Chaophraya Edinburgh

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Chaophraya Edinburgh
33 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DN
  • Telephone 0131 226 7614
  • Opening times Sun–Wed noon–10pm; Thu–Sat noon–10.30pm.
  • Bar open Cocktail bar open noon–late.
  • Food served Sun–Wed 8am–10pm; Thu–Sat 8am–10.30pm.
  • Average price £14 (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
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Beautiful Thai food served with contemporary elegance and stunning views.

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Perched on the top floor of a city-centre office building, the views of Edinburgh from this Thai restaurant are simply stunning – ask to be seated in their glass box conservatory when you book to really elevate your meal. The menu ranges over a range of Thai classics, all competently cooked and beautifully presented. There's a decent bar space with a range of Thai-inspired cocktails and lots of options for private dining. Their breakfast menu is a fun way to start the day – coconut pancakes, filled roti and a pretty fruit platter will set you up for anything. And if you prefer to be more hands-on, there are cooking classes too.

  • High point: Those views
  • Low point: The office-like entry hall
  • Notable dish: Thai roti for breakfast
  • Average price: £14 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)

Following the opening of its first Scottish restaurant in Glasgow earlier this year, Chaophraya has opened in the heart of Edinburgh at one of the most prestigious addresses in the city, 33 Castle Street, formerly Tony Singh’s Oloroso.

David Bassett, former manager of the critically acclaimed Angels With Bagpipes restaurant on the Royal Mile, has been appointed manager of Chaophraya Edinburgh and will be supported by assistant manager Supawadee Viriya who has joined from Ruan Siam in Edinburgh. In the kitchen head chef Yiam Dok Pudsha will lead a team of 14 in serving up delicious authentic Thai cuisine.

Chaophraya’s menu is made up of classic dishes originating from different regions of Thailand with a strong focus on using the finest, freshest ingredients to produce delicious, authentic Thai cuisine. Prices start from just £6.95 for lunch and £9.95 for dinner, and diners can expect to be truly spoiled for choice with the range of dishes on offer.

Chaophraya, named after the main waterway in Thailand, was founded eight years ago by Kim Atcharaporn Kaewkraikhot who opened the first Chaophraya restaurant in Leeds along with business partner Martin Stead.

Kim, originally from Thailand, had a vision of bringing an authentic Thai dining experience to the UK paying respect to the culture of the country and the cuisine. The restaurant quickly became a success and Kim and Martin have since gone on to open branches of Chaophraya in Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and most recently Glasgow.

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  • Private dining: 16–24
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 154
  • Largest group: 90
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £20 per bottle

Reviews & features

Q&A: Pi Su – Chaophraya Edinburgh

27 Oct 2014

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