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Phuket Pavilion

#199 of 1,784 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far one of the best thai meals I have ever had. The staff were great very friendly and the gentleman in the suit was lovely even held the door open for us as we left manners that you don't often get these days. Would highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely be returning. Delicious!!!!

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Thank Jenna P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have eaten here before but popped without a reservation on a Friday night. We were very lucky in getting one of the last two spare tables. Service staff were lovely and were a great help in selecting dishes. All delicious and very good value, as was the wine accompaniment.

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Thank Bobd D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was disappointing. The takeaway of pad thai and a duck dish was very oily and greasy and more akin to a distinctly average Chinese takeaway than a Thai restaurant. The pad thai lacked one item which brings it to life, egg, and was a sloppy sorry looking mess. The rice was a stodgy gloopy mush. There are definitely better... More 

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Thank Alpinist538
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my new partner to this wee gem for her first Thai experience. She absolutely loved it. Restaurant lovely & clean, service wasn't great as the waitress was a bit grumpy, but that didn't matter as the food was first class. Bill, the owner is a charming man, who takes time to speak to all the guests.The sign of... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful meal, staff are lovely, food was gorgeous as always. We will be back, yet again. Love this place

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Thank Lmm0
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying across the road at the Glasshouse and just fancied Thai food. What an amazing little find! Very fresh and tasty cuisine. We recommend the sirloin steak dish, the marinade was outstanding! The staff were all lovely and professional. Go on try it!!

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Thank janeJ1278FP
Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

A big big thank for your lovely feed back, delighted to hear that you enjoyed the occasion. Look forward to seeing again soon but until then, my sincere best wishes in health and happiness. Regards Bill More 

London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is just off a main thoroughfare, it is very conveniently located for the main tourist sights and is just opposite the Playhouse. I chose it initially as it was near my hotel, but I returned a few days later to host a supper for friends. The menu is extensive with something for everyone. All the waiting staff are... More 

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Thank JPA38210
Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

I really appreciate your time to pass on your lovely comments and I am delighted to hear, that you enjoyed your Phuket experience with your friends. Hopefully we will see you again in due course, but until then our very best wishes to you and all your loved ones. Kind Regards Bill More 

northeast
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying close by & both myself & my mam love Thai food. We had booked a table at the restaurant, we arrived & were seated straight away, waitress was lovely & very attentive. We had a good look at menu & there were so many nice choices it was hard to decide. We both had starters & main... More 

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Thank northeastbabe61
Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

A big big thank you for both your lovely comments and the time to pass them on. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Until then, my sincere best wishes to you and all your loved ones. Regards Bill More 

Duddon Valley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here with my Husband, Daughter and Daughters' Boyfriend after the rugby! Great advice when making our booking and very friendly and accomodating staff. The food here is excellent, ambience is great and the viognier was scrumptious and very reasonable. Lovely...will definitely be back. XxxxX

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Thank Nikki B
Billkan2, General Manager at Phuket Pavilion, responded to this review

Thank you for youe lovely comments which is much appreciated. I am delighted that you all enjoyed your visit. I look forward to seeing you again in due course but until then, I wish you all good health and happiness in everything you do. Kind Regards Bill More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with my wife, spent 38.70 for 2 main courses +1 beer. all OK, nothing special. there were families with small kids, so no restrictions on that.

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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