I remember clearly the first and last time I went for a Thai meal. It was at a now-closed establishment in the Birmingham suburbs, about 20 years ago. I felt nauseous halfway through the meal and spent the rest of the evening with my head hanging over the restaurant toilet. I always swore that Thai food didn’t agree with me, but now – with hindsight – it may well have been the half a dozen bottles of beer and a couple of large Archers and Lemonade beforehand that didn’t agree with me. Willing to give the whole experience another go, I agreed to be paired up by Brum Bloggers with a random Brum Blogger on a blind date at Birmingham’s hottest new Thai restaurant and bar, Siamais.
My blind date for the evening was Worcester based food and lifestyle blogger Emma aka Miss Pond (go on, go and stalk her on her blog and across social media like I did…) and happily we got on like a house on fire. Mainly over a shared love of gin, food and 80s kids TV show Trapdoor.
Siamais, located in Oozells Square near the Ikon Gallery, opened at the end of March this year, a replacement for the previous incumbent Thai Edge. It has something of a Gothic-Old-Curiosity-Shop-meets-Siam feel to it, with birdcages, skulls and lavish chandeliers dotted around the place.
Emma and I were invited to attend by Siamais and Brum Bloggers, and our meals and drinks were complimentary. However this has not influenced my review in any way and all opinions are my own.
To make a reservation at Siamais, or to check out their menu, please visit their website: siamais.co.uk
Siamais, Six Brindley Place, 7 Oozells St, Birmingham, B1 2HS
I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…