- Telephone 0141 332 3000
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–11.30pm; Sun 5–10pm
- Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5–7pm; Fri/Sat 3–7pm
- Average price £9.90 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £12.90 / £14.50 (£2 supplement for third course)
- Website www.thairifficrestaurant.com
Classic tastes of Thailand on Sauchiehall Street, in a smart setting offering outstanding service.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
This spacious and well-appointed restaurant offers a first-floor haven from the bustle below, enhanced by impeccable service. The extensive menu is divided into easy-to assess sections and provides Thai food lovers with all the standard favourites and more. The substantial mixed starter for two includes satay chicken, vegetable tempura, spring rolls, crab dumplings, fishcakes, BBQ pork ribs and six dipping sauces. Then there are curries, fiery or sweet and mild noodle dishes and sizzling grills – the red and green curries with a choice of meats or veg are the stars of the show and reflect a deft hand for spicing as well as a judicious use of coconut milk and lime, so much so that the familiar morphs into the irresistible. Elsewhere, the promisingly titled ‘ginger tossed on fire’ is rather blander than anticipated – possibly the sign of a menu overextending the kitchen. Such substantial mains militate against a dessert but what is on offer here provides all the sticky, fruity sweetness of a Thai pudding, with the grilled caramelised pineapple and coconut ice-cream being a particularly successful combination.
- High point: Generous, freshly cooked and well-spiced ingredients
- Low point: With so many dishes, bound to be the odd miss
- Notable dish: Thai green curry
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Thai easy listening pop music
- Capacity: 70
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5 including prosecco
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle
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