So, Dublin has a rake of thai restaurants and man do I eat in all of them most of the time!! I go out to lunch or for an early bird quite a bit and find thai really reliable for a good coeliac friendly feed.

Last week I ventured into Siam Thai on Andrews Street for a €9.95 bento box for lunch. See amaze looking photo above. Siam has a great varied menu with GF options and the first with a bento box I have seen in Dublin. Food is consistently good and both lunch menu and early bird are a good price. They have another branch in Dundrum and in Malahide as well as a take away in Ranelagh.

Samey places include Koh down in the Italian Quarter near Jervis and Saba on Clarendon St which is a bit pricier and not much better than the other two. That is to say, they all serve really yummy food so the price difference doesn’t seem justified. All have GF options clearly marked on the menus. While there is usually a good choice for starters, mains are usually curries or Pad Thai – there is the odd special too that works for us. The Hake in banana leaf in Saba is fab.

Of the three, Koh and Saba do the best cocktails and Koh has the best lunch/afternoon menu with a selection of light bites available (essentially 3 starters) for €13.50. They also always have a beer, cocktail and wine on special so are good for the poca.

Overall, if I was to pick a favourite, I’d go with Koh. Those light bites, a glass (okay a bottle) of cold white wine and your mates on a Saturday afternoon = heaven.