• Claire Bradshaw

Take Your Tastebuds to Thailand with The Icon Thai


What springs to your mind when you think of Thai food? Authentic Southeast Asian flavours? Fresh, aromatic ingredients? A little bit of heat and spice? If all of the above sounds pretty good, you’re in luck – Newcastle’s newest Thai destination, The Icon Thai Restaurant, is serving up all this and more down in Honeysuckle.

Situated in a prime waterfront location on Honeysuckle Drive, The Icon Thai opened its doors in early February 2019. It’s run by local husband and wife duo, Tide and Nina Bandith.

“The team is very proud to be serving up authentic Thai food right in the heart of Newcastle, with an aim to make you feel like you’re taking a trip to Thailand when you visit,” says Tide, who is head chef as well as owner at Icon. He’s been preparing deliciou