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4.7 /6 Excellent 278 Reviews

Suda Thai Cafe Restaurant

Covent Garden Thai ££ +100
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About Suda Thai Cafe Restaurant

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:30


The discount applies only to the specified times and is exclusive only to online reservations.
You will receive the discount automatically with your online reservation.

Buy 1 get 1 Free on Cocktails!


Buy one get one free cocktail or selected wine when you order one main course per person


Cocktail or wine must be the same and serve at the same time. Price inclusive VAT. 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added into your bill.

Suda Thai Cafe Restaurant, 23 St Martin's Courtyard, WC2E 9AB London

Further Information

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.


278 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 278 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 16:33

Delicious Thai, brought two friends who recently moved to London and had a great meal. The curry tasting plate and the suda firecrackers are the ones to go for!

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 11:44

Excellent evening meal for group of friends reunion. Very efficient, friendly and polite staff. All the dishes were tasty and served promptly. Would visit again. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 07:22

Great food, cocktails and amazing service as always staff are very nice. Perfect for a date, lunch or dinner with friends. Would definitely recommend to any and everyone

1 review so far 6
28.05.2017 11:01

Food was amazing, staff were really friendly and polite. They were happy to make me cocktails that wernt on the menu. An all round enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
28.02.2017 18:58

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!

1 review so far 5
24.09.2016 09:27

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.

1 review so far 5
03.01.2017 14:03

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.

1 review so far 4
17.08.2016 08:10

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.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2016 20:01

I have been to many Thai restaurants but this particular restaurant was perfect in every possible way. The ambiance, service, food and generally the experience was brilliant. I can not wait to go back there again very soon. the food was brilliant and so fresh I couldn't have asked for a better meal. The service I received from a waitress called Kate was 2nd to none. Overall I can't praise the place or experience enough. Thank you for a great date night with my wife. We'll be back.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 19:30

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.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2016 07:48

We chose Suda Thai because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and attentive. There was no delay in getting us to our table or in delivering our food. Between us we had three different starters (crispy squid, dumplings and chicken satay) all of which were very good. For the main, i cannot recommend the Pad Thai enough, though the green curry was also very good. The meal was one of the best tasting thai meals i have had, it was not expensive and the overall experience was very good. Highly recommended!

1 review so far 5
02.12.2016 12:15

Delicious food, though the service was a little shambolic. Brought us a starter we hadn't ordered and forgot one that we did (very nicely rectified though, as we got to keep the extra one!); also brought part of one diner's main course along with the starters. As our party decided to each order their own main course, we really liked the option to order 2 or 3 smaller curries as an individual main course so that you could still have a mix of dishes as if you were sharing. Would definitely go again.

2 reviews so far 5
04.12.2016 22:09

We loved the food at suda Thai,including my 10 & 12 yr old children. They aren't too keen on Thai food but at this restaurant they wanted to come again. Just one small bad point we felt that we had different waiter/ waitresses serving us & every staff that came to us didn't know what we had ordered or what we wanted. Example we just finished starters and a different waitress came & asked if we want desserts. We had to tell her we haven't evenhad our mains yet.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2016 08:20

it was our first visit to Suda Thai following a number of positive recommendations from friends. We were really impressed by the attentiveness and friendliness everyone their. The atmosphere was very relaxed, a perfect spot to relax following a busy afternoon in town. Food was excellent, we were particularly impressed by the "street food" on offer, which we had as an appetiser. All round positive experience, and we're planning to visit again soon!

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 17:01

The restaurant was not difficult to locate from the time we got there to the time we left the service was exemplary, we were shown to our table the minute we entered. we had the mixed platter for the starters which tasted exoctic, our red curry mains with coconut rice had a taste of Thai authenticity. The overall experience was excellent and we will definitely be going back there.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 18:50

Great location near Covent garden. The restaurant has a good atmosphere and we received a warm welcome and very efficient service. We opted for the pre theatre menu, rather than a la carte, and at not much over £20 for 3 courses and a cocktail it was fantastic value. Although the choice was limited, the dishes were ones I'd have chosen anyway. We really enjoyed the food but this is Anglicised Thai food............tasty but not very authentic.

1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 12:38

This restaurant offers very good food, well presented and for a reasonnable price - around £12 for a lunch that includes a starter and a main. Portions are of standard size, I felt full at the end of the meal. Service is as expected - food did not take long to arrive. I will definitely be happy to go again to this place!

