Saturday, 21 May 2016

Surin recommended: top 45 restaurants in Kent

Surin is recommend by KM newspaper, Kent's largest newspaper, as one of the top 45 restaurants in Kent. Surin is one of only 3 Asian restaurants recommended in Kent (and the other two are Japanese), the only Thai restaurant in Kent, and one of only two restaurants in Thanet. The Surin review is: SURIN, RAMSGATE CT11 8HA Thai restaurants may be two a penny, but the Surin offers astonishing bang to the baht. It’s cheap and cheerful but with a freshness and verve you’d expect from a high-end London establishment. Chef and owner Damrong Garbutt has West End training, but it’s her home cooking learnt from her mother and grandmother in north east Thailand, near the Cambodian border, that really hits the spot. Cambodian and Laotian dishes throw in an element of the unexpected and there are locally brewed house beers, blonde or dark, to complement the flavours. Among reviewers who have dug deep for sufficient superlatives to do justice to Surin is food writer Jay Rayner. The full KM listing is: 45 best places to eat in Kent: Our favourite restaurants, pubs and cafes Surin is also recommended by The Good Food Guide, The Times, The Independent, Thai Embassy Select: UK and European restaurants, and Time Out, BBCTV and The Observer: Try the sea bass!