Krua Thai Cookery School
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The School is busy throughout the year so please make an appointment well in advance prior to all meetings.

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How to find us

We are located in Edinburgh’s south side on one of the main arterial roads into Edinburgh. It is a pleasant affluent area near Edinburgh University Kings Buildings, a licensed bar and restaurant, Cameron Toll shopping centre (including Sainsburys), the Edinburgh Royal Observatory, a riding school and within a short bus journey to Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood Palace and the Scottish parliament.

By bus:
Approx. 15-20 minutes from city centre. Plenty buses to Krua Thai as we are on main road. There are two bus companies: Either Lothian buses (no. 7, 37, 47, 67, N37) or First buses (no 62). You will require the exact money (£1.90/trip or £4.50/day) when using Lothian buses. First buses provides change. There is an airport bus (no 100) to the city centre.

By taxi:
Taxis are very safe in the UK. There are many black cabs that can be picked up on the street or at taxi ranks in the city. Approximately 13-15 minutes from the city centre.

By plane:
See Approx. 20 – 30 minutes from the airport.

You can buy tickets at the train station or online. See Approx. 20 minutes from Waverley station by bus, or 13-15 mins. by taxi.

Only available from city centre to the airport. Visit

By car:
Arriving from the north, west or south west:
Join the city by-pass at the Gogar roundabout and drive south
Continue round the by-pass and take the Straiton turn-off (A701: City Centre/Peebles)
Follow signs to city centre and continue along main road, through 2 sets of traffic lights (road junctions) for exactly 2 miles
The Krua Thai Cookery School is on the right hand side of the road, 100 metres from the bottom of the brae (Scottish word meaning ‘hill’), just after Orchardhead Road on the right-hand side, next to the bus stop.

Arriving from the east, south or south-east:
Take the city by-pass travelling west from the A1
Continue round the by-pass and take the Straiton turn-off (A701: City Centre/Peebles). Follow the directions in 3 and 4 above
Parking is available in the drive-in.

Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century and is now a world heritage site. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character and beautiful setting. In summer, enjoy Edinburgh’s world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival.

There are plenty of quality hotels and bed and breakfast guest houses (B&B) with plenty to do and see. For more information please visit: and or contact the School.

General information can be found at:

Hotel and B&B near Krua Thai within walking distance 2-20 mins. The same route to Krua Thai/city. However, 2 mins. walk to the Brae Lodge guesthouse.

Contact Traveline: 0870 608 2608 or go online to:

Lothian Buses: 0131 555 6363 or go online to:

City Cabs: 0131 228 1211
Central Taxis: 229 2468

Edinburgh fringe Festival

Find us at venue 376

Following up on the amazing success of previous years, we are pleased to announce that we are once again back at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, during which we offer a range of classes, demonstrations and more!

To purchase tickets or to view what’s on offer please visit our page on the Edinburgh Fringe website.