Thai Square The Strand

3.6
372 reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
Thai Square has been a staple on the Strand since 1996. It was the very first Thai restaurant to open its doors, so it has an extra special place in our hearts.

Conveniently located on the Strand, a major thoroughfare in Central London, our restaurant offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This Strand restaurant was entirely refurbished in May 2018, with new features including living botanical walls and a breathtaking floral tree. Enjoy our romantic interiors and an award-winning, pre-theatre dinner before heading to a show at Somerset House or the Vaudeville and Adelphi theatres.
What 372 People Are Saying
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lighthouser
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent. The service was brusque and useless. It was slow. The main person who was looking after the restaurant was curt when we arrived, that carried on through the evening, the ordering, the delivery and exit

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KathleenH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The venue was comfortable and clean (including the toilets). Our food was tasty and we would definitely eat there again. Very well placed for theatres on The Strand

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GL1110
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely appalling service. We arrived just before 7 having booked on open table for 7 and they did not have our booking. Although there were many free tables, the waitress serving us made it seem like a huge inconvenience to get us seated. No one came to take our order until 7:25 and drinks did not arrive until 7:45. We were outrightly ignored and we had to ask (across the restaurant!) if we could order. By 8:15 we still didn't have our mains and we were told the food was on its way. We had to be somewhere at 9 and by 8:30, still no food!! We asked to take the food in a box and we were still charged the full price + service charge (which we refused to pay). Abysmal service.

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OzzyS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, friendly & fast service, delicious food, not too busy at time we were there

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time and were seated, we waited 40 minutes before anyone came to ask if we would even like a drink, we left… terrible service

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susiebaby
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

6pm booking and not busy but service was very slow and food not hot when it came but as always it was reliably delicious when it came.

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RooS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a very pleasant time at this branch of the restaurant chain.

The staff were friendly and respectful, including in their covid-compliance.

The menu was good, including a wide range of options for vegans, vegetarians, lactose-intolerant people. Ingredients which might be a problem for some were clearly marked.

The selection of wines suited us well and complemented the food nicely - simple, crisp flavours.

The complimentary tap water was chilled and served with ice.

The food itself was ok - perfectly reasonable and a nice taste - standard Thai fare and unremarkable. Presentation was fine with a nice flourish on the starters.

We were able to be accommodated before our booked time and there was a nice ambience without feeling busy. A short walk from Covent Garden so an ideal alternative to the crowded bars and restaurants there.

Would happily come again for a decent, straightforward meal, particularly if visiting Somerset House which is next door.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Price for a quality was outstanding. Service was beyond kind and really polite. The vibe in the place is unique and pleasant. Definitely we will visit Thai Square again.

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Muriel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere and plate had really good portion. Perfect for a date 🥰

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Phoebe
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The lunch deal is a very good deal at £9.95 for two courses.

Thai Square The Strand
Responded on 27 February 2020

Dear Phoebe, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Thai Square The Strand. Your kind feedback is extremely valued and very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed the lunch deal and hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Nida Porter Guest Relations Manager

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SabrinaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet for ana amazing abs service pre theatre

Thank you for a lovely meal Thai Square

Thai Square The Strand
Responded on 15 January 2020

Dear SabrinaP, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Thai Square The Strand. Your kind feedback is extremely valued and very much appreciated. Hope to see you again. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our social media pages for promotions and updates. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any question. I am happy to offer my assistance at any time. Sincerely, Nida Porter Guest Relations Manager

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vipMarcelaSF
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Thai food, not expensive, good location, quick service

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nicolasl
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value for the money. Service fine but not as welcoming as I would have expected from the reviews.

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melon
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very close to the theatre so excellent if want to eat before a show. Food was delicious and decor beautiful staff very efficient and reasonably priced

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Ophelia
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Very nice food, staff were lovely & attentive - just a lack of ambiance, no music & very quiet. Overall would definitely go back! Thanks x

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JimH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good food with efficient and friendly service.

