Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
On Australia's serene Gold Coast lies a favourite with locals, The Royal Thai Restaurant.
Decked out with cutesy pink tablecloths and white chairs, it boasts a pretty interior that’s perfect for a chilled catch-up or something more intimate with that someone special. To top it all off, there are fresh flowers hanging in front of the mirrors that ornate the walls.
The menu covers all manners of Thai classics. The stir-fried section offers up some delicious eats, like their simple oyster sauce and vegetables. If you’ve come with noodles in mind, indulge in the popular pad thai or pad kee mao, complete with the chef’s special sauce.
For the curries, go off-piste with the creamy massaman lamb shank, or tom yum soup that pairs seafood with a zesty, lemony sauce and is, as the name suggests, yum. And if you’re after a light bite, fear not! Opt for their Papaya salad or Yum Glass Noodles with prawns and coriander.
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