Krua Thai Cookery School
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what people are saying about us


Thanks chef!   I am sweating chef!!! Craziest job I’ve ever had hahahaha so tonight they have:  Grilled Lobster, Steamed fish Thai style, Green curry, hot and sour soup amazing king prawns, Sirloin beef salad, Papaya salad, Fried rice.  The recipes you gave me, they’ve tried already and asked for it again!


The three nights so far we have been 100% fully booked and we have turned an extra 20% away…..Sam has been brilliant. He has coped under pressure and with a novice team he is building their confidence. The dishes look great and presented very well… so far it’s gone very well


Rujira is a very friendly and helpful person. The house is as it was described on Airbnb. Rujira had the patience and friendliness to show me the neighbourhood and teach me how Edinburgh works. Furthermore, she advised me on many aspects of the city. A lovely city. I am more than happy with her and the house. I felt like I was at home. I recommend her home to have a lovely stay in Edinburgh!

Dr. Nicolas, Argentina

I had a wonderful stay with Ru and Ian. Both were marvellous hosts that made me feel very welcome in their home. This is much more than somewhere to merely sleep, they really do look after you. It’s impossible to enter the kitchen without Ru making sure you’ve had something to eat and drink! I’d recommend staying here in an instant and will definitely be putting friends in touch when they visit Edinburgh.

Stacy, PhD. student from Wales

Perfect. Beautiful comfy room in lovely, spotlessly clean and well located house. Rujira and Ian are wonderful hosts: friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. And I was fortunate enough to be able to ask Rujira to cook her fantastic Thai dinners twice. Feel very lucky to have stayed there and would definitely stay again given the chance! Many thanks Rujira and Ian!

Dr. Melani, NGO Director, Panama

Ru and Ian are wonderful hosts. They have a beautiful home, immaculately clean, and comfortable. Loved our chats at her kitchen counter. Ru can whip up a delicious 2 or 3 course meal in less than 15 minutes. Her skills in the kitchen are quite amazing!

Sheila, a student from Canada

Ru and Ian are wonderful people. I felt at home from the very first day. When I first arrived I was helped with shopping and I was even given a great home-cooked dinner. Ru literally has a degree in hospitality! She is delightful to talk to, and her house is beautiful and well kept, not to mention the great views it has! You are close to bus stations and a mall/supermarket. I would definitely recommend!

Aded, Princeton University USA

Ru was amazing from the start picking me up from the airport and providing me professionally cooked Thai food for lunch. The room is very clean and very well decorated with a homely atmosphere. I would recommend all first time visitors to stay. Ru will take good care of you!

Dr. Nicolas, Singapore

I can’t imagine a better place to start my journey in Edinburgh. Ru is an amazing person – right from the start she picked me up from the airport and served an amazing dinner. The room is very clean and all around the house, you can feel a homely atmosphere. Ru cooking is amazing! I can’t remember when was the last time I have eaten such amazing Thailand food. I recommend this house to anyone who is visiting Edinburgh as a perfect place to stay.

Piotr, Software engineer from Poland

What a wonderful experience staying with one of the Krua host families in Edinburgh. I stayed at Professor Roland and Janet’s house (house number 4). I was coming for a meeting at the Wellcome Trust Center, and the location was just excellent (10 min walk from the Uni). The house was amazing. Really beautiful. Janet was taking care of every single detail. Wonderful breakfast and dinner and a great Thai party at Ru’s place as well! I do thank Ru, Prof. Roland and Janet for being so warm and welcoming and for making me feel at home.

Dr. Anna, Spain

Ru and Ian are just fantastic. The house is really beautiful and my room is quite big and really clean (at least four stars hotel standard). The location is really convenient too, bus stop on sight and easily get to the city center. Ian is really really nice, he gave me a really great overview of the history of Edinburgh and pointed out many places to see, we had some nice talking during breakfast as well. Ru is so sweet and considering, moreover, really a good cook! Highly recommend this listing. Amazing value and experience!

Ryan, PhD student from China

My host Ru was amazing. She answered all of my emails promptly after I requested to stay at one of her properties. She picked me up from the airport took me to my host family which was nearby her place. The accommodations were exactly as depicted on the site. Ru made me a cake to go with my tea. Of course, she offered me toast, coffee and the like. There are buses that run along the street of the accommodations straight into town and around the surrounding areas. I prefer to walk. Ru gave me a map and it was about a half-hour walk into town, however, it may have taken me longer as I stopped to take pictures of the beautiful gardens along my walk and check out the shopping mall/plaza and shops on the way. I arranged to have a cooking class at Ru’s Thai Cookery (Cooking School) and that was amazing. We sat and spoke for hours after. Ru is a very busy woman but she is very accommodating as much as she can be and she really was. The people that I stayed with, Ian and Ann were very pleasant and welcoming. They were home when I dropped my bags in the morning when I arrived and then again in the evening when I came home after being out all day and briefly caught up on the day. I sat with them in the kitchen in the morning as they offered me cereal and toasts, jellies, coffee or tea and talked about the day, etc. It is nice being in such accommodations-meeting the locals, I feel more at home than staying at a huge hotel. It was awesome!

Etty, USA

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.