I’ve been wanting to eat at Thai Square restaurant for a while now, and finally had the chance to dine at one of their branches. So here is my always honest, unfiltered, Thai Square restaurant review.
Thai Square claims to offers the best Thai food in London, which is quite a big claim. However, after eating there is was left pretty impressed. We visited the Minories restaurant, which is situated near the city, London’s financial hub.
The chicken is halal, and typical of Thai food, there are plenty of seafood options. However it’s worth noting that their other food options, such as beef and duck, are not halal.
Unlike many restaurants in London that are cosy-small, Thai Square restaurant is a vast, almost fancy restaurant with a two floors and ample dining space. It’s red décor and subtle Thai touches make it chic rather than garish.
However, one note about the seating arrangement is that as it was a busy bonfire evening, it felt a little bustling and not so intimate. Hubby and I were initially offered a seat in the middle of the open plan floor, with diners on either side. We asked for another table near a pillar, which was only slightly quieter and more appealing.
But onto the important stuff, the food! We ordered Spicy Thai crackers to start, and they were just that. Spicy and fiery, but I wolfed them down so quickly that it was only afterwards I realised just how hot they were.
We then had prawn toast with sweet chilli sauce, one of my favourite far-eastern offerings. I could tell they were freshly fried as they were piping hot, and unlike other restaurants (NB: Zeera, see my review here), they weren’t too greasy or overly crisp. And as for the sweet chilli sauce, well, I could drink that stuff.
Thai crab cakes
We then shared my favourite starter of the evening – crab cakes. They were fleshy, so didn’t feel like they’d been infused with much other crap like potato and flour. In fact, they were meaty, flavoursome and came with a light, tangy plum sauce which was divine.
Tom Yum soup
For soup, we opted for Tom Yum, but in truth, this wasn’t as flavoursome as I’d like, and a little too watery. Next time I’d go for something a little more creamy.
The main was jungle curry, but I wasn’t totally enamoured on it. It was a little spicy, so I stuck to less is more, but to be fair, I was full from the starters and soup so left feeling satisfied.
So I’d definitely recommend Thai Square, for it’s starters if nothing else. It makes for a nice midweek night out. But if you want a variety of indo-Chinese food options, I’d opt for something like Banana Tree (see my review here), where you have more halal meat options to choose from too.
Thai Square restaurant review in a nutshell
Price – Starters around £6-£7, most mains under £12 with the exception of lobster.
Halal – Chicken is halal, plus plenty of seafood options.
Great if… you want easy Thai options in a rather pretty city setting.
Not so great if… you want all the meat options to be halal.
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