Having opened its doors way back in 2003, this restaurant is a true pioneer in Bath’s vibrant Thai food scene.
As a family-run venture, there are signs of genuine love and enjoyment everywhere you look, from the mixture of memorabilia that garnishes the walls, to the warm welcome that awaits everyone who stops by. At a time when fast-food and delivery services are bigger than ever, it’s a much needed personable space and offers a reconnection with a true culinary experience.
Although it's tempting not to fight people away from your dish of choice, Salathai encourage you to follow traditional Thai dining styles and share everything with your pals. We recommend filling your table with a mixture of pad thai, curries and stir-fry dishes, and diving in left, right and centre - it’s the only way to try the vast selection of dishes on their lunch and evening menus. If you’re not sure where to begin, the team do a top notch job at recommending some favourites, but there are also a series of set menus which are ideal for anyone wanting to try something new.
The Salathai family have also built up quite a reputation amongst those who like it hot. Their menu boasts some superbly spicy dishes - such as pla lad pik (a fried whole sea bass, topped with hot chilli sauce, lime leaves, onion, peppers, basil and fresh spring onion) - all of which pack an intense punch whilst retaining their complexity and richness. So whilst some dishes aren’t for the faint-hearted, spicy fans can definitely get their fix.
If you’re just visiting Bath, Salathai couldn’t be in a better location for a quick pit-stop between sightseeing. Just a stone’s throw from Bath Abbey, the Pulteney Bridge, and the Roman Baths, there’s no excuse not to call by.