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The Thai Emerald recreates the warm and friendly atmosphere of Thailand, with enthusiastic Thai staff dressed in beautiful silk, who are always delighted to provide a personal, courteous service in the true tradition of Thai culture. Most importantly, our success is testimony to the exquisite presentation of our food, which is meticulously prepared using traditional ingredients and only the freshest produce. Our beautiful, air conditioned surroundings feature traditional Thai water features, magnificent hand-carved teak furniture and picture carvings, original Thai decor, an abundance of tropical plants and the most superb Authentic Thai Cuisine. We offer a tantalizing Express Lunch or A La
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed 24 October 2020

It's been hard finding authentic Thai food in the South of England, most 'Thai' and restaurants serve mixed Asian cuisines with hardly any Thai on the menu. This restaurant however serviced authentic Thai dishes. The meals were very nice and you can tell they were...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

I dined at Thai Emerald in Cheltenham on Saturday 26th September, booking was for 2 at 8pm. It was a special occasion with my girlfriend. It is normally one of my favourite places to eat with great service and food. Unfortunately, this time the staff...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

The quality of the food was poor, no one really enjoyed their meal. I'm two of the meals we also found three long black hairs, which definitely were not from one of us, this was just very off putting.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

Amazing decor is really interesting to look at whilst eating very good food. Service a little disengaged but prompt. Think their prices were on the high side and I do think charging 3 to 4 pounds for what amounted to two table spoons of rice...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

The first time I have ever had calamari that you cannot cut through! Seafood dish was over cooked - very chewy fish, shrimp and muscles that defied even a really good chew! The over cooked noodles were like mush and the staff inattentive. Woefully overpriced...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 September 2020

We visited Cheltenham and a local recommended this restaurant. The decor is outstanding and we were quickly shown to our table. Great attention to social distancing and hygiene. We both had variations of chicken, in each case it was beautifully cooked and presented. Overall a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020

Found this place by chance, having tried most thai places in Cheltenham. This is the best, varied menu and tasty mains. A bit pricey but taste worth it

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Returned to the restaurant whilst back in the UK. I’ve visited once a year over the past 4 years. Still as amazing! Visited at 5:30pm on a Saturday when quieter, before the mad rush. Service and good excellent as always.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable meal - the Southern curry was outstanding. I can certainly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

The Thai Emerald is a fantastic looking restaurant and brilliant staff wise! Was a little disappointed with my starter as it was a spicy fishcake on the menu but came out more like a citrus fragrant omelette. Despite this it was still pretty good with...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it but why not call them first? On the other hand Halaal meat seems to have taken over in UK. If you ask for non halaal you will stand accused of being anti Muslim. Another reason not to live in the UK. Funnily... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thai Emerald - Cheltenham
    Does Thai Emerald - Cheltenham offer takeaway?
    Yes, Thai Emerald - Cheltenham offers takeaway services.
    Does Thai Emerald - Cheltenham offer delivery?
    Yes, Thai Emerald - Cheltenham offers delivery services.
    How is Thai Emerald - Cheltenham rated?
    Thai Emerald - Cheltenham is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5