A few things to consider about Wild Thyme before you take the trip through the back streets of the bar district in TST.
1. It is hard to find. Well, actually, if you look at the street numbers and use Google Maps, it's exactly where it should be, but as locals who knew much better, it took us a while.
2. It's not cheap, depending on your definition of cheap. If you're a fine foodie, Wild Thyme is great value, but if you're comparing it to street food in downtown Beirut or Istanbul, no, it's not. But then if that's what you want, Istanbul Express in all it's glory is 2 doors down.
3. The food is seriously good, and I mean seriously. We over bought to get a taste of as much as we could fit in, and every dish was a winner. From the chilli hummus (spicy, mmmm...), through grilled haloumi, to lamb kofte, fish, rice and lentils, and finally baklava, it was perfect.
The pace of the service was measured, the service itself attentive without being overpowering, decor wasn't your normal HK attempt at Middle Eastern, the background music had a nice chill vibe, and the wines by the glass were excellent, as was the Lebanese Pale Ale (a first for me, and certainly not the last).
Big tick to front of house Tweety, who took the time to explain the dishes and the chef's approach to food. We'll be back, and we'll see you all there.
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