Eating Out: Thaikhun Restaurant Manchester

Eating Out: Thaikhun Restaurant Manchester

When we are together, it’s either all or nothing. We either spend hours in the kitchen cooking up a feast (like this mouth watering brunch), or we just can’t be bothered and eat out. If Corinne can’t really take spicy food and I love a little spice in my dishes, there is one type of food we always agree on: Thai food. What is good with Thai food is that it offers both: mild & very spicy, as well as something in between,. Perfect right!? What’s even more perfect, is that we now have our very own favourite Thai restaurant. A place we know we will always be going back to when we are both in Manchester. This place is Thaikhun, and it’s so good we had to share it with you!

Our Favourite Thai Restaurant

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During my first stay in Manchester we ate at The Alchemist, in Spinningfields. Walking to the restaurant we passed this really cute restaurant that had a terrace decorated with old bicycles, flowers & fairy lights. We were really intrigued! So we put that on our to-do list for next time.

In the mean time Corinne found out that the cute restaurant is called Thaikhun and went there with her boyfriend to see if it was as good as it looked. After that she was 100% sure I would love it and we had to go back together.

The restaurant

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The way the restaurant is decorated, inside and out, is all we love! The fairy lights, the multiple warm pendant ceiling lights, the travel memory board, odd objects and the dark wooden tables really make it inviting and cosy. It doesn’t look big, but it can sit a lot of people for what we could see. We went on a Sunday evening and quite early (grannies spotted) so we were lucky, there wasn’t that many people there, so it felt even more cosy.

The food

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After the decor, one of the good things about Thaikhun (there are a lot) is that it offers a good variety dishes. You can choose between salads, soups, curries, stir fries, rice or noodles, fish, meat or tofu, mild, spicy or teary-eye hot. All of that! So there really is something for everyone.

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As always we had a little something to share. We went for prawn crackers with a chili dip as Corinne loves them and new I would too. So yummy! and perfect to share. We were only the two of us, but the serving would have been fine for three or four.

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Corinne loves thai soups so she went for a Kao Soi Gai . It’s a crispy noodle curry soup. You get a fairly large bowl of curry based soup with noodles in it, topped with vegetables, fresh chilies, an egg and some fried noodles. Yummy! (I also had a taste and approve).

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As for me, I wanted to try something new. I love phadthai but wanted to go for something I’d never had yet. Something that sounded interesting. After a moment of hesitation I finally chose a massaman curry with chicken, served with rice. The curry is a thick and creamy curry (similar to a korma). Not spicy, but really tasty. It’s flavoured with cinnamon and star anis, and contains large chunks of potato, fried onion, and cashew nuts. And it was delicious! (this one also passed the sharing taste.)

Can it get any better?

We think it’s safe to say that the food is as good as the venue and vice versa. I really love it and can’t wait to go back to try new dishes. The people there were also very nice, which is always good to point out! As for prices, this is the last thing that makes this restaurant that fab. The appetizer was only £2, Corinne’s soup was £11 and my curry £10.5. With a total of £23.5 for two, we don’t think it can get better than that. We would have shared a desert, but we knew that if we did there was no way would have been able to walk back home… Maybe next time!

Do you like thai food? Which is your favourite restaurant or dish?

See you soon, love

Kirsty

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62 Comments

  1. Jessica
    October 25, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Believe it or not, I’ve never tried Thai food! I know right?! This looks delicious though so I’ll have to give it a try.

    xoxo
    J
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    The Crown Wings

  2. October 26, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    I’m quite surprise that this Thai restaurant looks so modern. I love Thai food. They are very refreshing yet very flavorful. A bit spicy too!

  3. October 26, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    This looks like a fabulous restaurant. I love the decor. The food looks amazing as well. I’ve actually never tried thai food.

  4. October 26, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Hi the decor in the restaurant is fab, love the map. I think I would fill up on the crackers and chilli dip, the food looks delicious and great value as well.

