Anyone who’s been keeping a keen watch of the culinary scene in the region will know that there’s a fantastic array of Thai Restaurants in Leeds. It’s undoubtedly one of the fastest growing cuisines in the UK, perhaps inspired by an increased number of British people choosing Thailand as their holiday destination of choice.
The likes of Chaophraya and Sukhothai are amongst the most established restaurants in Leeds, well known for their high quality of food, creatively designed menus and the personal service. Although, they represent the tip of the iceberg, and those fond of Thai cuisine are truly spoilt for choice. Among the less well known, but essential places to add to your list is Thai Aroy Dee.
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Thai Aroy Dee is an understated Thai Restaurant, found in the heart of Leeds City Centre, just minutes walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, and across the road from one of Leeds most popular nightlife destination (Merrion Street.) Over the past few years, developed a reputation for its food in recent years and is regularly cited as one of the best value restaurants in Leeds.
Although it’s somewhat more subtle than its competition, with a relatively simplistic yet colourful decor, rather less showy than its competition and with a feel more akin to a Cafe/Canteen than a fine dining restaurant. However, the food here is fantastic and the service is welcoming.
If you’re considering a visit to Thai Aroy Dee, it’s advisable to book ahead, as they’re one of the most popular Thai restaurants in the region.
In a review by the Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this year, the menu was described “The menu offers a host of choices, several marked with bright red chillis to indicate strength, for diners like me who are always drawn to the sinister end of the spice scale.
We abdicate the responsibility for choosing by starting with the Special Hors d’Oeuvres (£12 for two) which is a plate laden with brittle chicken spring rolls, slabs of pork rib, minced chicken on toast and prawn parcels in a delicate batter, attractively presented with a crunchy salad and devilish chilli and peanut dips.
Best of this though is the satay – slithers of chicken, skewered, grilled and perfect for lathering in lashings of that peanut sauce”