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Spirit of Thai

#439 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
West End
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44 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AP, Scotland
+44 131 228 9333
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening on a weekend break to Edinburgh. The menu was extensive, so much so we spent ages deciding what to have! We were thoroughly impressed, the food was super fresh and utterly delicious. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Cannot recommend highly enough. Just delicious.

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Thank KarenandPaul2012
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really loved the food in this restaurant, the staff were very attentive without being too much. The fish cakes were delicious, authentic and very tasty. I had the duck with red curry and that was also delicious. My friends had the mixed starters with chicken green curry and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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Thank Dianne201504
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled into this place on a whim and were ecstatic! They have a lovely atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. They also have very pleasant ambiance music. The food was amazing! The hot and sour soup alone gives this place a high rating! It is so amazing we are likely coming here every day we are in town.... More 

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Thank Monicaicequeen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for evening meal prior to cinema. The Thai fish cakes are spongy and tasteless. The duck dish was...average at best. Tofu main for my friend was poor. Busy with some atmosphere but forgettable food.

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Thank Coininban
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff who create a nicec vibe. Both of our dishes were delicious. It is quite a small place but has a great ambience!

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Thank Wnysmat
Ayr, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this little restaurant as a spur of the moment for a meal with family. It was first class - pleasant attentive staff, a nice menu and range of dishes - all cooked perfectly. Nice wine to accompany the food at a reasonable price. Very enjoyable.

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Thank neville r
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant by the owner of The Ginger Twist Yarn shop. I,m glad I asked. We were a walk in of 4 on Saturday night and they were busy but accommodated us. It was hard to choose from the menu as there was lots of choice. We all really enjoyed our dinner. Very good Thai. Not all... More 

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Thank V D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Booked an evening meal for 7 people to celebrate my wife's birthday. Two people ( total should have been 9) were unable to attend and on arrival we told the waitress who 'greeted us' the waitress made it very obvious that she was not happy at the two no shows and complained about it with much 'huffing and puffing' as... More 

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Thank DougieDunbar
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant five minutes from the usher hall. Excellent service , waitress was lovely , very attentive and polite. Food was excellent especially the prawn starters

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Thank Robert T
Waddington, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Staying close we found this gem while out on a walk, could not accommodate us right away but said in 3/4 of an hour a table would be free......... Two beers later we came back, food was absolutely first class, could not be faulted, even Thai basil was on top of the red curry, the Pad Thai was brilliant. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 9333

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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