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The Old Siam

1-3 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
+44 191 261 5590
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (91 reviews)
“green curry” (27 reviews)
“tom yum” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-3 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was full but they manages to find a table for 3. Service staff were really friendly and attentive. Got some traditional Thai dishes like Tom Yom soup and great curry rich dishes. Not the same taste as in Thailand but very tasty and...More

Thank Kjeld C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Downstairs was very full but the lovely host found this bunch of 6 drunken hooligans a table upstairs (probably to keep us away from the more sober folk). Beer and food came quickly, I had the satay off the tapas menu to start followed by...More

Thank BladderedBath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Newcastle on the way back from Scotland and needed a meal on a quiet Sunday evening. Have to say that it was the best Thai food I've had outside of Thailand. Ordered 7 tapas plates for 5 of us and each one was...More

Thank RobW_Waterloo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service always good but a bit disappointed this time .this has always been one of my favourite places for food , but don't know if they have changed chefs . Before the meal was always brought on a platter ( rice in a bowl)to transfer...More

Thank Geordiejoe2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been several times when this was the old Siam . Food normally excellent Now changed owners and is now Bangrak. Food last night was awful to say the least . Starters very greesy and main meals not good . What a waste of a good...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been a regular of the Old Siam, it's time to look elsewhere for authentic Thai food. The Old Siam is no more. Now renamed Bangrak Thai, the change has removed the atmosphere, the staff and the good food. Portions are a lot smaller and...More

Thank GColin G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The Thai Green Curry with sticky rice is a must, and it would be hard to find a Thai restaurant that does it better. The highlight was the Tom Yam soup, light, refreshing and full of spice. Sets you up perfect for a curry.

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We've eaten here every summer during our visits to Newcastle/Gateshead and we've enjoyed every meal. This year "no". The food wasn't as good. The service wasn't as attentive. And we were very disappointed. We had some of our standard choices, so it wasn't as though...More

1  Thank johndc274
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was delicious but quite pricey for what it was. An excellent range of Thai food though!

1  Thank Emma R
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Just around the corner from where we were staying. Plenty of choice of restaurants in the area. Decided on Thai and popped into this little restaurant. Thursday evening, so not to busy. Friendly welcoming & attentive staff, only outdone by the superb food. We chose...More

1  Thank Dave p
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Questions & Answers
25 November 2015|
Response from Saowanit K |
Yes ! We do have , can you please ask waiting staffs they can explain you which meal is gluten free . As. Starter. Grill big king prawn serve with spicy sauce Tomyum soup , Tom kha soup (coconut soup) Big green muscle... More
11 June 2015|
Response from JohnYorkYork | Property representative |
Yes we do takeaway but only as a collection we do not do he delivery
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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