Thai Square Covent Garden

4.3
542 Reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
Located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of London's West End, Thai Square is a stylish and unique restaurant offering fantastic Thai cuisine. The dining room at Thai Square, which is open until midnight during the week and until 2am Fridays and Saturdays, has a sophisticated bar area opening onto a vaulted, naturally-lit dining room of great style, with granite floors, red and white walls and an imposing golden statue of Buddha – giving the restaurant an uptown ambience. Thai Square also has a small courtyard. Popular for business meetings, Thai Square has an upmarket Thai menu featuring dishes like the grilled lobster with garlic butter, the sea bass rolls served with curry, and the tom kha pla soup – a coconut milk based soup with fish and lemongrass. Thai Square’s wine list is impressive, and the service is superb enough to get you to the theatre on time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 542 people are saying
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JulieY
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We have visited Thai Square several times before and have always had wonderful service and great food and drink . There used to be an amazing cocktail menu and the staff had always been so friendly and welcoming . On this occasion we were very disappointed to find that the drinks menu was very much reduced ( only 4 cocktails and 2 of those were not available) . The atmosphere in the restaurant was not at all
The same as when we have visited before and the 2 staff members seemed disinterested. The food , as always , was amazing ! Full of flavour and beautifully presented so we did enjoy our meal but the evening overall was not the one we had been
Looking forward to . I would still recommend Thai square as I hope
that our visit this time was a one off and that if we dine there again things will be back to how they always used to
Be .

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jwpp
London
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Good from covid point of view, not too busy and airy space. But waiter so disengaged and 'flat' that I ended up speculating on his mental health. Squid starter (salt and pepper deep fried} reminded me of "sratchings' you used to get from the chippie when I was a boy. Mains were average but the prices aren't in central London. No incentive to go back. Several small family run Thai places in my local Borough. Should have gone to one of those, for a warm welcome, a smile, and food with a bit of passion thrown in.

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Marcuslev
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place its on the outskirts of Covent Garden but I cannot wait to return!

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Lovetoeat2
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. I enjoyed it and the place was generally helpful. It was calm and spacious. The atmosphere was clearly affected by the pandemic with lower numbers of guests. I highly recommend the salt and pepper tofu!

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jaguarxjsv12
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reasoanably good quality food and fast friendly service.

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Alun
London
41 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a number of times over the years and always receive good food, good service and in nice surroundings.

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Tam45
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Table booked for 2pm but no one came to take our drink/food order for 20 mins and waitress was impatient when she did.
At 3.15 she brought our bill while we were still eating and standing around to process payment. We had to rush everything and left at 3.30 pm as it was quite obvious they wanted us out to prepare for evening dinning.
I will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Cold food being served from the kitchen and 2 servers being rushed. No server checks on quality of food with customer due to lack of staff. Very poor

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KateR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was tasty but service was very slow considering wasn’t overly busy. Our table was booked for 8pm & had another booking at 10pm somewhere else & at 9.40 had to chase for our starters.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this last minute as I was going to the theatre with friends

All I can say this is one of the best Thai meals I’ve had. Lovely staff. Amazing food and great location

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was fine but the service and overall atmosphere wasn't great. There was no coffee available and we weren't offered a desert menu. I wouldn't book into this Thai Sqiare again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The table was very sticky. I ordered 2 of the same cocktails and got 2 completely different drinks. The food was ok but not worth the price in my opinion. The place seemed understaffed and the service wasn’t great. There is a very loud karaoke bar through some doors which looks like a great time. I went there afterwards to order a couple of shots and the drinks never came.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked this restaurant via Open Table for 4 people on a Monday night. Booking was confirmed, and I also received a text for me to confirm we were definitely coming. The restaurant was shut. (It's closed on Mondays). Fortunately there's a lovely Indian restaurant nearby!

