The reappearance of restaurateur Alan Yau and chef David Thompson working together again in London is remarkable. The pair created the Busaba Eathai chain, but then Thompson moved to Thailand several years ago, and his sole London restaurant, Nahm, is about to close this month. Alan Yau, of Wagamama and Hakkasan fame, sold nearly all of his considerable assets in 2010 and relocated to Hong Kong. But now, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, they’re reunited again and doing what they do best: coming back with both guns blazing. Yau has moved back to London, and has been working with the Busaba Eathai chain again to work up a new restaurant. Thompson’s currently working in the kitchen at Naamyaa, and the cooking’s sublime – a lot to do with the sauces and ingredients, which are shipped directly by Thompson’s suppliers in Thailand. We liked it so much we went three times. Guy Dimond
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