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We’re in the heart of Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile and Gressmarket so we are ideally situated for a post-shopping or tourist attraction visiting break!

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Please note that we are now closing the restaurant between 4 and 5pm.

We cannot take bookings via email, please call 0131 225 6633 to book into the restaurant.

The Thai Orchid restaurant is a delightful Thai, family run Edinburgh restaurant. We were one of the first Thai Restaurants to open in Edinburgh in 1996 and we have gone from strength to strength since relocating to Johnston Terrace, just off the Royal Mile and up from the Grassmarket in June 2005.

Situated under the fantastic shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the restaurant is modern, uncluttered, comfortable and spacious, leaving the authentic Thai artworks to speak for themselves. The friendly, welcoming Thai staff remain the same, and will help guide you through the exciting menu which is regularly updated with new additions including fantastic seafood dishes. We also have an extensive wine menu so you can choose a wine to compliment your meal and relax fully in our beautiful surroundings.

We are proud of our Thai food menus and we source only the best ingredients with herbs, spices and vegetables flown directly from Thailand and the best quality meat and fish sourced locally from Shaws Fine Meats in Comely Bank, Edinburgh and Eddie’s Seafood in Marchmont, Edinburgh.

The Thai Orchid is also a healthy choice as M.S.G is never used in the preparation of any of our dishes so you can be sure you are getting only the best, most healthy of Thai Meals.

A warm welcome and the famous Thai smile await you at the Thai Orchid, one of the best Thai restaurants in Edinburgh and loved by our visitors.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The Thai Orchid are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Hitlist status by The List. This means The List recommends our restaurant as one of the best places to eat of its kind in Edinburgh. Come and dine with us and see how you rate us!

Thai Food Take Away Available

We also offer a carryout service so you can now pop in on your way home from work, grab yourself a warming thai takeaway and enjoy the fantastic Thai Orchid food at home. Perfect for those late work nights when you want a taste of your favourite restaurant but can only face a night at home on the sofa!

Call 0131 225 6633 to order or book a table in the restaurant

Our Edinburgh Restaurant Reviews

We are very proud of our restaurant reviews and are ever grateful that our customers take the time to tell us of their experience; it’s these reviews that we believe makes us one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh for service and quality. Read our reviews of yourselves then come visit us and see what you think.

Favourite Thai Restaurant My favourite thai restaurant in the world. I can recommend the papaya salad and the chicken panang, but everything is top class!
By Michaela Johansson

Excellent Excellent Thai food and tastes as it is served in Thailand
By Barry Dickson

Fantastic Fantastic Restaurant, ALWAYS go here when in Edinburgh.
By David Harvey

The food is excellent My husband and I would very much like to say how much we loved Thai Orchid. This is the 2nd time we have visited Edinburgh and we had no hesitations about where we were going to eat. The food is excellent, authentic thai food with a quality that is 2nd to none. The service is excellent from start to finish, from the taking of our coats to giving us our bill. Reasonably priced as well. When we return to Edinburgh Thai Orchid will be our first port of call – booking in advance though to avoid dissapointment. 10 out of 10.
By Kathryn Louise Davis

Best restaurant The best restaurant in Edinburgh!
By David Nears

Restaurant Opening Times

Open from Midday until Midnight for lunch and dinners, 7 days a week. Last orders at 10.45.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day each year.

Please note that our restaurant is very popular and you are best to book a table, particular at key times such as Sat night to guarantee you will be able to dine with us.

Call 0131 225 6633 to book a table or order your take away