If you ask anyone who lives anywhere near to Pershore what they think of Thai Legends (assuming they like Thai food), they all say the same – its great! The best thing about the food at Thai Legends in my opinion is that it is consistently good. I have never had a bad meal there in all of the years I’ve been going with friends and family. The restaurant is always busy, yet the friendly staff always seem to be able to find you a table and accommodate to any special requirements.
The last visit to Thai Legends was with my boyfriend along with 2 very close friends who live in Pershore. It was very much a social and our first real get together in the new year. We booked the table for 7pm on a Friday evening and as usual when we arrived the restaurant was busy. We were taken to a table in the furthest corner at the back of the restaurant. This was probably a good thing as our group have been known to get a little noisy and our topics of conversation are not at all for the faint hearted.
We ordered some drinks whilst having a catch up, looking at the menu and snacking on the prawn crackers which were already on the table. My friends gave me the task of choosing our main courses (apparently when you write a food blog you know stuff about food), but to be honest I didn’t mind as I knew exactly what we needed. If you’re with a group or even just for the 2 of you, the ‘Thai Legends Mixed Starters’ is a must! We’re a fussy lot so asked them to replace the chicken wrapped in leaves for some extra tempura prawns, but it’s a great mix which everyone will enjoy. I picked 5 main courses between the 4 of us, 2 portions of Pad Thai noodles and 2 portions of rice. It may sound like a lot but the portions aren’t too huge, unlike our appetites!
The mixed starters arrived on a show stopping centrepiece plate which looked fabulous on the table. It included some ribs, tempura prawns, spring rolls, prawn toast and chicken satay served with satay sauce and a sweet chilli dipping sauce on the side. I don’t think any of us were actually hungry after the starter but didn’t stop us tackling the main courses which followed. My recommendations from the menu for 4-5 people are No. 23, No. 41, No. 86, No. 30 (with prawns). No. 100 (no beansprouts is my preference), No. 106 and No. 74. The main courses were a little slow to arrive but considering the restaurant was full, we were having such a great time and the waiter did come to the table to update us without having to ask, this really was not a problem.
We ordered another round of drinks during the meal but nobody could manage dessert or coffee, although somehow found room for the After Eight chocolates which came with the bill.
The food was amazing, staff were attentive and welcoming and the company was exceptional…what a fantastic evening!
Cost: approx. food only £85 (based on 4 hungry people)
Mixed starters for 4, 5 main courses, 2 side orders, 2 portions rice (drinks extra)
Pershore, Worcestershire, United Kingdom – last visited in February 2017
Food hygiene rating – good 4/5- date of last inspection 28th January 2016