Rosa's Thai Cafe City

12 Hanbury Street , London, E1 6QR

2 reviews

35 Thai Whitechapel Mile End

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SquareMeal Review of Rosa's Thai Cafe City

Since launching in 2008, this branch of Rosa’s has established itself as a local haunt with a delightfully homely vibe, a reassuring sense of familiarity and a comforting Thai menu. As well as the usual suspects, it’s worth experimenting with less well-known starters such as venison on lemongrass skewers, crispy squid with plum sauce or hot-and-sour salmon soup. There are interesting salads, too, including a version with grilled rack of lamb and spicy aubergine, while mains range from char-grilled pork neck with dry chilli sauce to seafood-stuffed butternut squash with chilli and coconut mousse. To drink, there’s a minimal choice of wines as well as Thai whiskey – although aromatic teas beckon for invigorating refreshment. Rosa’s chefs even share their secrets with online cooking classes on YouTube, too. The only downside is very “patchy” service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Shoreditch Tube Station 312m

Shorditch Station 393m


Address: 12 Hanbury Street , London E1 6QR

Area: Whitechapel Mile End

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 6-10.30pm Sat-Sun 12N-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Brick Lane 129m

Spitalfields 231m


Telephone: 020 7247 1093


Cuisine: Thai


Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Sudesh J. 23 August 2013

Customer service has always been very patchy but has the worst ever experience yesterday. Had gone for dinner with my family and left without having our meal as the manager was extremely rude. Will never go back again.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Mai K. 11 June 2012

I went there and the food was skanky and the service poor.