Thai Square Putney Bridge describes itself as one of the finest Putney restaurants offering an impeccable Thai dining experience. The restaurant is located in an iconic award winning landmark building near Putney Bridge, offering visitors panoramic views over the River Thames.
Said to be one of the most uniquely-styled buildings in London, it’s design has won awards from the Royal Institute of Architecture, the American Institute of Architecture and Wandsworth Corporation.
The exterior of the building resembles a ship with metal beams and tall-glazed windows, and its interior design brings out the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary Thai settings. You can find different antique Thai artefacts in the restaurants, including eight Buddha statues which are respectfully taken care of by our dutiful staff, as tradition dictates.
A while back Thai Square Putney Bridge was voted as having the third best restaurant view in the UK and more recently was given the Best Restaurant Chain and the Best Hospitality Team Awards at the 2017 British Restaurant Awards.
The two awards come at the most opportune time for the Thai Square Putney Bridge with recently appointed executive chef Parichat Sanguthai (or Oula as she is known) has designed a new and exciting executive menu, which consists of a range of beautifully-presented dishes packed with aromatic flavours and exquisitely presented on specially commissioned handcrafted plates.
Sanguthai, whose teaching skills have taken her around the world, from Galeries Lafayette in Paris to the Mövenpick Hotel Zurich, is known for her skills in blending western and eastern culinary influences to create twists on classic dishes.
Sanguthai’s culinary creations combine the finest locally sourced produce with authentic ingredients that are flown over from Thailand each week.
The TSQ bar/club at Thai Square Putney Bridge adopts the same nautical theme as the building itself with cool lighting aimed at creating an elegant atmosphere for visitors to sip a cocktail or two with friends and colleagues. The bartenders have created an exclusive list of cocktails including the signature ‘Thai Square’, combining fresh passion fruit, Mekhong (Thai Rum) and Passoa liqueur.
Unfortunately on the day of our visit the service from the bar didn’t meet expectations with a 30 minute wait for our drinks. However when they did arrive the Singapore Sling and the Sex In The Jungle were colourful and delicious.
The Singapore Sling is a classic gin cocktail mixing Bombay Sapphire, Cherry Brandy, Benedictine, Aromatic bitter and Orange juice and a dash of Grenadine.
The Sex in the Jungle is a popular cocktail made with White Rum, Midori, Malibu, Bols Blue Curacao, orange juice and pineapple juice.
My dining companion and I sampled the Executive Lunch. I started with the Grilled Wild Tiger Prawns with a sweet basil parfait, rocket salad & radish.
My dining companion started with the Grilled Scallops with garlic butter, coriander & green peppercorn marinade – one of the new culinary creations by Oula.
For the mains, we enjoyed the Yellow Curry with Lamb Shank – the tender lamb shank was cooked in coconut cream with Thai herbs & spices before being topped with fried shallots, an authentic and flavoursome garnish often seen on Thai dishes.
My dining companion had the Whole Steamed Sea Bass – a spicy dish of the freshest sea bass stuffed with a mixture of galangal, lemongrass & kaffir lime leaf.
To end, for dessert we had the Lychee Mousse – described as Sanguthai’s signature dessert and “a little slice of heaven on a plate” by the loyal guests of Thai Square Putney Bridge.
After being carried away on our appetising adventure by Parichat Sanguthai and her wonderful culinary creations, we definitely recommend Thai Square for a delicious lunch or dinner if you find yourself in the Putney neighbourhood.
Thai Square Putney Bridge
2-4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1JN
020 8780 1811