The UK has one of the largest Thai populations outside Thailand. Large Thai communities exist in Brighton, Sheffield, Birmingham, and Glasgow, but if you’re looking for a Thai restaurant London is where you’re sure to find, with a good share of the UK’s estimated 2000 Thai restaurants. South-east Asian restaurants – especially Thai – are found on almost every London high street. Undoubtedly, London has some of the best Thai restaurants. And Thai restaurants in London have an enduring appeal – there are at least two Thai cooking courses in London, helping bring the taste of London Thai restaurants into home kitchens.
It makes statistical, geographical and sociological sense that if the Thai community in the UK is relatively spread out, the best Thai restaurants are spread out too. For a Thai restaurant London only has to follow its nose to a spicy spot on almost every high street. However, there’s a cluster of the best Thai restaurants in London down in Soho, each representative of the more upscale Thai restaurants London has to offer. For a cheaper Thai restaurant London has a smattering at all points of the compass. There are also numerous Thai supermarkets to keep you supplied with all the fresh ingredients for your own Thai cooking.
Celebrity Thai chef McDang is the authority when it comes to the question, ‘What is Thai food?’ Growing up amongst Bangkok’s Royal kitchens and travelling to the edges of the city to sample real Thai street food gave McDang an unparalleled understanding of authentic Thai cuisine. What is Thai food for McDang? It’s a cuisine that reflects intricacy, attention to detail, texture, colour, taste, the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits and big flavour. The best Thai restaurants in London will undoubtedly hold McDang and his principles close to their hearts, but Thai restaurants in London are generally big on all those qualities.
For Thai restaurants London can’t be beaten on selection – in terms of sheer numbers as well as location and price. There’s a Thai restaurant in London on almost every corner, up every high street, and you can find a Thai restaurant in London to suit any budget – from a cheap takeaway to the best Thai restaurants London has to offer. Just use Quandoo UK’s intuitive search engine to find Thai restaurants in London that suit your location and budget – even the kind of atmosphere you’re looking for – and book a table now, because even though there are many London Thai restaurants in London, they are perennially popular.