Queues for this Thai eatery on London’s Wardour Street snake around the building and it’s not hard to see why. For a casual Thai eatery, Busaba Eathai is hard to beat. Sticking to its roots, the interior is, like its sister, high-end canteen style, with long communal tables in polished dark brown woods. What elevates this one to outstanding is its position on the beach. Choose – as most do – to sit outside overlooking the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and you’ll have an unforgettable dining experience. The food may not be up there with the most gourmet in the city, but with a meal for two coming in at around Dhs200, we cannot fault it. The starter platter will give you a great all-round introduction to what you can expect from the venue, while the pad Thai noodles are up there with the best we’ve tried in the city. The beef in the red curry is as tender as can be, while the sauce is full of flavour thanks to lime leaf, sweet basil, aubergine and chilli. Staff are helpful and offer solid recommendations, making this a go-to Thai restaurant for a relaxed overall experience and stunning views of the sea.