Following the First Minister’s announcement on 11 May 2021, we will be extending our opening hours to 10.30pm from Tuesday, 18 May 2021 (Monday closed).  Tables will be for a maximum of 6 from 3 households.  And, more excitedly, we will be able to serve you your favourite alcoholic drinks with your meals.

Please note we’ve signed up for the Check In Scotland campaign.  If you’ve the Check In Scotland app, please scan the QR code when you arrive at the restaurant and re-scan the code to check out when you leave.

Also, our excellent value set lunch menu is now being served until 5pm DAILY (except Monday).

We strongly recommend that you make a reservation in advance by sending us a message using the ‘Booking Enquiry’ page on the website.

Thank you and see you soon!




Spirit of Thai opened to a fanfare of rave reviews in the summer of 2006 and has since established itself as a firm magnet for Thai food lovers. The restaurant is conveniently situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s theatreland, just a stone’s throw away from the Lyceum, Usher Hall and the Filmhouse. Its location is perfect for enjoying a relaxing meal before or after shows and concerts to round off an unforgettable evening.

Spirit of Thai’s interior decor is a subtle blend of the traditional and the modern, with tiled floors, magnolia walls and wooden ceiling beams creating a calming cottage feel, where customers can enjoy an authentic Thai meal in a tranquil atmosphere. The warmth of the service and surroundings extends to the exotic, aromatic food. Each dish on the extensive menu is clearly and accurately described, and the welcoming staff are on hand to offer customers advice and recommendations if needed.