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Thai Square South Kensington, London,

Thai Square South Kensington

3.0
3
304 Reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
One of the best Thai restaurants in London, our South Kensington location is an intimate and inviting space nestled amongst London’s finest museums. With authentic Thai food and a warm and relaxed ambiance, our South Kensington location is the perfect place to recharge after a day spent exploring the Natural History Museum, V&A, Science Museum, or Royal Albert Hall.

While visitors love our outdoor seating and Southeast Asian décor, which mixes traditional and modern elements, what they enjoy the most about the dining experience is the food itself. Our chefs use the freshest ingredients available to carefully prepare each menu item. Favourites include the Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry, but you’ll have to visit to find the dish you fancy the most. Be sure to stay up to date on our latest London restaurant deals as well.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00–22:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7584 8359
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.0
3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3Service
  • 2.6Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

325 Reviews
  1. CARRIE

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was ok the Pad Thai was bland...the hostess gave a vibe that she didn't want to be there and we were an inconvenience although we didn't ask for anything. No adjustments made for vegetarian options. Doubt I'll be there again to be honest.

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  2. JMN1

    London

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good varied menu. Quick service. Only one unisex toilet for the whole restaurant which meant queuing next to people eating - not ideal.

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  3. JWNWML

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    this is a sad parody ofThai food. The morning glory was somewhere between tasteless and bland, nithing like the vivid burst of taste any Thai street food vendor can produce. The dry pork neck was almost but not quite saved by the spicy sauce out of a bottle. The satay sticks were slabs of chicken breast with a dribble of peanut sauce - far too dry and nowhere near authentic - satay has to be a bit oily and preferably small chunks of thigh fired on charcoal. Thai Square should send its cooks to some backstreet in Phuket (or Som Saa in Brick Lane) to learn taste. it was just too insipid to ever contemplate returning

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  4. StefaniaG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It really went down a lot compared to its golden days

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  5. HadiZ

    London

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I arrived at 7.30 and all the tables were full. They could not even locate my booking. Will not book again.

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  6. RichardG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little restaurant with polite friendly staff, great service and amazing food

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  7. GG617

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here, the evening of 19th September. I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed it, you know it’s going to be good when the majority of the customers were South East Asian. The staff were excellent as was the food, no undue delay in the service either. On the basis of this visit I would recommend it. One observation, and this is not a complaint, this restaurant only has one toilet for everyone. On a busy session this could be a real issue, but apart from that, loved it.

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  8. JMN1

    London

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A good menu and tasty food. Slow service on this occasion.

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  9. Sauda

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Shocking branch of Thai Square and you can tell that there isn't any effort that goes into the food, surroundings or service. It's purely catering for fast turnover due it being a tourist environment. Disappointed to have gone to this branch having received much better food and service at other branches, i.e. Trafalgar Square. Sorry but we won't ever visit this branch again unless every other restaurant has be bombed.

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  10. Pami83

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and very friendly staff thanks again!

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  11. SonS

    London

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been to other Thai Square branches and was not impressed with this one as much as others. Food was OK but staff were unhelpful, boarding on rude in their interactions and I wouldn't go back there.

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  12. NikSi

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unattentive waiters and a nasty horrible manager. Main meal was watery and bland but couldn't even get anyone's attention to rectify the dish. Manager threw our plates on the table and tutted that we didn't order any drinks. When we asked for the set menu we were given dirty looks and a sigh and the restaurant itself is extremely small and the walls are splattered with spots and grime. Really disappointed with this branch because the Windsor Thai Square is amazing.

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  13. LoisH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    There was some confusion about our reservation when we arrived. After we were seated, a single woman arrived and was seated next to us—she was eating an ice cream cone and continued eating it next to us. It was weird and off-putting. When her entree arrived she ate it with her face down into the bowl, shoveling it into her mouth. Then a couple seated on the other side of us got up and walked out of the restaurant immediately after one of them took one bite of the one entree they had ordered. It was weird behavior. Obviously the restaurant has no control over the strange behavior of its patrons but the experience left me feeling quite unsatisfied. I also witnessed a waitress sneeze onto a menu while she was setting a table and then wipe her nose with her hand. Extremely disturbing, to say the least. The ambiance of the restaurant was terrible. My husband liked his duck entree. My sweet and sour shrimp stir fry was “okay”. The small rectangular-shaped plate was hard too small to contain the food when the rice was added to it. I would not return to this restaurant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were friendly, service was good but restaurant advertises a early bird menu until 7pm, 2 course for £22. Sat down at 5:45, was only offered the normal menu. I asked for the early bird menu was given it, but I noticed no other diners was offered it. Shouldn’t put a deal on if you don’t actually want people to use it. Food was ok.

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  15. TriciaN

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tiny dining area so prebooking recommended. Excellent food, nicely presented and delicious with accurate (according to the menu) amount of spiciness. Friendly and efficient staff.

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  16. WayneD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good tasty food, friendly service, clean venue. Small upstairs room bordering on cramped. Lucky to have sedate neighbouring diners in such close quarters.

