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Phuket Pavilion

#235 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Broughton & Calton
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8 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LU, Scotland
+44 131 556 4323
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Searching a place to dine this restaurant came highly recommended. It certainly lived up to its billing with fantastic fare served by the most welcoming of floor staff. We were quickly ushered to our table and offered drinks as we perused the menu. I would highly recommend this eaterie.

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Thank 181patrick
Greenock
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here a few years ago and had the best weeping tiger steak. So we made plans to come here again... it's a great resteraunt. The menu looks brilliant however we stuck to the weeping tiger steak and it was as good as we remembered. I would make a point of coming here when I am back in town.... More 

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Thank jenniferalisonuk
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read the reviews and decided to give it a try on a Saturday night. Did not like the look of the place- looked small and cheap, but inside was lovely, with plenty of tables. Food was delicious- we had the vegetarian banquet- and were very happy with our choice. Staff friendly and unobtrusive.

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Thank Fiona F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mysels, sister and my daughter visited this restaurant pre-theatre. We didn't book a table before going to theatre but luckily they were able to accommodate us. Staff were very nice and polite. Food was delicious. I explained that I was vegan, the waitress was very helpful in informing me which meals I could eat, although she did say that they... More 

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Thank Liz D
Edinburgh
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Phuket Pavilion last night after about 7 years and were very happy with the food and service. We had chicken satay to start (nice, but I wished for at least a double amount of the satay sauce), then duck red curry with pineapple (asked for it to be extra hot and it was fantastic), beef... More 

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Thank EdinburghTiger
Bath
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I have eaten at several Thai restaurants and would have overlooked this but for its close proximity to my hotel this visit. surprisingly empty compared to the plethora of Indian restaurants, we were initially unsure. However, the typical excellent service kicked in from the start and our starters and mains were delivered quickly and beautifully presented. Shared starters were chicken... More 

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Thank BladderedBath
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

My Wife and i ate at the Phuket Pavilion prior to watching a show at the nearby Edinburgh Playhouse. We didn't have a reservation so we went quite early, about 5:30, It's just as well that we did as it filled up pretty quickly. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive. Definitely worth a visit if... More 

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Thank eddy188
Melrose, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Food here is fantastic, service very friendly, not obtrusive. Very relaxed and calm atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Allyj39
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We were looking for something pre theatre and as we hadn't booked were struggling to find somewhere. We stumbled apon this restaurant and managed to get their last non booked table. The menu was vast and they had a very good pre theatre menu at a great price, the other diner was vegetarian and there was a whole pre theatre... More 

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Thank Jmcc1975
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74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Went here last night in a group of six, walked straight in with no table booked, service was excellent and food was very quick and tasted great, will be back soon.....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $40
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 4323
Description
Outstanding quality of Thai food with a nice selection of starters and main courses. The pleasant ambiance and décor invites you right in.

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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