The new restaurant is definitely a luxurious place to spend the evening with its rooftop location in Eldon Square, decked out in modern Thai decor and one of the most beautiful views of Newcastle city centre that I've seen. We were sat right next to the window looking out onto the Monument and the busy shopping streets of the city and let me tell you I am a sucker for a good view. The atmosphere was warm with the staff all dressed in traditional Thai clothing and sitting looking over the city with a cocktail in hand was the perfect way to start the evening.
Our main courses came next and we were not disappointed! Normally when I go out for Thai food I go for pad thai which is one of my favourite dishes ever but I thought it was time to brand out to something a bit different. I opted for the chicken in plum sauce and it was so delicious that I kept eating well beyond bursting point and it was definitely a good job I chose to wear a dress with plenty of food baby room! Kallan went for the red prawn curry with extra spice which he said was lovely (and I may have even sampled a cheeky spoonful too!) and the portion sizes were enormous!
Despite literally bursting I couldn't say no to a dessert and the selection was fantastic with a mixture of traditional Thai desserts such as mango sticky rice, and Thai desserts with a little bit of a Chaophraya twist. Sadly they didn't have a lot of the desserts that were on the menu which was a bit of a shame as they sounded amazing but I went for the sticky toffee pudding. I love a bit of STP and can never resist it when it's on the menu anyway but this one was a little bit different to the usual with a hint of ginger. It was absolutely delishhhh let me tell you and Kallan's ice cream was the perfect end to such a beautiful meal too.
Needless to say, we both absolutely loved Chaophraya and although you could end up racking up quite the bill, it's worth every penny especially for a special occasion. I know I'll definitely be going back next time I want a Thai treat!
THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH CHAOPHRAYA. ALL WORDS AND VIEWS REMAIN MY OWN.