"Our favourite Thai restaurant deserves a Michelin star! It's the place we take our family, friends and also our clients for a treat. The problem is we have recommended the Thai Barn to so many people it's difficult to get our table on a Friday or Saturday without booking!"
Mr & Mrs Griffen - Bath
Birthday party for 21 guests.
"Everything was just perfect. The food was delicious, the service excellent and it was so amazing that you were able to accommodate us at such short notice. My friends and family were very complimentary."
Tina - Bradford on Avon
"We were recommended by my friend to celebrate our anniversary at the Thai Barn. The food was divine, the waitresses dressed in beautiful Thai Costumes and their service was helpful and friendly. The ambience was warm and cosy We could have stayed all evening. Well done Thai Barn!"
Dean - Westbury
"Again, the most delicious meal. We have been to the Thai Barn over a period of ten years.
The food is consistently excellent and the service is attentive but not intrusive with a pleasant, warm atmosphere."
Jane & Phill - Bradford on Avon
"Wonderful reputation and as always the great standard of food lives up to it. This is the best Thai restaurant I have been to."
Liz - Devizes
"This is the best Thai food I have ever eaten. Highly recommended."
John - Swindon
"Sawadee Krab. Greetings to all of you from Phuket in Thailand. We have visited your wonderful restaurant many times over the years on our annual trips back to the UK and I was interested to see that you have now moved to new premises just up the road.
We are visiting the UK again in February for a months' holiday and are so much looking forward to visiting you again, now in your new home.
As Noi is Thai and I have lived in Thailand for four years now, we really do appreciate the superb, genuine, high quality Thai food you serve, so difficult to find in the UK in spite of so many Thai restaurants.
Good luck in your new home and we keenly await our next visit."
Ken Devitt - Phuket, Thailand
'I DON'T really get on particularly well with public transport, but I'd heard stories about the food at the Thai Barn that would make you salivate, and so we'd decided to make an expedition to Bradford on Avon from Bath by rail.
We got to the town with an hour to spare so we trotted up the hill to the Bunch of Grapes for a cheeky pre-dinner drink. I hadn't been sure where the restaurant was, so was pleased that it was in the quaintest part of town.
Walking inside we were struck by the lovely, almost kitsch Thai decor - pinks, golds, chintz, with plinky plonky music. Particularly exciting for me were the sparkly, coloured glass mosaic flying ducks on the wall by our table - they were fantastic.
Even though it was a Tuesday night in Bradford, the place was absolutely packed - people had come from miles around for the food. It did thin out later on in the evening, but it's best to book, even mid-week.
The delicately pretty waitresses in authentic dress were calm and attentive and quick to cater for our every need.
Getting stuck into a bottle of gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon we greedily examined the vast menu.
I could see my problem was going to be deciding if there was anything I wouldn't want to eat. To help with this, we went for the mixed starter, the Thai Barn Special for two (£16.50). This came with a mixed platter of seasoned minced chicken and sesame seeds on toast, deep fried, served with sweet chilli sauce; minced pork, water chestnuts and spring onion wrapped in wanton skin, then steamed and served with fried garlic arid sweet soya sauce; deep fried chicken wings with sweet chili sauce; spicy Thai fishcakes and red onion sauce and marinated chicken on a bamboo stick, grilled and served with a roast peanut sauce.
I'm going to cut to the chase right now and let you know that all the food was divine -1 am still dreaming about the taste of those fish cakes.
My partner, Mr Greedy (and who can blame him?) also wanted to try the deep-fried marinated tiger prawns, wrapped in pastry, served with sweet chili sauce (£6.50). Great, but as I say, the platter swung it for me.
We then had gai pad phed -chicken breast sliced, stir fried with fresh basil leaves, bamboo shoots, green beans and red peppers (£6.95), and the most delicious gang kiew waan gai, the Thai Barn in-house curry - chicken in green curry sauce with sweet basil leaves, courgette and red peppers (£8.15). These we had with jasmine rice and stir-fried fresh Thai green vegetables with garlic in oyster sauce (£6.50).
Yet, despite all this, we were determined not to be beaten by three courses, and tried a kind of Thai custard with cream dessert, which tasted like a light, spongy creme caramel.
Even after this huge feast we just managed to catch the 10.50pm train back to Bath.
I can't fault the Thai Barn - I loved my adventure into Bradford on Thailand and will be dragging whoever else is up for an expedition there too.
Our three course meal for two with wine came to around £80 with a tip.'
The Thai Barn
Reviewed by: Abby Ray
The Bath Chronicle 23 February 2007
©2010 Thai Barn Restaurant
Royal Thai cuisine, Bradford on Avon, near Bath, Wiltshire