Suda is a Thai cafe and restaurant in the stylish St Martin's Courtyard in London’s Covent Garden. Suda Thai offer a range of authentic Thai flavours with as well as a selection of unique Thai cocktails. But all you really need to know about Suda is that they are a side project of the great folks that brought legendary Thai restaurant Patara to the UK. What can go wrong, right? And to the surprise of no one, Suda is an excellent place for the authentic flavours of Asia. Really, there’s no other place quite like it.
Looking for great Thai food? Suda is a Thai cafe and restaurant in the stylish St Martin's Courtyard in London’s Covent Garden. Suda Thai offer a range of authentic Thai flavours with as well as a selection of unique Thai cocktails. But all you really need to know about Suda is that they are a side project of the great folks that brought legendary Thai restaurant Patara to the UK. What can go wrong, right? And to the surprise of no one, Suda is an excellent place for the authentic flavours of Asia. Combining the tastes from street food to contemporary Thai haute cuisine, Suda take pride in surprising you with every single dish. Really, there’s no other place quite like it.
Suda’s chefs have honed their skills in Bangkok, Thailand, before they are sent over to the UK to bring you the best flavours that Thailand has to offer. And the premises are breathtaking: first floor dining offers a great view over St. Martin’s Courtyard, the ground floor is dedicated to a wonderful bar where you meet up with friends and colleagues in a stylish atmosphere. You may also watch the chefs prepare your dish in the kitchen, which is always a sight to behold. Suda in Covent Garden are simply unparalleled.
Every thing we were expected. Nice friendly service, Asian cocktails, and a comprehensive menu. We visited pre a theatre visit, found Suda Thai on line and thought it sounded a bit different which it was. Definitely would go again.
It was a very smooth process after having made a reservation. The food was delicious and staff were friendly. Highly recommend coming here for some authentic Thai food.
My wife and I went to Thailand for our honeymoon. Ever since we've been to various Thai Restaurants across London and Suda is by far the most authentic. The food tastes like it's made in Thailand, the restaurant brings the culture of Thailand to life and the service was good. We will definitely be returning on a more frequent basis.
Fab food really enjoyed the place good location authentic Thai easy to find most enjoyable set menu good value for money and we all had a great time
My friends and I booked this restaurant for 2 friends' birthday surprise! The staff were really nice, very understanding when we spent the first half an hour catching up and not deciding on food. They were very polite, smiley and made the atmosphere friendly. They were also understanding about the cake and very quick to do things, which allowed us to make the surprise happen :) Furthermore, we were the last customers to leave the restaurant - which was 5 mins past the closing time, but they were very kind about it and it made the time spent better :) The food was pretty good thai food. My friends and I enjoyed the pad thai and some of the curry dishes. Glad to fully recommend this place!
We had a table for 6 the food was delicious and cocktails were lovely, the waiting staff were extremely busy, water was regularly topped up when getting low which was great, when our meal was finished our plates were cleared but nobody asked whether we wanted dessert or coffee, we had to ask for the desert menu, but nobody came back to see what we wanted, the restaurant was now getting quieter, but nobody came to see what we wanted. On my way to the toilet I told the waiter we did not want dessert but could we have the bill, which did come quickly. We had to get the waiting staffs attention to pay the bill. This was my first visit and would definitely go back, the restaurant was packed but it was a Friday night.
The restaurant is located in a stunning place so it makes a good first impression. We had to wait a little while at the door despite having booked a table and I thought one of the waiters was a little off handed. Food was good quality but some items were a little pricey. Seating arrangement was nice and spacious and overall decor and feel was good. For some reason, they had hip hop playing out, quite loudly at some points, which I thought was a bit unusual and didn't match the restaurants theme. I found listening to Akon, Eminem and 50 Cent while eating thai noodle in a fancy restaurant with Christmas lights displayed prettily outside quite odd.
Pre-theatre supper menu is great for a taste, but needs to be ordered by 18:30. Atmosphere is very pleasant and waiting staff, though very busy, are very polite and helpful explaining what is in things. On arrival of first of our party at 17:45 we were asked if we could leave table by 20:00, but everyone didn't arrive until gone 18:15, so we ran late but never felt that we needed to hurry up. Eventually left at 21:20! Overall very pleasant - but don't rely on any of the online maps to find it - they all put it in a different place, head for Slingsbury Place and you won't go far wrong.
Food amazing, service very average. The restaurant was very noisy and the waiter had a soft voice with a strong accent. After the second time asking him to repeat I gave up. The other staff were audible over the noise. One incident was when another waiter walked past with a tray of drinks and a teapot. He was lazily swinging the scalding teapot by his side, pouring tea all over the floor! My waiter then slipped on it and almost fell. She then got a mop and mopped it, but surely OH&S is a concern? As I said the food was amazing, especially the beef panang. Portion sizes are small, which doesn't bother me, but males might find they're still hungry even after three courses. All in all, I'd go back but the service needs a little more attention.
The best Thai meal we have eaten in London for a long time. The Thai beef salad was spicy and authentic and could only have been improved by adding lots of cooling cucumber to balance the spiciness as they do in Thailand. The poached lime seabass was superb which we ordered alongside a wonderful beef Penang curry and Pak Choi in Oyster Sauce. The beef was cooked medium rare, a very pleasant change from the normal overcooked offerings served in other restaurants. We will be back very soon.