Sukhothai in Headingley is the second Sukhothai Thai restaurant to open in Leeds. Situated just off Otley Road on the corner of St Anne’s Road, this restaurant provides the same ambience, comfort and styling of the Chapel Allerton branch. Its out-of-town location means that guests at Sukhothai Headingley are able to enjoy the same delicious food without the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
The restaurant boasts a collection of specially imported Thai artefacts and ornaments to give guests an authentic dining experience from start to finish. With intricately carved stone and wood plaques on the walls and ceiling, Sukhothai does a fantastic job of completely immersing diners in Thai culture. Due to the opulence of the décor, the rest of the restaurant is kept low-key, with simple table settings and gentle spot lights to lift the room.
The restaurant’s concentration on fresh produce, cooked simply to release the natural flavours makes it a haven for those looking for the pinnacle of Thai cuisine. As Ban, the restaurant owner, believes, Thai food is a harmony of different tastes and is based on the flavours of spicy, sweet, sour and salty. All dishes can be cooked to your own preferred tastes and if you want the hear turned up a bit, the Chefs are happy to oblige.
The menu offers a vast array of authentic Thai dishes including the universally popular Pad Thai noodles and Thai green curry as well as more unusual but equally delicious items such as Phed Ma Kham, sliced roast breast of duck with mixed vegetables, topped with a tamarind sauce. A number of fish dishes also demand attention such as the stunning Pla Neung Manow, or seabass steamed with Chinese leaf, chilli, coriander, lemon and garlic. There is also a fabulous selection of vegetarian dishes that are packed with flavour and presented spectacularly.
Sukhothai in Headingly, Leeds, is a fabulous Thai restaurant that is perfect for connoisseurs and first-time triers of Thai cuisine. A visit is highly recommended if you have never been beofre, or a return trip for those who haven't been in a while.