Thai Square The Strand

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406 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai Square The Strand is the eldest of thirteen popular siblings. Born in 1997, it's purpose in life is to serve tasty, competitively priced Thai food in attractive Thai-style surroundings. Needless to say, in this it consistently succeeds. Bare wooden floors, simple wood seating and good lighting create a pleasingly modern minimalist look, interrupted by hand-crafted Thai artefacts. A flagship restaurant like this deserves a top head chef. Step forward Mr Ngam-Arom from a top hotel in Thailand whose Pad Thai, green curry, and chicken with cashew nuts are so good that people come back time and again. Charming, attentive staff. A good place to meet before or after the theatre.
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n
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.

m
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

O
London
4 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

JH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good food with efficient and friendly service.

PG
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!

KC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

N
London
76 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...

TS
London
2 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.

PP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and beautiful interiors!

OT
London
5 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.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service!

A
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!

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

BH
London
5 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.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant and staff excellent vetoed very good and very good value

AO
London
128 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.

B
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Convenient, charming, lovely food and good service.

LF
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pre theatre dining. Excellent quality and quantity.

HC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
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.

AO
London
128 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.

PH
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.

DJ
London
57 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

SG
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.

GJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

SB
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.

HW
London
104 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

r
London
29 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I really like the food at Thai Square, I do wish the meat Penang curry came with some vegetables but it was delicious!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good venue for a trans-atlantic reunion. I was meeting up with some pals from New York and it was the right ambience and food for a memorable evening. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was enjoyed by all 5 of us.

BA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Good choice on menu. Starter were very good but, having eaten a lot of authentic Thai food in UK and Thailand, we were a little disappointed in our main courses. Service was adequate but rather impersonal.

RA
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Handy location close to our hotel. Food was excellent from the silver set. A bit too crowded and overheated but would go again.

C
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, our waiter was particularly attentive and very pleasant. A good dining experience.

OT
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed the food, restaurant is spacious and clean but lacks some intimacy for a nice private dinner. Overall, experience was good and would come back!

M
London
27 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We booked to go pre-theatre on a Saturday. It was a good choice because they are efficient and the restaurant was not busy at that time. Thai Square food is consistently reliable. It doesn't blow your mind away but it's good value for the money and dependable. Would recommend.

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food in a handy location

GG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Confused order, inattentive service, didn't record attendance in opentable system, food was mediocre.

DH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was exactly what I was looking for which was a no fuss client lunch that we could have easily within an hour. It ended up being much longer, not because of slow service but because it was a productive meeting. The service was almost too fast with the starters not quite finished when the mains arrived but that suited us fine.
The food was great , I would certainly recommend the gyoza for starters and the mains were decent sized portions, very tasty and extraordinary good value for money. It was reasonably quiet for a Thursday lunchtime and therefore lacked a little in ambience but it was exactly what I wanted at the time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first visit - and it will not be our last. We always enjoy the fresh food. Thanks

ZE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Never disappointed--Z