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“Promt Service”
Review of Spirit of Thai

Spirit of Thai
Ranked #456 of 2,529 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: West End
Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Promt Service”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had tried to eat at this restaurant before but on that occasion they were full. This time we were luckier. We visited on a Wednesday lunchtime and it was busy. We ate from the set lunch menu. The service was prompt and full of smiles. The food was delivered to the table pipping hot and very tasty with a real thai depth of flavour. We will be back.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent as always”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

My husband and I have been visiting Spirit of Thai for years now. It is by far the best Thai restaurant in Scotland, and it never disappoints. The food is excellent, and the staff are always attentive and friendly. The banquet set menu offers exceptional value for money, and we almost always go for this. We always try to eat here if we're in Edinburgh, and look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Visited October 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

I was in Edinburgh with a group of friends for the Scotland v Wales Six Nations Rugby Match, we came across this restaurant by accident when we were out walking before the game, we booked a table for Saturday evening after the match. Location very central, small intimate atmosphere, great food, value for money, genuine faultless service, we all agreed an excellent choice. I will definitely go again when in Edinburgh in the future. Unfortunately from a Scottish perspective I cannot say the same for the Rugby Match which did not live up to the billing ! still the smashing meal and banter we had afterwards helped ease the pain.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank IMK241
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, nice place”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Two of us shared the sampler starter platter - the deep fried prawn dish was delicious, the chicken satay was sublime... these were only the stand-outs, the other items were delicious as well. Diner #3 had the tom yum gai (Thai mushroom soup - sorry if I've got the name wrong), which was delicate and well-balanced in flavour, and proper comfort food. For our main courses - whole sea bass with two different sauces (and a lovely mixed salad); red curry monkfish (off the bone); and a veg Thai curry - which involved deep fried tofu (the only tofu which I've ever actually enjoyed). We were all pleasantly full after two courses and didn't need dessert, so had a couple of liqueurs/brandies each. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food arrived seemingly within minutes of being ordered, but not so quickly that was worrying! Very nice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Loved it here”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Thai Orchid is a fantastic little restaurant that seems to follow the very basic principle all restaurants should follow of using very good ingredients and cooking them well. Coupled with excellent service and a decent sized and varied menu I would strongly recommend a visit, I love Thai food and this is one of the better Thai meals I have had in the UK.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank JimJimmeney
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