London is one of the most diverse places in the world, with a multitude of people from different countries, cultures and ethnicities proudly calling London their home. As such, it’s no surprise that the city is a truly cosmopolitan destination for food, with streets stalls, restaurants and eateries boasting menus from all over the world lining the streets.
Included in the wealth of different foods on offer are some the finest Thai food hotspots in the country. If you’re looking to satisfy your stomach with a taste of the Far East you won’t have to stray far from your room at the Shaftesbury hotel either; there’s some brilliant places you can get your Thai food fix right on your doorstep!
26 Crawford Street, Marylebone
One of the most highly-regarded Thai restaurants within a short walk of our London budget hotels is Two Point Thai Kitchen and Bar. This cosy little eatery is home to some of the tastiest soft-shell crab that the city has to offer, and has all the classics that you’ll love including stir-fries, curries and soups. There’s also a large vegetarian menu and an extensive range of noodle dishes available for those looking to add something extra to their main course.
As the name would suggest, Two Point is a bar as well as a restaurant, which makes it a great place to socialize with friends and enjoy a few drinks before sitting down to a delicious meal.
7 Maddox Street, Mayfair
A quick journey from the Shaftesbury hotel to Oxford Circus will take you to Patara. This restaurant group has become one of the most successful and well-known Thai food outlets in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. All of Patara’s skilled chefs are trained in Thailand and have been serving up delectable food for Europeans since they first arrived in Britain 25 years ago. You won’t be disappointed by the décor either; the centrepiece of this restaurant is an incredible miniature temple, and the walls are adorned with mounted carvings that create an environment to rival the quality of the food.
Monkey and Me
114-115 Crawford Street, Marylebone
Another brilliant Thai restaurant that will sate your need for exotic dishes is Monkey and Me. You’ll find a wonderful ambience here, with the light, airy décor and beautiful wooden furniture combining elegantly to create a truly classy dining experience. Monkey and Me prides itself on its creativity; you’ll find an array of traditional Thai and Asian dishes with a contemporary twist to make them even more delicious for Western pallets without compromising on authenticity.
What’s more, Monkey and Me sources its pastes, vegetables, spices and herbs directly from Thailand, with these genuine imports creating a sensational Thai taste right in the heart of London. These go into the standard Thai food classics that we all know and love like grilled quail and beetroot salad as well as daily specials such as black rice with prawns.