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“Nice and Spicy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Poonthais

Poonthais
Ranked #23 of 43 Restaurants in North Berwick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Gullane, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice and Spicy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

From the outside, this Thai restaurant doesn't, look much at all. Don't be fooled.
We went in at lunchtime and sat in the garden. It was lovely.
The 3 of us just had 2 starters each, and all agreed it was hot, spicy, and really tasty. From the Tom Yum soup to the Spring Rolls and Chicken Satay. Finished off with milk shakes it was delicious.
The service was also good and friendly.
We will be booking for dinner.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Brian M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good but expensive with small portions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Have been eating here for years. The prices seem to go up in the holiday periods and the portion sizes go down. Have had this happen before and now a bit fed up with the practice the food is on the whole pretty good, but a 13% price increase on one meal over 2 week period is enough. Will not be going back for a while.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 120Relaxed120
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stunning setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Came here whole holidaying in North Berwick and so glad we did. We were taken through a small restaurant, through the doors at the back and into a beautiful hidden open but sheltered garden to be seated! The surroundings were simply stunning, with a perfectly kept arrangement of flowers and plants, allowing you to forget that you were still on the east coast of Scotland! The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was as good as some much more expensive Thai restaurants in the big Scottish cities. If you like Thai food and are even remotely close to the area, you should head here!

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1 Thank Chris K
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Surprising and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We were taken through the restaurant to a delightful covered garden area filled with beautiful flowers and Thai themed decorations. As it got cooler and darker, lights were put on and there were outdoor heaters if required. Food was delicious with a wide range of options and helpful waiting staff.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Laura M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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“Fresh.... fresh.... fresh and a real hidden gem at the back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

The owners of this wonderful little Thai restaurant will adapt any of their delicious menu choices to suit your taste. If you don't like Thai then there are lots of other things on the menu to choose from.

Food is very reasonably priced and you can bring your own wine which has a small corkage charge; although they have a licence themselves.

You may look through the window and think this is just a cafe type restaurant but the real magic of this place is the outside space at the back which is just stunning in the spring, summer and autumn. It is so pretty with all the beautifully kept flowers, covered areas in case of rain and heaters if it is a little fresh.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank cathousefood
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