13 Jan 2017

Zaap Thai Restaurant - Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle's Newgate street has flourished over the years. It was once the place to go for all your department store needs with it being the home of Co-op store for many a year until it's closure in 2007 and then it's food hall in 2011. The Art Deco building built in 1902 now hosts a Gym, a variety of restaurants and a Premier Inn. This newly revamped area is situated in the heart of Newcastle and is a perfect location for a night out whether it being just for cocktails or a tasty meal with friends and family. One of the newest additions is Zaap Thai Restaurant which opened it's doors on 17th August 2016.
I was kindly invited along by Zaap to check out the restaurant and try out their scrumptious menu. On entering the restaurant I was instantly transported to the streets of Bangkok. The interiors have been carefully thought out and put together to resemble a street in Thailand. A selection  of neon advertising signs are cleverly combined with colourful parasols giving the decor a quirky twist. I was lucky enough to be able to bring my friend Lisa along to accompany me. We were both very impressed when were shown to our booth which was a take on the traditional rickshaw or Tuk Tuk as its known in Thailand. 
Serving cocktails (£6.95), mocktails (£4.95) and  a range non-alcoholic drinks it was hard to chose what to pick. In the end we opted for *Gra Jeab - roselle juice and *An Chan Soda - butterfly, pea, juice with soda water and lemon juice (£3.50). Both of which were so refreshing and satisfying! 
With authentic dishes hand picked from the North, East, West and the deep South of Thailand the menu offers the very best of Thai Street food. You can also specify your preferred spice level so that your dish will meet your own personal spicy needs. I was glad to see a good number of veggie options available on the menu. For my starter I went for *Vegetable Gyoze - Japanese stye fried dumpling with vegetable filling (£4.50), I love Gyoze so this was a must for me. For the main deal I devoured the flavoursome *Vegetable Gang Kiew Wan - Thai green curry served with Jasmine Rice (£8.50) which was fresh and full of spice and left me wanting more. The desert was recommended for me a *Pancake filled with a green custard served with vanilla ice cream (£3.95). I have never had anything like this before it was truly delicious! 

I have to say I really enjoyed my first visit to Zaap the staff were friendly, polite and welcoming, the atmosphere was warm and the food was spectacular. Thank you for having me Zaap I can't wait for my next visit!


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  1. It looks yummy - will definitely have to visit. I love all the bright colours x

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