LadyBoy Dining & Bar

Tuesday
6:00pm - 11:00pm
394 Bridge Road Richmond 3121

Features

good for groups
outdoor area
licensed
set menu option
takes reservations
Thai

At LadyBoy, you’re greeted by a neon light reading “rock out with your wok out”. It’s immediately clear the place has a sense of humour, even if it's not to everyone's taste.

The playful, affordable Thai restaurant is owned by Manpreet and Sumalee Singh of Sabai, another Thai joint nearby. The two restaurants approach the cuisine the same way, using the classics for inspiration but veering modern where they see fit. This is best seen in dishes such as soft-shell crab sliders and salmon ceviche with nam jim. Fans of the usuals can fall back onto pad thai and lamb-shank massaman curry.

There’s a number of Thai-kissed cocktails and generally tropical drinks on offer. The Singapore Sling is a refreshing choice, with dry gin, cherry, lime and bitters. Otherwise, there’s a selection of beers and wines.

Multi-coloured murals are sprawled across the walls, and a rainbow of parasols dress the back bar’s ceiling. It’s enough to transport you back to the beaches of Phuket.