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  • 21-24 Cockspur Street
    Trafalgar Square

    London SW1Y 5BN
    St James's
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  • Transit information Bakerloo Northern Charing Cross and 2 more stations
  • Phone number 020 7839 4000
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  • Business website thaisquare.net

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  • 4.0 star rating
    21/3/2014
    Seated via OpenTable 1 check-in here

    It was Sunday evening and time for dinner just didn't know what we were in the mood for, so I whipped out my handy Yelp App to look at some choices and after looking over the menu we settled on Thai Square and was even able to make a reservation through my Yelp App, pretty sweet I say.

    Made our way to Thai Square, I told the host we had reservations, she looked at her book and didn't see any, but another lady went to the back and came out and addressed me by name, I thought that was a nice touch and we were shown to our seats. I have to say, Thai Square is very nice, felt swanky, hence the reason for no food pics, just felt like I shouldn't haha.

    I started with Chicken Satay, it's the peanut sauce that I really crave and well I wanted to see if it's just as good in London as it is in Phoenix and yep it's amazing! The chicken had great flavor, it is sort of sad to cover it with the peanut sauce for it could stand on its own, but omg I love the peanut sauce and since I can't just eat with a spoon its best it goes on the chicken.

    For my drink I ordered the Thai Tea, it was perfectly blended and tasted great!

    For the main dish, I went with the Panang Beef Thai Hot (been told food in London is bland so I was thinking Thai Hot really wasn't going to be hot on my heat scale) . This was prime beef that had been slow cooked in coconut cream and Panang curry paste and it was garnished with lime leaves, I also ordered a side of coconut rice. When the meal came out it looked amazing, the server placed the food on the table then served me, that's right, she placed curry on my plate followed by some rice, felt kind of spoiled.  The Panang Beef was amazing, the flavors the texture, oh so good! And going Thai Hot was perfect for me. That was a great curry dish. Now I'll have to find it here in Phoenix or cook it myself.

    Glad to have found Thai Square on my Yelp App, look forward to coming back.

  • 4.0 star rating
    30/6/2014
    Seated via OpenTable

    A very nice, friendly atmosphere. The food was delicious, and the staff was courteous. Definitely the best Thai in the area.

  • 4.0 star rating
    13/3/2013

    Fantastic location especially for pre theatre dinner, they also offer pre theatre menu. It is located right by Trafalgar Square and not many restaurant have a view across iconic landmarks but this one does.

    It is a typical overpriced central London restaurant where quantity and quality are compromised for high prices but that should be expected.

    Inside is chill, cozy and nicely decorated with soft lighting and food was good and lots of options for Vegans/Vegetarians as well as Meat eaters.

  • 2.0 star rating
    10/2/2014

    Used to be good. Now suffering from 'The over expansion chain' of cutting corners, costs and taking the eye of the customer experience ball. Not just this one, the Thai Square in South Ken and Richmond are also just shovelling it out as quick as they can in an effort to maximise money taken versus bums on seats. shame they used to be good.

  • 1.0 star rating
    21/11/2013

    Expensive for what it was. Small plates and really not inspired chefs. The service a little bit busy on other things rather than see our friend waiting for his main dish 30 minutes more than us. Better Thais in other districts

  • 3.0 star rating
    3/11/2009

    Presentation is wonderful. Soft lighting, everything looks great definitely. Nicely dressed waitresses and all that good stuff.

    I had the Drunken Duck, which was actually pretty good. Lots of flavor in the food. The egg fried rice couldve been more fried and more eggy though seriously. It was like they chopped up an egg and threw it in some steamed rice so I wasn't too happy with that.

    The person I was with got some noodles with giant shrimp in them and I thought it was really good.

    Don't like how they automatically add gratuity - you would normally get more if you didn't force people to pay it.

    Good place to stop for lunch or dinner definitely. In a nice area with Trafalgar Square just across the street.  Def check it out if you get a chance.

  • 4.0 star rating
    26/9/2010

    We're in London, so what the hell, go to a Thai restaurant!

    The inside is really beautiful and tastefully decorated.  My wife kept mentioning the beautiful orchids that were arranged beautifully.  Actually, this is probably the first time in my life that I actually cared how flowers looked.  

    The appetizer, some kind of fried duck, was great!

    Both of our main entrees were also very good.  Mine was duck with tamarind sauce and I won the contest of who gets the best dish.  My wife had the lamb with coconut sauce and in my opinion was bland.

    This Thai restaurant was playing Brazilian music...  I know that Brazilian music is awesome and great to set the mood, but come on, give me some saucy Thai music.

