It is becoming increasingly difficult to find a traditional cheapish Australian style Thai restaurant in Melbourne, but Ormond Thai fits the bill perfectly. We dined there this evening and the owner did all the serving and dispatching of the huge amount of take away that was sent out or picked up. While the serving chap, who I would guess was the owner, literally ran, even so our food was a little slow coming out and he when he served us, he was on high speed auto pilot and a little distracted. He did settle down later and became more attentive. Thai New Year apparently, staff away.
Everyone loved their food, including myself and I highly recommend the food at Ormond Thai if you like the old style Australian Thai food. My tom yum was to die for and I'm afraid Chinese and Vietnamese just don't make it the right way.
North Road Ormond has some interesting shops, even a bar with music a few doors along from the restaurant, but it is so dominated by six lanes of traffic plus a dividing strip and a parking lane, that it can never have a proper village atmosphere.
PS I just checked whether it was Thai Ormond or Ormond Thai. Both names seem to be used. Bit of a worry when this popped up. We have dined there twice in the last two years and survived.