While the owner of Redcliffe waterfront's Thai Hut 2 has gone on holiday, leaving his restaurant closed until early May, my family will be lost for a place to eat.
We have become regulars at the Thai restaurant since the beginning of last year, when we decided to go out for lunch once a week as a family. We began by trying a different restaurant each week, but one taste of Thai Hut 2's tom yum soup and we were hooked.
I have been to Thai restaurants around the world: from London to York, from Wellington, New Zealand, to Warsaw, Poland.
Thai Hut 2 surpasses them all.
The dishes are dense with exquisite flavour. The ingredients are garden-fresh and cooked to crisp perfection. The service is pleasant and well paced.
No wonder Thai Hut 2 has attained such great local repute. After eight years in the nearby suburb of Margate, Thai Hut restaurant relocated to the Redcliffe's central business district in 2012. Hence Thai Hut '2'.
Founded by acclaimed chef Julie Guerin, the Thai Hut legacy continues to be a family business, driven by passion and love of authentic Thai food.
The restaurant serves a range of entrees, soups, stir-fries, curries, and rice or noodle dishes. Not a fan of spicy food? There are many non-spicy options and all curries can be cooked mild, medium or hot. Vegan or Vegetarian? There are a number of vegetarian options, meat can be replaced with tofu and all dishes are free of dairy products.
Thai Hut 2 has delivery, take-away and dine-in options and also caters for private functions.
I can't wait for this fantastic restaurant to reopen.