WE’ve ordered takeout from here before, so it was a relief to find that they were still operating in lockdown when many takeaways have closed, probably because the owners are self isolating.

Usually we collect our meals but we decided to play it safe and go for the delivery option.

Instead of using Just Eat we placed the order ourselves by phone, and it was carefully taken down and a delivery time set – though he did warn they were busy.

Which was true, as it was almost 30 minutes over time – we didn’t really think that was unreasonable, as coronavirus has probably increased the volume of delivery orders they have to cope with.

I thought the meals, which were brought to the door strictly in accordance with social distancing (when I was little we called this ‘knock and run’ and it was banned) arrived at just the right temperature to dive into, but my husband said he wanted his chicken hotter and whacked it in the microwave for 50 seconds.

We’d ordered vegetable spring rolls, with plum dipping sauce, (£5) as a side dish as well as some dragon potatoes (4.50). These are deep fried with leek and chilli and have a great kick.

Two of us wanted pad thai (£9.50), which I have to admit looks a bit brown on the picture but was totally delicious, and a generous serving.

Mr’s chilli and cashew nut stir fry chicken came in the large size (£12) and was, he said, excellent.

My daughter said she wanted something spicier than Thai green curry, her usual pick, so she went for the small Penang chicken curry (£9). Although it had a one chilli rating, she felt the coconut milk overwhelmed the spiciness and would have preferred it stronger. It went well with the jasmine rice, though.

All in all it was good nosh, satisfyingly tasty and filling without leaving you with that bloated effect you sometimes get from Asian food.

And the bill? Well, I know some people find this annoying but – it was just on £60, or £15 a head.

ALISON PHILLIPS

Davana Thai

Stallard Street, Trowbridge

01225 613172

http://www.davanathai.com

Parking available nearby

Good range of vegan and vegetarian dishes

Childrens meals and desserts available

Our ratings

Food 8/10

Delivery service 8/10

Quantity 9/10

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

Thai food which leaves you satisfied, not stuffed

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