REVIEW – Ruan Thai, Cockburn Street

Ruan Thai is nestled down Craig’s Close in Cockburn Street but is definitely worth seeking out.  A sandwich board marks the spot to this small and intimate Thai Restaurant.  Once settled inside this restaurant, it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle from Edinburgh city.

Down a close

My dining partner and I took advantage of their early dinner offer of two courses for £14 which is available during the week.  We chose a chilled Singha beer to re-live our Thai holiday-drink on home soil.  I had pork ribs for starter with sweet chilli sauce which was tasty, but the sauce didn’t pack the spicy punch I was expecting. 

Delicious Starter

Delicious starter

We both chose the thai green chicken curry, which was medium spicy and the sauce was full of many herbs and spices that gave our tastebuds a full work out.  The curry was also of a decent sized portion, but was served as pictured, as opposed to you spooning the curry out of the bowl like other Thai restaurants. 

Flavoursome curry

The Thai service on offer is extremely efficent to make sure you don’t want anything else as opposed to rushing you out the door.   We didn’t have time for dessert or coffee this time, but it would be a good place to linger with the atmospheric music and soak in the carvings on the wall and examine the designs in the glass tables. 

Ruan Thai is not my favourite Thai restaurant in Edinburgh (which is currently Passorn ) but is certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Down Craig's Close

Suitable for disabled?  Unfortunately down a set of stairs.

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