Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Elephant and Castle Pub, London Elephant & Castle (NOW CLOSED)

Update 25/03/2015: for some reason it's closed...

It's been a long working week of stress this week (well the last few days)! And I think Miss Pinky has felt the strain of January stress too (more than me). So it was time to wind down yesterday and do something locally... in Elephant and Castle... ¬,¬"

After having a couple of G&Ts in Whetherspoons with Mr Picky and his work friends it was time to hit the Elephant and Castle Pub which is a couple of doors down. You can't miss it. It looks old and grungy on the outside and I can't say much about the inside. It's changed ownership a few times (apparently) and now it states that it's an Argentinian steak house... and they still serve Thai food!! OMG.

Miss Pinky and her family go to this place quite often and this is actually my second time going in there. If you pass by when sitting on a bus sometimes you might see it being quite full - that's when there's a game going on! Lots of oldies and students go in there too...
The Elephant and Castle Pub
Miss Pinky and I were very hungry so we ordered food. Seating is a bit awkward by the windows as the tables and couches are movable. And ladies, watch out for the men. Miss Pinky pointed out that men will walk up to you and chat you up (ok, that happened to us, thankfully the man was ok otherwise I would've ran away)...

So Miss Pinky ordered our food... and it did take a tiny while for it to come... Hungrrrrry!!

Miss Pinky started off with the calamari which was served with honey. Hmmm interesting. It tasted ok and the honey went well with it. I think lots of restaurants should serve fried stuff with honey.
Calamari
I had the chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce. I had it all to myself. It was great! And the peanut sauce was very tasty too!! ^_^ Love it.
Chicken satay with peanut sauce
Miss Pinky ordered this stir fried pork with vegetables and rice in oyster sauce. This is more Chinese than Thai...
Stir fried pork in oyster sauce with rice
And I had to wait a little longer for this green curry and vegetables as they cooked chicken instead of beef. It was good stuff!! A little spicy which is what I like. Courgettes were a little bitter but the sauce just made it better.
Kang kiew wan - green curry with beef and rice
Food cost around £21 (Miss Pinky paid) and I think we may have spent around £30 to £40. Prices of drinks seem to go up after 10ish but that's ok with me (if I'm only doing one round ¬,¬").

My geeky rating: 4.5/5

Good points:
- Cheap Thai food... better than going to a restaurat
- You're in a pub so you can have many drinks!
- It was disco night when we went so the night music was a mixture of old and new music

Bad points:
- A little wait for the food
- Drinks go up after 10ish
- Sitting is a little awkward

Address: The Elephant and Castle Pub, 119 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BN

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