1 review so far 3
26.06.2016 20:15

Food was ok along with the beverage, Service experience was very poor! booked a table earlier that day, it took three people to find my booking. was rudely told to wait at the bar with no service or offer of a drink while we waited. other people that had not booked were being sat around me who had arrived at the restaurant after me. menu was not explained ordered a starter to be told 30 minutes after i could not have it. staff were so so so rude. it was very clear it was shift change and day staff really didn't care as they were leaving for the day. very disappointed with the experience. but as said the food was good just very poor customer service.

1 review so far 3
07.02.2016 10:29

On arrival, we waited approximately 7-10 mins for our table. Mind you, we had booked a table for a specific time but it was during the weekday in the evening! Food was was nice, although a bit overpriced, rice was lukewarm on arrival. Staff were polite, and asked for feedback of our night. Although this was only just once and we were left waiting for our bill for a long while. My friend and I, believed the service charge on the bill wasn't worth paying for And our waitress was rude to us from then! I think I'll be going to a different Thai restaurant from now on!

1 review so far 5
09.07.2017 07:59

the food was really tasty with big portions, starters not necessary for those that don't have a big appetite. Good choice of cocktails, I had the Champagne Mojito which was really refreshing. The service was really obliging, tap water immediately put on your table. Restaurant setting is also nice in quiet newish courtyard just off Long Acre so perfect for theatre land.

1 review so far 2
28.03.2017 11:29

The food was amazing, but the service was terrible they sent the wrong food out twice. Gave the wrong orders to the wrong people. One of my friends curry came with rice but it was in the dish, she didn't know. They placed my rice with hers so when I said I was missing rice after she had already been eating for a good 15 minutes because my order was wrong and I had to send it back they tried to charge us for a new rice. Another friend they gave her the wrong order as well we sent it back they left the rice there I asked for a new one it took ages and in the end they just took the old one heated it up and brought it out again. You could tell because before it was presented in a bowl shape when it came out it was all mashed up.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2017 09:20

i really enjoyed the visit to Suda Thai Cafe. It was my partners birthday and we were a group of 9. This is a perfect place for group dinners as the place is spacious, prices are reasonable and the food is really good! It's a very modern Thai restaurant.

1 review so far 5
03.04.2017 06:43

The evening went well, the staff are attentive, they checked on allergies when questioned about consent of dishes. There are some slight language challenges but you are in a Thai restaurant. Would I go back, yes the food is authentic and at a reasonable price the wine list is affordable to expensive so should have something for all.

1 review so far 4
25.08.2016 14:33

Great location and a menu full of delicious choices, although I would have preferred less seafood options on the platter - it didn't cater well for those that don't eat seafood. Only real concern was the slow service and a lack of interest when we asked to speed things up - an hour in and we'd only received our starters! A good place if you're not in a hurry though.

1 review so far 5
18.10.2016 09:43

Very good food, the pre-theatre menu was ideal - a small variety of good sized dishes. We were able to order a mix and share. Waiters were friendly and knowledgeable, service could have been a bit quicker - important when it is a pre-theatre booking. Table spacious, seats comfortable, decor good, bathrooms clean.

1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 07:35

Wonderful, friendly service, family friendly , great food and splendid drinks menu. The restaurant has a lot of vegetarian options, my favorite dish from what we ordered has to be the green papaya salad, u forgettable flavors that leaves you craving for more!

1 review so far 5
16.09.2016 16:59

The food was incredible. The service was great. The cocktails were amazing. They even accommodated my request at reheating my food as I felt it wasn't hot enough and I think they gave me a new plate. Very please. The price for the night as a whole was reasonable as well.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 07:28

Delicious, authentic Thai food. Highly recommend the sharing platter for starters (£8.95 each) and 3 tasting bowls for mains (£15.95), if, like me, you adore all Thai food and find it difficult to have narrow it down to one. Cocktails are exquisite.

2 reviews so far 5
01.05.2017 21:28

It was my first time to Suda Thai and I really enjoyed the experience. The food was good with a wide selection to choose from. The highlights of the meal was the sea bass curry... and the unexpected large portion of the banana fritters at the end of the meal!

1 review so far 6
23.04.2016 09:56

I have found Suda to serve literally the best qulity Thai food in London. Every dish I've tried there has always been flavoursome and well presented and well cooked. Added to that are lovely friendly staff and stunning surroundings. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 14:33

A nouveau content de la qualité des mets et du service accueillant. A chacune de nos visites à Londres ( 6 x ), nous venons dans ce restaurant et avons été à chaque fois très contents. Bravo à l'équipe et au tenancier, maintenez cette qualité et nous reviendrons.

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 07:40

Nice location in a nice setting . Wasn't too sure about the sticky rice being served in a plastic bag though. That was a first for me in a restaurant but otherwise it was great . They should have some music on to give it more atmosphere .

