Phat feeds at the CBD’s new Thai eatery and bar | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Phat feeds at the CBD’s new Thai eatery and bar

We’ve usually got 99 problems from Monday to Friday, but with the arrival of Phat Elephant in Post Office Square, trying to find somewhere to have lunch or after work drinks isn’t one of them. Although, with 99 fresh, flavoursome Thai street food dishes on the menu to choose from, we might just have a whole new problem: trying to decide what to eat. 9 being a lucky number in Thailand, the team behind this new CBD spot decided to go one better and double up, resulting in a line up of eats that will win over even the fussiest eater. Phat Elephant cbd 2Your best bet to be able to enjoy this bar and eatery to the max is to take a whole bunch of co-workers – that way you can steal a little something from everyone’s plate. A nibble of pineapple fried rice from over there, a morsel of crispy whole fish with chilli and tamarind sauce from over here, and a big plate of garlic and black pepper soft shell crab right in front of you. You’ll find all your Thai favourites on the menu here, from green chicken curry and pad Thai to beef cheek massaman curry pad se ew. There’s plenty of less familiar dishes to wrap your lips around however, and you should definitely make it your mission to go back and try them all. Phat Elephant cbd 3As long as you don’t have to head back to the office after your meal, you can pair the dishes with local and Thai beers, plenty of wine or even an exotic cocktail or two. Overlooking Post Office Square, Phat Elephant has the makings of our new fave spot for chilled Friday drinks, especially with share plates of satay chicken skewers, spiced pork rissoles and spring rolls to pass around. Whether you sit inside under the hanging greenery with the delicious aromas of spicy Thai food coming out of the kitchen or outside on the bright and airy patio, you’ll have a good Thai-m at Phat Elephant. Find them in Post Office Square in the CBD, open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Images by Judit Losh