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Phuket Pavilion

#210 of 1,823 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Broughton & Calton
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8 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LU, Scotland
+44 131 556 4323
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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second time to visit this restaurant. I have been dreaming about the tempura prawns since my last visit & they didn't disappoint! Amazing! I decided to have duck this time instead of the usual green curry - again absolutely gorgeous. The house wine was also great. Will definitely be making a visit here next time I'm over.... More 

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, attentive staff and quick service. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere. A lot of nice touches including the gold coloured cutlery - will definitely go back.

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here before but do not hesitate to come back to this nice little place which is very handy for the playhouse. The food is authentic Thai (one of the best outside Thailand) served by friendly and helpful staff. They do do a two course Theatre menu which is ideal but also a "banquet for 2" choice if... More 

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Thank J07sc0tland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Really good food, we share a baquete for 2, the food was so good, quite big portions we couldn't finished it, defenetly go going the staff was very attentive, very well priced. Decently will recommend

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Thank Ekaterina I
Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind and most welcome comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your vist and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincere Thanks Bill More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our family (8 people) had dinner in this restaurant on Hogmany. Everyone loved it. Great food, good friendly service, relaxed atmosphere,a really terrific start to our New Year celebrations. I would definitely recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We came a few days after Christmas and didn't feel like we were welcomed at this restaurant at all. We were not seated for about 10 minutes even though there were empty tables. Went up to Thai owner at the counter and asked a white elderly gentlemen. White elderly gentlemen (maybe owner) was rude in his tone. It felt like... More 

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Thank Gerald L
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a table in advance. The gentleman on the phone didn't seem too friendly but reviews said the food was great so I wasn't put off. We were welcomed by very friendly and helpful staff. We ordered a banquet for 2. Service was quick and the food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Nicola L
Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

I am so sorry if I seemed unfriendly, If you ever decide to visit again I will apologise in person if you would please make yourself known to me. I am very pleased that you were not put off though and enjoyed the the occasion. Please accept my apology and darken our door again. Sincere Regards Bill More 

Rockcliffe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have eaten here twice this month and I love the place.Nice and clean and not too cramped table wise.Nice attentive staff but not over the top.I enjoyed my food so much I had the same thing on both occasions.Pre-Theatre menu came in at £14 for 2 courses and were good sized portions.I had Tempura vegetables with a side of... More 

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Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed yet another visit to the Phuket Pavilion. It is so heart warming to receive good honest feed back like yours. I really do appreciate your time to pass on your most welcome comments and I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards Bill More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Been here several times and it is always wonderful. The food is delightful but the people are even better. The Thai girls are nice and friendly the male owner/manager is also excellent. Very good value for money too! Can't fault this place.

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Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

A big big thank you for your most pleasing comments which reassures each and everyone of the Phuket team, that we are on the right lines and giving a satisfactory service. I really appreciate your time to forward your kind thoughts and I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best wishes Bill More 

York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My wife and I nipped in as we were staying nearby, we didn't book and luckily they managed to fit us in although they were very busy. The food was lovely and there is plenty of choice and variety on the menu. The staff were very friendly and the service was faultless, also we didn't feel rushed even though they... More 

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Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

A big thank you for your most welcome comments. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your Phuket experience. Yes! we get very busy owing to the nearby playhouse, I therefore suggest booking to be sure of getting a table. I hope to see you again in due course but until then, my very best wishes to you and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: 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

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods 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 epicentre 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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