Step inside this bar and restaurant right in the heart of Park Road’s famous restaurant strip and you’ll instantly feel like you’ve been whisked away on a Thai holiday, with its leafy terrace, outdoor bar area and authentic Thai cuisine bringing some tropical vibes to Milton. Whether it's for a casual lunch, an evening meal or to catch up with friends over some cocktails, Temple Thai Restaurant & Tuk Tuk Bar attracts diners from all over Brisbane. To guarantee a table at this local hotspot, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
If you’ve ever found yourself dreaming of an escape to Thailand, a trip to Temple Thai Restaurant & Tuk Tuk Bar is the next best thing. Located on Park Road, this Milton restaurant is decked out with an abundance of foliage, traditional Thai statues and sleek and stylish modern decor, creating the perfect backdrop for a number of different occasions, whether it's a romantic date or a celebration with friends. Start off and whet your appetite with some soft-shell crab, curry puffs or chicken satay before moving on to the main affair.
The menu offers something to suit all tastes and dietary requirements, whether you’re a seafood lover, vegetarian or are craving some meat, from traditional Thai soups like the hot and sour tom yum to an array of time-tested curries such as the massaman, slow-cooked with potato, onions and peanuts then topped with coconut cream. Some other favourites include the suki stir-fry (suki noodles stir-fried with seafood, morning glory, wombox, mushroom, shallots, chilli and celery) as well as the ped makham (roast duck breast with tamarind and palm sugar sauce, topped with dried shallots and fresh coriander). Round your meal off with some Thai tapioca or deep-fried ice cream, before heading down to the Tuk Tuk Bar for a cocktail or two. For an exotic experience in Brisbane’s Milton, book a table at Temple Thai Restaurant & Tuk Tuk Bar now.
Excellent food and service, would recommend and will definitely be going back soon. The outdoor area is lovely and atmospheric (although quite a few flies - Brisbane peril, I guess!).
Can highly recommended. Food was beautiful. Service was great. Would definitely go back. The young lady that greeted as we arrived was excellent at her job.
Great atmosphere and always good food. The garden and waterfalls out the back are great and the tuk tuk bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail with friends after work on a Friday.
Nicely designed restaurant with outdoor bar. Wide food and beverage selection. Food selection includes entrees, stir frys, curries and salads. Very flavoursome food with friendly service.
Restaurant has a nice feel to it. Staff are friendly, helpful and plentiful. Seated straight away and order taken quickly. Staff helpful in confirming which meals were gluten free (lots of options available and menu is marked). When our drinks hadn't arrived while we were eating the entree we got a staff member's attention and they attended to it straight away (something had gone wrong with the original order). Wine by the glass was a decent quality. My husband had thai fish cakes for entree - tasty, plentiful with salad and dressing. I had chicken larb balls - tasty but dry and no sauce or accompaniment. My husband had a prawn curry for mains - plenty of large prawns and good quantity of sauce. I had seafood ginger stirfry - prawns, mussels and calamari with heaps of veges and mushrooms - tasty and plentiful. Both went well with the coconut rice. We finished our two course meal in an hour and the whole lot including a wine and beer was $73 using an Entertainment Book voucher. Very happy with food (apart from dry larb balls), drinks (once we got them) and service. Would definitely return and recommend the restaurant to others.
The food was lovely and delivered quickly to table. However, we were just a little disappointed at the table service with a couple of minor infractions impacting what would have otherwise been a perfect experience. At times we couldn’t see anyone despite it seeming to be quiet with only a couple of tables patronised. Then table was being cleared while some were still eating and our drinks glasses removed without checking if we wanted another (& we probably would have had another glass of wine as the Rose was quite nice). I initiated a discussion while the glasses were taken away but it was too late by then. However, with the food being served quickly, fresh, tasty and in generous portions, we’ll be back to try again crossing fingers the service will be just a little better next time.
Having returned the Temple Thai again after our first visit in Feb 2017, we have to say that it felt that a new Chef may have been employed by the restaurant, because, the food was ok "BUT" was nothing like our February experience. This time it lacked that real "Thai Flavour" and the punch that Thai Cuisine usually demonstrates. It was actually a little bland if I was to be totally honest. There was also no Whole Barramundi available which was a thorough disappointment to my wife, in being that was one of the main reasons we came this time, because she so enjoyed the Barra on our first visit in February. Most of the staff were very friendly but there was one that possibly could have smiled and been a little more accommodating to the Diners. Overall, the night was pleasant but the food flavours as stated before, really lacked in some areas and needs some serious looking at.
The atmosphere was really cool, service was great and the food was PHENOMENAL. I got the Suki stir fry, which has all kinds of seafood that are all cooked to perfection. Mixed with some noodles, greens and a lovely spice, it's probably one of my favorite dishes I've had in Brisbane! My wife got the Pad Se Ew and we shared some pork skewers, both of which were also fantastic. I couldn't recommend this place enough!
We love visiting Temple Thai Restaurant. The food is consistently very good and is excellent value for money. The service is always efficient and friendly. The garden area at the back with plants, fountains & lanterns is just a few steps from busy Park Rd but a million miles away in atmosphere! And what a delight to find that such a pleasant place to meet and eat is open on Mondays and allows diners to BYO wine!
We had a really wonderful dinner here. The bar/outdoor seating is perfect, with a very relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. The service was good, and the meals arrived very quickly. The food is decent and tasty - not the best Thai in Brisbane but pretty good. Would highly recommend for a night out with a small group of friends. We'll be back!