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Banana Tree Canteen
412-416 St. John StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1V 4NJ
- +44 (0)20 7278 7565
- Public transport:
- Angel, Underground
Went there yesterday with my friends. First of all it's a really good location just minutes walk fromAngel station. Easy to find.
It wasnt busy Saturday evening. Drinks we ordered are quite nice. I order the sweet sour chicken with rice as my main and tbh it taste nothing different from those you can find in a Chinese buffet in Chinatown. There wasnt anything bad but there isnt anything that...more
Pad Thai was as great as ever and now it had better crackers; it used to be tasteless, greasy fried Wontan wrapper. I cannot see any flaw in this dish. The Black Glutinous Rice Pudding was flavourful and the accompanying Coconut Ice Cream complemented it very well. The service was quicker on 26 January.more
I wish I could've liked this place, but wow is it not good. It's not even real Thai - it's just mediocre and not worth a trip.
The food doesn't have much taste and isn't spiced right at all. At least the stir-frys are like that. The way they are described, you'd think it would be packed with flavor, but you can't really barely taste any of the flavors described. The portions are small, rice...more
Checked in to Banana Tree today after a very long time. My last visit was more than a year ago and to be honest it must have not been memorable because I don't remember what I ate back then! If it were good I would have remembered :-)
This time around I went for the lunch menu - had the Chicken Dumplings and a Chicken Rendang. The dumpling arrived quickly and were OK and nothing exceptional....more
I believe if you order the right thing Banana Tree can be good. But it's not like I've been here before to judge myself but heard too many people complaining about the bland flavours of the wok dishes. Most chain Chinese restaurants do lack that skill to give wok dishes that needed wok energy as it requires time for the wok to heat up and dealing with a very high temperature wok that can be...more