I was there on the night of Brisbane's Riverfire which may explain why the restaurant was so quiet - or it may not. Some of the more perceptive readers will by now have clicked onto the fact that this was not one of my favourite dining experiences. But I love a silver lining and it certainly wasn't all bad - we were served immediately and our food came quickly (no doubt due to the fact the restaurant was quiet, perhaps 3 or 4 other tables occupied), the restaurant was clean, peaceful music was playing, and the service was admittedly fantastic - fast, friendly and efficient.
And I did love the elaborate wooden carving at one end of the restaurant, but otherwise I found the interior a little too contemporary and cold for my liking - although it seemed an unsuccessful attempt had been made to create warmth and ambience by stringing a few pieces of material along the ceiling.
I enjoyed the Thai Spring Roll entree ($8) - they were very crisp, fresh and the sweet chilli dipping sauce made up for any lack in flavour. But perhaps they should be called Mini Spring Rolls - the photo is a close up, they were actually about the size of my little finger.
Our mains were a mixed bag. My friend had the Cashew & Tofu ($19.90) and I the Satay Vegetables ($19.90). On the positive side they presented well, the servings were generous and there was an abundance of fresh, perfectly cooked vegetables. But in my humble opinion they were overpriced, and clearly a Westernised version - both meals were very sweet and lacked a depth of flavour.
Overall and in a nutshell - fantastic service but average, over-priced food. It saddens me when I'm disappointed by food experiences - but no doubt others have been there and absolutely loved it, it's a personal thing but I won't be returning to Thai Terrace any time soon.
I completely agree with your review. I visited the Thai Terrace on a Cinebar movie/meal deal and was fairly disappointed with the food part of the deal. The restaurant itself as okay, but the food was very westernised in flavour and definately lacked the depth of really good Thai food. I would probably not return and certainly not when My Thai at Auchenflower is just up the road and amazing!