Thai Square Covent Garden

3.9
588 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
Located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of London's West End, Thai Square is a stylish and unique restaurant offering fantastic Thai cuisine. The dining room at Thai Square, which is open until midnight during the week and until 2am Fridays and Saturdays, has a sophisticated bar area opening onto a vaulted, naturally-lit dining room of great style, with granite floors, red and white walls and an imposing golden statue of Buddha – giving the restaurant an uptown ambience. Thai Square also has a small courtyard. Popular for business meetings, Thai Square has an upmarket Thai menu featuring dishes like the grilled lobster with garlic butter, the sea bass rolls served with curry, and the tom kha pla soup – a coconut milk based soup with fish and lemongrass. Thai Square’s wine list is impressive, and the service is superb enough to get you to the theatre on time.
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OB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

They took too long to attend to us and take our food order. Poor customer service.

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JH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The space was quiet which was nice coming in off the busy street, but it was surprisingly empty given that it was the middle of the day on a Saturday. The staff were kind and attentive - no complaints there. The food, however, was really not good. Those who ordered pad thai said it was bland. I would have been grateful for bland. I ordered Yum Nua and it was almost inedible. The chargrilled beef had 'grill marks' but was more like slices of boiled meat. These were served on watery vegetables. Really unappetizing.

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IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely people serving us wonderful food. Helped us choose different dishes which were excellent. Very friendly staff
Thank you

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice meal with friendly staff and good service in nice surroundings. I'm looking forward to coming back here sometime in the future...

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing, service excellent too.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Time duration for food serving is long (over 30mins), and the tomyum soup is really disappointed as it is super salty and sour, i can say it's not even a 'pass'. The mains are fair but the overall experience will not lead to my second visit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. Greeting at the door was slightly impolite. Appreciate they were busy but we had made a booking 5 minutes before on open table. They said they were too busy to take the booking but eventually agreed to give us a table! (After swearing)

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We booked for 5.30 for s pre theatre meal. We were the first into the restaurant - there were 2 step ladders up in ten restaurant and we were told we could only sit near the front of the restaurant even tho 10 minutes later other people walked in and they sat where they wanted to.
We waited a long time for drinks and even longer for the waiter to take our order. The food was tasty however when the bill came we thought it was expensive don’t know honk we will return especially to that one.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

I feel it should be told that the measures here are wrong for some drinks and therefore over priced.

I was charged £5 for a 25ml measure of Baileys. That should be the price and measure size of whisky.

Baileys is the same class as port or a liqueur and should be in a 50ml measure.

At £5 a 25ml measure they make £200 out of a £15 bottle.

Beware when you order.

Otherwise the food was good and nice place, so a shame about the measures.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Staff were miserable and restaurant had no atmosphere. Food was ok but nothing more.

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a
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very big portion and excellent service.

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K
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was tasty, two of us ordered a vegetable jungle curry (super spicy!) and a massaman lamb curry which was also nice. Unfortunately the food was slow to arrive, we waited 35 minutes for main and it felt very long as we didn't order starters. One waitress apologised for the delay because they had an unusually big party to cater for. Another waitress dismissed her apology saying that food normally takes about 25 minutes to be served anyway. At 6.30pm the atmosphere was nice and quiet.

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C
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was inattentive and slow. Staff just standing chatting. We had to go and find someone to ask for the bill.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was a bit hit and miss but the service was terrible.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have been here before a couple of times & usually the food and service is good.

However, I turned up for a lunch booking and they had clearly overbooked. They tried to say I didn’t have a booking (which I did) and that they had cancelled it (which they hadn’t). The staff left us waiting a long time without even acknowledging us & did not even apologise for cancelling my booking whilst I was actually there!

