Welcome to Mr Nice Guy, a small acquaint café style restaurant, hidden on Healeys Lane, which delivers bang for the buck.
Traditional Thai flavours, and made to order meals makes this feel like you're eating at your Aunty's house. If you like to chat, the waitress will slide into conversation with you as a means of practicing her English. You'll be fascinated of her journey from Thailand to Australia, and any inquisitive mind, will continue the conversation long after the meal has ended.
We started with the Thai fish cakes with sweet chilli dipping sauce. Chewy and light on the fish, though assured made with 100% fish. The disappointment was overcome with the luxury of having the restaurant to ourselves – after all, the locals eat from 10pm.
Mains lived up to the raving recommendation of this place from friends. The seafood hotpot, full of flavour, hearty pieces of prawns, calamari, and fish, and fresh peppercorns as a decorative garnish, made this winning dish soothing the soul and satisfying to the appetite. My dining partner chose the pork belly abreast a bed of bok choy. Succulent, salty, melt in your mouth tender pieces, perfectly complimented by a sweet foam; a dish worth returning for.
Mr Nice Guy, pork belly #BED
While we enjoyed a quiet evening meal, uninterrupted and with no pressure to leave the premises, we were informed that the venue livens up in the evenings after 11pm. Tables are rearranged to make room for late lively Thai music, singing and dancing through to early hours in the morning on Thursday through to Saturday.
This place is for everyone, open 11am until late Monday to Saturday. Impressed by the warm and unassuming welcome, simple decor, and authentic food. Do visit, say hi to the chef and strike up a conversation with the waitress.
Food for the mind, soul, and stomach is found here at Mr Nice Guy; see you soon.