There's something kind of odd about going out to lunch when there's no special occasion to be celebrated - perhaps it's something to do with the time it takes during a busy day, rather than the laid back take-as-long-as-you-like dinner dates.
That's why Thai Garlic at Forestville works so well; you're in, you're out and it's all over in 40 minutes - and that's if you dawdle. Sure, they're smaller servings than dinner - and there's a lot of rice - but that works well for a middle of the day meal.
They offer all their popular dishes such as Beef Masaman, Chicken Satay and any number of chilli charmers to warm up the afternoon. Added bonuses are a fixed price for lunch of $10, during summer months tables spill out on to the leafy mall and there's plenty of parking. Lunchtime can be fun after all.