Taking over the floor above the long-standing Embassy Hotel, Jumbo Thai is completely unlike every suburban Thai restaurant you’ve ever been to. The restaurant itself is a mix of traditional and modern decor, with a warm but muted colour palette providing a homely vibe. Quirky paintings adorn the walls, including one of a very jumbo-sized man thoroughly enjoying his own Thai feast, while an exposed brick wall features a vibrant mural.
On the menu, meanwhile, you’ll find all your favourite Thai feeds elevated to new heights, along with some potential new faves. Of course there’s crunchy spring rolls, creamy yellow curry and spicy tom yum soup, but they’re given a twist—those spring rolls are filled with five spiced pulled duck, the yellow curry is loaded with chunky local sand crab and the tom yum soup features grilled scampi, scallops, mussels and squid. Other dishes to book in for and get your hands on are pulled pork Thai tacos with shredded coconut and prawn mince, and the bao buns with soft shell crab, ginger and chilli mayo.
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