149 High Street
Berkhamsted HP4 3HH
After spending a couple of days at Ashridge University, I wanted to explore Berkhamsted town and grab a hot lunch before catching the train back to London.
I avoid chain restaurants when I can and this one had a good rating on yelp.
It was a fixed lunch offer only (no a la carte) with one soup or starter and one main course served with rice for 10 Pounds.
I ordered the sticky pork ribs as a starter - they were very well cooked and were almost falling off the bone, but the sauce on them was sickly sweet.
My main course was a beef stir fry (I asked for a spicy option and the server recommended this) Again the meat was well cooked, but it was so salty!
While main courses are normally served with rice, I requested if I could substitute the rice for noodles. The egg noodles that were served with the beef was very tasty (and they weren't even on the menu)
The place was quite full in the noon and most people in there were locals.
The staff was really sweet and obliging.
However the food was a disappointment. I just ate the noodles and picked at the beef and pork. Even mixed with the noodles the sweetness was cloying and the saltiness overwhelming.
Next time I think I'll just eat at Ashridge before leaving, the buffets there were amazing.
Rating : 2 / 5
Thai Cottage Menu