We were rudely told that they couldn’t seat us & without any explanation or apology. This has put me off going back & was a real shame after I had planned a family meal there.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good value for money. Nice experience but not a cozy place

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VF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I don’t normally leave reviews unless something is outstandingly good or shockingly poor. Well, this was certainly the latter. This wasn’t my choice of venue and I didn’t expect much. However, the welcome was rude with barely a word spoken and then I remained seated for nearly 30mins without being asked if I required anything. I’m their defence I was awaiting my companion but that doesn’t mean I don’t require a drink while I wait. When the service did resume it was surly and dysfunctional. I don’t expect much from a Chain restaurant but have they really become so poor? Unfortunately, this one has!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great

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JC
Kent
37 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked Thai Square as it was conveniently close to the Palace Theatre for a meal between the two parts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Pleasantly surprised to find they had a 3 course pre-theatre menu which we enjoyed. Mixed starter platter, then a scallops and king prawn main (could have done with a couple more of each) and a decent-sized portion of duck plus steamed rice. Small icecream to follow. And we had a Thai rose wine with it. All very nice and just what we needed without feeling so full that we risked dozing off!

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

pre theatre dinner, great location, service and food

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Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Great food -- unfriendly, incompetent service!

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think it’s good for all sort of occasions, I went with my family and there was a group or friends and other couples

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PP
Surrey
64 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The set menus were good, the portions were of a good size as well. Good ambience. Drinks a big expensive for what you got.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, wouls come back to different branch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Ottimo ristorante, con piatti ben assortiti, buon rapporto qualità prezzo.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service. Went for a works lunch and all had a lunch box which was extremely good value for the amount of food given.

It was weekday lunch time so relatively quiet in the restaurant which was nice.
We all plan to go back again

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Been hunting for a decent Thai restaurant for a long time and we finally found one. Definitely returning.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely go back to this restaurant if in the area.

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j
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I go to London every year and always try to eat at Thai Square because I always have a great meal.

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MJ
London
42 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always lively on a Saturdy night! Watch out for the spicy dishes, tasty but not for the faint hearted! Great for groups

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

All round bad experience. Service terrible and rude, there was one waitress on duty and she was doing everything - front of house, table service, I wouldn't be surprised if she was doing the cooking as well based on how awful the main was. The first course was fine, it was soup, so not much to go wrong. The main courses we had all came cold. The sweet and sour chicken looked like chicken covered in ketchup. 2 out of the 3 in the party were ill (from both ends...) which likely was caused by the cold chicken. Not normally one to write a scathing review, but the fact is we were genuinely ill from this food.

For where the restaurant is location wise and the footfall that is must receive, I would expect a better all round experience.

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Disappointed that we were limited to a set Valentines menu

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was ok, could have been better!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We showed up on 31st Night and the restaurant tells us that they have sent an email saying that for 31st night there will be fixed menu with minimum charges of 30 pounds per person. We never received the email and I don't think anyone did. Finally and quite reluctantly, they admitted me and my family (with a toddler) to be served by À la carte menu.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was nice, cant say much about the service. On arrival we was told there was only a set menu due to the time of year, it would have been nice to be informed of this before hand. The staff were not attentive at all, they were all too busy stood at the bar talking to one another. The plates were cleared from our table and we waited half an hour to be offered the dessert menu, which never happened, and ended up paying and leaving in quite a foul mood. Not a very good way to finish my partners birthday evening.

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JS
London
19 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice meal. Good quality for a chain.
Not exceptional Thai cuisine.
Good crispy chicken option for kids.

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f
London
42 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

They had no record of our Opentable booking but it was early so we did get a table.

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b
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Food ok. Very noisy place. Terrible service, very slow. It took us 3 hours to eat. Just not enough waiters for the number of tables.

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Fab service.

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OT
Glasgow
34 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I have dined here many times but this was not up to the usual standard. service was poor and we waited some time for our food which was cold and I had ask for it to taken back and bring hot food. They took the curry’s and left the rice so when the new curry’s arrived I had to ask for warm rice !!! There were a number of tables complaining of poor service so I would suggest you go elsewhere.

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