Thai Square, Windsor, 29 Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PR, England.
Having booked ourselves into Windsor for my wife’s birthday weekend we were keen to try the Thai Square as we reside in rural Somerset and good Thai restaurants are few and far between. I telephoned on Thursday evening for a reservation on Friday evening as the Website showed no availability, and immediately secured a table.
We arrived for our reservation bang on time and were politely shown to our table in the main room of the restaurant, which in itself is wonderfully relaxed and perfectly lit. It is so nice not to be crammed in the front of some restaurants in order for the establishment to make themselves appear more popular than they are.
The drinks menu was priced as one may expect being but a stone’s throw from the castle, but certainly not extortionate. A Singapore Sling £7.25, a bottle of Singha beer £3.95 and a large (750ml) bottle of Mineral Water £3.50.
The food menu, if anything, I would suggest is priced surprisingly lower than one would expect.
For a starter my wife and I shared Prawn Crackers with a Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce £2.50 and the Fish Cakes £6.25 (marinated fish meat and prawns with chilli paste and herbs deep fried, served with a sweet chilli sauce (a variation on the other sauce and lighter in texture). A small dressing and garnish accompanied the 5 fish cakes but as a shared starter this was all plenty.
For the main course my wife chose a Thai Green Chicken Curry £8.75 (coconut milk, aubergines, bamboo shoots and basil leaves) with Egg Fried Rice £2.95 and I chose a Phed Makham £9.95 (duck breast (lots of it), thinly sliced then served with crispy seaweed. Topped with exotic tamarind sauce and garnished with fried onion and roasted chillies). The menu suggests at this point “Excellent dish!!”. Well? They’re not fibbing. The depth of flavour in the tamarind sauce along with the duck was sublime. To accompany this, and the perfect choice was Sticky Rice £2.95.
The ensemble was perfect, each choice complementing the next perfectly and with plenty for two to share.
There is a discretionary yet non-obligatory 10% service charge added to the bill as clearly identified in the menu but I saw no reason not to pay this even though the waiter further informed me it was not necessary.
This was a most pleasurable dining experience and only when we got up to leave did we realise that the restaurant was almost full, and justifiably so, as this was quite simply superb and the best Thai meal we have tasted. It is a pleasure to highly recommend the Thai Square in Windsor.
Originally posted on TripAdvisor