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#113 of 1,789 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southside & Holyrood
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23-23A Brougham Place, Edinburgh EH3 9JU, Scotland
+44 131 229 1537
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dropped into Passorn at 830 pm on a Tuesday evening - we had no reservation but there were plenty of free tables. Ordered 3 mains and a plate of roasted vegetables to share. Quite a long wait till the food arrived and the restaurant wasn't busy - so you hope its going to be good because they are busy cooking... More 

Thank 57PT
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted to try this restaurant again it had been years! Starters were beautifully presented and tasty. I usually try and avoid chillies but I was feeling brave - having stir fry chicken with a chilli. I had read it correctly it was one chilli which was very easy to pick out of the dish. My main left a pleasant... More 

Thank edinburgheateries
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Thai I've found in UK. Went on recommendation and extremely pleased with the pre theatre menu. Certain to return to explore the more extensive main menu. Well staffed. Overall a fine experience on our 36th wedding anniversary.

Thank RjD6
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time here. It was a friend that booked it as she had heard good reports. This place was truly terrific. It had friendly and attentive staff and the service was excellent. When the food arrived the presentation was beautiful and it tasted amazing. So fresh. We had ordered different dishes so tasted one another's and I... More 

Thank J W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a few years since I've been to Passorn, so we popped in for a Saturday lunch. We were presented with their Bangkok menu - 2 courses for £12.95, which was great value. I started with the satay chicken which was very good. For main I had the sea bass fillets in a red curry sauce with Thai basil.... More 

Thank Brad H
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192 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Passorn on a number of occasions with many different guests. I am always impressed as are my guests (which have included Thai's and folk very familiar with the cuisine). The staff are friendly and the choice of food excellent. Please note that the level of spice can be varied - so ask if you wish it mild,... More 

Thank Igithaba
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Passorn with some friends on their recommendation and it was a treat in every way. Nice decor, attentive staff, good selection of food and drink and mouthwatering food.

Thank KentHarris
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick service but almost over attentive, repouring your drinks after you've only just taken two sips. Somewhat interruptive when you are having a conversation or trying to eat your food. Our waitor has terrible body odour so we spent our time mouth breathing after his visit every few minutes as he dutifully refilled our drinks for the n'th time. Food... More 

Thank EKB-7
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Attend Passorn every time we come to Edinburgh to visit family. Wish there was one where I live as the food is perfect.

Thank ethomas92
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Lovely small restaurant and the staff are pleasant and helpful. The food is excellent and always tasty. Would recommend for lunch or dinner.

Thank Noeleen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23-23A Brougham Place, Edinburgh EH3 9JU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 1537

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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