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Thai Orchid

is an Oasis of Serenity on Busy Argyle Street, with Excellent Value

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EAT Thai in a restaurant

why should you go?...

Step from a busy business stretch of Argyle Street into the relaxing Thai oasis that is Thai Orchid. Relax to calming ethnic music while a simply delicious Thai meal has you delving into one succulent spicy forkful after another.

The main menu offers a larger choice, and the set lunch and pre-theatre menus provide excellent value for money. All delivered by elegant wait staff in Thai dress, in soothing minimal surroundings.

who goes there?...

Business people, some pre-theatre goers, knowing locals.

what's it like inside?...

Thai Orchid sits quietly behind an unassuming window and cute awning in the bustling business district stretch of Argyle Street. Step into the cool interior and feel the relaxing Thai string music work its wonders very quickly. The décor is tasteful and minimal.

Plain white walls are given drama with some well placed photos of Thai ethnic everyday life – close-ups of children and priests in magnificent amber robes demand attention. Staff in Thai dress welcome with deferential smiles, ready to impress.

how are the staff?...

Thai Orchid staff really are very pleasant, with smiles all over their faces. They females always look cool and elegant, even when busy. Guests receive a polite bow as greeting, and are shown to their tables with grace.

Menus and drinks arrive promptly, and questions about the menu are explained with ease. Altogether, Thai Orchid is very welcoming indeed, which helps explain its continuing popularity with workers from the nearby business district.

what's tasty on your plate?...

Thai food can be too spicy for some, but Thai Orchid covers the hot – cool spectrum with ease, keeping everyone happy. Thai parcels are stuffed with marinated chicken and come with a sweet chilli sauce that will kick without bruising.

Thai Orchid curry has enough lime to add a delicious fruity edge. Following all that spice, ice cream or Thai melon are both usually very welcome ends to a fantastic meal.

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what's the speciality of the house?...

Thai fishcakes are surprisingly wholesome and filling, combined with your choice of exotic rice. The red Thai curry, full of crisp vegetables and soaked in a cooling coconut sauce is an unusual spin on Thai cuisine.

what's good in your glass?...

There is a small but well selected wine list in Thai Orchid. Draught and bottled beers abound, probably as popular accompaniments to those wonderful spiced dishes. Soft drinks and bottled water are also available.

what else should you know?...

There is a lack of competition for Thai Orchid on this part of Argyle Street, despite all the large office blocks nearby. Combine this with excellent food at competitive prices and you have a restaurant that gets busy. So making an advance booking is a good idea.

is it good value?...

Thai Orchid presents an excellent selection of Thai cuisine for lucky diners. Set lunch and pre-theatre menus offer excellent value for money. The a-la-carte menu obviously has more choices, but won’t have you digging too deep either. Competitive prices are another reason for Thai Orchid’s ongoing popularity.

price check?... [ ? ]

Set Lunch£
Set Dinner-
House Wine££

when is it open?...

 food served

Mo 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 23:00
Tu 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 23:00
We 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 23:00
Th 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 23:00
Fr 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 23:00
Sa 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 23:00
Su 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 23:00

location, location, location...

336 Argyle Street, GLASGOW G2 8LY
(nearest cross street: Waterloo Street)

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getting there...

publicCadogan Street, Cadogan Sq (LLP)walk in 5
undergroundSt Enochwalk in 5
overgroundGlasgow Centralin the hood!


+44 (0) 141 846 0315 / main


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