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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (25 reviews)
“chicken satay” (11 reviews)
“spare ribs” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
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 3 weeks ago

At first sight it isn't in the best of locations, however the food is fantastic and well worth the journey. Excellent flavours and generous proportions. We were well impressed and will definitely be back. Service was great and the food was superb and they do...More

Thank SS6484
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant having been unable to get in to the restaurant we had planned. It was a fantastic result! The Sunday lunch cost only £10.20 per head and consisted of what we thought was a choice of three starters, but...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked into the Highfield Hotel not knowing it had a Thai Restaurant. I didn’t know what to expect from a hotel on the side of a dual carriageway but WOW was I pleasantly surprised. They obviously have a very good chef as the Food...More

Thank SamanthaC12343
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic meal at one of the best thai restaurants in the north east. Great food, fabulous service and friendliest staff ever!!! If you haven't been, go!!

Thank janemc1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our forth visit to this restaurant and it is still as good as ever with one minor exception The fish cake starters are nothing like any fish cakes i have ever seen or bought they are just ok but all the rest of...More

Thank mrbnetherton
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Came here a second time just before Christmas to see if it lived up to the first visit. It did! Again excellent food and very reasonable priced (check out the specials menu). Service was top notch, very helpful & friendly waiters. Definitely one of our...More

Thank MichaelMordey
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I've been here several times over the years and have always found the food to be delicious. There's a good choice so there's something for everyone and almost everything I've tried up to now has been lovely. The only thing that's not great is the...More

Thank TashB80
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Couldn't fault the place. Food was fantastic and good portions- not too big or small. Decor was very niche and was a very comfortable meal. Staff were brilliant too, very attentive and made the meal even more enjoyable, wish we had one in leicester!

Thank jarmstrong28
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We've been here more than once now, and this week we were there again with a large group for a birthday celebration. This time we left feeling a bit underwhelmed, while the food was lovely as usual, the same cannot be said for the service...More

Thank Calell88
charlee141, Manager at The Star of Siam, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. As all our food is prepared fresh there can often be a wait at peak times and on busy days for larger tables. I would agree that an hours wait for the starter does seem excessive however I...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with family and not been to a Thai restaurant for over 20 years we really did not know what to expect. The food was excellent, good portion size, piping hot and bursting with flavour Great to see tables not crammed together...More

Thank Ray A
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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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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