Best Thai Restaurants in Bath: Where to Find the Tastiest Thai

DATE: 13 Apr 2016 | BY
Koh Thai Tapas in Bath The welcoming and relaxing ambiance of Koh Thai Tapas in Bath

The Table Pouncer blogging team set out to find the best Thai restaurant in Bath. Here’s what they came up with.

Thai restaurants are not as popular as Chinese or Indians, but they are steadily on the rise. Thai cuisine is fresh, fragrant and absolutely jam-packed full of flavour. More Thai restaurants are starting to appear around the area, so the Table Pouncer blogging team was given the task of finding the best Thai restaurant in Bath. Whether you’re a veteran that knows your Tom Yum from your Tom Kha Kai, or are looking to sample the spicy, sweet and sour tastes of Thai food for the first time, the restaurants featured within this article will be sure to hit the mark.

Mai Thai

First in our list of best Thai restaurants in Bath comes Mai Thai. The restaurant is located just down the road from Bath Abbey, right next to the River Avon, and is decorated to a traditional Thai style, and has elegant carved furniture, which looks awesome. The menu is also pretty ace. All the Thai favourites appear, along with an entire selection of veggie dishes. If you’re looking for a decent vegetarian restaurant, but are bored of the usual options, this place is perfect - just remember to tell them to leave out the fish sauce!

Mai Thai, 6 Pierrepont St, City Centre, Bath BA1 1LB

Amazing dishes are available at Panasia in Bath Authentic Thai dishes at Panasia in Bath

Panasia Thai

The interior of this place is brilliant. Traditional ornate carvings and deep red walls mean that Panasia Thai is equally as suitable for a night out with friends as a romantic dinner with your partner. In addition to this, this restaurant has one of the best food presentation standards on this list. All in all, a classy affair with a very modest price tag.

Panasia Thai, 2 George Street, Bath, BA1 2EH

Salathai

Salathai means ‘a place to relax’ and at this Bath Thai restaurant you can do just that. Family run Salathai boasts a delicious range of Thai dishes to suit any palette; from spicy traditional classics like Som Tham papaya salad to tasty tried and tested favourites like Pad Thai. All food is cooked to order to keep the flavours and spices authentic and you can always request extra chillies if you like your Thai food hot. So why not treat yourself to a true taste of Thailand at Salathai.
 
Salathai, 14-15 Pierrepont Street, Avon, Bath BA1 1LA
 

Koh Thai Tapas

Koh Thai Tapas is a small collection of restaurants, which has bases in Bournemouth, Boscombe and Southsea, as well as Bath. Koh Thai Tapas is a firm favourite here at Table Pouncer. The idea is simple: take the thing the sharing nature of tapas and apply it to traditional Thai dishes. The result is a fun, vibrant and social restaurant which serves up Thai cuisine in a totally new way. Check this one out if you’re looking for a light-hearted meal with a bunch of friends.

Koh Thai Tapas, 36 Broad St, Bath, Somerset BA1 5LP

Thai By The Weir

Thai By The Weir serves freshly cooked Thai food at very reasonable prices. It sits in a great location, right on the bank of the River Avon, which gives this restaurant a lovely atmosphere and some great views. Nearly all dishes come with a chicken, prawn, beef or vegetable option, which makes the menu well varied. Head down to Thai By The Weir if you think the location and setting of the restaurant is as important as the meal itself.

Thai By The Weir, 16 Argyle St, Bath, BA2 4BQ

Alternative dining on the Balcony at Thai Balcony Thai food on the balcony at Thai Balcony

Thai Balcony

We have no idea how so many of the Thai restaurants have been able to land some of the best spots in town, but here’s another one with a great visual element to it. This restaurant does exactly what it says on the tin - Thai food on a balcony - which is absolutely superb in the summer months. The interior of the restaurant is just as great, but in all truth, you should be aiming to sit outside if you can.

Thai Balcony, 1 Seven Dials, Bath, BA1 1EN

Thai Basil

Thai Basil is named after the herb that goes into nearly all Thai meals. The restaurant is cosy and adorned with traditional Thai ornaments and decorations. The food is about as authentic as you’ll find in Bath - traditional red, green and jungle curries all feature on the menu, and they are all cooked to perfection. If you’re not sure what to opt for, check out the set menu options - they include a good selection of all the popular Thai flavours and are very well priced. For the bargain hunters out there: the wine and dine option for £13.95 before 7.30PM is a steal.

Thai Basil, Walcot St, Bath, BA1 5BG

Yum Yum Thai

Yum Yum Thai stands out amongst the crowd of Thai restaurants in Bath due to their focus and commitment to using locally sourced beef, free range chicken and New Forest Pork in their food. All of the delicious authentic dishes on offer are free from MSG and the menu boasts a wide range of vegetarian options. To complement your meal Yum Yum Thai also stocks organic wines and organic coffee. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, Yum Yum Thai is sure to become your new favourite Thai.

Yum Yum Thai, 17 Kingsmead Square, Bath, Somerset BA1 2AE

Tags: Bradford on Avon, Bath, Bathampton, Camerton, Midsomer Norton, Westbury, Families With Children, Good For Groups, Date Night, International, Amazing Drinks, Alfresco Dining, Thai, Casual Dining, £ - £20-£30, ££ - £30-£40, Asian

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