Toomai Square – east meets west in south east London

Everybody loves a family-run business and if you love pan-Asian cooking then you’re really going to love Toomai Square in Greenwich. The newly opened restaurant combines Thai, Chinese and Malaysian/Indonesian classics on one menu, with healthy options and bespoke cocktails to boot.

Set up by two brothers hailing from a small village in Northeast India, Toomai Square looks set to become a go-to destination for families, friends and partners alike. It’s got a vibrant and varied menu, with options to please everyone. It’s also a great destination for city workers looking for after-work dinner and drinks.

The ingredients used here are of the highest quality, lending to dishes that even Asian cuisine connoisseurs would be impressed by. The flavour-packed menu includes classic starters like Tempura Prawns, Toomai Dim Sum and Edamame Beans, as well as more exotic options like Thai Calamari and Pepper Chilli Lamb.

For mains, I’d strongly recommend the chef’s specials: Lobster Yellow Curry and Lamb Shank Massaman. Both dishes are bold yet exquisite. The lamb in particular is cooked beautifully. More of a traditional noodle-dish kinda person? Then try the brothers’ signature Pad Thai – a traditionally made dish showcasing their experience and travels around Asia.

Any fitness enthusiasts this New Year will be pleased to see dedicated ‘healthy choice’ options, including Thai-style soups and an enticing salad menu. Desserts are also on the cards with a range of tempting ice creams and sorbets, for those of you not yet ready for the total health choice lifestyle.

Toomai Square won’t just be a destination for top-notch Asian food thanks to their creative cocktail menu. Guests can enjoy in-house twists on favourites, like the Toomai Martini with fresh ginger and lemongrass or the Lassi Pina Colada – a mix of coconut Lassi and rum. The wine list boasts labels for all budgets and a large selection of Japanese whiskies and well-known spirits makes the restaurant even more appealing as a venue for pre-dinner drinks; there are plans to divide the current large open space into a more separated bar / restaurant area.

Restaurant owner, Kumar, says: “Our restaurant’s cuisine is created by the marriage between Chinese cooking methods (stir-frying small cuts of meat and veggies on high heat), Indian flavours (hot, spicy, sweet and sour) and Thai freshness, creating the perfect symphony of flavours”.

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