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Similan Thai

251 Lymington Rd | Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23, England
+44 1425 280 888
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Ranked #7 of 126 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

To start with booking was very easy, we phoned the day before we wanted to go and were able to book the table in the window. Service and food were great. The owners work front of house and have a chef to do the cooking. My wife and i both like spicey food and we did ask for our food... More

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Mojacar, Spain
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just moved into the area and needed somewhere to eat with friends. Being a lover of thai food, thought we would give it a go. Loved the menu straight away as it had my favourite starter on it - larb jai. You don't see it on many thai menus. I was not disappointed. It was fantastic. My friends had fish... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We live local to Similan Thai and visit here often when we have a special occasion or just fancy a treat! This restaurant is simply amazing - food, service, value for money, choice, freshness ... I could go on and on! It is a small friendly restaurant and very popular so you need to book to avoid disappointment! It is... More

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London, UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went here on a Tuesday evening, having read the reviews on Tripadvisor. The restaurant was nearly full, as soon as the doors opened! The Similan is a small restaurant, but it has a very homely feel to it. The majority of the other diners were local people on return visits. We started with the mixed starters, these were very... More

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New Milton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Been a while since we ate here but it is even better than before. Menu is 100% authentic thai and food piping hot and delicious. This place is a bit of a gem. We did not make a reservation but arrived just after 7 on a Sunday night. The place was full by 8pm! The coconut ice cream is out... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here on a number of occasions. We have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and there is a good wine list. The menu is a little limited when you consider other restaurants but the quality is excellent. I can definitely recommend this little gem!

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant yesterday for lunch. It was excellent as always. We have been going here for many years and have not had a poor meal. The service is good. If you go on the weekend reserving a table is strongly advisable.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited Highcliffe for the bank holiday weekend and asked the renter of our holiday cottage for a few recommendations one of which was Similan Thai. Advised to book for Saturday night and place full when we arrived at 8.15pm. Excellent mixed starter and good portion size of very spicy main courses. Could only manage one desert between us. I'd say... More

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went one Friday evening and food was ok but nothing special we thought. Quite a few tables in - maybe need to try again.

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

In a part of the country where prices can be on the high side, this restaurant represents excellent value for money. We had lovely mixed starters and the main dishes were well and obviously freshly prepared, portion sizes being very large. Unfortunately, the meat in one of our dishes was tough and lacking in flavour, although the flavouring was excellent.... More

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