sri thai imbiss) as he had read good things about it. however, it turned out to be a rather random experience!
we arrived at around 8.30pm but was told the chef was closing the kitchen at 9pm so we could only stay if we ordered what somebody else had ordered as she was cooking nothing else (luckily for us we like red thai chicken curry!).
anyway, we sat down (without having seen a menu) and ordered a thai beer each. the place is small (only about 6 tables) but an interesting space full of thai memorabilia and pictures of the thai royal family. the kitchen area is in the corner of the room (so in view of the diners).
kev and i were just happily chatting when the chef suddenly came over to our table and told us (in half german, half english) to be quiet and stop laughing so loudly as there is a baby sleeping upstairs. seriously, i was flabbergasted! we were making no more noise than anyone else (i mean, it was just the two of us having a normal level conversation) and there was actually a fan in the restaurant (i guess because they cook in the same room) that was SO loud. oh, and she was hitting her wok pans pretty hard with her metal utensils too.
i've never felt so uncomfortable in such an environment. it's a shame because when the red thai curry arrived it was absolutely delicious (and very hot!) but we won't be going back!