Since the first restaurant opened twenty years ago, Fat Boys has expanded across London, where they’re known throughout the city for their sublime Thai cuisine. Located on Upper Richmond Road West, Fat Boys’ East Sheen restaurant is where locals can get their fix of authentic Thai cuisine, dished up in a stylish setting with traditional Thai decor combined with chic modern furniture. Try some tod man pla (deep-fried fish mixed with mild curry paste and long green beans, served with sweet chilli sauce), tuck in to a traditional Thai green curry or some pad thai or satisfy your sweet tooth with the Thai pancakes and ice cream. Just remember to book a table at Fat Boys in advance to avoid having to wait!
In my previous review of this restaurant the meals were rated excellent. On this visit there were three of us and we all rated our meals excellent. The other positive comment on this occasion was that any staffing problems had very clearly been sorted out, and we were not only given great service and attention by Julie, but by two other staff members as well. A very enjoyable evening.
We love Thai food and having lived in Asia, rate our Thai restaurants by the quality/taste of their Tom Yum Goong soup--Fat Boys' was excellent! (As were all the other dishes we had: red beef curry, green chicken curry, pad Thai, grilled prawns--and soft shell crab starter which was a big favourite). Friendly quick service--that made our children feel very welcome.
The ‘starter’ and the main course were both of excellent quality, as were the ambiance and service. The only reason they did not rate a 6 was because the staff, particularly ‘Julie’, were very overworked, and they really could have used one more staff member. As it was, after an initial slight delay, service, care and attention were very good!