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49a Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY
  • Telephone 0131 220 6846
  • Opening times Mon–Sat noon–3.00pm; 5.30–10.30; Sun noon–10.30 (last orders 10.10)
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 6–11pm; Sun noon–11pm.
  • Average price £14 (set lunch); £28 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.dusit.co.uk
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Cosy yet elegant restaurant with quirkily titled dishes hinting at a contemporary take on Thai cuisine.

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Dusit has had a makeover. The Thistle Street faithful’s new layout is more spacious; with low lighting, extravagant gold wallpaper and artwork from Bangkok. It is striking and contemporary but the seafood is still the star of the show. Modelled on the dishes of south Thailand, favourites include old-fashioned red curries like medium spicy gaeng phet with king prawns, aubergine, bamboo shoots, fresh chillis and sweet basil, or pad phet tom yum, an explosion of fresh herbs in a stir fry of king prawns, king scallops and monkfish. Other popular choices are Bangkok duck, the house special of crispy meat on a bed of steamed Chinese broccoli. With a focus on the freshest ingredients and a good track record in catering for special dietary requirements, Dusit delivers trustworthy spicy food – and with their large clientele of locals and tourists, you may find it tricky to get a table.

  • High point: Seafood specialities
  • Low point: Can be a little pricey
  • Notable dish: Pad phet tom yum
  • Average price: £14 (set lunch); £28 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: nothing
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2002
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

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