Dusit

Price guide: Mid-range

49a Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY

Price guide: Mid-range

Dusit interior

By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#8 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Singles, Relaxation, Special occasions

Expert review of Dusit

Fresh and delicious Thai food.

Fresh, fresh,  fresh! The Dusit is always busy as the food is excellent and the service charming. I was in here recently with a friend who lives in Thailand who took it upon himself to order off plan – they produced what he ordered with a smile. Fabulous. Thai food without a whiff of an additive.

Food and drink: 

There's a great menu offering all the usual Thai favourites; all dishes have their Thai title and are described well in English too. The menu is also marked carefully if it contains wheat or nuts. In addition to a wide choice of meat, chicken, fish and seafood, there is also a good selection of vegetarian delights such as bupachat, which is a red curry made up of exotic fruits, okra, vegetables, lotus seeds and lady finger chillies, which is £8.95 as a main course.

Recommended dishes: 

The platter of starters is a good idea at £7.95 a head as you get a little bit of everything, like Thai tapas, which isn't easy to say but very easy to eat. The Tom Yum soup is warming, fresh and delicious.

The Pad Phet Tom Yum is £17.95 and contains stir-fried king prawns, king scallops and monkfish with fresh herbs, Nam Prig Pao (chilli dressing) and a splash of lime juice. Yes, it is pricey but I have just had this and smiled for days. The sirloin steak is a particular favourite of mine too - it is as tender as the night.

Ambience: 

Always busy. It is small but has a buzzy, lively atmosphere.

Service: 

Smiling and charming.

Location: 

On Thistle Street - very central.

Price advice: 

Set lunch £10.95 for two courses – the menu changes every two weeks; dinner main courses from £8.95 and starters from £4.95.

 

More information on Dusit:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Thai
Address:
49a Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY
Telephone:
0131 220 6846
Website:
http://www.dusit.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-3pm and 6-11pm; Sun noon-11pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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