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 £8 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price No set menu. Prices are lower before 6pm
Delicious, no-frills, street-food style Thai restaurant that’s easy on your budget but big on fun and flavour.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
A stone’s throw away from Bristo Square, Ting Thai Caravan is perfectly located for students and its style and pricing reflect that. But whatever stage of life you’re at, it’s hard not to fall in love with delicious, reasonably priced Thai food served in a no-frills, street-food style way. This restaurant started life as a pop-up takeaway, and while it doesn’t offer fine dining, it certainly offers fun dining. The music choice is an eclectic mix of the staff’s own playlists, the seating plan crams in tables and food arrives in takeaway-style cardboard containers. The classic pad Thai emerges steaming hot from the open-plan kitchen, with the goong version sees the addition of meaty, juicy prawns. A good array of side dishes are on offer, including a very moreish roti flatbread with chilli jam. Gluten-free diners will also be impressed by the number of clearly marked options available. Two things to be aware of: the restaurant can’t be booked and is cash-only.
- High point: Fantastic value
- Low point: Only takes cash so plan ahead
- Notable dish: Pad Thai
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Eclectic
- Capacity: 43
- Largest group: No bookings (largest table 11)
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £12 (500ml carafe) per bottle
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