Championship Chow: Yindee
Nearly all Peterborough’s restaurants are franchises – most horrifically of all, I spotted a Little Frankie’s – a spin off of the stadium hugging catering empire that is Frankie and Benny’s aimed at a town centre crowd. So, after much deliberation, I decided to eschew tradition and plump for a Thai meal in advance of Saturday’s match between Posh and Newcastle. The Lincoln Road’s Yindee is rated the best Thai option in these parts and although it means heading in the opposite direction from the stadium, the distances involved are short enough to be inconsequential.
The result was inexpensive and satisfying. There is a lunchtime deal allowing the diner two courses for £7.95 or one for £4.95. I plumped for the aromatic Thai fishcakes followed by a Penang Curry with prawns. Both were as tasty as one would expect and all the other favourites are present and correct: Pad Thai , sweet corncakes, red and green curries etc. The menu reputedly shows more imagination of an evening, but won’t be challenging another Thai joint near a Championship Ground, the Uxbridge Road’s Esarn Kheaw, anytime soon in the way of adventurousness. That said, very affable service, the presence of an elephant shaped teapot and the image of King Rama IX and Queen looking down on me confirmed this as a very pleasant neighbourhood restaurant.