Thai Square restaurant on Kew Road in the London borough of Richmond, near the station, has brought a taste of the East to the West with impressive results. The building is the former Duke of York pub which has been excitingly transformed into a lovely, sun-drenched, modern, elegant restaurant with beautiful Thai artwork and artefacts. You could be in Bangkok. Thai Square’s chefs have together collected more than a thousand authentic recipes for their Thai cuisine, which means that the large menu you’re offered is only a share of what they know. Authentic Thai ingredients are flown in and the food is created using fresh, high-quality ingredients in dishes like gang pa, yum nua or favourites like kanom jeeb, goon kratiam and the national dish, pad Thai. Thai Square’s wines and service are exemplary and the whole experience a delight.
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Venue Details & Map
Thai Square Richmond
29 Kew RoadRichmond Upon ThamesTW9 2NQ
- Public transport:
- Richmond, Underground
I'll be concise...
1. Beef dish on the lunch special came with about 4 small pieces of beef.
2. The taste was mediocre
3. The waitress hand wrote my calculated "optional" 12.5% service tip and totaled it on my bill. (I politely asked them to remove it from my bill)
They proudly display a sign that reads "Best Restaurant of the Year (2012)" outside the restaurant but I'm sure it doesn't apply...more
Went back for a second visit in a year on Saturday and loved it. Food very tasty, lots of choice especially for vegetarians, which is a rarity nowadays. Service was very efficient, although they weren't very busy.
As Lewis8 says, set menu prices are good for when you're on a budget. However, areas that could be improved on with the set menu are to make it clearer on the menu what vegetarian...more
I typically avoid chain restaurants, especially for ethnic food (with a few exceptions -- Masala Zone being one of them), so this was my first time at a Thai Square even though I've spent a lot of time in London.
My colleagues wanted to go here for a sitdown lunch. As another reviewer mentioned, the location of the front door is not really obvious. They should put up a simple sign on the door...more
Being me, I had trouble finding the front door (corner, beyond the picture).
Inside, it is pretty posh looking and as Robin said, there were lots of tables, TINY. In fact it looked more "posh" (like Victoria Beckham "posh") than Nahm- which I guess went for a more refined feel (more like say, Gisele or insert-refined-female-celeb-here)
Anyhoo, had Chicken Satay (covered in Tumeric/ saffron...more
I am not a fan of these places I'm afraid. Whilst they look fantastic and are modern with a hint of Thai about them, I feel that we are being mugged into thinking that this is how it is in Thailand... Also the way the restaurant is laid out is sterile and bland, rows and blocks of tables, crammed in to enable more covers and more profit !!
For me it should be more relaxed, The food could be...more