When you walk into The Grand Siam Thai Restaurant in Lexington Drive Bella Vista, you could be forgiven for thinking you are eating in the heart of Asia. Everything in it has been designed to be authentically Thai, from the delicious dishes on the menu, to the décor and the traditional costumes worn by the staff.
The restaurant is owned and operated by sisters Takk and Tam Surapongwanitchakool, who are keen to offer local residents a more authentic choice in Thai eating.
“Most Thai restaurants in the Hills District offer a modern version of Thai food,” Takk said. “We wanted to offer people the opportunity to taste the flavours of more authentic Thai dishes. Bella Vista is a very relaxed and friendly area with lots of families, so we created a restaurant that reflected this – relaxed, clean and friendly but also authentically Thai.”
Takk and Tam have succeeded in creating a modern, spacious restaurant beautifully decorated with a stunning hanging pendant chandelier and vibrant red accents throughout. The restaurant can accommodate 80 – 100 people inside and outside, so is suitable for functions and large groups.
The restaurant has an extensive menu of traditional Thai food along with very popular signature dishes including Soft Shell Crab with Black Pepper, Cinnamon Duck with Plum Sauce, and Salt and Pepper Squid or Prawn. The Grand Siam Pad Thai, a traditional Thai-style stir fry of thin rice noodles with Grand Siam homemade sauce, bean sprouts, shallots and crushed peanuts wrapped in eggs and served with deep fried soft shell crab, is already a popular favourite and a must for foodies.
Other dishes you must try include Satay Chicken Sticks, Tom Yum soup, Crying Tiger, Massaman Beef Curry, and deep fried whole Snapper with sweet chilli sauce.
The restaurant is located at E201, 24-32 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista and is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11am-3pm, and dinner seven nights a week 5.00pm-9.30 pm. For bookings, call 8883 0081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free home delivery for orders $30 and over.