Photography by Maria Sullivan

Street Thai

Words by Anya Zervudachi

I can think of few more enjoyable places to sit back on a beautiful Brighton day than the huge sun filled terrace at Street Thai.

The concept of Street Thai is simple and perfectly summed up by the restaurant’s name. For Thai people and most visitors to Thailand, street food is the best and most authentic way of eating and experiencing real Thai food.

With its wonderful fresh aromas, flavours and colours it’s also affordable, simple and super tasty.  That is exactly what Street Thai have brought with them to the sunny streets of Brighton.

Located in Brighton Square, in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, Street Thai serves modern, fresh Thai street food, in a cool and contemporary setting. The light and airy restaurant is spread over two floors, with colourful graffiti of Thai street scenes dotted throughout and the fabulous roof top terrace overlooking Brighton Square.

The terrace comfortably seats 50 and is suitable for just about every occasion I can think of. Whether you are after an authentic Thai feast out in the sunshine, a few cold Chang beers or are tempted by one of Street Thai’s delicious cocktails, it is the perfect place to sit back, relax and watch the bustling square below.

The executive chef and manager of Street Thai, has created a menu packed with specialty dishes from every corner of Thailand. The menu has everything from fresh light salads, rich curries and of course the classic noodle dishes.

My personal favorite for a summer’s day is the Yum Mamuang Koong Pao. A delicious light salad of green mango with grilled tiger prawns, toasted coconut flakes and cashew nuts in a chili sauce. I can also highly recommend the fantastic set menu Street Thai have on offer, two courses for just £9.75 or three courses for £11.75, an absolute bargain for the amazing dishes on offer.

It might not be Thailand, but I can assure you with the sun in the sky, an ice cold Chang and delicious plate of food in front of you, the terrace at Street Thai is the next best thing.