Absolute Thai

Absolute Thai
22 Valleyfield Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LR
  • Telephone 0131 228 8022
  • Food served Mon–Sat 5–10pm. Closed Sun.
  • Pre-theatre times Daily 5.30–7pm
  • Average price £18 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12.50
  • Email
  • Website www.absolutethai.co.uk

Compact, unlicensed BYOB Thai restaurant with neighbourhood feel, close to the King’s Theatre.

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For all that it is handily located for the King’s Theatre and offers a good value pre-theatre menu to capitalise upon this, family-run Absolute Thai has the feel of a neighbourhood restaurant. Its food is also available to takeaway so hungry locals have the option of picking up some Thai comfort food for an evening in. Whether you eat in or takeaway though, the wide-ranging menu should offer something to tempt even the most nervous of Thai cuisine beginners. The dim sum starters are delicate but satisfying, though for some the accompanying sauce may be piquant enough to work better as a dipping sauce. From the main courses, the pla rad prik monkfish sees battered and fried monkfish served in a sweet and tangy tamarind sauce. Diners should note that the restaurant is unlicensed but it does operate a BYOB policy, with a corkage charge of £2.50 for bottles of wine or 50p to £1 on beers.

  • High point: Ideal pre-theatre option for King's Theatre
  • Low point: Plan ahead if you'd like a drink with your meal
  • Notable dish: Pla rad prik monkfish
  • Private dining: Up to 25 covers
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 24
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2009
  • BYOB: £2.50 corkage (Unlicensed)