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PaulaG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went out with my friend for her birthday dinner and she was very happy with our choice. Food and service was excellent. Beautiful and worth to spend pounds as is not even too expensive for a quality!

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KamelC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love there prawn tempura and Phad Thai, salads good too.

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vipNb81
London
80 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food, was just a bit slow for a pre-theatre meal as we were almost late! Atmosphere was very good tho...

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TracyS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had to wait a little while for our main dishes, some were on the minutes as we were going to the Theatre. The food was perfectly ok but the restaurant did not have much of an atmosphere.

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PurviP
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and beautiful interiors!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We met up as a family to enjoy a nice meal. The pros... the food was excellent. The cons... everything else. The service was appalling, in particular from a member of staff called Toby. He was rude and after I asked him not to serve our table anymore because of his attitude towards us and him throwing down the main course on the table whilst we were eating our starters, he then looked over with terrible looks throughout the rest of the meal. It was also exceptionally noisy in there and very difficult to have a normal conversation. They could have easily made up for the poor service but there is a lack of control by the management. Overall a poor excuse for Thai Square. Far better ones in London. Give this a miss and try somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service!

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Allimike
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent venue for top quality pre-theatre meal. Great service, food, ambience and great value for money. Not to be missed if your show is at this part of theatre-land!

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Joey
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal after visiting an exhibition at Somerset House. Lovely food and decent service

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BobH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a very understated restaurant and is both friendly and has excellent food served by efficient attentive staff and we will certainly return and can recommend it to anyone in the area.

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Anon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, ambience, decor and service. A great restaurant and will definitely visit again!

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant and staff excellent vetoed very good and very good value

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AOH1
London
131 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner at Thai Square with some friends who were visiting for the weekend. As always food was great and portions very generous. Will come again - a really good reliable Thai in central london.

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Beetroot
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient, charming, lovely food and good service.

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vipLenoraF
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pre theatre dining. Excellent quality and quantity.

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HayleyC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal before going to the theatre. The food was amazing

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Rxb936
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, all the flavours are wonderful. The food is quick but generally the service for ordering and getting the bill etc is slow.

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AOH1
London
131 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went to Thai Square for a pre theatre dinner - table was booked for 5.30 but annoyingly the restaurant didn't open until then so we and some other diners had to wait outside! Once we were in and seated the surroundings were nice and the food was the star. Tasty and generous portions. Not especially hot in temperature it has to be said. But very good overall.

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PaulH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We were staying in London on the Strand and wanted to have a Thai meal one evening. We checked on the internet and found Thai Square was within walking distance of our hotel and had some very good reviews.
We booked a table, went along and were not disappointed.
The staff and food were excellent and the restaurant itself was very pleasant. The whole pace of proceedings was perfect and we left having had very good experience.
My wife and I will definitely be going back on our next visit to London.

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vipDarrenJ
London
63 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining here. Separate Vegetarian menu which was a bonus. The staff were very nice and the food was gorgeous. Great for a pre-theatre meal. Will definitely dine here again

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SuzanneG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We came here for a pre-theatre meal and enjoyed it. The food could have been hotter (temperature not spiciness!) but the staff were nice and we had a nice time.

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GandJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant, nice ambiance, and tasty nicely presented food.

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SteveB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ok. So repeating my review on TripAdvisor. The meal never arrived. Spent 1hr 40mins in the restaurant and had a starter and a bottle of wine. Wrong main turned up after over an hour then half of the correct order turned up 10 minutes later which was stone cold. Paid for the starter and wine and left. Really ruined a great day out. No excuses for such bad service as most people in the restaurant we’re complaining! Truly shocking.

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vipHWDS
London
117 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Bit disappointed with this visit. Restaurant empty so little atmosphere. Food was ok but no frills and not as good as other times. Fine for a quick bite but not a destination venue

FAQs

Thai Square The Strand does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Thai Square The Strand is rated 3.6 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.