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 5–6.30pm; Fri/Sat 3–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £13.50 / £14.95
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Classic tastes of Thailand on Sauchiehall Street, in a smart setting offering outstanding service.

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Thairiffic has a large first-floor premises on Sauchiehall Street yet the high-ceilinged corner restaurant is impressively serene and gives diners a great vantage point on the silent hubbub of activity below. Service is accordingly slick and subtle. The menu features a greatest hits of Thai favourites, most available with your choice of meat or vegetables. Staff are diligent and well informed about the dishes on offer. They are enthusiastic about some of the more creative dishes on the menu, keen for diners to take a chance on something they might not have tried before. Well-appointed for nearby theatres and music venues, Thairiffic makes the most of the fact with impressive lunch and early dinner deals designed to pull in some of that footfall. Their two-course lunch and pre-theatre menus represent good value for money (prices start from £9.90 and £13.95 respectively for two courses). Dishes on offer reflect the highlights of the à la carte – the massamun curry and popular chicken basil stir-fry (a fragrant Thai street-food dish) are among the selection.

  • High point: Great pre-theatre deals
  • Low point: Drinks selection could be improved
  • Notable dish: Massamun curry
  • Average price: £9.90 (set lunch); £17 (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
  • 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…