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The Star of Siam

101 Durham Road | East Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 9QT, England
+44 191 512 0905
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (27 reviews)
“spring rolls” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
101 Durham Road | East Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 9QT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called in just on spec to see if they could accommodate us and I’m so glad they could!!! My husband and I had a set meal and our 5 year old had a child’s meal but opted for rice instead of chips! The staff were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank geordielass96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class Thai meal here to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Well worth a visit, food is excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Went with friends for a Christmas get together. Four wheelchair users, a lower leg amputee and a walker needing a stick so not the usual crowd! There was a step up to the restaurant although there was a lowered kerb into the hotel. The accessible...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MissCorfu
charlee141, Manager at The Star of Siam, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hello and thank you for your review. Our wheelchair access is through the hotel entrance where there is a drop curb and level access into the rest of the property. I would say from the sound of your review you may have just picked the...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We visited the Star Of Siam for an evening meal on a Saturday night. We had a set banquet meal, and the food was tremendous. Reasonably priced House white wine was really nice at &14.99. Service was good too, especially the Thai waitress, who couldn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tripeandtribulations
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I ate here twice with friends recently. The food was average and far from authentic Thai. I can't see why it has such excellent reviews. However it is reasonably priced and the staff are friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lilypad_hopper
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Recently ate here with friends for dinner and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the food was delicious and offered a lot of options for vegetarians. Loved the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant itself, and the service was very friendly and efficient for drinks...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dnalbnire
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I visited the star of Siam last week for an evening meal with friends. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated with a lovely atmosphere. I ordered from the vegetarian menu & there was plenty of options. The food was absolutely delicious & the service was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank michelle h
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Ate at this establishment 31st August. Food was cold & old, positively disgusting. We both have stomach upsets. Needless to say we won’t return or recommend it. Dreadful experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank maureensheikh
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went with friends who live in the Village, great food and service everyone of our meals were excellent with some beautiful food combinations. The sea bass was exceptional as was the Tai curry. Some nice beers also. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank PhilSpyder
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Booked for family night, never been for a long time maybe 20 years I think this place is still in that era. It’s never been changed Sticky carpets greasy tables that is just in the bar area . We ordered drinks unfortunately We sat very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank X2790YDstephenh
charlee141, Manager at The Star of Siam, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Considering the title “AWFULL” and one star, prior to reading your comments I was prepared for worst. However, upon reading it seems you have had a drink in the hotel bar, decided the decor was dated and not even stepped foot in the restaurant. I...More

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Response from christine1355 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from CrankyNWEngland | Reviewed this property |
Best to telephone Restaurant as printed menu only states "PLEASE MAKE US AWARE IF YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGIES"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Durham Road | East Rainton, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 9QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
  • Phone Number: +44 191 512 0905
  • E-mail
Situated in the Highfield Hotel, the Star of Siam is the longest established Thai restaurant in the Durham & the North East with over 20 years of serving Thai cuisine throughout the Tyne & Wear area. With this experience and working with some of the best Thai chefs in the UK we believe we know a thing or two about authentic Thai food. Our menu has been refined over the years to offer the best the Thai cuisine has to offer using fresh ingredients and produce from local suppliers. Whether you are a just discovering Thai food or are an experienced Thai food lover, our friendly staff will be there to greet you with a smile and can help with dish selection. Thai dishes can range from very mild to extremely spicy which is why on our menu you will find a chilli scale so show the strength of the dish. Our restaurant can cater to your needs whether it is a meal for one or a party of one hundred.
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