There are not as many Thai restaurants in Oxford as other International cuisines but there are two long term favourites of locals, Chiang Mai Kitchens and Bangkok House. Bangkok house offer a lunch time menu as well which can be exceptionally good value from 5 GBP per main dish. Listed below are the main Thai restaurants:
Chiang Mai Kitchen Chiang Mai Kitchen was set up in 1993 with the aim of providing delicious, authentic Thai food in a beautiful and unique historical setting. Tucked down a little alleyway, known as Kemp Hall passage, the 3 storey timber framed building dates from the 1630s and possibly earlier. A wonderful experience.
Crazy Bear The Crazy Bear, Stadhampton, is an experience that must be tried. The stylish venue combines roaring open fires, sunlit terrace, draught champagne on tap, fresh oysters, cocktails, over 100 wines and critically acclaimed food. Offering a choice of western or oriental cuisine, the sublime food is served in stylish and imaginative settings.
Oxford Thai A very authentic, but extremely low-priced, Thai restaurant or takeaway.
Red Star Oxfords Cowley Road is reaching saturation point when it comes to restaurants offering a taste of the Orient on the cheap. The street has more than its fair share of bargain Asian eats. The Red Star noodle bar, which opened in 2003, is a one of the favourites for locals.
The Six Bells A varied selection of traditional favourites as well as a good selection of vegetarian & spicy dishes.
Thai Orchid East Oxford restaurant Thai Orchid Restaurant serves a vast range delicious, authentic Thai dishes. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere is complemented by the restaurant interior is stylish with orange trees, plants and Thai works of art.
Bangkok House Try the Bangkok house if you want something close to the city centre and enjoy gazing at beautifully hand carved wooden furniture. This is one of the most popular Thai restaurants in Oxford. You may also wish to look at Chang Mai Kitchens, Oxford Thai or the Thai Orchid which are the alternatives. The best seats in the house are reputed to be those in the window but they tend to get booked up quickly.