  5. October 26, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I’ve actually never been to Thaikhun, but their Oxford branch is always packed full of people! I absolutely adore the decor, and I’m suprised I’ve never been in based solely on that.. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m glad you said that they catered for all kinds of palettes and dietary needs, I really struggle with heat and was dreading that the menu might be tailored more to a spicy palette! I may have to check it out! 🙊

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

  6. October 26, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    The Kao Goi Sai looks sooo good. 😍 I’m not actually sure if I’ve ever had Thai food, but now I want to try it. I wish I could decorate my room like the restaurant. Awesome post!!

  7. October 26, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    The decor looks incredible! i wish I liked Thai food!

  8. October 26, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I live near Manchester, but I’ve never seen this restaurant! The food looks absolutely amazing and can’t say I’ve ever tried Thai food, but I’ll definitely check out the restaurant if I come across it!

    Jenny x

  9. October 26, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I never tried Thai food but I’m going to make it my goal and try some this weekend 😀 The restaurant’s layout was stunning, very good post. I like reading and learning about other countries in the world and the food served!

  10. October 26, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Um this looks and sounds amazing?? Wow! Now I really want to go!

  11. October 26, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Wow the decor of this restaurant looks amazing! And such good food at those prices! We’ll defo look into going here when we’re next in Manchester!

    Great post and photos! Thanks for sharing!

  12. October 26, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    What an awesome looking restaurant, I am always fascinated by how they look inside and this one looks so warm and inviting.

  13. October 26, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    I love the eclectic look of this place. I’d totally spend some time there.

  14. October 27, 2017 / 12:14 am

    kap khun ka! that’s how we say thank you in thai! im glad u enjoyed it and im sure it is very aroi (delicious)

  15. Claudia Krusch
    October 27, 2017 / 1:36 am

    The Kao Soi Gai looks amazing. If I am in the area next year I will definitely give this place a try.

  16. Jen Walker
    October 27, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    So much yum!!!! I love thai food, and it is perfect for my family as it suits those that want mind and those that want spicy foods as well. This restaurant looks like a fun place to visit, both for the fun decor and the food!

  17. October 27, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    thai is my favorite cuisine of all time. i could eat thai food for every meal for the rest of my life!

  18. October 27, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    What a cute ambiance! The food looks so good as well, I’d love to try it!

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

  19. Ashleigh
    October 27, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I’ve never tried Thai food before but this place looks lovely! Ill definitely have to check it out some time!

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

  20. October 27, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    That restaurant looks amazing and the food looks delicious x

  21. October 27, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Loving the atmosphere of this restaurant! The food looks fabulous too!

  22. Heather
    October 27, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    It looks so adorable! I’m sure the food is amazing also, but I would be drawn in immediately by the environment. Hope to dine there soon!

  23. October 27, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I just marked this on my google map list! I will be visiting the area next month and I love Thai food.

  24. October 27, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I love Thai food, I’ve been to the one In Glasgow and it was fab! Your pictures are just stunning and the kao Soi gai sound lovely, definietly something I would choose.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  25. October 27, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    This restaurant looks amazing, and the food looks lovely! It looks like it would definitely be worth the trip up to Manchester for!

    Vicky x
    http://www.vickyviews.co.uk

  26. October 27, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I love Thai food. The closest restaurant to us is a 45-minute drive. It’s not as nice as this one, but the food is good.

  27. October 27, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Those prawn crackers look amazing! Wish I lived closer to try it out 🙂

  28. October 27, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    This looks soooo good. i love Thai and I’m going to visit Manchester soon, so this was super helpful! I like how you got all the important stuff in there… the atmosphere, the food, the price – all brilliant!!

  29. October 28, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I live Thai! The food looks delicious and thw ambience quite trendy!
    Great post!

  30. October 28, 2017 / 4:39 am

    That curry you got looks delicious! I absolutely love those little bikes outside they are so cute and yet they kind of function as a wall or fence, adorable!

  31. October 28, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I love Thai food we eat it all the time we visit the city. It is delicious.

