I’m a big fan of Thai food, but Thai Square, a mini-chain of 13 restaurants in and around London is admittedly one that I’ve never got round to visiting. So with an invitation to Thai Square Trafalgar Square, and a rare free evening, we went along to see what if anything we were missing.
Before even looking at the menu we ordered our first cocktail, I went with the delicious and huge Mekhong Iced Thai Tea. Made with Mekhong, a Thai Spirit, Passoa, Jasmine tea, Mango juice and a squeeze of lime. While my partner in crime went for a plain old Margarita.
We started with Thai Square Mixed Starters (For 2 people), this felt like a responsible and balanced way to literally get a flavour of their starters. Vegetable Spring Rolls, Chicken Satay, Prawn Dim Sums, Prawn cake and Chicken and Prawn on Toast. For £16 this felt like a bit of a bargain, and there was nothing on the plate that we didn’t like.
Next up – the mains, I went for the East meets West (Chilli Lamb) packed full of Stir-fried lamb, young peppercorns, white ginger, basil leaves, peppers, fresh peppercorns, fresh garlic and chillies, and to top it all off, a dash of whiskey., because why not.
Considering the size and that it nearly defeated me, £13.95 (excluding sticky rice) felt like great value for money, especially considering the location. It was hot, but not too hot and packed full of flavour, if I was being picky I would have personally liked some more sauce, mainly because it was so tasty.
Lucy went for the Weeping Tiger, a firm favourite from other Thai restaurants so felt like a great way to compare Thai Square.
For those of you who haven’t come across this dish before, it’s thinly sliced char-grilled sirloin steak, marinated in Thai herbs. WOW this was up there with the best we’d had before. I was in serious food envy land and if I wasn’t so full already I probably would have stolen it.
It was time for another cocktail and this time I went for so I went with Caipirinha, a personal favourite to help refresh my palette, while Lucy went for another Margarita.
As full as I was, I had to try a dessert and chocolate was the last thing I wanted. Thankfully the Coco Sundae was perfect to share between two very full people. The Thai coconut ice cream and fruits and sticky rice pudding was a fitting end to a fantastic and very filling meal.