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  17. DougC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a very nice early dinner before going to The Royal Albert Hall. Food was lovely, service was friendly and efficient. My only criticism is the table size the table for two was very cramped for two of us when there is a bottle of water and a bottle of wine in a cooler and food on multiple plates. It might be an idea to get one of those wine cooler buckets that somehow hang off the table as this would provide more room on the table to be able to eat without fear of knocking something off.

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  18. AmirAnzur

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat - food and service was great. Highly recommended.

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  19. JMN1

    London

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty food. Upstairs room is a bit basic. Good service.

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  20. CassieD

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The expieriance was not the best to be honest. We were seated upstairs, it was cold and not very festive at all. Although the staff were very polite, we had to ask to place our drinks order, our main meal was served while we still had a table full of empty plates and glasses which made things a bit awkward. The food came out very quickly which always makes me feel that it is not cooked fresh. It was also quite basic and I do not feel it was good value for money.

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  21. StuartM

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat in upstairs dining area which although nicely decorated is very small and has more the feeling if a cafe than a restaurant. Service was very good but food was very disappointing. Very watery Massman curry sauce with what looked like a few cubes of boiled lamb chucked in with some potato. Previous experience of food with this chain was much better hence my disappointment

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  22. TimothyL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food good. Service polite and quick. Waitresses could be better dressed and toilet facilities could be much better

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  23. NedSushi

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very busy, random approach to bookings.. Food ok but tables downstairs feel like being in the corner of an airport

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s fine not amazing not bad

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  25. ShirinG

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was like they got the food from iceland and they just heated up. Bad quality. Restaurant was in need of deep cleaning. Never been in Thai square before and never will be. Very bad food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Madrid

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buena comida, como siempre. Pero el restaurante ha encarecido mucho sus precios

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  27. JanE

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Love Thai food and that served at Thai Square is usually dependable - very tasty and plenty of it. Service was a bit patchy here though when we visited and the tables could do with a good clean, they felt sticky to the touch. I'm sure this was a one-off though as usually fine. A good stopping point for lunch if you're visiting the nearby museums.

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  28. DFl1

    Kent

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food. Friends from Asia met and we wanted some authentic Asian food. It brought us all back to Asia. Lovely lunch. Thank you.

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  29. Mungoman

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I had reserved a table and was the only diner on arrival; two other parties arrived after me without reservations but despite the restaurant being empty staff made a big show of wondering whether they could fit them in - it was very awkward and unwelcoming! My weeping tiger dish was perfectly cooked but cold on arrival, the sticky rice came in a plastic bag and tasted unfortunately like... plastic. I finished my dish and drink, I had to ask for them to give me a desert menu after 15 minutes as they kept avoiding eye contact, they took my order but then came back to say they didn't have my dish available. When I left there were still only the other two parties eating! It honestly felt like they really didn't want anyone there and although I have eaten here a lot in the past I won't be going back any time soon.

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  30. SusanB

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy little restaurant, delicious food..impeccable service!

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  31. Stef

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food awful, had pranws curry and they pranws tested like rubber, started was not much better either

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  32. Petemills9

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service with a buzzy but not noisy atmosphere, perfect for any kind of dinner. Will use again.

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  33. LesleyK

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good and very prompt. Food was very tasty and plentiful. Restaurant very clean

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  34. TrinaJ

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our first time here so didn't have any expectations but was disappointed with the ambience of the restaurant. Very brightly lit, we were sat next to the reception desk/bar and the table connected to ours was used as an extension of the reception/bar... food to be taken to other diners was rested here, bags brought in by the constant flow of food delivery drivers were rested here, empty glasses for washing were left here. It was like eating in a corridor of commotion. The manager and waiter were quite stressed and under pressure. They both did their best but mentioned they were stretched with the lack of staff. The wine we ordered wasn't quite chilled and gave me heartburn. The food was satisfactory but nothing exciting. The starters was presented with a dried out salad. Only 5 small prawns in our prawn dish. Just overall quite disappointing.

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  35. BlaiseL

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor service. Food was adequate.

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  36. Wouldgoagain

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is amazing. Full of flavour and definately worth trying at least once. The restaurant is quite petite however still has a lovely feel to it. I did however feel like my friend and I were in the way as the staff did not seem very happy. Hopefully it wasnt us and if we went again they'd be having a better day.

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  37. yeebee

    London

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a lovely restaurant. A great menu in a brilliant location. The staff are lovely.

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  38. PoomS

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pad Thai was too sweet

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  39. Coop1571

    Manchester

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and they’ve adapted well to COVID. I look forward to eating indoors!

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  40. Zohchelsea

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was very congested and there was no proper ventilation

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Thai Square South Kensington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Thai Square South Kensington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7584 8359.

Thai Square South Kensington is rated 3 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Google Map for Thai Square South Kensington

19 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2HE

Additional information

  • Area
    South Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00–22:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine
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