Located in the idyllic old part of Edinburgh, near the old Castle. The cobbled streets and original Edinburgh architecture make for a lovely backdrop while dining at Dusit.
The real test whether a restaurant is doing well, is to check how busy they are on a Monday evening. Based on this test Dusit is doing extremely well. I was there on a Monday evening at 18.30pm (I managed to get the last free table) and saw guest after guest getting turned away or told they would have to wait at least 25mins before a spot would come available.
During my visit to Dusit I tried the following dishes:
- Fleeing Fish: A salad of crispy seabass combined with fresh mango, lime, ginger, cashew nuts and tossed in an exotic sweet tamarind dressing (8/10)
- Pretty Duck: Char-grilled magret of duck, flirting with fresh mango, cashew nuts and red onion, dressed with pineapple and crushed chilli (7.5/10)
- Gai Dusit: Our house special grilled marinated supreme of chicken topped with red onion, cashew nuts, fresh mango and pineapple and crushed chilli dressing (6.5/10)
- Kao Mow Tord: Banana coated in honey, oats and coconut, served with vanilla pod ice cream (7.5/10)
The bill at Dusit came to £37 (including voluntary service charge), which is a bit pricey but not excessive.
Overall rating for Dusit: 7/10
(The rating reflects quality of cooking, quality of food, overall service and price)