, will be going back to try out other food. We didn't need to reserve using the tastecard, which made it even easier! "
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Christine said
" Fantastic food, very pleasantly surprised. Excellent service despite it being a very busy night. We had to queue for a short while but it was well worth it, especially with the tastecard discount. I will defiantly go again.

Great place for vegetarians as there is a lot of choice, they also asked me if I was vegan, vegetarian or whether I ate fish to ensure my meal was suitable and offered to adapt if necessary. "
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Liv said
" Delicious food. Popular restaurant so you might have to que but well worth it. I will be going back. "
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Roger said
" Enjoyed the friendly, helpful and efficient service and delicious food. There was a wide selection of dishes from South East Asia and the presentation was attractive. My friend and I felt spoilt for choice and were both impressed; a very different and unusual Sunday lunch, will definitely recommend to friends. "
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San said
" My boyfriend and I couldn't decide where to eat and we stumble across this place as it was raining. It was very busy and we had to wait for 10 minutes which was not too bad. The food was very nice and better than expected. My boyfriend enjoyed it. They serve cocktails and raw juices too. We would definitely go back again. The service was good despite it was very busy. Would highly recommend. "
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"Loved this place, food was just gorgeous so fresh, healthy and came at a nice place, staff were friendly and the restaurant is a nice layout so its casual but you aren't sitting on top of each other. Have recommended to others and will go back myself! :) Charlotte "
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"Recommended by a friend who works in town. Incredibly impressed, Service is fast and friendly which is a bonus during a 45min lunch break! Their Laksa is one of the better ones in London, gotta try! 10/10 Jeet "
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"Absolutely DELISHH! My no1 fav on tastecard now only tried their curries so far but I will definitely coming back for more :) The Legendary Rendang - YUM!!!! Lucy "
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