Rosa’s Thai Café Dean Street

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The various branches of this casual and affordably priced Thai café offer a warm welcome and a good mixture of the Thai top 10, plus some specialities you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere on the high street. Staples such as pad thai, som tam salad, stir-fries and green curries are carefully prepared and niftily spiced (for western palates, naturally), while more inventive options range from melt-in-the-mouth venison in a punchy pepper sauce to baked butternut squash filled with fragrant seafood mousse. The atmosphere is breezy and accommodating, with friendly staff, light modern furnishings and a boppy soundtrack helping to keep things upbeat. As for drinks, hot or iced teas and tropical juices have the edge over various boozy beverages. Rosa's also does a good line in lunchtime snacks, from satay wraps to hot-and-sour soup – ideal if you’re eating alone.

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Rosa’s Thai Café Dean Street

48 Dean Street ,London W1D 5BF

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Not as good as it once was...

by   gold reviewer (47)

Apr 2017

I haven't been here in a few years and maybe it was the visit to Thailand in between that's spoilt it for me but I feel Rosa's has lost it's touch. You can get better Thai curries for cheaper elsewhere - try Kaosarn in Brixton or Clapham Junction. Most disappointing was that I had the choice of only 2 starters as I have a peanut allergy and they cook the rest in groundnut oil. This isn't the norm in most Thai places in the UK and not in Thailand either.

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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Rosa's Thai Cafe

by   bronze reviewer (11)

Aug 2013

Longtime a hit in my book, Thai food celebrates a variety of spices and intense flavours, adding a thrilling dimension to the dining scene. If you are looking for bland, you have entered the wrong kitchen. After backpacking through Thailand a few years ago, I often crave Bangkok's street food. When dining on a budget this is the clear winner. You rarely go wrong when you go Thai. For my sister’s visit to London, I booked a table at Rosa’s in Soho. This small restaurant has more of a lunch-look...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 7

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Rosa’s Thai Café Dean Street

48 Dean Street ,London W1D 5BF

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Apr 2011

Dreadful experience, having travelled extensively in Thailand this was one of the worst restaurants I've been to in the UK. Disinterested staff, wrong dishes delivered to our table and no apology. The chilli sauce was not Thai chilli sauce, it was a bottled Chinese variety – we also had to ask for fish sauce which is a Thai staple. We will not be going back. My local takeaway is far superior!

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Oct 2010

The best nights out are often those that produce the unexpected. Catching up with an old friend over Thai food in the heart of Soho was always going to result in stories of surprising and often salacious gossip. What I really didn’t expect however, was to discover some of the best Thai cuisine in London from a restaurant I must have walked past a thousand times and never acknowledged was there. What’s even more surprising is that Rosa’s doesn’t exactly blend into the Dean Street brickwork. Its bright...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Essential Details for Rosa’s Thai Café Dean Street

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £34.00
  • Wine: £14.99
  • Champagne: £29.00
  • Private Dining: 10

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