About Cattleya at Chu & Cho
When Charlton’s favourite Spanish tapas restaurant, fondly known as Chu & Cho, was invaded by proprietors with a yen for Thai cuisine, it was far from a hostile takeover. Now, under the name Cattleya at Chu & Cho, diners at the restaurant’s Charlton Church Lane premises can have the best of both worlds – Spanish and Thai tapas alongside a great selection of traditional Thai dishes. Cattleya is a unique proposition in London, and there’s a famous live music night on Sundays that begs for a table booking.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
- Friday 17:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Cattleya at Chu & Cho have trademarked the term Thai-Med in relation to their unique brand of fusion food, and they’re probably justified. We’ve seen Thai cuisine making inroads at British pubs, sure, but to mix and match Spanish tapas with Thai food? That has to set some kind of precedent in the UK, and you saw it here first, ladies and gentleman, at Cattleya’s Charlton Church Lane fusion restaurant in London’s Charlton. Not quite satisfied with welding Andalusia to Southeast Asia, Cattleya also maintain a popular music night on Sundays – be sure to book at this particularly busy time.
From patatas bravas to prawns on toast, boquerones to aromatic duck rolls, Cattleya at Chu & Cho moves confidently from Spanish tapas to Thai tapas. And it makes sense. Small plates such as these are perfect to share with friends and family, the ideal accompaniment to good drink, and it seems that the traditions of Spain and Thailand can harmonise when it comes to presenting carefully chosen and simply prepared dishes to diners. That said, Cattleya’s a la carte menu remains dominated by classic Thai dishes: tom yum and tom kha soups, Thai salads and curries, stir-fries and so on. The stars of this Charlton Thai (and tapas) restaurant are certainly house specials like the neua phrig Thai orn, stewed beef shin with fresh peppercorns, garlic, and green vegetables, or the fiery ped phad cha, sliced duck breast with onion, red peppers and green beans, peppercorns garlic, and a whole lot of chilli. A certifiable oddity in London’s dining scene, curious foodies are advised to check it out.
Excellent food and service and very reasonably priced. The fried banana was amazing. What a treasure of a restaurant hidden away in Charlton. We will definitely go back.
Great tasty meal... love their cocktails... wonderful band were playing lovely music.. restaurant was clean and well aired..staff were freindly and helpful... enjoyed their unusual tea..
The food and atmosphere is amazing! 😊 We will all be going back.., service so friendly. Prices won't break the bank. Great little find!!! Thank you 👏🏻
The foods absolutely amazing this is my local an favourite restaurant, never disappointed would 10000% recommend to everyone. Stewed shin of beef or weeping tiger are my favourites there a must try
Great little find in Charlton. Unassuming exterior so easy to miss - but don't! The thai food is fresh, tasty and plentiful. The service - although a little slow with only one person manning the floor - was polite and friendly. Definitely recommended if you are in that part of town and want some delicious authentic thai!
Good food & service at a reasonable price. Particularly like the soup to start. Would definitely go there again & very covenient if you are going to Charlton
Great service.. Easy to read menus... Food arrived lovely and hot 😎... Nice price too... Clean looking restaurant... Love their homemade cocktails .. Great entertainment too.
Lovely little restaurant. Excellent food. Pleasant staff. Service was a little slow. The bathroom is a little cold and could do with a heater. Otherwise good evening.
Very nice and fresh tasty food and lovely relaxed atmosphere. The only disappointment was churros dessert. The chocolate sauce was more like a chocolate drink.