Thairiffic

Thairiffic
303 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3HQ
  • Telephone 0141 332 3000
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5–10pm; Fri/Sat 3–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £11.95
  • Email
  • Website www.thairifficrestaurant.com
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Thairiffic

Classic tastes of Thailand on Sauchiehall Street, in a smart setting offering outstanding service.

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Aiming for a contemporary, clean and fresh atmosphere, with attentive and polite staff who are constantly checking in with the customers, Thairiffic is a surprisingly quiet and cosy presence on Sauchiehall Street. The name’s already a give-away before being presented with the menu of Thai cuisine, which offers a strong selection of starters and main courses. From the rich and creamy curries through to the more austere yet flavoursome noodle-based dishes (the pad Thai is exceptional), Thairiffic provides a warming and hearty selection that does not deviate too far from traditional dishes – yet adds focus on distinctive ingredients. Each dish seems designed to showcase different produce, although krachai (a form of ginger) does make repeat appearances. The desserts are limited to fairly generic ice-cream based items, so better to take on some starters at the beginning, with their mixture of familiar spices, superb sweet chilli sauce and idiosyncratic ingredients. Elegant and efficient service, discreet décor and a well-designed pair of dining rooms that retain a feeling of intimacy and privacy, makes this place an enticing option for a relaxing Thai meal in town.

The List's rating
7.4

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Gareth K Vile visited Thairiffic
  • High point: Thai calamari
  • Low point: Limited dessert menu
  • Notable dish: Massaman curry
  • Average price: £7.95 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Thai pop, from rock to dance depending on the evening
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Forget the groan-worthy name, Thairiffic's food is worth shouting about

16 Oct 2012

New Thai restaurants in Glasgow are like buses. You wait ages for one to come along then two turn up. So it is with Chaophraya arriving in Nelson Mandela Place in early summer, closely followed by Thairiffic in Sauchiehall Street. And, just as with…