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