Sounds great I drive place a lot and have been wondering wether to visit I think i’ll give it a try thanks
20A First Floor, Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4AG
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39 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3BB
Thai Cottage - Traditional, authentic Thai cuisine.
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I love eating out at Chaophraya. The atmosphere is excellent and the service is excellent.
I would recommend the Tom Yum salad, the mix and depth of flavors are really good.
I also love the duck red curry and the fried ice cream. Fantastic restaurant and I will return soon.
Leeds is not short of good Thai restaurants, Sukothai, Jinos and Saba Thai all springing instantly to mind.
Chaophraya is very similar in quality to Sukothai and serves a mainstream Thai menu. You will be hard pushed to find anything too far from the well-beaten path, but the food is of a consistently high standard.
The surroundings are opulent although at times skirt a little close to what I imagine a Thai Peter Stringfellow’s house might look like.
The staff are friendly and attentive and the place has a bustling atmosphere, if you want a table on weekends booking is advised.
The only note of caution I would advise is to avoid the orange milk chocolate drink that can be ordered alongside dessert. I’m not sure what it was, but it had a strange, almost neon orange glow and contained so much sugar I was twitching throughout the taxi ride home.
This small but odd caveat aside, Chaophraya can hold it’s head high alongside its Thai competitors in Leeds.
I took a prospective client here quite a while ago and was impressed by how quickly the food was prepared and served - important when people's time is tight. The staff were discreet and friendly and the food was fine, if not spectacular. In terms of value for money, I thought was spot on and ideal if you want a fairly informal and quiet lunch in the centre of Leeds.
Oh dear this is just a bit overated.
Very ordinary Thai served in a busy bustling central Leeds location. Nothing out of the ordinary food wise but all the bog standard fare is present.
Punters are no strangers to the sunbed and there are some great outfits on a Saturday night.
It's all good fun and obviously popular with the locals but there is much better to offer in central Leeds.
3/10 - I'd say best avoided!!
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We decided to goto Chaophraya on a saturday night with some friends. It was something of a whimsical decision and we didn't really know what to expect.
The first thing you notice upon entry is that it's quite different to what you might expect, with most areas divided up with steps to and from different sections of the building.
The decor can be described as busy but quite authentic with the food being excellent. We opted for a starter and main, both of which were great. I can't remember the name of my starter but my main was seabass which was filleted and cooked to perfection. The prices were definitely at the higher end, with a meal for 4 (starter + main + 1 bottle of wine) coming to £125 but you do get what you pay for.
We went on a saturday and it was very loud (unfortunately we were seated by a hen party) but I imagine during the week this place would cater for couples very well.
Definitely recommended if you like thai food, or just have a taste for something different.
Amazing food, atmosphere and service! would recommend to anyone who likes Thai food, Indian or Chinese. If you have never tried Thai food, just give Chaophraya a go! The manchester restaurant is also as excellent as this one! :-)
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Firstly this is pronounced 'Chow Fryer’ (i think!) just so everyone knows what you’re talking about!!
The food here is lovely, with very good service.
You can eat at cheaper places but this offers good food.
Menu is quite easy to navigate and there is plenty to choose from.
On an evening there is a car park near buy and some street parking.
I’ve never dined here but if their takeaways are anything to go by Chao Phraya is a pretty darn good Thai restaurant. This is our regular Friday night treat - they don’t deliver but are happy for you to go and collect. The dishes are absolutely delicious and always ready on time, the staff are always pleasant and it’s great value for money. From what I’ve seen while waiting for our food, the restaurant is fabulously atmospheric with just enough traditional Thai features not to be tacky. In fact, I’m now wondering why we’ve never dined in!
I didn’t really know what to expect when we ate at Chaopraya but we were very, very impressed! The staff were very friendly and the service was amazing - you don’t see service like that in the UK very often! The food was amazing - really, really amazing! Though not cheap it was worth every penny. The atmosphere was lovely, relaxed and intimate, and the wine was also very nice!
We will definetly go back - a lovely resturant for a bit of a treat!
This has to be one of my favourite places to eat in Leeds. The food is always beautiful, tasty and really nicley presented. Its not cheap but definatly not expensive either. The staff always treat you really well, greeting you with a traditional thai bow when you enter and leave. Last time i ate here there was a birthday party, and the group recieved a tradtional thai drummer to wish them a happy birthday. I would encourage anyone to try this place I am sure you will love it!!!
My favourite Thai in Leeds and i lived in Thailand for six years so i know Thai food.
The place is always very clean, and the bathrooms are spotless.
The set menu’s are a great way to try dishes you would not normally have. I highly recommend the Pad thai with shrimp, a little more expensive than on the streets in Thailand but as yummy.
The staff are very polite and helpful, they will let you swop around abit on the menus if you want things a certain way or with a certain ingredient.
You can also try the buffet lunch that they do on a sunday which is great value or use your hi life card. I would recommend booking for peak times.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m a right porker (entirely possible) or if it’s because Chaophraya portions aren’t all that generous, but I’m always hungry after I’ve been here.
They do a special 'Express’ lunchtime menu with set dishes varying from £6 to £9, which is pretty good, but again, I think I must have worms or something because I want two lots, wlthough I don’t order two lots because then they’d laugh at me for being a chubber.
Tasty enough food, dead fancy and authentic interior, friendly and helpful staff, so I’d say it’s somewhere to take someone who wants to experience Thai food who hasn’t had it before.
This place is quite special with its stylish interior and sheer elegance, it is great for couples on a first date. I’ve been here many a time, both at lunch times and in the evenings.
The restaurant was nominated the best in Leeds in 2007 and The Times named it in the Top 10 Thai restaurant!
I would recommend the Chaopraya special mixed appetizers (for2) which includes: Chicken satay, tiger prawns in crispy batter, fish cakes, golden bags and spring rolls at 12 pounds. They will accept one hi-life card too! So eat your heart out!
The Chaophraya restaurant is ideal for special nights out in Leeds, I have only been once for a reunion with some old friends but it was a great night. The restaurant specialised in Thai cuisine, the food looks very extravagant and it is quite difficult to pick from the menu as I didn’t know what most of the dishes were. The atmosphere of the restaurant is really warm; the staff are all Thai and give you a great dining experience. When were there it was apparent that most people were there on dates so it is idle for a romantic night out. The restaurant also has private function rooms if you want to have a special event, when were there was a wedding party in one and they seemed to be having a good time by the sounds of it. The food war amazing, the staff were great, it is a bit of a shame that the prices are quite expensive.
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