This place might try and ride on the dubious
coattails of those annual NOW surveys, but
I'd care to offer a slightly less glowing
review. Well, review's difficult, because
I can't say I actually ate at the Friendly
Thai today. Nope. Sat there for 35 minutes.
Had a tall glass of water. My friend had
ordered the standard, Pad Thai. Me, soup.
Kind of stuff that takes 3 minutes to prepare
in most kitchens. Takes 30 minutes for the two
staff members to recognize that we don't have
food. The other eight people in the restaurant
do, though. The ones that arrived after us.
No explanation other than, 'there's a problem
with the computer'. No, there's a problem
with the service. We shake our heads and put on
our coats. The only effort to keep us there
is to suggest it will only be a minute. We say,
really, only a minute? Well, five minutes actually.
Uh-huh. And we'll give you the pad thai free.