Which Thai restaurant in Brisbane do you choose when you want the perfect balance of the fundamental flavours of Southeast Asian cuisine? For the right mix of sweet, sour, spicy and salty, head to That Thai in Ascot, a block down Racecourse Road from Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot station on McGill Avenue and Lancaster Road. That Thai’s menu never loses its focus, even though there are over 110 dishes on offer, best enjoyed socially at the long communal tables that line the spare, minimally decorated dining room. The emphasis here is on the best quality Thai food possible, plus service with a smile. Book now!
That Thai has made a name for itself since throwing open its doors in 2005, quickly becoming a default destination – that Thai restaurant – for lovers of Southeast Asian in Ascot and Brisbane in general. Not only is every dish created from scratch in the expertly crewed kitchen – and this homemade ethos goes right down to the delicious sauces – but the level of hospitality is peerless. That Thai is truly a restaurant that welcomes diners to ‘The Land of Smiles’ from the moment you step through the door to the time you leave. Attentive but unobtrusive service aside, the key is in the kitchen, helmed by a chef with over a quarter-century of experience, including ten years working in top-flight Bangkok hotels like the Sofitel Central.
As voted by Southeast Asian food fans from across Brisbane, That Thai’s most popular dishes are the banana leaf chicken, cooked with dry red curry paste, Thai herbs and lime leaves and garnished with crispy basil and a cucumber sauce, the That Thai signature spicy salad tossing prawns, minced chicken, glass noodles cashews, coriander and onion in a chilli, lemon juice and fish sauce dressing, and the That Thai prawns sizzled in a wok with fresh and crispy herbs and a special chili paste. However, the menu at this Ascot Thai restaurant down Racecourse Road features a number of other specialties that come highly recommended. Try the boneless Thai duckling marinated in the chef’s secret sauce, deep-fried and served golden brown with a sweet plum sauce, or the peanut sauce and cashew nut-topped pra ram long song, pieces of chicken breast marinated in curry powder and soy sauce before being quickly stir-fried. Bookings are essential!
Staff was amazing! Food was amazing!! As per usual! They decorated the table with birthday decorations and put us in a beautiful spot! Thank you so much! You made the night special!
We visit That Thai regularly because the Food is exceptional, staff are friendly & efficient plus we’ve never had to wait long for our meals.
Lovely outdoor area. Good crowd. Food was very good. Fresh. Spices fragrant. Next time I'll ask for more chili. Will definitely take interstate visitors to this restaurant.
Outstanding. Always excellent food and service. Good choice of menu item and great value for money. Highly recommended for a couple or a small group.
We have eaten at That Thai many times and the food is always amazing. We love the Curry Puffs, Golden Bags and there Chicken Cashew Stirfry is to die for. Would definitely recommend for a great night out for 2 or 22 people.
It has been about 5 years inbetween visits to That Thai due to moving interstate. It was just how we remembered it to be. Never ever disappointed. Food amazing, staff friendly and efficient and fast service, well priced. Highly recommend. Thank you.
Food very good and service excellent despite full house. Well done That Thai Parking limited unless you park next door which we assumed would be ok. Maybe a formal deal could be done with them for parking after say 6 pm.
Ambience is a little off due to small restaurant, many diners - so loud and busy. That said, we ate early, so likely reflected those with younger families - which included us. Not the best Thai I've ever eaten, but passable. Huge menu choice, and reasonably quick to the table once we actually attracted someone to take our order! Another family who arrived after us was attended to before us - staff need to pay more attention. Service was stretched throughout our meal but perfunctorily pleasant.
We had a great night with family. The food was just beautiful and staff very attentive. Will certainly recommend to friends and we look forward to our next night out at That Thai
We had banquet 1 and there was plenty of food. Had booked on line, and that was fine. It took some time to get wait staff attention to place our order but dishes came well spaced. The flavours were excellent in every dish. Can see why restaurant is so popular with eat in and takeaway customers. Can be noisy and difficult to hear everyone in group ( we were 8)