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5.4 /6 Excellent 66 Reviews

The Old Siam - Newcastle

Quayside Thai £££ +100

About The Old Siam - Newcastle

Dear diners, Friday and Saturday bookings must be made via telephone, we are unable to accept online bookings on Fridays or Saturdays. Please call or email the restaurant directly.

Just a short walk from the stunning Tyne Bridge over to Gateshead, The Old Siam brings the ancient culinary arts of Southeast Asia and Thailand to the thriving city centre of Newcastle (and a sister restaurant in York). This 65-seater restaurant is spread over two floors at its location along Side, just up from the intersection with Quayside and Sandhill. The food here has a southern Thai influence, turning up the heat with a wide variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Through outfitted with a private dining room and even cinema facilities, booking in for a casual meal from The Old Siam’s lunch and dinner menus is fantastically rewarding. Go for the fiery gaeng phet pla – a traditional red curry of salmon or seabass.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:45
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:45
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:45
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:45
  • Sunday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:30
The Old Siam - Newcastle, 1-3 Side, NE1 3JE Newcastle


66 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 66 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: mute
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
26.06.2017 08:59

The food was great and the service was excellent. The place is lovely, clean, bright and tastefully decorated, and I had a great time. Thanks

1 review so far 6
22.06.2017 16:48

Food was amazing and the service was spectacular - cant recommended this place enough! Had red curry and red wine chicken wings! Really good prices too

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 11:00

Excellent service waitresses quietly in background waiting if needed ,food as always exceptional and would certainly recommend the gang panang curry.Reasonable prices so go and enjoy

1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 08:18

Excellent meal good service . Authentic flavours. Great choice on the menu . Very reasonably priced for the position on the quayside . Would visit again

1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 18:35

We are lucky to have an Old Siam in York where we live and eat there regularly so when in Newcastle with a party of 10 we booked in the Newcastle venue. Lovely restaurant on two floors, very professional staff and the food was fantastic as usual for 9 of us, one guy ordered steak and it was not that good, we didn't complain at the time as the rest was outsainding, maybe an off night with the steak. Never the cheapest, however you pay for what you get, quality !! We would be straight back next time we are in town, thank you.

1 review so far 6
08.07.2016 08:25

Very warm welcome. Got our drinks wrong at first but the wrong ones were kept and on the house with profuse apologies even though we really didn't mind (more bemused at the experience of getting sambucca and coke instead of vodka!). Food, as always, out of this world delicious. Only problem was we were so full from our mains that we didn't have room to try one of the scrummy looking new desserts they have started doing. Highly recommend, will definitely go back again.

1 review so far 4
22.01.2017 08:06

We arrived and were quickly seated. The restaurant is over 2 levels although neither room was exceptionally big. Drinks and food order was taken. Service in between courses was a little slow and sometimes we felt like we were missed out. An example being everyone got prawn crackers...we didn't. Food itself was ok. Had a platter to start with which was tasty. Mains were generous...perhaps not as flavoursome as would have liked. Just hot in spice! Lovely location and staff were friendly. Not sure I'd go back again but glad I've been.

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 17:53

I had booked the table on line, asking for a quiet table upstairs. Everything turned out perfect. We ordered a set meal for three, so that we could try a selection of different dishes. Highly recommended, great food and well presented. The very attentive staff helped to make this a memorable evening. Well done "Old Siam" George Taylor

1 review so far 3
07.06.2016 09:52

A party of 9 went to this quaint restaurant it felt like sitting in someone's living room, and we were a bit squished. Food was nice, plenty of it but I felt quite overpriced. When I booked I advised that there would be 9 or 10 of us. They charged us £25 service charge saying the booking was for 10 we found this quite extortionate . The front of house staff were very perfunctory and didn't try to build a rapport. Overall ok place but wouldn't go for a special occasion.

1 review so far 4
23.01.2017 10:09

We have been here many times over the years. It is still good, but not as good as we remember it. I think the term "stir fry" is a bit misleading because a lot of the stir fry dishes are basically meat (or fish) but very little by way of vegetables, just some cucumber and decorative carrot. I think they need to improve this. The flavours are good.

1 review so far 6
08.06.2016 08:03

Really nice, helpful and polite staff. Food excellent and price very reasonable. Restaurant is in a nice spot and has a clean look about the place. Worth booking in advance as a lot of people notice how inviting it is as the walk past. ****

1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 22:34

Wasn't too busy but not sure why as beautiful food & highly presentable & polite team of workers. Good value for money & was nice to watch the Toon's 'wildlife' passing by from the window seat. ;-) Thank you - booking was very easy too.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 08:35

The Old Siam is an oasis of refinement and gentility in a hectic corner of Newcastle. The staff are delightfully courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. The food is a triumph. I cannot recall abetter couple of hours than those spent dining at The Old Siam.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 07:43

Lovely restaurant in great location. Very friendly staff as well. Menu was good with a lot of choice. Starters were gud spicy fish cakes (could have been spicier) & tom yum soup. Mains were excellent, lots of taste, lots of flavour & really good value for money. We would return.

1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 09:31

Simply the best Thai restaurant we have ever been to. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly and helpful. If you like Thai and are in the Tyneside area, then a visit to The Old Siam is a must.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 08:09

The 3rd time my partner and I have visited and each time ordered the banquet for 2... absolutely out of this world! Each dish so delicious and the friendly staff are just lovely. Highly recommend this place.

1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 13:51

Very pleasant staff and amazing food. I ordered the special lamb shank and it was very tender and just melted off the bone. We tried the Thai wine what was a nice accompaniment to the meal

1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 09:00

Me and my party of 6, we were all very happy with our meals and will be looking to return. Great service, great authentic food. Only comment was the door opened numerous times through our meal which let in a very cold draft.

1 review so far 6
12.08.2016 15:05

Excellent food, great value and attentive but not overbearing service - faultless ! Looking forward to a revisit next time we are in Newcastle. We booked but they were managing to accommodate people without bookings

1 review so far 5
30.09.2016 10:55

Excellent food, drink and service. Somewhat shabby chic environment but this didn't deter from overall enjoyment. We were only a small party of 3 diners but staff were coping admirably with a large group in a cramped but busy restaurant.