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We are a small independent restaurant serving Thai comfort food in lovely Bury St Edmunds, the historic market and cathedral town often described as a Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk. You will find us tucked away on St John’s Street, a short walk from the Buttermarket and Cornhill, the commercial heart of Bury, and a stone’s throw from The Bushel, a popular pub and hotel by Greene King Inns. In September 2023, we had the honour of winning a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, which placed us in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide listed on this website. Thank you so very much to all our guests who took the time to leave such positive reviews that helped us earn the accolade.
PRICE RANGE
C$12 - C$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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All reviews thai food papaya salad mixed starter red curry drunken noodles tamarind duck spring rolls beef prawns enjoyed our dinner freshly cooked food highly recommend this restaurant small restaurant last night food was great portion size at lunchtime
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife loves Sontam and had a very nice starter. It’s not my thing but I had a bit and it was nicer than I’ve had before. She also had Moo ping (pork skewers) which I pinched half as it was nice and had a...choice of a spicy and a smoother dipping sauce, and I had Tom Kha soup with prawns which again was excellent and extremely well balanced. For mains, she had pork pad krapow and I had beef drunken noodles (pad kee mao) which was tasty but by this point I was getting quite full. Very friendly staff, good ambience, nice quiet street location. Recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and definitely won’t be the last. Food was extremely tasty, piping hot and nicely presented by attentive staff. Really good value for money given the quality of the food. Pom is excellent at front of house and really goes the extra mile...in customer service.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely little gem of a place,easy to understand menu, knowledgable and attentive staff, exceptionally yummy food and of course nice wine and beer if you fancy.. Will definitely be going again ..

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in for a meal and came out having made friends! Pom is so lovely and her staff are really friendly, the food is zingingly fresh and we're looking forward to our next visit!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 10, 2024

Another excellent experience at Zap Thai. It never fails to please and Pom is a great hostess. Food is great, at a reasonable price, and the staff are always polite and efficient. It's so nice in this day and age to find an independent restaurant...which serves such great food.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 5, 2024 via mobile

Again this was a fantastic meal and evening. The food is so great and delicious and the hospitality is so amazing and friendly

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 28, 2024 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food. Reasonably priced. Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend. Pom is a beautiful, friendly, grateful host.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 24, 2024

Fantastic food and service. Staff incredibly attentive talking us through the menu and flavours making it feel more like a special occasion. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 21, 2024

Returning to Zap last month and again this month did not disappoint There were 6 of us this time and one was gluten free . Pom had a lot of suggestions for her and is so helpful. In fact all the staff are excellent. The...food was delicious and so fresh It’s so easy to be guided by Pom if like me you never know what to order because I like it all ! Very reasonably priced too Can’t wait until next timeMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 14, 2024

Delicious. My wife went with a friend and loved the food so much she asked me to take her back the very next day. Staff really attentive and keen for us to enjoy (dialled the heat up slightly after listening to our preferences). I have...had in my head for most of my adult life that I love Thai food, but must admit that I had forgotten why. This meal reminded me. After starters, main and flowing drinks was shocked by the very reasonable price. If we weren’t too shy to look like superfans, we would have gladly gone back for a third night in a row (and will definitely be back very soon).More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 13, 2024

Zap is now my go to place in Bury St Edmunds. No where gets close to the food they produce. I’m so impressed with the quality of food the kitchen produces. I’ve been here twice now. Once with friends and so impressed I took my...partner tonight! Pom (the proprietor) is so hospitable and welcoming, which makes a welcome change from the multi-nationals dotted around Bury. Apparently Pom has been running the restaurant for 18 months and it had gone under my radar until recently. The restaurant is very unassuming but has a charm that works well. At a guess Zap can cope with approximately 26 covers. It’s cosy with split level dining with an alcove that has around 8 covers. Now to the food… I’ve tried the shared starter which is a nice introduction to Thai food. Also tried the Duck Tamarind with Jasmine Rice which was spot on. The second visit we shared Prawn Special Fried Rice, Beef Pad Thai Noodles and Chicken Panang Curry. Again very tasty and flavoursome. Pom gave us a little dessert refresher to finish off the meal which was delicious and a nice touch. Well done to all who work with Pom and hopefully we will be back very soon. A real hidden gem.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 12, 2024 via mobile

Passed Zap after having walked around Bury trying to find somewhere to eat on a busy Friday night around 7pm. The restaurant looked full but we speculatively entered and asked if we could be seated and Pom welcomed us so warmly and showed us to...a table at the back. The table really suited us, in the back room. We liked the private nature of this are and were very happy. The ambiance of the restaurant is nice. It’s neutrally decorated with Thai inspired ornaments, table decorations and plenty of plants. We were quickly served with a jug of ice water and glasses while we looked over the menu. I advised the lady serving the water that I have an allergy and she went and got Pom for me to talk me through my options. Pom (I hope I’m spelling your name correctly) was superb the entire time, from the warm welcome, to expertly walking through the gluten free options and really reassuring me that everything would be safe for me to eat. Pom was visiting every table and was so attentive. A real credit to Zap and one of the reasons well no doubt return. I was excited that both the options I wanted to eat were gluten free and the egg fried rice could be adapted to be gluten free. I had the Tom Yum to start which was delicious. My partner had the fish cakes and he was extremely happy with them. Mains I had a panang and my partner had a massaman. Both were delicious. I opted for egg fried rice and my partner sticky rice. All of the food was warm, tasty, aromatic and good portions. We were very happy. Pom asked me if they had gluten free beer, would I order it and I said yes, however. The wine I had, the Merlot, was delicious. My partner also very much enjoyed their wine. The service at times may be slower than some people may like, however for us the service was superb. We were given time to enjoy our meal, whilst also being seen to attentively and in a timely manner whenever we asked for something. The only negative I have is that when paying, Pom entered the cost of the meal and I had no ability to provide a tip. I wish I’d been given the ability to enter a tip on the card machine before paying, I would have been very happy to give one and sadly had no cash on me. However, we most certainly will be returning. Zap in our opinion is the best Thai in Bury. Fantastic service. Delicious food. Reasonably priced and local. What’s not to love. We’ll be back. A dream for coeliacs and anyone with a gluten allergy. Thank you Pom and team.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 10, 2024

Fabulous food. Very authentic and delicious. The staff are very attentive and went out of their way to cook our favourite Thai dishes. Excellent value. Highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 6, 2024 via mobile

You just have to try this little restaurant which packs in such big and gorgeous flavours and a huge heart!! My wife and I were made to feel welcome right off the bat, the staff are so friendly and caring, they really appreciate and look...after you. I have special dietary needs and they accommodated me perfectly. The food was just sooo good, I loved every mouthful, the tiger prawn red thai curry was delicious and the chicken satay was a little but moreish. My wife had a selection of starters as her main and they looked amazing and I didn't get anywhere near them as they were just snapped up they were so good. Definitely check out this lovely place.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 6, 2024 via mobile

This is the most amazing Thai food i have ever tasted. All the food was very fresh and so delicious. The owners were amazing, friendly and attentive. Lots of gluten free options were available which was so nice as many places only give you a...couple of choices. I wish we lived closer so we could visit again. We may have to come back just for their food. If you want Thai food don't go anywhere else!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Zap Thai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5