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101 St Aldate's, Oxford, England
01865 243 034
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Traditional pub serving Thai food.

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Thai in Town

Have conducted an extensive survey of Thai food in Oxford and have decided that this place is the best. It's the green curry you want here. Go to Bangkok House at lunchtime if you want Pad Thai. The pub - which seems to be run quite separately - is quite nice too. But of a sticky-table kind of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
NomDG
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

recommended by a friend, but not sure why. This pub doubles up as a Thai restaurant. We didn't eat there, just drank, so can't comment on the food. Ok. Decor and layout. The pub is small, long and dark. It's claustrophobic, and there's no where to sit that isn't next to the walkway. It's dimly lit, if lit at all.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Have conducted an extensive survey of Thai food in Oxford and have decided that this place is the best. It's the green curry you want here. Go to Bangkok House at lunchtime if you want Pad Thai. The pub - which seems to be run quite separately - is quite nice too. But of a sticky-table kind of place, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food was tasty and staff friendly, but the cleaning fluid they use was so strong the smell over whelmed the pub!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We only called in here for a drink but it is a cosy little bar with lots of atmosphere. Prices are reasonable too.

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Oxford
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy the food here. They serve big portions and I have often struggled to finish, despite wanting to! The only down side to my last visit was that two other customers came and sat near us and basically did their own photo shot, doing all sorts of poses and taking pictures of themselves for well over 15 minutes.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great value tasty Thai food in a non-pretentious Oxford city centre pub; what's not to like. We were a little skeptical and upon entering weren't too sure if we'd made a mistake, but a friendly face behind the bar showed us to a table at the back. After taking our drinks order and a quick glance of the menu, we... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We came in and realised that there were no free table as few had a reserved signed on them. As we started to walk out the owner/ waitress came and asked us for how many people. She removed the reserved sign and gave us a table...if you see a table being booked asked as it might be in fact free.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Definitely not the best Thai but it is very reasonable & the portions are huge (you could easily share) I'd compare the food to a basic take out place which seems a bit harsh but if you're drinking in the pub is really nice to be able to get some cheap eats

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East Sussex
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On a recent visit to Oxford we were trying to find a pub with decent beer and food without too many tourists or over-run by noisy students. This was a great find, serving food all day at the weekend. The welcome was great, a couple of decent draught beers and lovely Thai food. Music on softly and a relaxed atmsphere... More 

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Oxford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Well that was great for a family impromptu lunch in the centre of Oxford. Great fresh food and great value. Nice old pub but friendly Thai staff

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 St Aldate's, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865 243 034

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Traditional pub serving Thai food.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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