When you think of heading to a Thai restaurant these days, often a curry puff, spring roll or green curry comes to mind in a cheap and cheerful local store. But when we headed to Riverside Thai in Pyrmont, we were pleasantly surprised to see a more upscale Thai restaurant with a super interesting menu with plenty of signature dishes. There is a really good menu, that is quite extensive. It is authentic Thai food with the influences of Northern Thailand, using plenty of spices and sauces that leave the dishes packing with colour and flavour.
Riverside Thai likes to combine Australian influences with their Thai menu for a fusion and this can be seen through their take on a pad thai, served with half a Lobster with bean sprout, chives and egg accompanying the flavoursome noodles.
We were dining as part of a group and ordered an entrée and main each and shared all amongst us. Some of the smaller dishes we tried included Mieng Kham – grilled scallop on a fresh betel leaf, lime, Spanish onion, peanut and ginger & another was Roti Gallery, everyone’s favourite fried bread, served with a side salad.
The Riverside Prawns – a plate full of fried crispy King Prawn tossed with pepper, shallot oil with Tamarind sauce, incredibly crunchy and super delicious. A popular dish amongst the group were the scallops, served on half the shell, topped with Thai salsa and lime dressing. We also couldn’t go past a few satay chicken skewers.
Along with the lobster Pad Thai previously mentioned, we shared the duck curry, with green bean, pineapple, lychee, grape and lime leaves and a spicy dish – the King prawns with special authentic curry from Bangkok, Thailand.
The wagyu crying tiger was a high quality piece of meat, cooked beautiful, served with a tamarind powder and dipping sauce. We also enjoyed a generous plate of crab fried rice.
They have a top chef, Paul, who has worked with Luke Nguyen and Chase Kojima to name a few. This experience shows in the dishes that are incredibly tasty and presented beautifully.
To accompany your meal, they have soft drinks and alcoholic options as a drink to enjoy with your dinner. We also had a lychee frappe which was a great drink to have with our spicy mains.
You are dining in a classy restaurant space with a rustic and tasteful decor and the ambience is relaxed. Staff are extremely friendly, which is the Thai way and were very helpful with recommending dishes.
Thank you to Riverside Thai for the hospitality and to Ompty Media for the invitation to dine.
2/42 Harris St
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone:(02) 9571 9566
Lunch: Monday – Friday
11:30am – 3:30pm
Dinner Mon – Sun
5:30am – 10pm