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23–23a Brougham Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU
  • Telephone 0131 229 1537
  • Seasonal times Festival: open Sunday.
  • Food served Mon 5.30–10pm; Tue–Fri noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sat 12.30–3pm, 5.30–10.45pm. Closed Sun.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 5.30–6.45pm
  • Pre-theatre price £15.25
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Elegant Thai successfully placing a new spin on traditional favourites.

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Passorn gets it just right, as owner Cindy Sirapassorn directs all the dining elements to deliver a memorable meal. The hushed and pleasant atmosphere, soft-spoken service, wine list to make you smile and lovely, interesting menu choices set the stage for a wonderful experience. Just a few footsteps from Tollcross, the restaurant is tranquil, with muted colours relaxing the eye and the mind. Then attention is refocused as artistically arranged plates arrive. Yum saow dod – spicy Thai tenderloin beef salad – sings with the fresh flavour combination of lemongrass, lime leaves, chilli and mint. Kaeng phet ped yang, a mouthwatering red curry enhanced with the perfume of Thai sweet basil, handsomely soothes the sweetness of duck breast. Kaeng massaman lamb shank falls off the bone, as it should, into a mild, creamy curry. Excitingly, pudding holds its own – a rich chocolate ice-cream countering the cleansing, openness of green tea ice-cream. More special still is the black rice pudding, warm and unctuous against creamy, pure coconut cream.

The List's rating






Courtney Hyde Peyton visited Passorn on 20 February 2019
  • High point: An elegant and satisfying experience
  • Low point: If only they delivered to your front door
  • Notable dish: Kaeng massaman
  • Private dining: Up to 11 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: nothing
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 28
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £21.25 per bottle

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