Chong Co Thai on the Kingston Foreshore offers a lovely lakeside setting in the good weather (but can also be busy and noisy in winter). Service is excellent. Serves are generous and flavours delicious.
However, prices per dish tend to be $2-3 more than the sister restaurants, perhaps to cover the higher rent.
The chicken green curry and beef massaman curry are excellent, as are the prawn and the chicken cashew nut stir fries.
Suggested shared menu for six people (2 dishes per 3 people is plenty)
CHICKEN GREEN CURRY $23
Thai style curry with chicken, green chilli paste and coconut milk with mixed vegetables and basil leaves (Medium)
BEEF MASSAMAN CURRY $25
Made from special massaman curry paste cooked with coconut milk, onion, potato topped with peanut and coriander (Mild)
CHICKEN CASHEW NUT STIR FRY $21
Stir fried chicken with cashew nut, chilli jam,
and mixed vegetables (Medium)
LAMB CHILLI BASIL STIR FRY $21
Stir fried lamb with chilli, basil leaves and mixed vegetables (Medium)
Three serves Jasmine rice $3 per serve
$2.70 corkage per person
Very helpful service. Best in warm weather when you can enjoy the lake views and open setting. ( Can be noisy inside).
25% discount for Entertainment Book up to $30
Total food cost $99 ($16.50 per person) ($74 with the discount ($12.40 per person)
Prawn & cashew stir fry (8 prawns) very good, $29 Complimentary 1st birthday treat
Chong Co Deep fried ice-cream $8.90
Thai pumpkin custard served with ice-cream $9.90 (very good)
11/81 Giles Street, Kingston (i.e. Kingston Foreshore)
Phone: 6162 0200
OPENING HOURS: 7 Days 11am-10pm
(Can be tricky to find as it’s not well sign posted from the road, but it’s at the end of the foreshore away from King’s Ave bridge next to the Rum Bar and near Max Brenner, on a corner.)