    I'm staring to figure out this whole eating in London thing.  The waiter/waitress only comes over after you have already looked at your menu and closed it.  Otherwise, they don't seem to come over.  This seems to be the case everywhere...  If the wife allows, I'll be back.

  • 2.0 star rating
    13/5/2009

    This place looks really nice and the prices are not at all that expensive if you are on the British Pound instead of the measly dollar.  It is right by Trafalgar Square which is great because it is between my hotel and the theaters, so I decided to grab a bite to eat before my show.  I have had Thai food in a number of different countries so I decided to go all out and get a big spread because this place was so packed on a Monday night.

    The prawn dumpling was full of prawn flavor but it seemed unoriginal or not inspired because the dumpling was served with what tasted like canned or bottled sauce.  The green curry was average, no real explosion of flavors I would expect from a good curry and I had it with the coconut rice which was a waste of money because there was no discernible tasted different between that and regular steam rice.

    I said I was going to order me a spread so I decided to splurge on a coconut sundae.  The presentation was very nice, but the flavors were eradicate going from semi-sweet to dull, only thing that saved this from been left on the table was the texture which was felt original.

    I would skip this if looking for good Thai food in London, there are definitely better places in London.  Actually I think I have had better when I was in Berlin.

  • 1.0 star rating
    18/1/2009

    Perfect location, food was terrible, service even worse. There are so many wonderful places to go, avoid this one despite it's enticing exterior and convenience.

    Vegetables were not fresh, wraps seemed to have been frozen.

  • 3.0 star rating
    1/4/2010

    Just another club, with a little bit better on priced drinks. 3 stars! Bunch of asians... and thats an understatement.. more like a club with only asians. the drinks are decent priced, and its a small club.

    don't bring fake id's here, they scan em on the computer, etc etc. and there is a 5 quid cover charge... i would not pay 5 quid to this shit place again

  • 5.0 star rating
    20/12/2008

    Thai Square is in the heart of central London - a commanding restaurant on Cockspur Street, the entrance boasts a gorgeous water fountain with gold thai statues at either side.

    The food at Thai Square is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S.  I really couldn't fault it. The prawn dumplings are gorgeous, as was the prawn pandang - the creamiest, tastiest sauce. Sure, my date and I enjoyed a bottle of Moet & Chandon Rose with dinner, but I'm sure the food would've been amazing regardless!

    Amazing service, linen napkins and most main courses around the £10 mark.  A great place for a date that is super special, but won't break the bank. Incredible.

  • 5.0 star rating
    29/12/2008

    I had always been intrigued by this luxurious looking restaurant as I passed by on the bus, but had always assumed it'd be out of my price range. However, I was pleased to find it is actually pretty reasonable - averaging at just over £10 for a main and side, so i decided to go there with some family last week.

    We wanted something special but not overly formal and what an excellent choice it turned out to be. The hotel-like entrance complete with fountains and gold decor, along with waitresses dressed in evening wear give the allusion of grandeur, and the views out to Trafalgar Square are amazing.

    Better than this was the food, which was amazing. I had a green thai curry, and others went for sweet and sour chicken and cashew nuts. All was beautifully served and couldn't be faulted on taste. The wine was also excellent.

    I am simply amazed by this place. The food, location, decor and service could command a much higher price, but instead you can enjoy a night of privilege without coming near to breaking the bank. I couldn't recommend it more.

  • 3.0 star rating
    27/8/2010
    1 check-in here

    Our first night in London and we decided to go here because it was close to our hotel.  We both got the Pre-Theater Prix Fix menu:

    Chicken Satay, Eggroll, Siu Mei, and Fish Cake
    Chicken Curry
    Vegetarian Pad Thai
    Cashew Chicken with mango and soy sauce
    Coconut Ice Cream

    For £14.50pp, it was a good deal of food for the price for 2.  The appetizers were good enough - we just decided not to compare the Thai food we have in the States.  I have to say that leaving our reference points at home helped in that we experienced foods fresh from a different perspective.  

    The curry had nice flavors, but the chicken was just too dry.  It was clear they used chicken breast and I think for a curry, or any kind of stew, you really need thigh/rib meat so it doesn't get overly dry.  The vegetarian Pad Thai was a little too sweet for my taste.  The cashew chicken was good, especially with the rice.

    All in all, a good enough meal for our first night, but we were headed for better pastures elsewhere in London, especially after realizing that Thai Square was a chain restaurant.

    If you're craving some Asian food, this could be a good spot to satisfy a craving, but there are better places to go in London.

