Star of Siam at the Highfield Hotel

4.8
124 reviews
£25 and under
Thai
From Bangkok to Tyne and Wear, East Rainton restaurant The Star of Siam brings a real flavour of South East Asia to North East England. Set within the Highfield Hotel, a modern, well-appointed stop off within reach of Durham, Sunderland and the North Pennines, The Star of Siam is the longest established Thai restaurant in the region, providing hotel residents and local guests with delicious Eastern food for many years. Praised by press and recipient of a number of awards and accolades, including the prestigious Thai Select Award, The Star of Siam specialises in extremely authentic food, cooked by a team of talented cooks led by a head chef who perfected his trade in the world famous Bangkok Mandarin Oriental on the banks of the Chao Praya river.
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Stevo
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, once food was ordered service was good.
Had to wait a little while to order food. Staff were friendly professional and polite

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ClaireD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the service very quick and professional. The restaurant is very clean and welcoming.
It was awhile since I was last there but I will be back regularly from now, great restaurant great value, great staff.

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PaulB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything excellent .. Love to go here and one of the best restaurants in the North East..

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AmandaR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great visit . Fantastic food and great value for money .

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ChristineT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Good covid precautions in place. Friendly staff x

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EdithN
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh food, friendly staff and reasonably priced drinks. Good choice and great value early bird menu.

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KathleenG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here using eat out to get discount, food was it’s usual high standard
Service was very good and staff were their usual helpful pleasant selves
Highly recommended by all our party

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Jam0Jam55
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing
Lovely surrounds with wonderful helpful pleasant staff 🌟🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
We had the banquet for two nice romantic setting.
All the course were delicious
THE BEST THAI MEAL EVER
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Shame we’re so far away
We will be back
Save the honey for my herbal teas
🍯 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝🍯
Stay Safe and Strong

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food in a spacious restaurant. Understandably busy and food was a little slow but we were informed of the delay promptly but staff. Soft drinks not overpriced.

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Selina
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time Iv been and both times staff are friendly food is lovely , cannot fault I will be returning

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, excellent value for money, great choice of authentic thai food.

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JoJo
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, nice atmosphere with a great view. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!

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JodieC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Thai food. The staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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LeanneA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday meal for 14 of us food was beautiful service was good x

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TracyW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Booked through open table and had a confirmation but they had no record of our booking ! Luckily they squeezed us in . Food was lovely and excellent value . Very busy and quiet warm . Very noisy . A table of 6 woman at the side of us who were squeezing and shouting !!

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MaryS
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always great food and service. My only comment is that the restaurant is looking a bit “tired” and could do with some refurbishment. This won’t stop be from going.......see you next time.

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SteveR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food coupled with friendly service. We have been here several times and have found both of these aspects very consistent.
Would definitely recommend.

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GaryB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saturday evening meal at the Star of Siam - we booked early - 7pm, good to see that most of the tables were full. Service was good and food was excellent. Will definitely be going again - soon.

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RosS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Star of Siam a number of times, on weekends and during the week. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. The staff are brilliant and nothing is too much trouble. The lunch menu is really good value. Can highly recommend the Star of Siam to anyone.

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tommyc
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

one of the best thai restaurants we have eaten in, excellent food and service

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MaryS
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food at Star of Siam. It never disappoints always fresh, hot and tasty.

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StephenS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my husband's birthday, the staff at The Star of Siam could not have been more pleasant and attentive. The food was outstanding and delicious. I recommend The Star of Siam in the most glowing terms in relation to service, quality, excellence and taste. Very well done indeed. We will certainly be back.

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Selondonlad
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at great prices.

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hannahb
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very accommodating staff! Had a group of 18 and the staff were so attentive and lovely. Would defo recommend to anyone!

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GeoffD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant and attentive staff. Food was excellent. Will come again.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food but restuarant was busy and service was poor and slow. Waited approx 1 hour between courses

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PeterW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. Will definitely be back. A bit quiet though.

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MichelleC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great value two course meal but main menu excellent value too.

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PeterH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch menu is very good value for money.
The food was excellent and the service was faultless.
The restaurant is very authentic just how a thai restaurant should be.
Will definitely be visiting again soon

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LesS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thai food, service was quick and friendly even on a really busy night. Can't fault it.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and quick service , all courses were delicious, we will definitely be back again

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GraceM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place; the staff were all friendly and efficient. The food was excellent ant very reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole night was lovely , was our first time and we looking to book for my 50th in January as the food was really good

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AilsaH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and service and very good value for money

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ClaireA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food as ever and service exceptional. It's a tradition that we go here every year for both my husband and daughters birthday. The staff always put themselves out and prepare a dessert and candle for them!!

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EllenL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I booked on-line through OpenTable but I had to make changes to the booking which proved difficult as the web site would not let me make changes. I then rang the restaurant in the morning of the day I wanted the booking to make the changes required. However, when we arrived at the restaurant NO BOOKING. We did get a table but I was annoyed. The service was extremely slow, it was 45 minutes before we were able to place our food order. The food was lovely but one gets a bit put off when having to wait ages. So not altogether pleased with the experience.

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WendyQ
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was extremely bland and poor quality I eat a lot of Thai food and this was nothing near to how it should taste, the staff were very helpful and friendly the rooms were clean and tidy and comfortable

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ElizaW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is freshly cooked, flavoursome and authentically Thai. Service is excellent. Certainly recommend

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PaulB
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,presentation and service and good value

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WalterB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent friendly service, we have been coming here since it opened and it is as good now as it was then with authentic Thai food. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Star of Siam at the Highfield Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 512 0905.

Star of Siam at the Highfield Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.