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“Thai Pin” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thai Pin

Thai Pin
Ranked #14,151 of 22,225 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Thai Pin”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Small place with out of order air conditioning. Food over priced and overlooked. What was presented as "duck" was something leatherlike,dry and indeterminate meat? Whole fish purported to be salmon was in fact trout. Sauces accompanying all dishes were both bland and inadequate in quantity and quality Although the only two people serving (one Thai woman the other a European? Man) were friendly enough the service was slow and inattetive. Avoid this place at all costs!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Frank B
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London, England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Superb food and extremely friendly ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

I work nearby and really rate this lovely little unpretentious establishment. Run by a small team, the staff are exceptionally pleasant and the food is out of this world - cooked to perfection every single time and the quality is always excellent.

If you're ever around Covent Garden and wondering where to go for a delicious meal in pleasant surroundings the you need look no further.

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Thank Ash H
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Calgary, Canada
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554 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“This time we were disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Thai Pin is a very small restaurant located near Convent Market and really a neat find. It is located down a quiet street and has about 12-14 tables. The owner is nice, helpful, and likes to talk. Very welcoming. Menu has lots of items and he is full of suggestions. The food was was just okay this time. Not a lot of flavour given that it is Thai food. Screaming tiger beef was a small portion of cooked beef, thinly sliced, with a small side dish of sauce. Not only was the beef dry, this isn't they way to cook this dish which can be found on almost any Thai food menu. Satay chicken sticks were dry and again the sauce was an after thought. If you know your Thai food, you are looking for some spice, some taste, and some authenticity. For the price, and it is expensive, I would have hoped for more.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Challenger01
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Small and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

This restaurant was a very welcome change from the hustle and bustle of most restaurants in London. It is also a welcome surprise to find an independent restaurant so close to the centre of the capital. As someone who abhors the monopolisation of huge chain restaurants (you know the ones I mean) I was so chuffed to find this place. I was travelling alone and the lone waitress/owner/maître d' could not have been friendlier. Such a lovely kind person, which again was a very welcome change in Central London. The food was outstanding, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. I would not have hesitated in paying double what the bill actually was. I will absolutely, 100% return. Thank you.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Oskar642
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Excellent food at a reasonable price - small and friendly :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Will definitely go back - often.
Such a refreshing change to find somewhere with good honest simple food, well cooked, friendly service and nice ambiance.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Heather T
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