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Thai Square-The Strand

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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148 the Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
020 7497 0904
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
Description: The Thai Square Restaurant Group was founded in 1996 when the first Thai...
The Thai Square Restaurant Group was founded in 1996 when the first Thai Square opened in The Strand in central London, aimed at serving tasty, authentic Thai food in Thai-inspired surroundings. There are now twelve London-based restaurants and 3 restaurants outside London. All our restaurants provide the same good value dining experience and we have plans to expand on this unique restaurant concept to open in more major UK cities and other European countries in the future. All Thai Square restaurants use authentic Thai ingredients freshly flown in daily from Thailand, in a range of exquisite dishes served by our charming and attentive Thai staff. The appeal of Thai cuisine lies in fresh flavours and in featuring some dishes that have a kick of chilli. Diners with a more European taste simply need to ask for their favourite dishes with a less spicy flavour - we will be happy to oblige.
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 31
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  • 14
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Solid and Scrumptious

Not all Thai Square's are created equal. This one is easily the best and has become my regular, mainly because the staff are so friendly, attentive, and competent. I've never waited long to order or for the food. It's solid and, as another reviewer said, 'reliable' Thai food, though I would highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Heather W
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not all Thai Square's are created equal. This one is easily the best and has become my regular, mainly because the staff are so friendly, attentive, and competent. I've never waited long to order or for the food. It's solid and, as another reviewer said, 'reliable' Thai food, though I would highly recommend the green chicken curry with coconut rice... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had been to Thai Square Trafalgar at the beginning of the year, and decided to visit this one as it was only a few doors down from our hostel. Had 3 course set pre-theatre menu for £14 which was a bargain. Thai dumplings, Red Chicken Curry and chilled lychees for dessert ( there is another name for these but it... More 

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London
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137 reviews 137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I visited Thai Square with a friend who was visiting from Chicago. It was not busy do we got a table immediately. The staff were friendly and did not rush us. Whilst the food was lovely and nicely presented, I did find the portions to be quite small. I've been to much better Thai restaurants in London and elsewhere.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great Food quality, about 22 Pound for 2 person, Good staff and great ambiance. Open till 11 pm. It is close to Temple Tube station and at the end of Waterloo bridge. Serves Hot food and authentic Thai food. Great vegetarian options available as well.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had a decent enough meal here but found the staff rather 'vacant' - we were waiting for one person to join us which we told the staff however were nonetheless repeatedly asked if we were ready to order before they arrived. Food ok. Limited drinks choice for those avoiding alcohol and wanting something fresh.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I Had a booking for 5.30pm Saturday night (31 Jan). They left a message on my phone (at 1.30) saying the credit card machine was broken and that they would only be able to accept cash. So I went to the bank and got cash. I arrived at the restaurant at 5.20 pm to find the lights on, door locked,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

the food staff and service is very good indeed- and reflecting we were keen to get onto our Theatre treat- the food was carefully prepared and hot- which is not always the case in some restaurants. it was a nice relaxed but attentive environment

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Been using Thai Square at lunchtimes for years, first time for dinner and just as good - amazing food, service.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food was great, but hotter than our local Thia in Chatham, Kent. The decor was a little bit worn, but staff were very attentive and polite. Menu was slightly challenging for a gussy teenage daughter, but they were happy to allow a starter to be used as a main.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a Tuesday around about 6.30pm.Warning bells started to ring when we could hear other complaints from people sitting near to us.People were waiting a long time in between courses,and wrong orders were coming up.People that had come in after us were getting their menus and food before us,its as if the waiting staff were on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 148 the Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: 020 7497 0904

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 53
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The Thai Square Restaurant Group was founded in 1996 when the first Thai Square opened in The Strand in central London, aimed at serving tasty, authentic Thai food in Thai-inspired surroundings. There are now twelve London-based restaurants and 3 restaurants outside London. All our restaurants provide the same good value dining experience and we have plans to expand on this unique restaurant concept to open in more major UK cities and other European countries in the future. All Thai Square restaurants use authentic Thai ingredients freshly flown in daily from Thailand, in a range of exquisite dishes served by our charming and attentive Thai staff. The appeal of Thai cuisine lies in fresh flavours and in featuring some dishes that have a kick of chilli. Diners with a more European taste simply need to ask for their favourite dishes with a less spicy flavour - we will be happy to oblige.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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