Thai Square Trafalgar Square

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1986 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
Mandatory NYE Set Menu and deposit required for 31st December 2018.

Looking out over one of London’s most famous landmarks, the flagship branch of Thai Square is a great choice for lunch or dinner near Trafalgar Square. Formerly the impressive Norwegian embassy, Thai Square is a seriously spacious venue full of traditional artefacts, heavy wooden doors and sprays of exotic flowers – perfect for laid-back lunches with friends and cosy romantic dinners. And when tourists invariably tumble in by chance, they are rewarded, as you will be, with excellent Thai cuisine. Thai Square’s authentic menu is full of familiar favourites like fiery tom yum soup, fragrant green chicken curry and chargrilled duck breast with tamarind sauce. Vegetarians are spoilt for choice with delicious dishes like aubergine and shiitake mushrooms stir-fried with sweet basil and garlic. At the weekend, the club downstairs is open until 3am – perfect for diners who want to dance the night away in style.
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m
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We liked the food, however there was a lot of paprika (sweet pepper) in our meal, and we don't like it.
But overall it was good.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at this restaurant several times when we visit London. The food is always excellent with a good choice on the menu and the service is always friendly and efficient.

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S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great variety of options!! Sticky rice wasn’t the best- sort of dry, but everything else was tasty! Definitely recommend the peanut sauce and the Tom Kha soup.

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L
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food and service was outstanding. Will definitely come back when visiting London again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Thank you

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GL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

There was no ambience. Fortunately the food was good. The waitresses seemed to have no expression.

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AM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here often when meeting friends over from Mumbai and we all find the food and service very good and very central for us to meet. I love Thai food so this is a real favorite for me.

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SM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The restaurant trades entirely off its location. The entry lobby appears half built, the walls are all marked and dirty from years of wear and the lights don’t work in the loo.

The service was pleasant and kind, yet awkward and unwieldy.

My starter was the Butterfly King Prawns. Three prawns to be exact, likely frozen and all different sizes. Served on an undressed salad. My wife’s Chicken Satay seemed ok, though again, seemed cooked from frozen. Tiny pieces of chicken with a tiny pot of ready made sauce. Over cooked and stringy chicken.

Cocktails were reasonable, though took longer than the food to arrive.

The main was the Sea Bass. Hugely over cooked and served with a sauce that dominated all in its path. Served elaborately with the head on and folded around. I was about to start eating the tail, until I realised the waiter had plonked it down the wrong way and the over cooked fish was hiding behind a salad in the middle of the dish.

My wife went with Beef in Coconut. Flavours were reasonable, but it was pre-cooked beef, cooked again in the sauce. Stringy beef that dried out in your mouth as you ate it.

Desserts took a long time to arrive. The Mango Pancake was saved only by the plain vanilla ice cream on the side. Chunks of tinned mango served with radioactive orange sauce. All sugar, no flavour.

The only redeeming features are a reasonably priced wine menu, so long as you don’t go French. And, the location. I expect they will do a roaring trade of people going once before the theatre, not again.

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, good location, decent prices.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and my colleague had vegetarian dishes and they were awesome. We ordered Green curry, Corn cakes, and Tofu with cashew nuts. But the dessert - mango crepes were a bit disappointing - too sweet and mango was too ripe. By the way, the service was really good.

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BF
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great list of menu items, great service, good ambiance.

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Calificado como el mejor restaurant Thai de Londres deja la expectativa muy alta. Los platillos estuvieron bien pero no fueron extraordinarios. El servicio fue excelente y el lugar está muy bonito y bien decorado. Sí volvería.

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PG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Thai food and service.

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KC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the experience. We have been meaning to eat at this restaurant for a while - mission accomplished!!

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was slightly disappointed with Thai square,the menu and food were good although I asked if a coconut curry could be made vegetarian and was told ‘no’ which I found unusual! The tables were very close together - the service was way too rushed and impersonal so although the food was good the experience wasn’t relaxed and pleasant as it should be!

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SP
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Good service. Bit pricey, but good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The waitress messed up the food and wine order for a table of 3, getting only one order correct. She dropped my order completely, so after sitting with out food for 10 minutes, I went to ask where my order was. It was missed completely, and so they rushed to make it. No apology, no offer to make it right. We pointed it out to the manager when paying the bill, but still no offer to compensate for the errors. Thai Square was our family favourite, but It's too expensive a place to support that kind of poor service, so we won't be back.

