5 best Thai restaurants in Bristol

From family-run takeaways to chain restaurants, you are spoilt for choice when it comes for Thai food in the city

Bristol is known for many things; street art, hot air balloons and festivals, not to forget the amazing food scene.

And as winter comes and we’re dreaming of hotter climates we can get a craving for something hot and spicy to keep us warm.

So let’s take a trip to Bristol’s best Thai restaurants to get the best Thai experience without leaving your city.

Everyday Thai - Station Road, Fishponds.

Winning TripAdvisor’s Best Thai Restaurant in Bristol for three years in a row, Everyday Thai is a must visit. Founded by couple Pickky and Sami six years ago, this restaurant shows off Pickky’s authentic culinary training in Thailand.

The food is labeled with traditional Thai names bringing authenticity to the dining experience. Along with a regular menu there is also a set menu for those who want to try a selection of curated dishes. A chilli spice level indicator ensures that everyone’s spice levels are catered for.

Giggling Squid - Princess Victoria Street, Clifton.

With restaurants all over the country, Giggling Squid is a sure win with its traditional and fusion offering. The menu is clearly labeled for those who are gluten free, vegan or have nut allergies making this place suitable for all.

The traditional fare like massaman curry and papayas will appeal to frequent Thai travellers and purists while fusion dishes like duck confit made with tamarind sauce will appeal to the adventurous looking for something new.

They offer delivery and takeaway making it the perfect option for those lazy days. Look out for their special Christmas menu which goes live on November 22.

Jean’s Bistro - Gloucester Road, Horfield.

The training of Thai head chef Jirarat is obvious from the care taken with the food at Jean’s Bistro.

Offering Thai and pan Asian dishes this bistro is full of options. From the more unusual dishes like hot pan pork neck to more traditional ones like chicken satay there’s a dish for everyone that’s sure to delight.

For the home chefs, there’s even Jean’s sauces available to purchase with flavours like pad thai and spicy stir fry.

JP Destiny - Kellaway Avenue, Bishopston.

Offering Asian fusion and traditional dishes from Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam, JP Destiny has plenty to keep your taste buds happy.

There are traditional British dishes with a continental and full English breakfast menu as well as a children’s lunch menu alongside full Thai lunch and Chinese Dim Sum options.

Siam Smile - Church Road, St George.

Tucked away in up and coming St George, this Thai restaurant is a favourite with the locals and visitors alike.

Siam Smile combines Thai and Malaysian food to create delicious flavours from both countries.

The takeaway menu is extensive and has over one hundred items ensuring everyone will find a new treat or an old favourite.

With TripAdvisor reviews like “The only problem is everything on the menu is so delicious, we spent a small fortune!” this is one Thai restaurant to definitely check out.