  • 5.0 star rating
    18/11/2008
    First to Review

    This is really a great restaurant. Its not particularly cheap, but its a premium restaurant in the centre of London, near one of the capital's most well known landmarks, Trafalgar Square.

    I can't recommend one particular meal here. There are so many good dishes. The staff are extremely friendly and can help you decide. Inside, its fairly sophisticated, the sort of place you could take out your partner, conduct a business meeting or go for a family meet up.

    Downstairs, there is a club linked to the restaurant, and its also quite sophisticated. I haven't been in it on the weekends so I don't know how busy it is, but overall, if you want a good evening in one place, which is guaranteed to be top class, or combine it with nearby galleries, I would say Thai Square ticks all the boxes.

    Charing Cross is the closest tube station.

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/6/2013

    Extensive vegetarian menu. Flavorful food. Presentation lacks imagination, but you can't eat presentation.  Prices are competitive, which makes them attractive if you like quality food.  By-the-glass wine selection could be improved. Décor was typical but slightly cramped and noisy. All in all, the food was the winner here. Convenient to Trafalgar and Piccadilly.

  • 3.0 star rating
    19/2/2013

    On the outside, this looks like a tourist trap right on the edge of Trafalgar Square, but although it is a bit overpriced for Thai, the food is pretty good. I had a chicken dish with cashews and vegetables and my friend had one of the curries. All pretty standard. A good place to go if you're in the area and need a quick place to eat.

    • Qype User mattni…
    • London
    • 31 friends
    • 141 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    10/2/2012

    Thai Square at Trafalgar Square is a really good restaurant.
    I'm really fond of their dishes, its varied, colourful delicious and extremely delicious! it is the sort of place that you can start with a dinner and end up on the dance floor if you wish, as there's a club downstairs. So a great place to visit and enjoy great Thai cuisine, while in the centre, checking out the vibrant night life around Trafalgar Square. The staff are nice and friendly, great vegetarian dishes, and and a nice, stylish decor.

  • 3.0 star rating
    2/1/2010

    Great central London Thai restaurant.  Nice food and good menu selection.  Ambiance is relaxed however the service from the staff is not the best.  Would try again as the food was good.

  • 3.0 star rating
    15/2/2012
    1 check-in here

    If you're around Trafalgar Square for lunch, they have a limited but good lunch menu for £7.50.  I'm a big green curry fan so definitely like going for the lunch box on that one.  Food is definitely reliable but the service... can.. be... so... slow... I find it a real treat if I don't eat at my desk for lunch so when I do eat out - I'd like them to hurry up please!  We had to wave at the wait staff almost 3 times for us to take our order and about twice to ask for the bill.  Understand that it is crowded during lunch but makes me want to get take away and just eat at my desk!

  • 3.0 star rating
    14/10/2010
    1 check-in here

    Decent without being amazing. They aren't afraid to flavor things generously with spices. Wish I had tried more. I would definitely go back again to give some of the other dishes a try.

  • 4.0 star rating
    16/1/2009

    Very convinient location, gorgeous entrance, and pretty good food here.  Their wine recommendations were also good.  We were recommended some French regional whites that really went well with the Asian food.

    • Qype User hugose…
    • London
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    • 10 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    11/4/2013

    Very expensive and not great service. Food was nice not exceptional

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/2/2013
    Seated via OpenTable

    It was good food, a bit more pricey than other places around, but it is a great environment and the food was excellent.  The sticky rice with mango for dessert was awesome.  The mangos melted in your mouth.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/8/2010
    2 check-ins here

    Food was good (just as good as Silicon Valley restaurants).  This is the third time we had been here, but the service, food, and atmosphere was so much better.  They didn't have my favorite, Ginger Chicken, on the menu, but they made it for me anyway.  It was very tasty.  We has a Blue Slate Dr. Loosen Reisling-- fantastic with the Thai food.  I highly recommend this place and its very convenient being located in Trafalgar Square.

  • 5.0 star rating
    19/8/2010
    8 check-ins here
    Listed in Top Restaurants

    Admittedly in the past I had not been happy with Thai Square but I was in the area and wanted Thai food so my wife and I stopped in. The good news is that service was dramatically better than before (2 years back) and the food was simply outstanding. The decor was very nice but the music didn't seem to match.  The hostess was very welcoming and sat us quickly and exactly where we wanted. The waitresses where very nice, efficient and always present but not intrusive throughout the meal. They were also accommodated our request for items not on the menu.

