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Rosa's Thai Cafe Spitalfields

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12 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR, England
+44 20 7247 1093
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

During a trip to meet our son in London we visited the Brick lane/ Spitalfields area. The area is vibrant, lots going on, fun and sitting there is this great cafe serving Thai food. It was a first for my wife and she loved it as did I. The food was very tasty and the portion size good. We would... More 

Thank Nick H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good Thai restaurant, good food and good service. Pad Thai it's a proper one like Thailand , the currys are so tasty and they are so nice people

Thank indky
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having long been a fan of spicy food I have always found Thai to be lacking a certain body and fullness compared to Indian. The thick red chicken curry here was absolutely outstanding. Simple place, nice ambience and a great meal for the three of us.

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical high street Thai food, you can ask for lowering the spice level, fresh great drinks and big portions. It's not the first time I went there, I much prefer Rosa to Busaba chain. I recommend pad thai, green curry with wild rice and their green tea.

Thank AMK1988
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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501 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been trying to find an excuse to get here for a while...USA friends over and hence we snuck in for a later lunch. Plenty of selection of mixed starters and then the next Tom Tam Goong outside of Thailand that I have tasted (I worked in Thailand for 5 years...) Main course selection is the Thai classics, but well presented... More 

1 Thank Gary S
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pad thai, pad see ewe, pineapple fried rice and some curries. It was tasty! Prices are average during lunch hours but expensive for dinner. We came a few times already to this place and every time the service is poor. The prices are going up but service is terrible, don't really understand their strategy. 6/10!

Thank Maria L
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The cafe was busy on a Saturday afternoon. The Pad Thai noodles were really good and it's a big portion (probably could share a starter with someone). The spring rolls with a sweet chilli dipping sauce were even better - definitely recommend those. The staff were very friendly and attentive and service was quick. For Pad Thai noodles, spring rolls... More 

Thank gemmxx
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Everything was too spicy I couldn't enjoy the taste of the food I liked the prawn crackers My friend ordered The pineapple rice and was ok I ordered mix vegetables with tofu ( too spicy and just full of sauce) and papaya salad ( not raccomended because the prawns are just dry so is 10 pounds of nothing) I raccomende... More 

Thank Sharon D
alexjdmoore, Guest Relations Manager at Rosa's Thai Cafe Spitalfields, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Our food is made with authentic recipes; if you found it too spicy, this could have been modified to suit your taste. Regarding papaya salad, the traditional recipe only has dried prawns, no other meat. Sorry to hear that you thought this was a disappointing experience. All the best, Rosa's Team More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful- tasty, hot and deliciously full of flavour. Can highly recommend the chicken wings starter, the Deep Fried Salmon red curry and the dry fried chicken. The restaurant is not very big but the staff are welcoming and attentive. The food is served quickly so the wait for a table is not long. We booked to ensure... More 

1 Thank Sarita S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice food and very nice people... if you like thay food and you are in the area you must to go there... big hug to my new friend on ♡

Thank Ciccio N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7247 1093
This is where it all began for us. Our first London Thai restaurant, just a stone’s throw from bustling Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market. Rosa’s Spitalfields has an intimate, laid-back atmosphere, and is where we began serving our signature dishes to a London crowd hungry for fresh Thai food with a modern twist.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the next big global trend, the hipster zone of Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
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