At Mantra Thai you’re in for a feast that pleases both the eyes and the palate. Located in the exquisite Waterside Palace building, just a stone’s throw away from Central Station and the Quayside, Mantra Thai has become a culinary hotspot for Newcastle’s discerning diners since its opening in 2014.
From the moment you enter, the stylish surroundings and impeccable service envelop you in an atmosphere of warmth and tranquility. With a duo of seasoned Thai chefs boasting a collective 30 years of experience, Mantra Thai’s menu is a delightful dance of authentic Thai flavours, making your taste buds sing with a harmonious blend of salty, sour, spicy, and sweet notes.
The restaurant has garnered quite the reputation over the years, bagging a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, and even receiving an extraordinary nod from Walkers crisps, which transformed their popular Thai Green Curry into a limited-edition crisp flavour. This remarkable honour came after Mantra Thai was chosen as one of the four “community hero restaurants” in the UK as part of Walkers’ ‘Taste Icons’ range.
Having weathered the storm of the pandemic, Mantra Thai has emerged stronger than ever. A significant investment transformed the restaurant’s interior and exterior, giving it a chic, contemporary look that’s impossible to miss. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows invite passers-by to take a peek, while the revamped dining room and stylish bar area beckon guests to linger over their meals.
When the warmer months roll around, the spacious outdoor seating area is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine and a delicious Thai dish. If you’re planning a private event or business meeting, Mantra Thai has you covered, with a dedicated function area equipped with big screens.
The restaurant’s focus has shifted from fine dining to a more relaxed, casual experience, without compromising the authenticity and quality of the food. The owners, Jeab and Sunye Prapunwong, envision Mantra Thai as a place where guests can pop in for a light meal, a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine or prosecco during the day, in addition to being the go-to spot for special occasions.
At Mantra Thai, it’s all about showing heart through food and service, served with a genuine Thai smile. When you see the passion and dedication reflected in every plate, you can’t help but return the smile.
Embark on a culinary journey to Thailand without leaving Newcastle with a visit to Mantra Thai. Let the symphony of flavours and warm, welcoming atmosphere sweep you off your feet, and you’ll see why this restaurant has become a beloved fixture in the local dining scene.