Thai and pub fusion? That’s a thing by now, don’t you know? Of course, there’s been a number of these babies springing up across the capital and its outskirts, so it should come as no surprise that Epsom’s East Street has one too. The Kings Arms serves excellent spicy Thai specialties inside a pub brimming with character. You’ll count yourself lucky if you manage to leave at all once you’re there.
There’s something about Thai food that has really captured the imagination of the British public. Perhaps the vice-like grip Indian cuisine exercises on our collective palates has meant that we’re keener than our neighbours on the spicy stuff, or maybe it’s just that no one wants to eat bacon butties every day for 80 or so years… Either way, Thai food is here to stay and the Kings Arms are offering steaming plates of Thai food in the familiar surrounds of a pub for Epsom’s hungry hordes.
The menu has highlights from across Asia, including classic Thai curries and a selection of other goodies from Malaysia and Indonesia. Join the fun in the week and enjoy Crafty Mondays (that’s a Pilsner and burger offer), Tasty Tuesdays (Thai food, drinks and sides on offer here), Steak Wednesdays (needs no explanation), and our fave, Bubbly Thursdays (hello bottle of Prosecco with your sharing platter). Of course, the Kings Arms on East Street in Epson is not only a Thai restaurant, it is also very much a pub, so head down to the weekly quiz nights, or catch some live music in the bar area, after you’ve eaten, naturally.
Staff were very helpful. I ordered a Classic Dog & was very enjoyable. Will definitely be returning.
My husband and I enjoyed the food , the service was good and the waiter was very attentive. The atmosphere was very laid back and made for a very relaxing evening.
Went to Kings Arms over weekend with my Partner, wasn't disappointed the food was excellent and service was fab, will definitely be going again soon.
Great food in a friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go back again....soon. The veggie starter was healthy and tasty. Both of us had curries for mains, which were just right in terms of 'spice level' and full of meat!
It was a Friday night and we the only people in eating the whole evening! So not much of an atmosphere! But saying that you couldn’t fault the service, as had our own personal waitress who explains and answered any question we had on the menu. Food came up in a timely manner and was excellent, as a pub the wine wasn’t as expensive as other restaurants and a nice selection and we will go back again another day. As I said only marked down as there wasn’t much of a atmosphere but sure once word out how good the food is it be busier as that is all that’s missing from the evening! So, hopefully next time it will be busier, I just hope we can get a table.
Hopefully just an 'off day' ... We've been several times in the past & it's usually very good in the restaurant. However, this time it was far from it, leaving those in our group feeling frustrated. Only one waiter was working, serving every table, he was unhelpful, bordering on rude, when we asked to order anything or for advice about how many dragon platter starters to share between our group in order to cater for all of us to try one of everything. We had to guess in the end and we ended up not getting enough because he said it was up to us to guess (it seemed obvious he didn't want to help). The food wasn't up to standard - over cooked and 2 orders arrived much later than everyone else. By the time we wanted to order coffee & pudding we were told bluntly that the kitchen was closing (... At 9pm!!). Not good. Probably won't go back which is a shame, as for a while we thought this was a fabulous place.
Lovely beer garden, friendly staff, but very very slow service. I think there was only one member of staff monitoring the bar and restaurant. The food took a very long time to come out. The main dishes on the Thai menu do not come with rice or salad so you have to order that on top of your chosen dish. The food was nice, just not enough of it. When we went to pay out bill we walked through the restaurant and into the bar and still couldn't see anyone to serve us, ended up having to pop our head into the kitchen to ask for someone to take our money so we could leave.
Delicious food, pleasant surrounds and friendly staff. Only area for improvement would be to have another waiter serving as the two that were there had a lot of tables to cover and it subsequently took a while to be served. Not a problem as we had plenty of time however may put off some diners.
Great choice of food on the menu, the wine was gorgeous.. the guy serving us was super friendly and helpful... my friend and I had a lovely evening.. I would recommend Thai food for sure at the Kings Arms. Yum!!
As a party of six I was very impressed with the whole experience, the staff were friendly, welcoming and very attentive. The food was delicious and I look forward to returning to try all the other food on the menu.