About Long Chim Perth
Long Chim is a triumph of casual dining, combining traditional street food with contemporary flavours. David Thompson is renowned as a world authority on Thai food and his Thai restaurants and cookbooks have won critical acclaim. David now returns to Australia with Long Chim Perth and Perth patrons will be the first diners in Australia to experience the new, casual style of one of the world's most acclaimed chefs.
Perth, AU-WA 6000
Hours of operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
$40 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(08) 6168 7775
Public Car Parks. Valet parking is conveniently located in front of COMO The Treasury hotel. Up to four hours is $30.
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Long Chim Perth Ratings and Reviews
Food was amazing; So tasty and had such an authentic flavour that I had never had at any other Thai restaurant. Not too spicy but enough to create palatable interest and was very quick to be served to us! However, the service needs work. Some dishes were forgotten or brought to us that we did not order and some of the wait staff we not very friendly. Other than this it was an enjoyable experience and a great way to spend my birthday dinner!
Once seated we were ignored a while, stuck in a corner near the store room.
Once served for drinks, we thought things were looking up. The barman was brilliant.
The drinks themselves, delicious.
The food options were fantastic - although the pricing a little steep for what you got.
And you couldn't hear the person next to you or opposite you speak - it seems everyone in the room was competing with the music as it went from wallpaper to concert-level volume thanks to the terrible accoustics in the room.
The best thing about the evening were the cocktails and the customer service from our waiter - when he eventually came over to us.
But the place is more a place to be seen to be eating, than one to go to to enjoy a good meal and good company, because although the food looked nice, it felt like it was lacking and you couldn't enjoy the company of your table because of the atmosphere in the venue.
Severely disappointed after hearing all the wonderful things about this place - but not disappointed in the Massaman Curry or the cocktails.
Slightly mortified to say that I think the four of us will give our local Thai a go next time. Better value for everything: food, service, and money.
This is about the 6th or 7th time we have dined at Long Chim and have always really enjoyed it. This time we were disappointed. We had a booking - we were essentially ignored at the front desk of the restaurant after arriving and needed to walk into bar to get someone's attention, who then told us, as he was typing on an ipad, we needed to wait until he had finished - not a great start.several other staff had walked past at this stage but no one greeted us. He then raced off ahead of us to "take us to our table". Not seated with menus - waited another 5-10mins for our table waiter to come who then was very helpful throughout our dinner. Food delicious but serving sizes have definitely decreased - red duck curry - previously a favourite of ours, only 5 morsel sized duck on bone - not value for money. Charred pork noodles - only 4 very small pieces of pork - not enough for 2 people t share as they suggest.We decided not to stay for dessert as we usually would. Then same guy who "greeted" us, took a very long time to process payment. Not professional. Disappointing. Expect higher standards from a David T restaurant
Although we had a reservation and the restaurant was nearly empty we had to wait for our table to be wiped and made ready?!?!
We'v been to Thailand several times and have eaten in Thai restaurants all over the world. Long Chim was not only the worst but also the most expensive Thai food we've ever had. A real disappointment if you like authentic Thai food.
Only upsides: The waiter was very nice and helpful which was a huge plus and the location is amazing.
Second time visiting. First time was lunch with a group of 4, this time 2 of us for a pre fringe festival event. Starter of larp of chicken was too spicy for us, (we were warned it was hot but wow, not for the faint hearted!) Red duck curry and deep fried squid were amazing. Interesting sounding cocktails but we couldn't taste them due to the burning tongue from the starter! Main disappointment was our waitperson was not very attentive (I said to my friend twice "How hard is it to get a drink around here?!"). And we only discovered when we were almost finished that he had not shown us the special set menu that they have specifically for fringe festival! Frustrating. It would have meant we could try 5 courses and had a glass of wine for $50 each, rather than the 3 courses, cocktail and glass of wine for $80 each we had. The waitperson who started work toward the end of our meal was great and so I know we just lucked out with ours and it's not the case that all of the staff are inattentive. So ask for the theatre menu if you are heading to fringe or another show.
Hi's and low's is a good way to describe it. Tried the Maa Long chim menu (Table d' hote ie set menu) this time and split the wine pairings between my wife and I. They kindly offered to split the pairing. The starters were okay. Liked the pork skewers but found the fried fried prawns to be a bit burnt. The chicken larb was spicy as expected but was a tad too pungent with the onions. The Vouvray was rather sec (dry) but lovely. The service was good until this point. Then our server disappeared - never to be seen again! The mains arrived with steamed rice but nary a sign of the wine pairing. Reminders to the waiters and a bar tender did not result in the wine appearing till the end of the course after I walked up to the bar!! The bar tender appeared rather young -- 'barely legal' and reflected his age with his attitude when approached! The pnor noir was the worst ever with very little tannins in it! The northern pork curry vietnamese style reminded me of a home made curry the onions were a tad underfried at the beginning with expected outcomes. The watercress was yummy. They served a bowl of hot and sour soup of pink salmon (or was it snapper), which was nice but we were unable to enjoy it optimally as we waited over 30 mins for the bowls to arrive (did they think we's share a spoon and a serving bowl ?). The desert was very 'ho hum' ('coconut cake') full of coconuts with some more scraped coconut on top, We paid $190 for an entirely forgettable experience. In hind sight, we felt that we would have done better had we avoided the Maa long chim offer. We love the Naam in Bangkok but then that's thai fine dining and this is thai street food. We would like to see the restaurant grow and succeed but will need to address the service aspects and perhaps even value better to endure in a bearish economy. We really hope it adapts as the authenticity is refreshing.
The service was good although a bit slow to take initial order, food was good and the waiter warned us that some of the dishes we ordered were quite hot (which we were OK with) the beef laksa was tasty but I can't recall when I have tried to eat beef that was that tough
Having visited Thailand on numerous occasions over a 20 year period I would rate the food as good but not excellent. Service was friendly but slow in the beginning but it did improve as the meal progressed. As as rule I do not worry about prices but I was gob smacked by the very high prices. I will not return.
We and a couple of other friends from London were recommended this place. The front of house staff found us a seat for our larger party of 6 (original booking was 4) and our waiter was amazing - energetic, knowledgeable and super friendly. The wine list was excellent as was the food. I dont think we left the place until 12:30am (though my memory is a little hazy... :)), which is amazing for Perth!!
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