Boonta Too Thai Restaurant, Abergavenny

The only Thai restaurant in Abergavenny, Boonta Too Thai has a loyal customer base, many of whom recommend it for its solid Thai cooking and friendly service.

Range of dishes at Boonta Thai Restaurant in Abergavenny, Wales

Located above a flower shop, the first floor restaurant has a homely and slightly dated feel about it, and no alcohol license means a (no-charge) BYOB policy.

Thai Satary Chicken Skewers

Chicken satay with peanut sauce (£4.95) retains juiciness in the chicken, and the marinade gives an additional flavour note, but the peanut sauce is disappointingly one-dimensional, more akin to thinned peanut butter than a true satay.

Sesame Prawn Toast and Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Sesame Prawn Toast (£4.95) with sweet chilli dipping sauce is hot, fresh and crispy, but fairly plain, without the spicing I’ve come to expect from Thai versions. It’s tasty though, and quickly eaten.

Thai Beef Salad

The Beef salad (£4.95) with chilli, lime juice and onion is definitely the winner of our three starters. Ragingly hot and fiery chilli mixed in with superbly tender beef and crunchy salad vegetables, results in much huffing and puffing on my part at the intensity of the chilli heat. But I stubbornly continue to eat, regardless of the burning pain, for the wonderful flavours!

Thai Beef Salad

Beef Pad Kar Pow (£13.50) is described as a ‘chilli and basil stir fry’, a dish I’m more familiar with in its minced pork version. The rich and savoury flavours are good and the meat portion generous. A portion of steamed rice, egg fried rice, coconut rice or egg fried noodles is included in the price.

Roast Duck Thai Red Curry

Roasted Duck Red Curry (£13.50) is punchy and delicious, the duck soft and tender and with plenty of chunky bamboo shoot, which I love. Again, the price includes a portion of rice or noodles.

Chicken Pad Thai Noodle

I’m not at all a fan of the Chicken Pad Thai Noodle (£8.50) which is wet and sloppy and tastes overwhelmingly of tamarind. It has none of the subtlety of flavour I usually enjoy in pad thai, and much of it is left uneaten.

Interior of Boonta Thai Restaurant in Abergavenny, Wales

Overall, we enjoy the meal – most of the dishes are decent, and a few are really good. Even with the portion of rice or noodles included with each one, the prices for main dishes seem on the high side to me, but as the only Thai restaurant in the vicinity, it’s no doubt able to charge a premium without being undercut by competition.

Certainly, we’ll go back, especially now we’re aware of the BYOB policy, which is a welcome way to reduce the bill a little.

Boonta Thai Restaurant in Abergavenny, Wales

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8 Comments to "Boonta Too Thai Restaurant, Abergavenny"

  1. Katie Parkin

    We love the food here. Eat in or takeaway.
    I disagree that prices are on the ‘high side’. I think it’s very reasonable. Like you say, especially if you don’t have to pay over the top prices for alcohol. Works out to be very reasonable.

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    kaveyeats

    I can only compare pricing to what I’m used to from where we used to live, in London… From that perspective the prices seem a touch high, but not massively so, and we will certainly be revisiting! 👍

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  2. Becca

    Looks like a nice place, I actually really love homely restaurants! The BYOB thing is a huge bonus too 😀

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  3. Choclette

    Ooh, I love Thai. Despite this being a big Thai area, which is a bit of a surprise as there’s not much variety of cuisine, I still haven’t been out to a Thai restaurant. This has got to change.

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