• £18 - Taste Papaya Thai

    Minimum of two in party, including all listed appetisers and mains Book online for free text confirmation or call 01332 809 894.

  • £22 - Banquet Papaya Thai

    Minimum of two in party, includes all listed appetisers and mains. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01332 809 894.

  • £16 - Buddha Set Menu

    Minimum of two people, includes all listed appetisers and mains. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01332 809 894.

  • £12.50 - 2 Course Early Bird with Drinks!

    Turn a meal into an occasion when you dine at Papaya Thai - two courses for just £12.50 including beer, wine or soft drinks. Add on three full courses for £15. Only available Monday-Thursday from 5pm-6:30pm. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01332 809 894.

  • £5 - Lunch

    Feast on a tasty main course at Papaya Thai for just £5 during lunch service, or two courses for £8. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01332 809 894.

Review Summary

8.9 based on 10 reviews
  • Food

  • Value

  • Ambiance

  • Service

    My first visit to Papaya Thai and it was absolutely beautiful. Food was very tasty and piping hot, so much choice too. Staff were very efficient, but not pushy, would definitely recommend.

    The meal was very nice here. Haven't been in years since they were previously at at building at the top of green lane but the food was still excellent all these years on. The service was very good also. Young Asian male serving who was very polite and a good host.

    Our Thai meal last night was excellent. Great choice of food. Good value. Staff very friendly and helpful. A Father's Day Treat. We will return!

    I really enjoyed the starter pork ribs a very nice flavor. I liked the coconut rice and my red curry was amazing.

    Lovely food. Friendly service. Good value

    Nice meal nice atmosphere

    Fabulous food!

    We dined as a family at Papaya Thai and enjoyed ourselves trendously. We lingered over the menu, with no pressure to order from our waiter. The food was served with wonderful decorations and was very pleasant. The wine list is full and good value. Overall a pleasing experience.

    Fantastically friendly staff at Papaya Thai, nothing too much for them. Food was pleasant, I thought mine was a bit mediocre but my husband was very pleased with his chicken curry and he is a curry expert.

    We had come here for the £5 lunch offer, which was an array of chicken based dishes. For an extra £1.50 you could opt for lamb, fish or sea food instead, which is what my husband did.

    We were well looked after and the food was very pleasant and didn't take too long. The only comment I would make is that my meal arrived a few minutes before my husband's, so I was left wondering how long we'd be waiting for his and should I just start eating.

    His seafood meal looked beautiful (he didn't offer me any to taste!) and looked worth the extra £1.50.

    All in all it was a pleasant lunch out.

Mon:
11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm
Tue:
11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm
Wed:
11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm
Thu:
11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm
Fri:
11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm
Sat:
11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm
Sun:
11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm
  • Ranked #33 of 239
  • Avg. main course: £9
  • 0.2 miles from Derby
  • Thai

We say…

A new restaurant has opened just 100 yards away from what was formerly the top Thai restaurant in Derby, Thai Boran, called Papaya Thai. However, you’ll still find the best Thai place in Derby, as it’s the same place simply relocated and revamped for the benefit of new customers and their loyal returnees! Just minutes away from Derby Theatre, the Showcase cinema and the busy London Road shopping district, it’s the ideal place to go for a pre-show meal or unwind after a hectic day in town.

Inside, it’s no ordinary restaurant, as the owners have strived to make their premises reflect their food: traditional Thai methods with a contemporary twist. You’ll find authentic Thai accents like antique carved Buddha statues and snarling decorative masks mixing seamlessly with the painted brick and graphic wallpapers of the surroundings, giving the place a welcoming and chic vibe. The tables are roomy, and the staff are always happy to shuffle the layout around so you can come with a big party or a small group as you’re sure to find the perfect size for your needs.

Owner Choovej honed his culinary skills in the renowned Central Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, and has returned to Thailand and the Far East many times over the years to keep up to date with the latest innovations in Thai cooking techniques and ingredients. Specialist ingredients are often sourced directly from Thailand to ensure that the dishes can be executed in an authentic and precise manner. These methods are well-represented in their a la carte menu; one can enjoy a starter of fragrant Emerald Chicken, wrapped in aromatic Pandan leaves sourced fresh from South-East Asia and served with a spicy sesame sauce. Moving on to the mains, you will experience Thai classics cooked to perfection, such as their signature Flaming Weeping Tiger dish – a marinated sirloin steak, char grilled with a sauce made with oysters, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, mushroom, spring onions and a hit of Thai whisky. Afterwards, you can relax with a coconut banana fritter served with one of the many artisan ice creams stocked, like the gorgeous stem ginger and rhubarb.

This new incarnation of Choovej and Aoy's award-winning Thai restaurant has been received with excitement by their regulars, and surpasses culinary expectations. Papaya Thai is the new hotspot in Derby for a fantastic, authentic Thai meal in a great venue, so head here as soon as possible.


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20 Green Lane, Derby, DE1 1RP
01332 809 894