58 Brewer St, London, Soho W1F 9TL
Blink and you could easily miss this place and you wouldn’t want to do that. Excellent Asian (Thailand, Yunnan and Burma) inspired dishes with a twist and not a drop of Coconut milk in sight.
Kiln in Soho offers a small but interesting choice of small plates (sweet langoustine, aged Lamb & Cumin Skewers, Clay Pot Baked Crab & Glass Noodle, to name but a few) packed full of flavour , especially the ‘eye watering’ & ‘tongue splitting’ Short Rib Curry, it will blow your head off, you have been warned!!!
The restaurant itself offers ‘simple’ in a ‘very’ styled up way, Western Europe meets South East Asia and voila. Long wooden benches, low hanging lights and an open kitchen with a wood-fire oven that provides nonstop entertainment and delicious smells.
Apparently a lot of the food is sourced from farmers in Cornwall, so its nice they are keeping in British with most of the ingredients but also keeping the essence of what it’s all about.
"Many of Kiln’s recipes have been developed whilst travelling with the team in the Northern Thai regions, particularly the villages near the Myanmar border where the Chinese influence is most prevalent."
And we can’t review this venue without giving a big shout out to all the staff, especially our waitress, Martie! She clearly loves her job and ‘she’ was the cherry on the cake that made our whole night just fabulous.