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KC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place, has everything that you would want in a restaurant especially the consistency of the food. the fact that it is in the center of town is a complete bonus. I don't usually go to chains and am a fussy foodie. The Phad Thai and butterfly prawns are superb!

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LA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good restaurant, I have been there several times before. Their soups and starters are awesome and the main courses to die for. My friend had the Thai Pad Tofu, and loved it, I had the Chu Chi Goong, which is an amazing prawn dish with some egg fried rice.

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IL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very good restaurant one of the best Thai restaurant we go to

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OS
London
27 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Food fantastic but that’s where it peaked. Service shocking. Phone rang non stop with staff completely ignoring it, very annoying. Table wobbly. Had to ask for cutlery. End of bat was completely filled with dirty dishes. Understaffed and terrible environment, what a shame!

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RK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely Decor, restaurant devliverd an excellent service and food was lovely.

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DC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service a little slow . The food order was wrong. Having said that , it was delicious and would go back

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M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have heard about Thai Square many times and was expecting great things but was disappointed. Firstly, we waited ages for someone to actually serve us although we were only 1 of 2 other couples in the restaurant at the time. Secondly, when the food was served it was lukewarm and not hot...the ambiance of the restaurant was nice but it wasnt value for money....been to many other Thai restaurants where the food is of better quality and hotter! Won't be going back in a hurry....

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OO
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and speed of food. Waiter service was also excellent. Will definitely be visiting again

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Based on this experience and the venue at Mansion house at couple of months ago, we were not very impressed. I wanted to give the chain a second chance and hoped it was just one venue. Sadly not but for different reasons.

As this was Valentines I’d hoped it would be a little more special. Unfortunately it felt like conveyor belt service and the whole experience was rushed as a result. Mains came almost immediately.

Also the call from the restaurant the day before suddenly announced a set menu. This was not made apparent when booked through Opentable. I underatand a £20 charge for guaranteeing the booking but again at such short notice. It would be good to know this at the very start of the booking process.

Staff / service were friendly enough but I guess once you’ve cornered people the night before Valentines, of course they’ll have a smile on their face!

There are plenty of really good Thai restaurants out there so I won’t miss this chain.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a really nice valentines day meal here, the food was very good indeed, the menu was varied and good selection. the venue is really very nicely decorated and the staff were very attentive and helpful. I would definitely come back and had forgotten how nice a venue this is and such a great location.

I booked in advance, popped in to confirm but they could not provide a preferred seat which is a shame, although I thought others had booked the window tables, so perhaps it is possible.

Tables are a bit close together in parts, but we sat upstairs, 2 of us on a table of 4 so plenty of room if they are not busy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was my first time at one if these. The food was nice but the staff were a bit inattentive. I have had better Thai food though.

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N
Hertfordshire
30 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I like the food here so much that I went there on Monday night and I am going back again this Friday!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem the food is as good as I have ever had even in Thailand. Chat to your server smile and he nice and you get the same back. Always busy hard to book for a reason. Wait a moment now it will be harder lol go enjoy I did.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We were disappointed by the homophobic attitude of one of the waiters (mid-twenties, wearing glasses).
The manager should ensure the staff are polite and respectful to ALL customers.

Otherwise the food was fine although the duck curry arrived luke-warm and was over-cooked. The restaurant looks attractive but would benefit from a lick of paint.

Generally quite poor value.

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambience and service were second to none, however the food could definitely be better. The food whilst delivered quickly lacked taste.

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m
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and appreciation of the fact we needed quick service as we were going to the theatre . I will definitely return to this restaurant

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R
London
47 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I always enjoy coming to Thai Square, but especially the branch in Trafalgar Square, as it's a grand building. The food was delicious as always - there are very good vegetarian options. The service was efficient. I will definitely come back to this restaurant and highly recommend for an evening out with friends.

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OZ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Food.. Every course was great... the lady that welcomed us was quite rude but our server for the evening was absolutely gracious.. overall a great experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, good service.

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MB
London
127 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their pre theatre menu is good

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good but the service was terrible, they practically told us to go bringing the bill into the table without giving us the possibility to have a desert.
When we asked for one, they told us to come back tomorrow!
They could have asked us before they close the kitchen if we want a desert.
I would not go back.

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F
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I love the decor and the feel of this place, it's warms and welcoming. The cocktails were amazing I definitely give 10/10 for the cocktails but the waitering staff could be more attentive and needs to work more on customer service but other than that Thai Square is a must for food and cocktails!

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GL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food not as good as other Thai Squares I've been in and service was very poor.

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