Sorry, but your web browser is too old to display this page properly.
Please update it to the latest version or switch to a more modern browser,
Google Chrome or
Internet Explorer 8 (they're all free).
With branches in Westfield Stratford, Spitalfields and Soho, this mini-chain of fairly priced Thai restaurants has become a favourite with tourists, shoppers and young groups looking for a quick
bite and friendly service. The latest branch, hard by Carnaby Street, has a quirky, modern feel, with 3D-effect flooring, pale-wood tables and pillar-box red stools, plus lamps spelling out the
restaurant’s name in the main dining room. Staples such as meaty fishcakes or som tam (green papaya salad) pack an authentic chilli punch, although the standout dish is juicy lamb cutlets in a mild
yellow curry enriched with coconut. Elsewhere, 15 additional specials indicate that this site is the flagship – try the crisp-coated squid curls or melt-in-the-mouth morsels of venison in a
fragrant pepper sauce. Desserts are notable by their absence, but portions are generous – so an aromatic jasmine tea should suffice.
Back to the here and now. Carnaby Street on a wet, cold and windy late December evening doesn’t exactly conjure up images of the Andaman sea lapping the white sandy Phranang Cave Beach. But Rosa’s Thai Cafe‘s exterior had that warm, welcoming glow that just seems to pull you in. Once through the door our welcome was quick and efficient, maybe a little too direct and hurried – then again this is a cafe and turn around has to be fairly fast. The waiter motioned to us, pointing to a small table near a little drinks/prep area, ‘Two. Here!’ He said and ran off to deliver the bill to another table...
More from We Love Food, It »
Are you the restaurant owner?
Click here for Links & Logos
Are you making a general enquiry or enquirying about private rooms?
If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.
You are making an enquiry at
Rosa's Ganton Street
By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement