Lanthong Thai Restaurant - Chelmsford

Thai Restaurant, Asian, Asian Restaurant, Ethnic Foods, Food Service, Restaurant



6 Baddow Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 0DG

+44 1245 494525




Based on 21 reviews.


Agregated reviews (21) Lanthong Thai Restaurant - Chelmsford

This was our first experience here after a couple of disappointing meals at the 'other Thai nearby'. Booking was simple and friendly, and I was easy to find. I don't understand the rave reviews about authenticity here because apart from the great staff the food was mediocre to say the least. Yes the restaurant was busy but starters seemed to take an eternity, especially when you clock that there are no crackers unless you order them and pay extra, it's always helpful to know these things in advance! So at an empty table you wait. The starters were exactly the same fare as those served in the rival restaurants in Chelmsford and Witham, all be it the addition of BBQ ribs was a novelty (they were extremely fatty and tough). Hoping for a better main course I was sadly disappointed. Add to this the small nature of the dining area devoid of any partitions, the sounds of the room we're defending and uncomfortable. The lemon chicken turned out to be 'any sauce' chicken, the stuff that's battered and then has the appropriate sauce poured on top before serving, and the Beef curry, I'm not sure how you make beef so dry, but I found myself thinking 'this is beef stew but with coconut milk'. There were no hints of Thai spices, no whif of lemongrass, lime leaves or even the wonderful tang of cliantro root. It was a let's pay the bill and go home (at least we can claim the evening back for ourselves). Plus points, it's central, the staff are friendly, it's probably great at lunchtime if your looking for nibbles. But I have to repeat there was nothing authentic about the care or attention to the food I was severd and a battered chicken breast with pre made sauce on the top can be purchase from any number of similar outlets.

2 by Review source

This was the first time I have visited this restaurant on a recommendation. I was very impressed with the friendly service, and even more so with the food.

The food tasted fresh with the taste of the ingredients really apparent. There was a good selection of dishes and also the price was reasonable. Will definitely go back again and would highly recommend.

5 by Ben Stanbury Review source

The staff here are so friendly and attentive, there's always a great atmosphere here as well. The food always tastes fresh and delicious, my partner and I are always recommending this place!

5 by sam logan Review source

Loved this place, we went there mid July both myself and my husband. Quite romantic and excellent service.
The food was very good and not a long wait. Booking would be advisable.

5 by Tracy Douglas Review source

My favourite restaurant, lovely atmosphere and good with kids. Highly recommend the tempura vegetables, they are the best I've ever had! Would definitely recommend to friends

5 by Caitlin Glover Review source

A great and truly authentic Thai restaurant with a homely feel. We go regularly with our kids. The food is amazing. Our favourite is the tempura vegetables. Highly recommended!

5 by Jon Glover Review source

Love this place, both eat-in and takeaway. Best Thai in Chelmsford by miles. Top notch food, lovely welcome and service and would go more often if childcare and wallet allowed!

5 by Review source

First off I don't normally give reviews but this restaurant is exceptional I have been here twice now and the food is excellent authentic Thai. I will be back.

5 by Richard Marsh Review source

Very Impressed with the food.
It's up a set of stairs, appears strange at first, but once you're in there..the staff are very welcoming.

5 by Alex L Review source

Food is quite nice here, with a fair amount of choice and decent price, just be mindful that they charge £3.20 for a small bottle of water!!!!

3 by Review source

Hidden Gem for lunch on the weekend with a great 2 course set menu. Yet to go in the evening, but plan to soon!

5 by Review source

Great Thai. Certainly the best one in Chelmsford now. Complementary nuts and a great mixed starter.

5 by Jason Burns Review source

Love this restaurant best Thai in Chelmo. I just wish they'd deliver, that would make my life!

5 by Review source

Great food and friendly atmosphere. My favourite restaurant in Chelmsford.

5 by Review source

Great food and Great service don't be put off by the kerb appeal

5 by Review source

The red curry chicken and banana fritters are a must!

5 by Jeffrey Blair Review source

Best food in Chelmsford. 5 stars isn't enough

5 by Review source

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Food was great!

5 by Review source

Every time go in there food is amazing

4 by Review source

Great thai food on lunchtime deal

5 by Review source

Lovely food

5 by Review source