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Lovely Lunch at Rosa’s Thai Cafe Tower Bridge

We fancied eating lunch at a restaurant nearby on Saturday and noticed that Rosa’s Thai Cafe Tower Bridge had outside seating. We’ve eaten at Rosa’s a few times and have always had a good meal. I visited the original Rosa’s on Hanbury Street when I worked in the area and have fond memories. Today, Rosa’s has many locations throughout London and the UK. If you’re looking for Thai food near Tower Bridge, check out Rosa’s at Duchess Walk. It’s part of One Tower Bridge, a landmark development with apartments, restaurants and a theatre overlooking the River Thames.

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“Rosa’s Thai Cafe is now a chain of restaurants, but it’s still welcoming, and the food has a special homemade quality,” Homegirl London

Rosa’s Thai Cafe All Day Menu

The menu features everything you’d expect from a Thai restaurant, so you’ll be able to order all your favourites. For starters, we ordered the Homemade Fried Spring Rolls, which were delicious thanks to the crunchy vegetable and soft rice noodle filling. Spring rolls are always piping hot, and I blew on mine to devour them, but I still ended up burning my lips, it happens every time, and I never learn! Other starter options include Fresh Summer Rolls, Chicken Stay, Honey-Marinated Pork Skewers, Crispy Prawns, Corn Cakes and Tom Yum Soup.

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Homemade Fried Spring Rolls

The Curries are always full of flavour with good ingredients. I had the Vegetable and Tofu Red Curry and asked them to omit the tofu. I detest tofu, I’m not sure how the loathing started, but I don’t want to be near it! The red curry sauce was quite spicy, just as I like it and had a rich texture. Mine had quality veggies inside, so I was super happy. I’ve had Rosa’s Butternut Red Curry before, which is their signature dish, and that was outstanding.

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Vegetable and Tofu Red Curry Minus the Tofu

Homeboy had the Salmon Chu Chi, salmon in a red curry sauce from the special’s menu. He was raving about his choice, said it was awesome. We both asked for Coconut Rice to accompany our mains. Other curries are Green, Massaman (milder) and Panang (thicker red curry sauce), and these include either Tofu, Vegetables, Chicken, Beef or Prawns. If you don’t fancy curry, you might prefer a Chicken and Cashew Stir Fry, Stir-Fried Aubergines, Pad Thai, or Drunken Noodles. We also had a Papaya Salad, and it was the perfect balance between sweet and sour with a spicy kick.

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Salmon Chu Chi Red Curry

There are a few desserts, but we didn’t have any room left after our meal. Choose from Mango with Sticky Rice, Thai Tea Custard Tart, Chocolate Fondant, Ice Cream or Sorbet. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, check which desserts have animal products, as animal gelatin is often in desserts. They do have a vegan menu which makes things easier.

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Papaya Salad

Drinks include red and white wines along with Prosecco. I suggest you check out Rosa’s Thai PA, a pale ale blended with lemongrass and lime. Chang is a classic Thai beer, so that’s another option. If you want something more substantial, order a glass of Thai Whiskey Coffee. I love the names of the cocktails – Thai and Stop Me (whiskey sour), Long You Long Time (mango and lychee iced tea with Ketel One Vodka). Homeboy enjoyed his Thai Iced Coffee. Other beverages include Thai Iced Tea, Thai Coconut Water and Homemade Infusions.

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Thai Iced Coffee

To give you an idea of prices, Starters are £6.50-7.50, Curries cost £11-12.50, Stir Fry dishes are £9.50-11, Noodles £9.50-12.25 and Desserts are £5.95. Rosa’s also menus for children, vegans and coeliacs. Happy days!

Rosa’s Thai Cafe Tower Bridge London Information

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe Tower Bridge London

To find out more, visit Rosa’s Thai Website. The address of the restaurant we dined at is 2 Duchess Walk, Unit 6.1, Tower Bridge, London SE1 2SD. The nearest stations are London Bridge and Tower Hill. If you sit outside the restaurant, you get a view of Tower Bridge. The interior is contemporary and bright, thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. Opening times listed on the website are Sunday to Thursday from 12 noon until 10.30 pm and Friday to Saturday from 12 noon until 11 pm. Takeaway and click and collect services are available. If you want to explore the area, please read my Ten Things to do Near Tower Bridge and Amazing London View from Inside Tower Bridge articles.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience, but please make sure you undertake further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover that this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.