    We started with a appetizer sampler with satay chicken, dumplings, crab cakes, shrimp toast, and fried spring rolls. All were very tasty and fresh with nice flavorful slightly spicy peanut sauce  and a spicy sweet chilly sauce. Neither of our entrees, ginger chicken and chicken pad siew, were on the menu but both were outstanding. The ginger chicken had excellent flavoring without over doing the ginger and the chicken and vegetables were fresh and nicely cooked (My wife thought it was one of the best she has ever had). The chicken pad siew was also outstanding with noodles, chicken and vegetables perfectly cooked. Although the flavor differs from what I am used to in the US it was still very, very good. Lastly the chocolate molten cake with vanilla pod ice cream was decadent without going overboard and was one of the best I have had (the only competitor would be the one from Gotham Bar and Grill in New York). Overall the food was good to the point that you want to lick the plate clean.

    I definitely planning on going here again!

    Note: It was nice that the are open until 10:30 pm.

  • 5.0 star rating
    12/3/2012

    The food was excellent, their service impeccable, and they had us out the door within an hour at the pre-theatre rush, despite the 3 course meal. Would definitely recommend this. Delicious, efficient, with a lovely ambience inside.

    • Qype User stepha…
    • London
    • 7 friends
    • 72 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/11/2007

    Thai square is one place to be at in Trafalgar Square. One fantastic monument. With a special menu for the season, this is a nice place to enjoy this festive season. The chef's recommendation is exquisite. If you have never tried the Pad Thai Kai it will be a thrilling experience. Pak Toon is fancy vegetarian dish. You will be amazed at how close to Thailand you can be. There is absolutely enough seating for as many friends or families. Indulge yourself and luxuriate in this experience.

    • Qype User scrumd…
    • Hook, Hampshire
    • 5 friends
    • 75 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    28/6/2012

    I'm loving Thai food recently and I have to say, this one delivered the goods! We went there after a westend show, having missed the chance to eat beforehand. I can honestly say that it was worth the wait! The food is delicious and delightfully presented. The staff are courteous and attentive and the bill not too huge for the middle of town. If it loses a star, its because of the men mountain types outside providing security for the place. Looked more like something out of a 30's gangster flick than a restaurant! I suppose downtime, that time of night. Anyway  well worth a visit, I would say.

  • 5.0 star rating
    24/6/2013

    We checked into our Trafalgar hotel hungry after a long flight and asked about a place to eat close by. This place was recommended. We got there at ten to three when they close their lunch kitchen at three but they happily accomodated us. Their pad thai blew me away. Best I have had. A nice clean, well decorated place with great service. It is a white table cloth restaurant, but there were lots of people dressed very informally. It looked like a lot of local business people come for lunch, which itself is a good recommendation. We were wanting to try out several places in London, but this was so good we had to come back for dinner. I had a lamb curry with coconut rice that was really outstanding. They did not even serve it with a knife because none was needed. The meat fell off the bone with a light touch of the fork. The curry sauce was rich and delectable. My wife had the pad thai noodles because she was so impressed after tasting mine at lunch, and she was delighted with them also. Highly recommended.

    • Qype User AlanL…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    4.0 star rating
    11/4/2009

    Excellent food and nice atmosphere:)

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/7/2010

    All the Thai square restaurants have good food, this one is also a very impressive place and has a cool little bar downstairs, which has good music and a much friendlier crowd than other west end bars

  • 4.0 star rating
    18/7/2013

    Delicious food, great service, and pretty reasonable prices. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and would love to go back and try some more dishes.

    • Qype User charit…
    • London
    • 27 friends
    • 84 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    11/2/2010

    not too sure about the restaurant as i never tried...a shame i haven't yet as i heard good things and i love a good thai!anyways downstairs they have a nightclub which i use to often go to!i have good memories going there.it is free for ladies to get in whilst guys have to pay!the drinks are overpriced which is why i never buy any.its really tiny and with the amount of people who go here they should have a minimum capicity of how many ppl should enter!the floor is easily slippery.the only good point is the music.ive spend my birthday here once and was one of the best but i guess it depends on the people you're with that adds up to the experience.its worth the visit but its so overcrowded.

  • 4.0 star rating
    7/11/2012
    Seated via OpenTable

    Great Thai Food.  We are vegans and it's not easy to find food.  This restaurant had plenty of choices and the staff was friendly and accommodating.

  • 5.0 star rating
    31/3/2012

    We went there on a Friday evening with four people and without a reservation, but we were lucky. The staff was very friendly and the service was prompt and perfect. On the menu they have a broad variety of dishes with good descriptions of what you should expect. We had papaya salad as a starter and that was delicious. Our four different main courses were also really good; every dish with its own character. The drinks menu is also more than decent with a broad wine and cocktail selection. The location at Trafalgar Square is of course great and we were really impressed with the ambience and decor.

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