  32. October 28, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    The interior decoration of the restaurant looks lovely! So cosy and inviting, I’d love to go there!

  33. Bookinggoodread
    October 28, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    The pictures are lovely, looks like a great place to eat. I don’t really eat Thai food but must admit the food looks amazing 💕

  34. October 28, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I’ve never had Thai food but have always wanted to try it. This place looks so cool and vibrant plus the food looks yummy.

  35. TColeman
    October 28, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    All of this food looks so tasty! I would love to be able to try this restaurant out.

  36. Krystle Cook
    October 28, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I have never had Thai food before but it looks like something I would love. These pictures have me so hungry!

  37. October 28, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    What a cute, fabulous, festive restaurant! I would love dining at such a special unique place. Perfect for dining out with friends or for a fun lunch or dinner date.

  38. October 29, 2017 / 12:02 am

    This looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to travel to Manchester!

  39. October 29, 2017 / 3:20 am

    The dishes look so yummy and the decor looks great. I love a good bowl of curry soup noodle. Thanks for sharing.

  40. October 29, 2017 / 10:42 am

    This place looks awesome, I am in love with the decor, so fun! The food looks great too, if I am ever in Manchester I will hunt this place down, looks like great value too!

  41. Pooja kawatra
    October 29, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    We too love Thai food especially Green and red chicken curry they are our must order every time dishes. Apart from that I love the setup at this place.

  42. October 29, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    this restaurant is a must visit for thai food lovers as it gives u so many delicious items to try out.

  43. October 29, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Looks like a wonderful full place to visit. I am fan of Thai food too especially the chilly flavour in them is something I love

  44. October 29, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    What an amazing place it is, I like the bright and fun colors, the vibes and ambiance are so perfect. Would check it out when I am in Manchester.

  45. Lea
    October 29, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Oh this sounds so yummy and I think I have been to the one in Oxford with my family once. It has been amazing and you’re so right it comes at a good price too.
    Lea, xx

  46. October 30, 2017 / 5:22 am

    I love the way this restaurant looks! I wish we had more thai places around us. I love the food.

  47. October 30, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Everything looks so amazingly good. I love Asian flavors and I no doubt will love the dishes that you tried. Thai food is one of the best cuisines!

  48. Shubhada Bhide
    October 30, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I love going and eating at different restaurants with my family. This Thaikhun Restaurant Manchester looks great place and has interesting foods, I need to put this on my bucket list for our next restaurant visit.

  49. Elizabeth O
    October 30, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    The peaceful and pleasant ambiance of this restaurant looks so interesting. When I’m in the tour I tend to try restaurants that has a delicious and tempting food, and this restaurant in Manchester is a must try.

  50. October 30, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I have tried thai food When I was in Canada. Out of all the fast food I had there it was the only good food option I could go for.

  51. October 30, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I agree, I don’t like it too spicy either but it needs to have the something to make me want to have more of it and Thai food is frequently a great choice. 🙂 The deco of the place is just super inspiring, I know I would love to go out for dinner there with my husband!

  52. Meghna Dixit
    October 30, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    My husband is very fond if that food. Great review!

  53. Rebecca Swenor
    October 30, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Thaikhun sounds and looks like a great place to eat. It is always a good thing I believe to try out foods you haven’t eaten before. Thanks for sharing this cute comfy place to eat.

  54. October 31, 2017 / 2:54 am

    The place looks inviting, and the food looks delicious. Something that I want to visit.

  55. Frank
    October 31, 2017 / 6:44 am

    This place sounds good and pretty and i like this place colorful. Yet the food looks so delicious and so many options.

  56. November 3, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    i stay very far from this place but i really love your description i enjoy this post a lot 😀

  57. November 5, 2017 / 7:52 am

    I love Thai food and spicy dishes! Try Phad Kee Mao (really spicy) if you dare! It’s yummilicious~ For a non-spicy alternative, go for Phad Thai or pineapple fried rice!

  58. November 7, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Looks like a great restaurant. If I ever travel to Manchester, I will have to put this on my list of places to eat!

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