Restaurant Review: Kin and Deum Thai Restaurant (Kin + Deum). Homeboy and I ate at the previous Thai restaurant located at this site when we were researching the area to buy a property. It then closed down and has re-opened recently by three siblings – Bank, Roselyn and Shakris Inngern. If you’re looking for a Thai Restaurant in London Bridge or restaurants near Bermondsey Street, you should seek out the Kin and Deum Thai Restaurant.
“For authentic Thai food in minimalist, contemporary surroundings you should book a table at Kin and Deum where the three sibling owners will take care of your Thai food cravings,” Homegirl London
Kin and Deum Thai Restaurant Dinner Menu
The menu features authentic Thai dishes using local London ingredients. Start with Grilled Chicken Skewers, Chicken and Prawn Thai Dumplings, Pork and Herb Larb Balls or Spicy Thai Tacos. We ordered the Shiitake Mushroom Spring Rolls filled with mushrooms, glass noodles, carrots and spring onions. These tasted nice enough and made a change from the usual spring rolls on Thai restaurant menus.
Shiitake Mushroom Spring Rolls
We also selected the Som Tum Salad as an additional starter. This was pretty spicy but a delight. Other salads included Larb Mint Chicken and Yum Pak Boong with tis fine tempura of Thai morning glory with a roasted chilli dressing.
Som Tum Salad
For the mains, they have a selection of house dishes which sounded very grand. You can tuck into something delicious like the Bangkok Gra Pow which is stir fry minced pork with chillies. The Himmaparn is nutty stir fried crispy chicken with cashew nuts, red onions, peppers and dried red chillies. Other dishes included Pork Belly, Prawns, Duck and Steak so the choice is very good covering all tastes. Homeboy selected the Seabass Choo Chee Curry. The lightly crisped seabass fillet accompanied by a creamy panang red curry was delicious he told me.
Seabass Choo Chee Curry
I settled on the vegetarian Bank’s Massaman Curry without the tofu. It was wonderful, the sauce was the ideal thickness and beautifully spiced. The vegetables were perfectly cooked with a wide variety. Other choices were Traditional Green Curry or Panang Curry. These were available with vegetables and tofu, chicken, beef or prawns. If you’re not in the mood for curry a noodle dish like King Prawn Pad Thai might hit the spot or Thai Fried Rice. Sides included Tamarind Crispy Eggs and Crunchy Sweetheart Cabbage.
Iced Thai Milk Tea and Butterfly Pea Juice
To give you the idea of price points starters are £5.90-6.50, salads are £6.90-7.90, house mains are £9-13 and curries are £9-12.50. We tired a couple of nice drinks, a Thai Milk Teas £3.50 and Butterfly Pea Juice £3.00.
Kin and Deum Thai Restaurant Interiors
The interiors were very stylish. The space is contemporary and paired back so it has a sophisticated feel. It is a very large space, yet they have managed to retain a cosy vibe when they turn down the lighting. Tables for two and four have bistro style wooden dining chairs while the bench seating has cute rounded back cushions for extra comfort. We sat at the window counter overlooking Crucifix lane which was a lovely spot. We went early without a booking so couldn’t get a table, but we didn’t mind. With white walls, rustic wooden floor, a few plants and woven pendant shades, the minimalist approach is calming and relaxing.
Kin and Deum Thai Restaurant London Bridge Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Kin and Deum Website. The restaurant address is 2 Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, London SE1 3JW. It is located about two minutes from London Bridge station. Current opening times listed are Monday to Friday 12pm until 10.30pm (break 3-5pm), Saturday and Sunday 5pm until 10.30pm. It is advisable to book in the evenings.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and interior image from the restaurant Facebook page. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.