Thursday 16 February 2023

Zaap Thai Street Food Newcastle Review


Recently myself and my husband visited Zaap Thai Street Food in Newcastle for lunch and it was lush! It was the first time we had visited but it certainly won't be the last as the food was delicious, service was great and the decor was fun. Read on to see what we ate, prices and what we thought of the whole experience. 

Zaap Newcastle is located just outside of the Gate complex in the city centre next to Mr Mulligans space golf and Turtle Bay restaurant. I have walked past it hundreds of times and always said I would visit but never got around to it, so when myself and my husband found ourselves in Newcastle one rare week day lunch time we decided it was time to try Zaap out once and for all. 

Zaap Thai Street Food Newcastle exterior

We arrived just after opening and already there was a few diners inside, despite just walking in off the street we were seated promptly in one of the Tuk Tuk tables which was fun. The decor inside Zaap gives real street food vibes, it is colourful, fun and has a big open kitchen so you can see the chefs preparing the dishes, the aromas were mouthwatering!

Bangkok sharing platter Zaap Thai Street Food Newcastle

Service was quick and friendly and drinks orders were taking whilst we looked at the menu. We decided to order the Bangkok sharing platter starter, £14 which consisted of steamed pork and prawn dumplings, crispy stuffed wantons, chicken satay, chicken gyoza and Thai fish cakes. It also came with three different dipping sauces. Perfect if like me you want to try a bit of everything and can't make your mind up what to order. 

zaap newcastle review pad thai meal

Onto mains and I opted for Chicken Pad Thai (£11.50) which is my absolute favourite and I always order when we go for Thai food. It was nice and had plenty of chicken and tofu in and was a generous portion size. 

zaap thai street food newcastle main meal

My husband ordered the Pad Da Prao (£11.75)  after seeing it on a Mark Wiens You tube video. Stir fried pork mince with basil and a fried egg on top served with rice. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal and hasn't stopped talking about it since and already wants to go back to have it again! 

zaap newcastle pudding

We shared a dessert of Glouy Chuem (£4.25), caramalized banana with ice cream which was very sweet and delicious - perfect to end a meal with. 

The total bill for a sharing platter starter, two main meals, one dessert, two bubble teas (at £3.25 each) and a bottle of coke was £50. We were there around an hour as the service was so quick and the food was delicious. 

inside zaap thai street food newcastle

If you are looking for somewhere fun for lunch or for some yummy thai street food in Newcastle then I would recommend Zaap as we really enjoyed it. 

Zaap Newcastle 

117 Newgate Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne 

NE1 5RZ 

Open 7 days a week 12pm - 10pm please check website or social media pages for opening times and menu changes. Zaap also have other venues in the UK. 



Please note we paid for this meal and were not asked to do this review. 


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