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Similan Thai

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251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23, England
+44 1425 280 888
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wish I lived closer!

We come here every time we visit Highcliffe and are never disappointed. Friendly and professional. Delicious food, delightfully presented. Great choice. Not normally a pudding eater but decided to try the coconut ice-cream based on other reviews, and so glad we did! Great value too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda1062
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here every time we visit Highcliffe and are never disappointed. Friendly and professional. Delicious food, delightfully presented. Great choice. Not normally a pudding eater but decided to try the coconut ice-cream based on other reviews, and so glad we did! Great value too.

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Thank Linda1062
New Milton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try and was very pleased we did. Perfectly cooked and presented. The owners took time to ensure all customers were happy. I would say the portions were a little small for the price but this seems usuall with Tahi for some reason. Definitely worth going, thank you.

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Thank Kieran H
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, good atmosphere and lovely staff. Really good choice on the menu and a good selection of wines. Thank you

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Thank Penny S
Framfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! A real mid week treat with work mates, just passing very impressed, full of flavour!

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Thank Richard S
Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We visited 2 weeks ago then had to go back because it was so good. There is an extensive menu, the service is excellent and the food arrives quickly and is very well prepared and presented. The wine list is varied and very good value. We will certainly be visiting again!

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Thank andyh2468
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is a small restaurant owned and managed by a Thai husband and wife team. The menu is extensive and the food is excellent. I had dim sum dumplings and a green curry, both were very good. At £93 for four, including a good bottle of wine, this restaurant is very good value. the only con is a lack of... More 

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Thank Tony W
Cheshire
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Thai food has always been one of my favourite food styles and when I found this restaurant on Tripadvisor, so close to where I was staying, I took the opportunity to give it a try. This is not a particularly large restaurant with probably 30 covers, so it is nicely atmospheric. The staff are very welcoming and showed me quickly... More 

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Thank MalvolioCheshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have now been to Similan Thai many times, the food is always fantastic and affordable. Very relaxed and comfortable environment and a pleasure to visit each time. I will continue to recommend Similan Thai to anyone visiting Highcliffe.

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Thank Elise G
Dorset
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433 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They say "Somporn & Kai welcome you to their family owned restaurant serving the most authentic Thai cuisine the Christchurch area." I say don't be put off by the slightly scruffy exterior as the interior is spotless, service friendly and food faultless. Their claim to be the most authentic Thai restaurant is probably true - the only local competition coming... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a great little restaurant. Great authentic Thai food, great service & excellent value for money. Oh, & to finish the meal we had the homemade coconut ice cream which was to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 280 888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?