Thai Pothong is perhaps the only Thai restaurant in Australia that employs enormous, hand-crafted Transformer statues to promote themselves. It’s this kind of kooky exuberance that makes Newtown what it is, and what makes Pothong such a joy to visit. Don’t get duped by the shtick, however; Thai Pothong offers some of the best Thai food in Newtown. The beautiful Pad Se Ew is to die for, as are the various salad and BBQ options. What’s more, the restaurant is large enough that you’ll never have trouble finding a seat, even on the busiest Saturday nights.
294 King St, Newtown NSW 2042 : (02) 9550 6277