49a Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY
  • Telephone 0131 220 6846
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–11pm
  • 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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Birra Moretti

Cosy yet elegant restaurant with quirkily titled dishes hinting at a contemporary take on Thai cuisine.

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A warm welcome awaits you as you step into the Dusit’s cosy but elegant dark wood surroundings. Director Len Timson describes the restaurant as offering a contemporary, rather than a traditional, take on Thai cuisine and that distinctiveness comes through from the first glance at the menu. Appetisers with names like ‘lady in the garden’ and ‘pretty duck’ can’t help but catch the eye and raise a smile. Thankfully, that smile will still be in place after sampling the dishes on offer too. The aforementioned pretty duck (aka ped chom yong) combines tender duck with the sweetness of fresh mango and pineapple and the crunch of cashew nut. Meanwhile, from the mains, seafood lovers will enjoy the talay sam rod, which brings meaty monkfish together with king scallops and jumbo prawns. Dusit also makes a real effort when it comes to its wine list, which is extensive and includes a dessert wine. This is a restaurant offering the extra touches to ensure it stands out.

  • High point: Quirkily named appetisers raise a smile.
  • Low point: Does takeaway, but no delivery
  • Notable dish: Talay Sam Rod. Monkfish, scallops and jumbo prawns with tamarind and lime juice.
  • 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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