About Chaophraya Aberdeen
Thai cooking and cocktails in Aberdeen city centre
Named after the mighty river that runs through Bangkok, Chaophraya is a contemporary Thai restaurant on Union Terrace in Aberdeen’s city centre. The sleek decor is dotted with golden Buddhas, marble columns and an imposing cocktail bar. Thai cookery master classes all add to Chaophraya’s appeal. The Aberdeen branch is part of a UK-wide family of Thai restaurants, all of which have their own character.
Regional Thai dishes
From pad Thai to chicken green curry and the hot and sour tom yum soup, there are plenty of well-loved and familiar Thai dishes on the menu here. Wandering a little further off the well-trodden paths leads to dishes like the tempura soft shell crab and a dish of
panko crumb-coated chicken breast which is deep-fried and served with melon, cucumber and pineapple in a plum sauce. Of course, no Thai meal would be complete without the som tam salad – a fiery dish of shredded papaya.
Eating family-style, with everyone at the table sharing, is encouraged. All the dishes are marked for spiciness. If you need any guidance, the extremely attentive staff are more than happy to advise.
Aberdeen city centre transport
Chaophraya is on Union Terrace, by the Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen’s city centre. There is restricted on-street parking and several city centre pay car parks, for example at Denburn Street. Chaophraya is a ten minute walk from the train station and docks. Local attractions include His Majesty’s Theatre and the Belmont Filmhouse.