A Restaurant with one of the best views of Edinburgh Castle is Chaophraya Thai Restaurant Edinburgh. On the 4th Floor in Castle Street, you can have a direct Castle view, while enjoying Thai Food. 8 Chaophraya Restaurants are spread around Scotland and northern England, in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh. I found the Restaurant via Google Maps with comments stating it’s the best Thai Restaurant in the Scottish capital City. For sure I gave it a try!
Chaophraya Edinburgh is a Restaurant offering Thai fine dining in a stylish interior with a view of Edinburgh Castle. When entering the building you have to take the lift to the third floor, and then walk a staircase one floor up. Through this shiny black staircase, you enter the Restaurant and walk straight up to the Reception. As I was not sure about how busy the Restaurant is for Lunch I did an online table reservation. But luckily, as I got a 50% discount on my Meals through this online reservation. Seconds after I was seated at my windowfront Table I was offered the Menu. The service lady was super friendly and seemed to be always next to my table if I needed something throughout my Lunch at Chaophraya Edinburgh.
Going to a Thai Restaurant as a vegetarian is always nice. Wherever I am, I usually always order Spring Rolls and a Pad Thai with Tofu. Of course, this was what I ordered at Chaophraya Edinburgh, too. And as I anyway got a discount for my meals, why not ordering a Starter and a Main Dish! Besides those both dishes being my absolute all-time favourites, there are other meat-free dishes available. You can find the menu including prices on their website here.
The ‘Tofu Pad Thai Noodle‘, also called Pad Thai Pak are suitable for vegetarians and contain nuts. For £9 you get ‘Stir-fried Thai rice noodles in tamarind sauce with tofu, spring onions, carrots, sweet turnip and bean sprouts, topped with pickled vegetables’. The ‘Vegetable Spring Rolls‘, also known as Por Pia Pak, cost £6.50 and are ‘crispy spring rolls filled with carrot and vermicelli served with sweet chilli sauce‘. My personal highlight at Chaophraya Thai Restaurant Edinburgh were the starters, the Spring Rolls. They were super crispy and the veggies inside soft and the Dip was well seasoned. A bit of a downer was the Pad Thai in my opinion. While the Tofu bits were fried and very good, the Pad Thai somehow looked, and tasted, as if they were swirled in tomato ketchup. The Sauce was red and tasted very sweet. A taste I’m not used to find in a Pad Thai. But still, I can recommend having either Lunch or Dinner at Chaophraya Edinburgh. And don’t forget to mention that you want a table with Castle View.
Address Chaophraya Edinburgh
33 Castle St
Edinburgh EH2 3DN
Opening Hours: daily from 12 am, thu-sat till 10:30 pm, all the other days till 10 pm