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Review of Thai Emerald - CLOSED

Thai Emerald
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $56
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

3rd visit and certainly not the last. Fabulous food & service in a great setting. Recommend the mixed starter and chicken massuman main! Delicious

Thank MrsSPetch
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We booked a table of 6 for a Saturday and as predicted it was VERY busy. This made no bearing on the excellent food and service we received though.

We chose 3 of the 3 course banquets which we all thought were fantastic value for money. The portions are very generous and the quality is up there with some of the best Asian food I've ever eaten.

The atmosphere and the whole experience of this restaurant is superb and I have already made plans to return.

It's not often you can get the balance right between portion sizes and quality but Thai Emerald certainly does. Couple this with the overall atmosphere and i struggle to find any negatives.

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1  Thank Sidda1
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

From the minute we walked in we were greeted warmly by the head waiter, led to our table and seated.

Within a minute we were asked for our drinks order by another waitress. We were given a sufficient amount of time to choose what we wanted from the menu, and yet another waitress took our food order. Another refilled topped up our glasses during our meal. This place runs like clockwork. There are lots of staff all assigned their specific role, which they all carry out efficiently, courteously and with grace. It truly felt like we were welcome.

The other thing that I thought was nice is that they located all the "couple" tables for two together and the "group" tables were down by the window. This means that were the restaurant to become busy, those wanting to have a quiet intimate dinner would not be drowned out by larger groups of people. (This has happened to me in the past in other places). I am not sure if this is how they always arrange their tables though.

The surroundings are lovely. Lots of carvings of elephants and the intricate carvings on the tables are fascinating. I remember eating in this restaurant before it became the Thai Emerald and have always loved the high ceilings - I heard it used to be a church. So I expected it to be cold yet I was pleasantly surprised to find how warm and cosy it was inside, despite being a wet cold evening. All in with the stylish interior, lighting, warmth and the staff in traditional dress, makes this a lovely dining experience.

The menu had so much choice. Now I am Princess Picky when it comes to eating out because I am a vegan. But, as is usually the case with Thai, I found there to be enough choice for me and I shall definitely be going back to try the other dishes on offer. Tonight I opted for a soup (Tom Kha Hed), a tofu stir fry (Too Hoo Phad Gaprao) and they very thoughtfully prepared a Phad Thai noodle dish for me leaving out the egg and fish sauce. The food arrived in good time, and was absolutely delicious and well presented.

I disagree with another reviewer that it was "a bit expensive". For the service you get, the atmosphere, the quality of the food, it is worth every penny. We paid just over £50 for a meal for two including starters, main course and beers.

All in all a great evening, in a local restaurant; we were able to park right outside the door as well!

Thoroughly recommended!

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Thank SlinkyMooMoo
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is one off favourite Northampton restaurants.

The food is excellent with the menu providing a full range of authentic Thai dishes.

As usual the service was friendly and attentive but not over bearing. The waiter gave us enough time between courses but was also attentive when we needed further drinks.

Good atmosphere.

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Thank Katie C
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This restaurant never fails to impress. Food is authentic and delicious, service is attentive, and the ambience is delightful.
No matter how busy or how quiet it is, everything remains consistent and I would also recommend as a takeaway option.

Thank Rachel G
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