Thai Cottage is a family-run institution, serving authentic Thai food right in the heart of London Soho. Unlike many places in the area, this restaurant won’t break your bank, with lunch deals priced at just 5.50 pounds. Being a seafood lover, I always go for prawn dishes. Stir fry prawn with baby corn and spring onion in oyster sauce (£8.75) or prawn in green/red curry paste with coconut milk, aubergine, bamboo shoots & sweet basil (£8.95) are every time safe bets. Thai Cottage curries are smooth, silky and simply melt in your mouth. Stir fries offer just the right texture of prawns and vegetables. If you prefer meat options – try chicken in red curry paste with coconut milk, aubergine, bamboo shoots & sweet basil (£6.95). When it comes to starters, I recommend deep fried fish cakes (£5.50) with home-made chilli sauce or chicken satays (£4.95).