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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Serving a refined, modern take on classic dishes and flavours, it’s easy to see why regulars return time and time again to Passorn. Simple interior design gives the period cornicing its dues and the whole space exudes elegance. Owner Cindy Sirapassorn takes inspiration from the food she grew up with in Bangkok and with restaurant-owning parents, delicious Thai cuisine is in her blood. Passorn’s signature dishes showcase their sophisticated approach to Cindy’s family recipes: pla chao wang, a salad of crispy seabass, is spicy, sweet, beautifully presented and comes direct from her parents’ kitchen. A starter of plump scallops are seared then served in their shells, swimming in a fragrant coconut and lemongrass sauce. The angel curry is a thick sirloin steak cooked to your liking then smothered in red curry sauce (it may take all your willpower not to lick the plate clean). The wine list is carefully chosen and the cocktails are limited but expertly made. The dessert menu is sparse so do indulge in both starters and mains, no need to save room for pudding.

The List's rating






Rachel Kavish Wheatley visited Passorn on 7 March 2018
  • High point: Every dish is so pretty, it feels a shame to eat them
  • Low point: Tables by the window can be cold
  • Notable dish: Angel curry - sirloin steak smothered in Passorn red curry sauce
  • 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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