For plenty of people, The Beach was their first experience of Thailand. While Leo Di Caprio and co might not have done what they did for the food of Southeast Asia what they did for the public perception of their natural beauty, Thai by the Beach are certainly doing after the fact. Their take on the cuisine of their homeland is an authentic taste of Thailand in the heart of Sydney, with a menu that is heavy on the favourites. Take a trip to The Grand Parade in Brighton le Sands, right by the airport, for a Thai treat in Sydney – just remember to book ahead, as they have been known to get quite crowded on occasion.
Thai food is seems like a simple business on the surface, but only the best of the best chefs can get it down to perfection. The freshness of ingredients is important, but it is the balance of flavours that gives Thai cuisine that unique taste, and to achieve it, you need a real technician in the kitchen. Saltiness, the product of oyster sauce and soy sauce, must be combined in exact proportions with spice, derived from chillies, and sourness, whether from tamarind or from citrus fruits such as lemon or lime must be offset by sweetness, taken from palm sugar and coconut milk. Get these elements correct and you’re onto a winner. As far as winning goes, they’ve got a veritable championship team down at Thai By The Beach on The Grand Parade in Sydney’s Brighton le Sands.
Their menu is packed with Thai favourites – stir fries, red and green curries, spring rolls, pad thai noodles et al – but we’d like to focus on the lesser known dishes that truly test the kitchen staff at Thai by the Beach in Brighton le Sands. There are crystal prawns, wrapped in chicken mince and pastry before being deep fried and grilled lamb in plum sauce, which nods towards a Chinese influence. A mixed seafood stir fry with chilli jam is a house signature, and you’d be mad to miss out on the duck palo, with a thick Thai gravy and steamed veggies. Book a table for you and your mates and then make the move over to The Grand Parade for a meal to remember at Thai by the Beach.
The location is great, right on the beach, and so was the service and the food. Every dish was delicious and the servings were generous. Been coming here for years, highly recommend it.
Great location....great food....great value for money!! This is a restaurant that can cater for any amount of people - from a couple to a party of 20.
i really enjoy this place and would highly recommend, the food here is amazing, great service and atmosphere as well as value for money :)
everything was great. The food, service, value for money, all with a stunning view of the beach to top it off.. Would highly recommend this place :)
Tasty food and efficient service. We really enjoyed the experience and will be going back. It was very busy and cramped at times, there were also a lot of take away customers waiting for service or food. At one stage we had to stand up so an elderly man could get his walker past our chairs. Table sizes are good and you don't feel crowded when the food arrives, space for food and drinks.
Half our family is gluten free and the waitress was very helpful and double checked that what we ordered was suitable. We waited a little while but then everything came at once which was great ! Was in and out in an hour or so ... Good service and great food..
Delicious food, enjoyed by all Surprised to be charged for take away container though Punch drinks were delicious but when we ordered a jug, thought it would be cheaper, as jug sermed quite small for 4 people
Food is excellent, some of the best Thai ever eaten. The service needs a little improvement but it is friendly enough. They are always busy so best to book ahead.
The atmosphere was nice and clean, The bar service was a bit slow maybe because it was too far from where we were sitting. Food was very nice.
Friendly staff and great food. I really enjoyed the stirfry and the pineapple rice. This is my second time at this restaurant and I will go again.