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Thai Square-The Strand

#7,185 of 17,568 Restaurants in London
#7,704 of 18,492 Places to Eat in London
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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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12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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  • 56
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 14
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Disappointing

We have been dining here for many years prior to going to the theatre. What has happened to the place? We had lunch yesterday, and were totally underwhelmed. The staff were far from welcoming. We were given the set menu only. Both of us chose the tom yum goong soup, but there was only one... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Misty1Kent
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Kent
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been dining here for many years prior to going to the theatre. What has happened to the place? We had lunch yesterday, and were totally underwhelmed. The staff were far from welcoming. We were given the set menu only. Both of us chose the tom yum goong soup, but there was only one prawn in each. We followed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had a really lovely meal. Ordered from the Pre-Theatre menu and found the food to be excellent. I would return again. Well served, well timed, well presented, well priced, well located. I was more than pleased with the meal.

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Management T, Customer Service at Thai Square-The Strand, responded to this review

Dear, Customer Thank you so much for your five-star review! It's lovely to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the Pre-Theatre menu and our service! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the best! Kind regards, Customer Service More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There's an authentic Thai restaurant right next to my office, so I'm pretty spoiled, but this restaurant tasted just as good! Very fresh and flavorful, and the staff was very attentive (it always helps to have full glasses of water when you're eating spicy food!).

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Management T, Customer Service at Thai Square-The Strand, responded to this review

Dear, Customer We are happy to hear you enjoyed Thai square Strand! Thanks for popping in and for leaving some great feedback. Your message has been passed on to the team at Soho. Come back again soon! All the best, Kind regards, Customer Service More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We walked in here on sat 13th june at 7.45 & without even being booked in they seated us almost straight away (excellent for a sat night as they were busy) we ordered our wine which came straight away - we ordered a short time after & only waited about 10 mins for it to arrive- we had pad bai... More 

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Management T, Customer Service at Thai Square-The Strand, responded to this review

Dear, Customer Thanks visiting Thai Square Strand and for leaving positive feedback. We love to hear when people first stumble across us, and it's even better when they have a good time! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Customer Service More 

London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The staff, the location and the set up of the restaurant were all very good. The drinks and food are both very keenly priced and the the service was excellent. The starters of Tom yum soup and duck spring rolls were full of flavour. The only criticism to make it less than 5 star is that the two mains were... More 

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Management T, Customer Service at Thai Square-The Strand, responded to this review

Dear, Customer Thank you for your review. We are all very encouraged by your feedback, and are very grateful for your recommendations for improvement too. We have already implemented some changes, but please bear with us whilst we continue to make other improvements in the areas you mentioned. We hope you won't be disappointed on your next visit! Kind regards,... More 

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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Quick and easy dinner before the theatre. 3 courses for £14. Lovely satay chicken and golden sacks oo er missus to start and red curry and chicken cashew for mains, the ramputon pudding was a tad bizarre!

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Management T, Customer Service at Thai Square-The Strand, responded to this review

Dear, Customer Thank you for your review. The team and I are very encouraged to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. If there's anything we can do to make your experience even better, please do not hesitate to let us know. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Customer Service More 

London
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Dined by chance mid-week. Ate Thai style - mix of appetisers and mains together. Good fish cakes Tod Mon Pla, spicy Somtam salad (papaya salad), drunken duck and a solid curry. All the food was tasty and most quite spicy. Presentation of some dishes was slightly lacklustre but that didn't affect the flavour. A Singha beer and glass of Pinot... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went here for a pre-theatre dinner. They had a set menu for £14 with a small selection of dishes to choose from. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food and cleaned our plates. I thought it was great value, really tasty and a great price. Would highly recommend and definitely go back.

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Dayton, OH
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I stopped in to Thai Square on the Strand as a random selection. I was drawn in my the menu and the prices. The ambiance is nice, and it a less noisy restaurant. I selected the Kor Moo Yang, which is billed in the menu as the house specialty pork. It is marinated and barbequed. The flavor is amazing and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Additional Information about Thai Square-The Strand

Address: 148 the Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
Phone Number: 020 7497 0904
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 55
Cuisine: Thai

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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 39 - 55
  • 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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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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