Review of 'Satay House Malaysian Restaurant'

A nice little restaurant hidden away around the corner from Paddington on a small little side street the Satay House is quite understated but has some wonderful small dishes that are quite well prepared.

We started with the Udang Goreng Tepong (deep fried prawns in batter with a dipping sauce) which was a bit bready. The Tom Yam Sup (Soup), £4.00, was a bit spicy but quite enjoyable. The main courses of Kari Ayam (chicken curry), £5.70, was quite spicy (again) but the Ayam Percik (chicken in coconut sauce), £5.70, was lovely and creamy. The Nasi Kelapa (coconut rice) was a bit pricey at £4.00 for a quite small bowl and the Roti Canai(Malaysian home-made bread), £4.00, was a bit starchy and very heavy.

After our appetizers and mains we were not all that hungry any longer so skipped the dessert but a few options looked quite pleasant particularly the Pisang Goreng (banana fritters) and simple lychees with ice. The rest of the desserts did not really enthral with the dependency on beans but quite true to the Malaysian cuisine.

The restaurant was quite busy but noisy with it's wood floors and quite crowded interior. The restaurant does have two levels but reservations are definitely recommended as it was full even on a Wednesday evening. The price was a bit high for such small dishes but not excessively so.

If you are in the neighbourhood and looking for a break from the nearby take-aways and fast food Satay House is definitely worth a try but I would not go out of my way to visit.

Rating: “A bit better than average”

Review Date: 2007-02-01

Cuisine: Malaysian

Address: 13 Sale Place, London, W2 1PX

Public Transport: TUBE Edgeware Road Station

Location: London (England) - Bayswater



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Telephone: 020 7723 6763