Friday, 17 February 2012

Chaobaby, Meadowhall

As a seasoned Thai food lover, but newbie to Meadowhall's recent addition of Chaobaby, I had high hopes for this buffet-style restaurant.

Chaobaby is stylishly decorated with cream chairs, lots of glass and a giant tank filled with jellyfish. It was clearly designed to feel more separate from the rest of the dining quarter - difficult as that might be as it is situated just as you walk into the Oasis on the first floor. However, with some clever table arranging and strategically placed wine cabinets, you would feel comfortably apart from the rest of Meadowhall. On my visit, it was relatively quiet for a Friday (which can be a blessing if you fancy a low-key, relaxed night out).

And then, of course, it came to the food. I straightaway pounced on the only vegetarian option on the buffet - Thai Green Curry with Tofu, with a side of Vegetable Teppanyaki (yum!) which was truly delicious. Noticeably, the plates are a little small, and there were perhaps only 5 or 6 dishes on offer, but at £12.95 Chaobaby is clearly placing itself a little more upmarket than your standard buffet, all-you-can-eat restaurant. And the food is so tasty that to be honest, you wouldn't mind paying that little bit more anyway.

Chaobaby is blessed with highly attentative staff, yummy food and a very relaxed atmosphere. It somehow manages to be elegant and sophisticated whilst retaining an accessible feel by still being very affordable. If you do find yourself a little peckish after an afternoon shopping til you drop, definitely check out Chaobaby, as, if you're anything like me, you won't be disappointed.

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  1. I'll definitely be checking this out next time i have a little shopping trip to Meadowhall! I'm glad they've got a vegetarian option too, It looks so good! :-)

    rachelpan xo

  2. Ooh, sounds nice! Excepting the jellyfish tank - the things give me the heebie jeebies.

    Emily Wears Things

  3. The food looks so scrummy! The layout of the restuarant is pretty sweet too. Lovin' the picture of the chefs!

  4. I love the picture of the chefs! I've been tempted by Chaobaby a few times, but I'm always a bit wary of buffet food and how long it's been standing. Sounds like I might have to give this a try!

  5. Ooo it must be part of the Chaophraya chain! I've been to the one in Leeds and the food is delicious. It's not buffet there, but really would recommend it!
    Thanks for a cracking little review I'd definitely check this out. xx

  6. looks like an amazing place :)
    twitter: @nyloncake

  7. i like the relaxed chilled out nights, looks like a nice alternative to the cheap or the overpriced


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