Islington’s Thai Square reopens nearly a year of post-flood refurbishment

Islington’s Thai Square reopens nearly a year of post-flood refurbishment

Lots of us will remember when last year, a burst water main led to some pretty epic flooding around Islington’s Upper Street. The cost of the damage caused ran into the millions, and of course, affected the area’s abundance of restaurants and cafes. Unfortunately that was especially true for Thai Square, which was hit severely and as a result, has lain dormant for the better part of a year now.

But now, just in time for the festive season, the Islington’s Thai restaurant has risen from its watery grave to re-open with a brand new, spic and span interior that’s “almost unrecognisable”. It’ll be spread across two floors, with space for 100 and packed with little decorative touches.

There’ll be an a la carte menu with options like

  • Massaman curry
  • Weeping tiger with sirloin beef and chilli sauce
  • Pad Thai with prawns
  • Poh Tak seafood soup with lemongrass and fresh lime leaves
  • Drunken noodles with stir fried beef
  • Golden soft shell crab with yellow curry sauce

Or if you’re in the area around lunchtime, they’ll be doing a special menu that'll include a main, a side, an onzen (aka slow-cooked) egg, papaya salad and egg-fried rice, all for the very reasonable price of £12.

There’ll be a new cocktail-laden drinks menu with curious sounding concoctions like the Bangkok Dangerous, with an accompanying new bar snack menu to help keep you sated featuring small plates like crispy fried duck spring rolls or Thai grilled pork Kor Moo Yang.

Welcome back, Thai Square.

When: 2 November

Where: 347-349 Upper St, London N1 0PD

More information: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter @thaisquaregroup