1 review so far 5
05.09.2016 08:25

Food was great, large selection of food and drinks. Shame service charge is added on a table of two and not left to the discretion of the diners, I always find this insulting as we would of left similar amount but having it already added is annoying.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2015 15:28

I went with some friends for a night out . We had Good food- good service and a nice experience. It was good to be able to hear each other as well, as the restaurant was not too noisy.

1 review so far 3
25.09.2016 15:30

Restaurant looks very nice and clean, food was tasty but service time was atrocious! I ordered 2 mains at 5pm and received it 45 minutes later, i was told the reason for this was because I didn't order the starters and mains together....I never had to do this in any other restaurant i've visited! All in all it looked like they were short staffed, which they shouldn't have been as it was near prime hours on a Saturday!

1 review so far 5
16.06.2016 10:41

The service was attentive without being invasive, wheelchair access was clear and easy and the food was delicious and as a result I ate too much! There was a lovely ambience to Suda Thai that was relaxed but still made it feel like a special occasion.

1 review so far 3
29.07.2017 11:21

I was disappointed given the reviews I had seen. The food was average, the spring rolls seemed to be shop bought and my vegetable Thai green curry was full of tofu completely spoiling it. I was expecting much fresher food. The staff were slow, not very attentive and in some cases surly. You had to ask them for everything and we weren't offered dessert or coffee. Again we had to ask. I won't be going back.

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 10:52

Good food, efficient service and very nice wine. very happy with the overall experience and superb location for theatre and shops. bigger than it looks on the website and less like a cafe & more of a restaurant

1 review so far 2
08.02.2017 10:20

The food was delicious, it's a shame that service was slow and poor. My brother and my Chicken and Cashew curry, had zero cashews in it, which was then taken back and added to; so at least it was resolved. A waitress dropped a spoon and it flicked a lot of whatever food it was on my arm and trousers and top.. she barely acknowledged, however I did really appreciate the head waiter coming over to apologise sincerely and then again at the end of our meal. It was a Saturday night, however it would have been lovely if service matched the amazing food. Maybe try a quiet time of day and week..?

1 review so far 6
07.05.2016 08:04

Amazing service, staff so so friendly and welcoming, we ordered from the pre theatre menu and we went to see a show and the food came so quickly it was absolutely perfect. Also amazing value for money

1 review so far 6
31.01.2016 07:45

I love this restaurant and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family. It has a lovely atomosphere and the food was fantastic and th staff were very helpful and very engaged. I loved it.

1 review so far 5
22.03.2016 09:22

Good value and a great tasting lunch menu. Went for the prawn soup followed by the green curry. Service very attentive, surroundings are comfortable. Not very many people in the place but that is no reflection on the food. Definitely worth a lunchtime visit.

1 review so far 5
24.03.2016 18:01

A very large range of choice on the menu, almost too much choice! many differnt dishes from the standard Thai restaurants. very good quality . Good service though ocassionally had to call the waiter/waitress when they failed to notice that we required water top-up.

1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 10:27

One of my new favourite places to eat in Covent Garden. The food is fabulous. I highly recommend the 4 course with prosecco menu. As usual the service is wonderful. Looking forward to my next trip.

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 09:38

We really enjoyed our meal at the Suda Thai Restaurant, the staff were very friendly, the food was great and as we had a theatre reservation the service was very quick! We will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 14:20

Excellent service, with servers happily obliging our rather demanding party of 25 with a perpetual smile and grace. Their team goes above and beyond to ensure you have a successful meal and experience with them xxx

1 review so far 4
02.03.2016 16:39

It was a lovely evening, the staff are fantastically friendly and helpful. The only down side was that I did email before saying no onion or garlic in the food and told our waitress and we still got it in the food and had the wrong food brought out to us which wasn't ideal

1 review so far 3
04.03.2017 07:30

Food was delicious, but the service was poor on the night - prawn crackers and a round of drinks never arrived. Plus 3 of 4 mains were half eaten before having to ask when the 4th would turn up - not a nice experience for the 4th person. I would go again, but if another experience of service like that and I wouldnt go again no matter how tasty the food is.

1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 07:18

Always great food and great service! The taste curry bowls always leave me wanting more! Well priced with a minimal wait for your food to arrive. Wish I lived closer so I could come more regularly

1 review so far 5
14.12.2016 08:51

Went with my two girlfriends and we had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly and professional and didn't rush us. The food was delicious and the restaurant was very clean and had a nice warm atmosphere. Will definitely revisit soon. Trish