Ting Thai Caravan
- Telephone 0131 225 9801
- Opening times Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
- Food served Sun–Thu 11.30am–10pm, Fri/Sat 11.30am–11pm.
- Pre-theatre times 11.30am–6pm
- Average price £10 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price Prices lower before 6pm
Delicious, no-frills, street-food style Thai restaurant that’s easy on your budget but big on fun and flavour.
It’s likely you’ll have to queue outside Ting Thai Caravan: it’s a popular hangout with no reservations. With a student and hip crowd filling the communal tables, the staff work at breakneck speed at the busiest of times (which is most of the time) but still find time to check that everything is to your liking. The reasonably priced food is divided into small boxes, rice and noodles, curries and soup bowls. Highlights include tasty king-size prawns coated in a light coconut beer batter with mango salsa (goong frong beer); and fried chicken (khao mun gai tod) which is crunchy, spiced with ginger, chilli and coconut and served on jasmine rice. Sides are just as impressive – try the Bangkok spicy chicken wings (peng gai kao prik) which are fragrant with chilli and lemongrass; light and crispy pork skins (cap moo); or roti with chilli jam massaman. There are no desserts but Thai juices are made in-house. Quick, fun and delicious.
- High point: Thai food that feels a bit different
- Low point: No advance booking and cash only
- Notable dish: goong frong beer, cap moo, peng gai kao prik
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: R&B
- Capacity: 49
- Largest group: No bookings (largest table 11)
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £11.50 per bottle
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