You don't need a 6,000 mile journey across the world to discover the real taste of traditional home-cooked Thai food. It's right there in Lark Lane, Liverpool. The relaxed atmosphere of Chilli Banana - a three-times "Taste Liverpool accredited restaurant" is where a dedicated Thai team prepares and serves delicious authentic cuisine. This is not Thai food adapted for western palates. This is the genuine article from friendly, attentive people with a passion for traditional regional cooking the way it's done in Thailand. Chilli Banana - listed by Trip Advisor among Liverpool's top restaurants - is a combination of top-class locally farmed produce, freshly imported Thai ingredients and the delicate flavours of Prachinburi family recipes that recreate a memorable taste of Thailand. The regional specialities change monthly and choices include street food, 'Express' and 'Light Bite' lunches, noodle soups, wok fried noodles and steamed rice plates. Prices start as low as £2.25 and everything is available to take away too. Chilli Banana reflects Thailand's family culture which is why the restaurant comes into its own on Sundays from 1pm right through to 9pm. The full à la carte menu runs all day. The great value two-course lunch deals, for just £13.95 per person, are available until 5.30pm. And the unique children's menu, inspired by suggestions from young customers, features junior versions of well-known Thai classics. Youngsters up to 12 years old have a choice of drink, main course and dessert for £6.95, every day of the week until 6.30pm. And for adults there's the Bellini and Champagne mini bar with fresh homemade fruit coulis, infused with passion fruit and strawberry liqueurs, topped up with crisp Prosecco or Champagne. Chilli Banana's upstairs floor is available for private hire for corporate or family use, from business lunches to birthday parties and an outside catering service is also available.
A platter of mixed starters to share. Choice of main course served with steamed jasmine rice. Includes a glass of house wine or bottle of beer.
£19.95 per person (minimum 2 people).
Available from Sunday to Thursday.
Lunch Express £9.95: Any small plate followed by any noodle dish, rice dish or weekly special.
Lunch Special £11.95: Any 2 small plates followed by any noodle dish, rice dish or weekly special.
|Main dining room capacity||90|
|Booking policy||Reservations only|
|Best seat||The Booths|
|Max group booking size||90|
|Average 3 course lunch price (excluding drinks)||£11.95|
|Alcohol license||Bring your own|
|Children's dining restrictions||Yes|
|Children's dining details||Not after 6.30pm|
|Payment by credit card||Yes|
|Payment by debit card||Yes|
|Covered smoking area||covered area with heating|
|Venue special views||Lark Lane|