Dear diners, please be aware that this restaurant will be closed on Sundays during the summer months and will resume normal business in October 2017.
If you’re looking for Thai cuisine in the Merseyside town of Newton-le-Willows, help is on the way thanks to Chiangmai Bistro, conveniently located up on the High Street. Founded by Thai ex-pat Goya Griffiths, Chiangmai Bistro is named after the famous northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, also known as ‘The Rose of the North’. With a restaurant that’s just as colourful as the food on offer, and an authenticity and relaxed bistro-style atmosphere, fans of Southeast Asian food are making the pilgrimage north from as far as Warrington to see check Chiangmai Bistro out.
Proprietor Goya Griffiths has assembled an expert team of Thai chefs and front of house personnel to fashion a Thai bistro that boasts superior service and exceptional Thai food, with an emphasis on northern Thai specialties that makes Chiangmai Bistro a standout in Merseyside and the region around St Helens and Warrington. Many of the dishes on offer at this Newton-le-Willows restaurant are prepared according to family recipes. The gai tod khun yai, for example is a signature starter that originated with the chef’s grandmother, consisting of golden, crispy deep-fried chicken wings with lemongrass and served with sweet chilli sauce, while the gaeng khow soi gai is a classic northern Thailand yellow chicken curry .
Chiangmai Bistro is generous and flexible enough to be able to cater to many of its custoemrs different dietary requirements. There’s a dedicated gluten-free menu that runs the gamut from starters through to main courses and curries, while vegetarian dishes feature heavily as well. Starters like the som tum papaya salad, the hot and sour tom yum po tag jay soup, and the pan-fried rice noodles in tamarind sauce with tofu, fresh bean sprouts, egg and spring onion served with peanuts, crushed chillies and lime are keeping Newton-le-Willows vegetarian diners – and Southeast Asian food fans in general – more than happy. Find Chiangmai Bistro up on the High Street, not far from the station (and therefore not much of a trek for Warrington residents).
Wow! One of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten (and I have eaten a lot!) the only bad thing I can say about the place was that it was freezing, but we were the first customers in, I am very impressed with the cuisine, will definitely be returning.
Fabulous food and service - we will be returning and recommending friends. Quality ingredients, beautifully cooked and perfectly presented - the wine wasn't bad either!
Wonderful food, very authentic. Lovely atmosphere with very friendly, helpful staff. I would highly recommend this little gem.
The booking on line was hassle free even when the restaurant was closed. We all really enjoyed the food and the staff were very attentive and courteous at all times.
We decided to visit Chiangmai Bistro because of all the good reviews it has received. I'm really glad we did - all the food was really delicious and Goya was an excellent hostess, she works extremely hard. One tip ask how hot the food is if you prefer things not too spicy. I'm so pleased we have found this restaurant its not far from us and we will definitely go back. I have already recommended to a few of my colleagues at work.
We always enjoy a visit to Chiangmai Bistro because the food is so fresh and tasty. The staff are very pleasant and the service is quick. Yes it is a small restaurant but this does add to its charm and gives it a cosy feel. Try it for yourself and you won't be disappointed.
Excellent service and absolutely delicious food, I will be coming back. There was only us in at the time and when i booked online i was only given 3 options of seating 5pm 9pm and 9.30pm. We were told when we sat down at 5pm that the next table due in at the side of us was 7.30pm so i wish a sitting of 6pm had of been available as that would have been better, thats my only complaint which isnt really one as we still enjoyed it, just a bit of feedback.
Excellent food, excellent service. We have eaten at Chiangmai Bistro numerous times since they opened in 2015 and have thoroughly enjoyed every visit. Expect a very warm welcome. Highly recommended, but you need to book because they have a limited number of tables. Enjoy!
This was our second visit to Chiangmai Bistro, a lovely cosy little restaurant where we were warmly greeted. The menu looks very appetising and the food lives up to it. Having previously visited Chiangmai on holiday we were not disappointed .
Fantastic food and lovely head chef - we always enjoy a visit here, so much better than a Chinese takeaway. Food is always fresh and very tasty with amazing spice and flavour My only concern is that as her empire expands she wil loose focus on this place and it will lose its special appeal, however if she can manage the new place and remain loyal to this restaurant then she deserves respect and reward for bringing some oriental sunshine to our corner of the NE Go eat there - you won't be disappointed!