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The Old Siam

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1-3 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
+44 191 261 5590
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I haven't been for a few months so maybe the restaurant has vastly improved, but when I went here I didn't like it at all. I am not a fussy eater and I almost always finish my food, but I left half my meal in this restaurant. The prawns didn't taste fresh. Thai food can be so, so much better.... More 

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London
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here. Authentic and spicy, the Papaya salad was amazing! Will definitely go again!

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Thank Luke H
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant that was a pleasure to find and highly recommended if you enjoy Thai food. The service is incredibly attentive and very friendly and the food, oh the food was so tasty. I think I will be heading back here next time I am in town. Not sure if it is as busy throughout the week... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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218 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us and when we walked in I really liked the atmosphere. The service was excellent and very friendly. But the food this day was not up to par. The milk in the soup was curdled, the mussels were overcooked and tough. But the Duck stir fry was wonderful. If I head back there again I... More 

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Thank Iamalwayslost
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not the biggest fan of Thai cuisine but the food was very good. The service was friendly and efficient and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant. I would unreservedly recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank Efstathios D
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set menu B this time round for a celebration meal. Staff again excellent, food fabulous. Bit busier this time which was nice to see. Will visit again if/when back in Newcastle.

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1 Thank Simon D
Northumberland
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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited The Old Siam, Newcastle in October as a surprise anniversary meal. To be fair I didn't know it existed until we arrived there! Very surprised at how nice it was with really friendly staff, lovely authentic Thai food and Chang beer. After visiting Bangkok and Phuket back in May this year The Old Siam had a lot to compete... More 

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North East England
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231 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

There is a much wider choice of Thai restaurants in Newcastle than ever before which is great. However, if you are down on the quayside then The Old Siam is not only an excellent Thai restaurant but also the best choice for food there. Our soft shell crab was spicy and tasty, the chicken tom yum soup was not spicy... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Yeah pretty decent Thai food, not as good as Zen in Durham or Zap in Newcastle. I'd won't be going back, not because it wasn't decent, it's simply because there are much better options.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

First time in this restaurant and won't be our last food was fantastic. Would advise booking table upstairs much nicer setting. Starters were large glad we shared a rice with main.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 5590

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