The buzz surrounding the original branch of Sukhothai in Leeds has transferred well to Harrogate, and this offshoot does good business with locals and tourists alike. A requisite Buddha statue, water feature and assorted ethnic artefacts add some colour to the open-plan dining room, while the quality of the food ensures that this popular eatery is busy throughout the week. Furthermore, Sukhothai offers a mind-boggling array of options to suit all tastes, preferences and budgets – from pre-theatre deals and express lunches to a full carte, children’s menu and takeaways. Dishes of choice range from satays, tom yum soups and roast duck with tamarind to veggie ideas such as spicy green papaya salad and tofu pad prik gang (tofu red curry), which are happily served by warm, efficient staff. Sunday lunch is a family-style buffet.