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Sailors Thai Restaurant

106 George St., The Rocks (Argyle St.) Send to Phone
02 9251 2466
Dip into Sydney’s spicy side in the historic Rocks area beside the harbor.
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Lunch Thurs.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Sailors Thai Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Sailors Thai is a two-part establishment situated in an historic 1860s building that is a converted sailors’ home (hence the name). It works well because it can be all things to all people. Downstairs, the restaurant perpetuates the theme with colorful Thai silk-lined walls and offers Royal Thai cuisine served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The chefs’ sometimes-fiery food is assuredly good, and wines to suit chili heat are on the list. Expect dishes such as house-smoked ocean trout with palm sugar, peanuts and toasted coconut on betel leaves to begin, then seared tiger prawns in turmeric coconut cream, shucked-to-order oysters sparked with green chili and galangal dressing, and duck curry with cucumber relish. Children and tender-tongued diners need not fear, either. Some dishes rely more on fragrance than spice for their impact. All this happens within a swift sprint of the CBD making it ideal for business lunchers or people seeing the sights. Upstairs, Sailors Thai Canteen goes communal with a table seating 45 diners. Early birds know to nab balcony tables upstairs or on the terrace downstairs for harbor and quay views.

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