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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
+44 1273 624233
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (62 reviews)
“duck curry” (7 reviews)
“jasmine rice” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meals arrived quickly and were delicious. Menu had lots of options for our vegetarian family members.

Thank 5255PJs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last visited 6 months ago and rated as excellent. Unfortunately this time we weren't as impressed. We shared 3 different starters between us and all were very good. The wine we chose was perfectly chilled. We didn't get complimentary Thai prawn crackers on arrival...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recommended this place by the hotel we were staying in, and could not fault it.We had a set menu, and every single thing was delicious! The salt and pepper squid is the best I have ever had, and the coconut prawns (dont knock it until...More

Thank DeanMaddison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sawadee Thai restaurant is in the Kemp Town part of Brighton. It is on St James Street which has a good mixture of Italian, Spanish, Indian, Burger restaurants. We stopped for dinner at Sawadee on friday night - the restaurant was already very busy &...More

Thank bl0ndie72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unassuming venue on St. James's Street a block in from the sea. Very friendly staff, quite varied menu. Clearly popular with lots of "regulars." Having eaten Thai cuisine all over the world, my opinion is that this place does a fine job. Homemade mixtures of...More

Thank SeattleRoamer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small Thai restaurant, good service, nice atmosphete. Thia fishcakes ,which are my favourite, were beautiful and same with pad Thai . Friend had king prawn curry and very nice. Would go back again .

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Brighton celebrating my stag and started the evening with a meal here. We were a group of 20 and they booked out the downstairs room for us and it was brilliant. The staff were great, food was amazing and it really helped...More

1  Thank Gubs H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited again Last night after a 6 month return trip to Brighton to see if it was as good as we remembered it to be. My memory was jogged as soon as we walked in and was greeted with a big smile and the fragrant...More

Thank notimpressedeasily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint. We had the special set menu with salt and pepper squid on the side, which was all delicious. The staff were super friendly even with the restaurant being at full capacity and on a...More

Thank Welly1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose this spot from several recommendations (mainly because found it before the others) and it was the perfect place for dinner. Each dish was wonderfully seasoned, the service was incredible, and it was easily one of the better meals out with family.

Thank seafeather17ono
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13 July 2015|
Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is @ Street level but toilets downstairs
Bernie C
Est ce pres de l'hôtel mercure ( distance à pied)
29 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 624233
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