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Absolute Thai Edinburgh

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Southside & Holyrood
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22 Valleyfield Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LR, Scotland
+44 131 228 8022
17:30 - 22:00
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to test out the menu we are having at our wedding. Very tasty food which was 100% authentic. Service could have been better, but given that it's BYOB a great meal.

Thank undercoverhippy
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is tiny and if you werent local you could easily miss it. The staff are lovely and make recommendations without being pushy. Our food was brilliant , full of flavours and obviously cooked to order. Be advised its byob for which they charge only £2.50 per bottle corkage!! Very reasonable. Also because of the size of the place... More 

Thank acmkjack
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely intimate restaurant. Good selection on menu, even for Pre-theatre. Service was first class. Booking recommended - the restaurant is not large. Would highly recommend.

Thank MikeDGSS
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had the set menu - just for ease and because we like to sample a variety of tastes. Everything was very good and there was certainly plenty for us. We even left some. For our starters we sampled the chicken satay, vegetable skewers, Thai fish cakes and dim sum. Personally i'd have them all again but most definitely the... More 

Thank JuMac1705
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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395 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had their Christmas menu for two - basically their set menu B but slightly more expensive! Excellent quality food, although very small portions. Starters of prawn tempura, fresh roasted duck spring roll (slightly odd as cold), scallops with chilli (lovely but small), fish cakes (odd to have 3 to be shared between 2 people), monkfish green curry (very tasty and... More 

Thank kathryndob
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Was here tonight food really really good Great value BUT waiter was awful would really put us off coming back really need to do something about this or unfortunately it won't survive and would be a shame

Thank kira15
Scotland, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

In spite of reading some reviews about poor service we decided to give this small restaurant a try.....and are glad we did. It is located in Valleyfield Street, just off the Main Street in Tollcross near the Kings Theatre. The restaurant is compact and warm, and enough room between tables. The pre theatre menu is excellent value at £12.50 for... More 

2 Thank MoJoTours
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Went for the first time to this small Thai restaurant. The location is perfect if going to the Kings Theatre, a plus is it is BYOB. We were adeptly served very tasty food & it was very good value. On a rainy Edinburgh night it was lovely to be so handy for the theatre, and to have had a meal... More 

1 Thank scotthols
Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This small restaurant was always on the list of places to go for good quality and authentic Thai dining but seems to be losing both it's desire to maintain quality and offer the service that made it so good. The food was average the service from the sole waiter very poor and no interaction from anyone regarding the food despite... More 

3 Thank sommelier229
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Pre-theatre menu is good value at £12.50, starter and a main, with us having; Prawn Tempura, Chicken Satay, Prawn Pad Thai and a beef Green Thai Curry. All very tasty and delivered efficiently for show times... and way much better than Wagamama and other franchises nearby. However, as has been mentioned, do sort your staff out. the young man i'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Valleyfield Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 8022

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

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood 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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