The Market Thai Restaurant

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40 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai

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Established in the mid-nineties, The Market Thai was formed by an enthusiastic team with a goal to provide traditional Thai food of the highest quality in an atmosphere that is casual and unassuming.

Our food is carefully selected from reputable suppliers and served freshly prepared upon your visit. We hope to see you soon!
What 40 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was flavourful and complex, could have been spicier... service was slow but also respectful and worked hard not to interrupt a lively conversation

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled upon this gem on a Sunday Night - we (visitors) were tired and looking for a good Thai feed. Well we found the best spot! Everything from the great decorations to the Larb, to the lovely hostess.

JV
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was fine but not great; I’ve had much better Thai food. My sweet & sour dish tasted like vinegar, not sweet & sour.
The restaurant is nice inside, and the servers were sweet, but we had to wait a very long time before our orders were taken. They didn’t have enough waiting staff on hand to handle the number of people there.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

We went on the evening of the hottest day of the year, since London felt like it did when we were in Thailand! Food was very nice, great flavours reminiscent of holiday, fries sky service but a little slow. Wasn’t many people there perhaps due to the heat, but it’s a solid Thai restaurant with Thai people in the kitchen and front of house.

CB
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the set menu!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I used to go to this restaurant all the time. I brought my team from work here to say thank you for all the hard work. The food took over two hours to arrive. Pretty much ruined the night and effort. Hugely disappointed.

RS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant without any frills serving excellent Thai food. Enjoy the atmosphere with open mind and remember to book......especially at the weekends.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, extremely lovely staff and so reasonably priced!

AF
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good
The service is good also
Had a yummy platter of appetizers

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is really wonderful, best ribs I’ve had in forever. Nice staff as well

DN
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy to find this hidden gem on portsbello road. Food was excellent and nice service

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good and romantic place for a date or to taste som Thai if you came back few months ago from your visit and you really miss a good thai dish.

DD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s an absolute ‘must do’ when I’m in London, no matter what I’m doing.
The food never lets me down as it’s always great!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambiance, nice food as well

SP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice decor and friendly staff. The chicken wings for starters were overcooked and tough, and the accompanying sauce too sweet. The veg spring rolls were fine. The wife's main course of vegetable green curry had a lovely variety of well-cooked vegetables, but the sauce was sweet and not spicy, despite asking for it to be spicy. The chicken stir fry dish was excruciatingly sweet, but plenty of fresh chicken and fresh vegetable ingredients, all well cooked. If they could reduce the sugar content of their food, I would come back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Thai food we have had in a long time. And many foodies at our table. Great service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend for her birthday - was great! Good amazing, highly recommend!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This place used to be the most authentic Thai reataurant in London years ago. Not quite the same anymore. Had the seabasa which used to be presented as a whole fresh fish that melted in the mouth. Last week I was given a couple of pieces that had obviously been frozen to within an inch of their life. Tough and a very farmed taste to them. Must have changed owners over the years which explains the empty tables.

d
London
38 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The portions were large. The 2 person starter is tasty and filling. It was very quiet for a Saturday night

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was a very quiet which was a little off putting at first but it was a Monday night and we were really glad we stayed. Food was fresh and delicious and the service was fast and friendly. Overall really tasty good value meal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice evening The Market Thai Restaurant when we celebrate our 10 years wedding together with our son. The food was excellent, the service was perfect and of course we will come back next time we visit London from our country Norway

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, pleasant room, lovely service and all for a good price.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here for my sisters birthday and really enjoyed it. Amazing location overlooking Portobello road, and beautiful decor inside! The staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Seemed a bit quiet since the re-opening, but I would definitely go back again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The had little atmosphere and ambience. Being someone that eats a lot of Thai cuisine, and my wife is Thai, we both found the food unauthentic, yet the taste was nevertheless very nice. The lady serving us was very pleasant, but our overall experience, very average.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was absolutely fantastic situated above a pub great feel about the place nice staff nice food was an over all great experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute choice but excellent decision well made

MM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very good value lunch menu. Lovely environment off the craziness of Portobello Road.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good ambience, excellent food and good service. Will definitely go back there when next in London and will recommend to friends and family.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our party had mixed feelings - the curries were good but some of the dishes which were marked with 2 chillies were bland (eg the fish) and the squid starter was really quite unpleasant.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It was not authentic Thai food. It is over priced and the food is not Thai at all.

R
London
47 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I ate at the Market Thai a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. The food is excellent and the location is very convenient (note the entrance is just round the corner of Portobello Road). I'm vegetarian and the options were excellent. I would return.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, buzzy atmosphere, nice slightly kitsch décor. Food very nice, but nothing to write home about. we went for the set menu and I think we should have gone a la carte. All the same, decent meal.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food and location, staff need to be more attentive.

L
London
59 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a nice neighbourhood place. Dishes are reliable. Service is pleasant.

TT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2015
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for a friend's birthday, lov3d

A
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here on Friday night, the restaurant has really cool old fashioned wooden decor (a welcome change from minimal white and gray) and a lovely relaxed vibe. Located right on Portobello Road, you can't really go wrong here! Food was great, delicious with a great portion size. I'll definitely be back!

SQ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I chose Market Thai as a last minute alternative to the restaurant I had originally booked for my son's 30th, having been let down with a few hours to spare. It turned out to be an inspired decision. Service was attentive and friendly, food excellent and my husband was very pleased with the bill. On a cold, wet Monday evening, ambience was (not surprisingly) a little lacking, but the interior design more than made up for this. I will return!

m
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was good and service ok, place has recently reopened after being refurbished and it looks fine but it was empty on a thursday night. Overall was a good experience

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food, and great value for money. Didn't feel rushed by the staff. Can't fault it! Very happy!

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A little gem overlooking portobello road which we'll definitely visit again.

It has a nice atmosphere, and when we went on a Thursday night was fairly quiet. When we went there was just the two of them doing everything so service wasn't super quick (but the wait wasn't too bad) but they were very friendly and it came with a smile.

Food was great, though they have dishes which they are better at. we had a beef dish which was okay though not amazing, but the fish curry and papaya salad were brilliant - good value for the price as well.

Would definitely recommend.