Harden's survey result
“A real find down a side alley off the High in Oxford”, and occupying a slightly unexpected venue for a Thai – a wood-panelled Tudor-style room in an ancient medieval building; “not quite what it used to be” perhaps (given greater competition in the town nowadays), but it’s “still good”.
“In a location more reminiscent of a Tudor tearoom” than one befitting its Thai menu, this “quirky” and “busy” (“cramped and noisy”) staple in a medieval building down a passageway off the High “remains a delight”. Its classics dishes may “have lost the epic qualities they had a few years back” (“nice but veering unpredictably from the bland to the very spicy”), but “it’s still better than other Asians in the very centre of town”.
This “quirky staple”, hidden just off the High Street in a rather amazing Tudor building, has long been a top tip locally for its superior Thai cuisine; it “gets very busy in the evening when quality can suffer, but visit at lunchtime and the food is brilliant”.
“Still going strong” and “still serving some of the best Thai food in the UK” outside of London – this atmospheric haunt occupies a quirky, medieval building, hidden away just off the High Street, and its “Tudor setting and Thai accoutrements blend seamlessly for a great overall ambience”.
Chiang Mai Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Hadn't been to this Oxford standby for quite a while. The contrast between Thai food and an old very English building is still nice, but the tables are really crammed in. Stir-fried duck with sweet chilli good, mee krob crispy noodles lovely. But a green curry of mixed seafood very disappointing - not much seafood, far too much not-very-interesting sauce. Prices reasonable, service ok."
|Wine per bottle||£18.50|
Kemp Hall Passage, 130A High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DH
Monday - Saturday 12PM-10.30PM Sunday 12PM-10PM
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm