- Telephone 0141 332 0041
- Opening times Mon–Sun noon–10.30pm.
- Bar open Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun noon–10pm.
- Average price £18 (lunch); £25 (evening meal)
- Website www.chaophraya.co.uk
First class city-centre Thai experience without too hefty a price tag, ideal for special occasions
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
When you climb the ornate staircase of the former Glasgow Athenaeum (once the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) you know you are in for a show-stopping experience. Seated in the grand hall you could be dining first class on an Edwardian liner, cruising the Andaman Sea perhaps. The menu is almost overwhelming but, helpfully, all chef specials are clearly marked. Waiting staff glide effortlessly between the bustling open kitchen to bring dish after dish of top-notch Thai tastiness. Fish cakes, delicious; satay, nutty and perfect; massaman lamb curry, slow-cooked, luscious and no wonder it’s favoured by Thai royalty. And the jungle fish curry is a winner with fresh heat from green peppercorns and krachai ginger. But don’t leave without dessert. The recent addition of a pastry chef has brought delicate macaroons to the mix, as well as coconut and lime panacotta that demonstrates a sophisticated blend of styles. However, the Thai pancakes with pandan, coconut and sticky rice are bursting with authentic flavours. This place is going from strength to strength and definitely a good choice for a special occasion.
- High point: Fresh, delicious, authentic, special
- Low point: One or two tables in busy thoroughfare
- Notable dish: Jungle fish curry
Located in the heart of Glasgow in the iconic Townhouse building, Chaophraya is the new and exciting venue to hit Glasgow.
The venue is set over four floors featuring Palm Sugar bar and lounge, a la carte restaurant, Buddha balcony, VIP champagne and whisky bar and four exclusive private dining areas catering for all occasions.
Each private dining area has its own unique style, the largest being the Thai Royal ballroom seating up to 30 people.
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- Private dining: Up to 60 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Light rock
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
- House wine: £18.50 per bottle