The Old Siam
126 Micklegate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 6JX
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Singles, Nightlife, People watching
Expert review of The Old Siam
The marvellous service here may be genteel and gracious, but there’s nothing serene about some of the wonderfully piquant and flavoursome food served up here.
No real journeys into the unknown, the compilation of red, green and yellow curries, along with a selection of stir-fry dishes accompanied by a choice of beef, chicken, duck or seafood forms the basis of the menu. If like me you sometimes can’t be bothered pouring over a menu, a small collection of set two-course banquets is at the rescue to make life that little bit easier.
I start either with the mixed Old Siam ‘sharing’ platter or opt for the fiery, coconut milk based tom khar soup before usually heading on to a chicken red curry chased down with a bottle or two of Tiger beer.
An intimate and small bistro setting dressed in red and gold and draped in tapestry’s crowding the walls. Quiet and tranquil during the early evening and weekdays, come the weekends it takes on a more effervescent atmosphere.
Dressed in traditional costume and lead by the lovely Tin Tin, the staff here are extraordinarily welcoming, gracious and attentive.
Half way up the street of Micklegate some 10 minutes walk from the heart of the city centre.
A choice of set banquets start at £18.50 per person with express lunches available from £5.50. Appetisers range between £4.50-£9.50 while a main course can be anywhere between £6.95-£15.00. Expect to pay anything between £2.00 and £8.00 for accompanying rice.
Try to secure one of the tables by the window overlooking historic and at weekends, busy and brash Micklegate.
More information on The Old Siam:
- Price guide:
- 126 Micklegate, York, Yorkshire, YO1 6JX
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily. Tue-Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-11pm. Sun-Mon 6pm-10pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Thai, Great Thai food