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PritpalN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Lovely restaurant but whenever the back door opened the loud music from the club area spoilt the whole ambience when you're trying to have a conversation...was very very off putting...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The service was awful

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Starters were better than the main as they were a bit bland. Great service and overall good experience will go again

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AuntieD
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took temperature on arrival, you'll need a QR scanner on your phone to see the menu. Distancing between tables was adequate. Service could have been slightly better, only saw two waiting staff and they had a large party to cater for.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Although its during coronavirus pandemic the service was still excellent and the staff did a great job. I felt welcomed into a safe environment. And really enjoyed my visit here. I have eaten in a couple of thai restaurants and this is by far one of the best i have eaten at. I will definitely come back again and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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IanW
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very enjoyable, the Tom Yum soup was fantastic, and all the ingredients very fresh – we just thought that the curries were somewhat on the mild side.

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Lakisd
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average overall. Food passable. A bit overpriced for the quality of food service and restaurant.

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ROLO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thai Square never disappoints!
Although it looked like they were running a reduced menu (from what we recall it) but as we went to the Covent Garden branch that can be understandable, as the West End was - very sadly - pretty quiet, despite going on a day when the 'Eat Out to Help Out' was on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food is very poor here. I went to a different branch and the food was completely different, a lot nicer. Don’t waste your time at this branch. Staff are rude and the food isn’t up to a high standard at all.

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great, friendly service. Delicious, food that tasted so fresh and generous portions. My only negative is that there isn't much ambience - decor and muzak playing felt tired and old fashioned. But I can't fault the food and service and will return....
Wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant took the booking over OpenTable but would not serve us when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is the 1st time Ive been to this particular branch, I normally go to the Trafalgar branch. The menu isnt the same as the Trafalgar branch however it is still very good.

Only issue was the long gap between our starter and mains.

Thai Square Covent Garden
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Thai Square Covent Garden. Your kind feedback is extremely valued and very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and we do apologies for the long lap betwwen the meals and hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Nida Porter Guest Relations Manager

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GeorgeM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good! Good ambiance and lovely food! Very enjoyable

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Robel
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was good , service was CRAP. We've ordered before many people but good came very very very late and staff were not helpful.

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MonikaS
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and service. Lovely interior and noise wasn’t too bad as we could enjoy a pleasant conversation

Thai Square Covent Garden
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi, Great to hear you enjoyed our food and service, and appreciated our lovely decor. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Nida Porter Guest Relations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service from beginning to end. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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Bobba
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excelllent food- staff made us very welcome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On arrival the restaurant was closed for renovations with zero notification. Disappointing.

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NatH
London
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, not super cheap but not super expensive either. We were there alongside quite a rowdy xmas party which isn't ideal but not their fault!

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Alun
London
41 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very nice Thai dinner here, the food was great and the service too. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipIlCapa
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s hard sometimes to be impressed with a place but this is the best Thai I’ve had in London after two years. Red curry was fantastic and pad Thai was delicious. Go for the coconut rice. Enjoy!

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vipiluv2eat
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our pre-dinner meal at Thai Square. The portions were excellent and very tasty. Can't recommend the duck dishes enough-very large and really good. Very reasonable in price. Service was attentive.

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CharlesB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Despite an early sitting with few diners, staff whilst pleasant were inattentive. It took almost 40 mins to order and receive drinks. Crispy duck and pancakes for 2 at £16 appeared generous on the plate until we discovered a thin layer of meat on top of a dome of lettuce. Main courses were fine and enjoyed by all. It took three attempts to get the bill.

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OluB
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They took too long to attend to us and take our food order. Poor customer service.

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JaneH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The space was quiet which was nice coming in off the busy street, but it was surprisingly empty given that it was the middle of the day on a Saturday. The staff were kind and attentive - no complaints there. The food, however, was really not good. Those who ordered pad thai said it was bland. I would have been grateful for bland. I ordered Yum Nua and it was almost inedible. The chargrilled beef had 'grill marks' but was more like slices of boiled meat. These were served on watery vegetables. Really unappetizing.

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IanM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely people serving us wonderful food. Helped us choose different dishes which were excellent. Very friendly staff
Thank you

FAQs

Thai Square Covent Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Thai Square Covent Garden is rated 4.3 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.