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Within sight of the historic Micklegate Bar near the ancient city walls of York, The Old Siam brings the venerable cuisine of Southeast Asia and Thailand to the bustling city centre’s ‘Micklegate Run’ (and it has a sibling restaurant in Newcastle). This traditional restaurant offers traditional, home-cooked Thai cuisine, offering a balance of nuanced and delicate and hot and spicy meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Consistently ranked among the top restaurants in York – and a great alternative to the curry houses along Micklegate if you’re out and about – booking in for lunch and dinner at The Old Siam is a must. Go for a set menu or the spicy pla ma-naow – steamed fish served in a spicy delicious lemon and chilli sauce.
Excellent tasty food, Thai wine lovely, great friendly service, in a very warm restaurant on a cold and rainy day outside. Single flower on table added to the setting.
Cracking restaurant - been going for 10 years and always enjoy the same high quality of yummy food and friendly service. Highly recommend for either romantic dinner for tow or group night out.
Everything was excellent from the service to the food. On arrival we got water and Thai crackers, a cleansing wipe between courses and the food was sublime. We’ll definitely be returning!
Great service and delicious food. Lots of choice on menu being able to mix most dishes with any meat or fish. Everything I was hoping for. Would highly recommend.
Service was excellent and the flavours were more subtle and well blended than most Thai restaurants. The only area I would like to see is the desserts. Thai restaurants are not known for 'puddings'. This I appreciate, it is not their thing but it is the point where one often encounters the same mass produced desserts found in other similar restaurant. It makes the evening very short and the restaurant loses out on the chance to sell dessert plus coffee and another £7 plus per head. We went on to another restaurant for coffee and pudding. It is a shame because the rest of the meal was so good. Thanks Siam for a great 60th birthday meal. Well done
We hadn't been here for several years as other thai or asian places had opened up in York but was nice to revisit and see the standard hadn't slipped at this stalwart restaurant. Food was fresh and tasty and reasonably priced. Our highlight was the soft shell crab starter. The choice of beverage is limited but its the food that is the focus here quite rightly. Our server got a bit confused and offered us pudding menus before we received our mains. This may have inconvenienced other diners but we were in no rush and took it all in good humour even when it took 15 mins to get the bill. We will definitely return.
Staff were lovely, decor was fantastic and the restaurant was in a quieter part which was great as there were lots of stag and hen parties. The food was delicious, generous portions and had good flavour but could have done with a bit more heat as in chilli. However, my partner and I do enjoy hot food a lot so it might be our pallets. Good selection of drinks. Lovely to see a mix of people from couples to families with children.
I had a table for 5 people booked, when we are the restaurant was empty apart for a table of two.We stood around for a few minutes then were told our table was a small table for for with a chair on the end..not enough room for five very squashed.I asked for extra space as I had booked ?and the place was empty..more standing around .eventually an extra table was added so we could sit down.The food and drinks were ordered and arrived promptly, both were very good .Overall a good experience I would return and would recommend.
We booked this restaurant based on the excellent reviews that other people had provided and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and the service couldn't be faulted. Our booking was for 9.30 and they were even prepared to accommodate a large group of people that arrived and had not booked. Very welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely visit again if we are in York.
The food was really tasty. The chicken wings in red wine sauce an absolute must. We are still raving about them. The staff are lovely. I explained I'm not a fan of lemongrass and the waitress helped me pick a dish that didn't have it in but also didn't compromise the dish. U must go