It was nothing to write home about. You’d get more bang from you baht with other hors d’oeuvres like larb moo thod (deep-fried minced pork with chilies and mints) and yam som-o (pomelo salad). As for main courses, like you would expect from a Thai restaurant cooking for foreigners, the heat is tempered and the spices are muted, like in our tom yum goong, which was bland and one-dimensional. In other dishes like stir-fried softshell crab with black pepper, sweetness reigned supreme. However, despite a number of misfires in its Thai dishes, Thompson Bar & Restaurant excels in western and fusion recipes. Larb spaghetti was very good and paired nicely with deep-fried crispy wontons. Another winner is the delectable spaghetti carbonara, with just the right amount of cheese, hearty bacon and al dente pasta. The major drawback of this restaurant is that it closes at 6pm. Still, with relaxing, nostalgic ambiance and reasonably priced fare, Thompson Bar & Restaurant makes a great lunch spot to treat your clients or your date.