The Best Thai Food in Bath – An Insider’s Guide5th October 2018
Whatever your favourite cuisine and no matter how picky an eater you are, you’re bound to find something to tantalise those taste buds in Bath. Food is big business in Bath, with people coming from all over the country to try out the city’s best restaurants and hunt down those street food gems.
Unsurprisingly given its foodie credentials, Bath is also a great place to find incredible Thai food. Here’s our rundown of the best Thai restaurants in Bath, where you can sample amazing Pad Thai, Tom Kha Kai, Tom Yum Goong and many other delicious dishes.
Koh Thai Tapas
Offering a refreshingly different take on Thai food in the city, Koh Thai Tapas is a modern restaurant with a mix-and-match tapas menu. Order up as many small plates and tapas dishes as you like, or share with a group for the perfect tapas experience. Koh Thai Tapas does a great line in nibbles, from dim sum to Thai fishcakes, all the way through to larger dishes such as macho massaman lamb and the restaurant’s signature Jungle Curry. There’s a real party vibe at Koh Thai Tapas, especially when it comes to the brilliant cocktail menu.
Koh Thai Tapas is on Broad Street, just down the road from our Haystack apartment.
Thai Balcony Restaurant Bath
The Thai Balcony has been going for over 14 years, making it an established favourite in the city. It’s easy to see this has been one of the best Thai restaurants in Bath for so many years, as its sophisticated, grown-up ambience and authentic, freshly prepared Thai dishes make it a really special dining experience. The à la carte menu isn’t expensive, but you can push the boat out with enticing luxury specials such as Lobster Pad Thai.
The Thai Balcony Restaurant is at 1 Seven Dials, on Saw Close.
If you live in Bath and you love your Thai food, you’ll go to Salathai – many times. The prices are brilliant considering the top quality and freshness of the food, which consists of classic Thai dishes and lots of delicious seafood and vegetarian options. Pop in during the daytime and you’ll notice a café-like feel to the place, while at night-time Salathai adopts a cosy, bistro-like atmosphere. Service is warm and welcoming too, making you glad you discovered this tucked-away gem.
You’ll find Salathai on Pierrepont Street not far from the river.
A firm favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers, who rate it top of the list of Thai restaurants in Bath, Thaikun is as famous for its ambience as its food. Decked out like a bright, colourful Bangkok street market, this fun restaurant has a massive menu filled with sharing platters, stir-fries, light bites and a great grill section. Thaikun’s belly pork with sticky rice comes highly recommended, as does the Massaman curry and vegetable spring rolls. The portions are generous and there’s even an inventive cocktail menu on hand to wash it all down with.
Find Thaikun on Little Southgate, not far from our Hot Bath apartment and Bath Spa railway station.