Contemporary Fine Dining AberdeenLunch in Aberdeen at Chaophraya Thai Restaurant

After many very positive testimonials, I decided to sample the Thailand Food experience at Chaophraya Aberdeen. For those readers who are familiar with the city centre of Aberdeen, this is located in the building formerly known as the The Monkey House on Union Street.

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After undergoing a complete transformation, this magnificent restaurant offers impressive blends of contemporary Thai cuisine in unique surroundings.

Chaophraya brand

What does Chaophraya stand for? Chaophraya is a river of Thailand formed by the Nan and Ping Rivers and flowing about 225 km (140 miles) southward past Bangkok to the Gulf of Thailand.

Chaophraya takes its name from this main waterway in Thailand. In ancient times, the Chaophraya river breathed life into the families who lived along its banks. Today, the river is still regarded as part of the essence of Thailand which is where the Chaophraya brand take their inspiration from.

Chaophraya Aberdeen pic 2The Chaophraya brand has restaurants in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

Brands operating within the Chaophraya framework family include the fun and funky Thaikhun Restaurants (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester, Nottingham, Cambridge, Oxford & Guildford), Palm Sugar Lounge Bar, Chaobaby and YeeRah.

How to get to Chaophraya Aberdeen and Contact Details

Chaophraya Aberdeen is located in the heart of Aberdeen at 1 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NJ. This is in close proximity and within short walking distance to the rail and bus networks at Union Square Shopping Mall and very close to the other shopping centres – Trinity Centre and Bon-Accord Centre. This is located opposite Union Terrace Gardens and is also very convenient for pubs, clubs and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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If you wish to book a table table or sign up for special events and offers at Chaophraya Aberdeen they can be contacted as follows.

T: 01224 061180

Chaophraya Aberdeen Opening Hours

12pm – LATE
Lunch menu served 12-4PM

Chaophraya Aberdeen Menu

Fusing culinary imagination with fresh ingredients, the Chaophraya Aberdeen menu delivers a sophisticated edge to Thai dining, blending eclectic and contemporary dishes, inspired by tastes from across the Thai regions.

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The a la carte menu as you would expect for the opulent surroundings is expensive compare with other venues of a lower standard of furnishings. For those of you on a budget, the Set Menu represents very good value for money at either £28, £35 or £40 per person. A typical example would be a platter starter, main course with accompanying rice and desert.

The Kids Menu offers a choice of main course for £4.50, £5.25 or £5.75. As you would expect the A La Carte Menu offers an extensive selection of Thai food and prices tend to range from £6-£10 for starters; £9-£22 for main course; and £5.95 – £7.75 for desert.

The menu caters for all dietary requirements, and includes a selection of chicken, pork, steak, seafood dishes, salads &c., and vegetarian needs. The Drinks Menu includes a wide variety of cocktails and it was my duty to test drive a strawberry belini, that came with a fresh strawberry and was delicious.

thai rice

The Christmas Lunch menu is served from 12-4pm. A La Carte, Set Menu, Kids Menu and Christmas Menu served all day everyday. Lunch Menu – served (12-5pm) (Sunday – Friday)

Groups, Events & Private Dining in Aberdeen

Chaophraya offers the unrivalled Thai restaurant and bar experience in Aberdeen. Chaophraya Aberdeen has exceptional restaurant spaces with private dining rooms and feature bars.

Their range of private dining and private hire options, are perfect for impressing your loved ones at family celebrations, over the festive period or providing an inspiring space to host your next business meeting.

If you are looking for a groups, events and private dining venue that offers contemporary Thai cuisine, a blissful atmosphere with excellent service then look no further than Chaophraya Aberdeen. The inspiration surrounds of their private dining and sunken seating spaces offer inspirational surroundings to indulge in the extensive range of food and drink packages for your special occasion.

thai prawn crackersWith an extensive range of menus on offer, Chaophraya Aberdeen ensure your event is planned to perfection and dedicated waiters on the night mean you’ll want for nothing in terms of first class service. Chaophraya Aberdeen event managers will guide you through every step of the planning process and can assist in helping you arrange entertainment and decorations to suit your specific needs.

Thai Cooking Classes

Escape your home kitchen for a session learning how to master Thai food at Chaophraya Aberdeen.

Find out the secrets of Thai cooking with the expert guidance of the Chaophraya chef and learn to master the art to impress at your next dinner party.

thai pork spare ribsChaophraya Thai Cooking classes feature:

  • Introduction to Thai ingredients
  • Demonstration and hands on session
  • Tasting
  • Chaophraya goodie bag to take home

Perfect for:

  • The aspiring home chef
  • An exciting team building activity

This makes a perfect christmas or birthday gift voucher for loved ones that enjoy cooking.

What did we have to Eat at Chaophraya Aberdeen

We ordered pork spare ribs marinated with fresh Thai herbs and homemade barbecue sauce, served with grilled pineapple (£8) and Tom Yam Goong creamy hot and sour soup with king prawns, mushrooms, lemongrass, galangal, roasted chilli and lime leaves flavoured with Thai herbs (£10) for starters. The presentation was first class and the flavoured food was very tasty. I asked for my soup to be slightly more spicy than normal and this was served to perfection.

thai sirloin steakFor main course, we ordered 8 oz chamber aged sirloin steak served on a Himalayan rock salt block with a tangy chilli dip alongside stir-fried shimeji mushrooms, onions and Bok choy (£22); Pad Thai Gai the national dish of Thailand, which consisted of stir-fried rice noodles in tamarind sauce with chicken, spring onions, carrots, egg, tofu, sweet turnip and bean sprouts, topped with lightly pickled vegetables (£10.50); egg friced rice; and spicy fried rice with chicken and basil. The food was delicious.

Chaophraya Aberdeen Review

This was one of the best meals and dining experiences in Aberdeen we’ve had in a long time. Mouth-watering. Exquisite. Flavoursome. Pleasurable.

The service was first class and I’d like to thank Olivia Wong of Chaophraya Aberdeen for taking such good care of us on our first visit to this Thai Restaurant in the city centre of Aberdeen.

Another venue to add to your eating out in Aberdeen bucket list. Its not a case of if we’ll be back, but rather, when we’ll be back! I have no hesitation in highly recommending this Thai Restaurant for any special occasion in Aberdeen.

If you do decide to try Chaophraya Aberdeen, I look forward to you e-mailing me at with your valued feedback.