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251 Lymington Rd | Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23, England
+44 1425 280 888
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Ranked #13 of 133 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
London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place has no atmosphere, you can hear a pin drop. It's like being in your grandmother's room, you know, the one she never used! And the owner is scary - he kind of stares at you with a book in his hand. It is very old fashioned and needs a make over. That said, food is great but I... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My partner and I, fancied eating out, having had enough of Turkey over Christmas. Having driven past this restaurant every day, we thought we would try it. We were greeted by the owner, who could barely smile, we we were seated and left to look at the menu. He returned to take our drinks order and made a snide comment... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This restaurant continues to impress. Took a very experienced Thai traveller to there tonight. He thought the food was 100% authentic. Service was attentive and not over powering at the same time. The overall eating experience was better again than that at the nearby highly acclaimed Chewton Glen that I has eaten at a couple of days earlier! OK hard... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Recent visit with party of 7. Not been here myself before but other members have been on many occasions. Small restaurant with about seven tables. Husband and wife I assume running front of house. Wide selection of dishes on menu and they were happy to give advice to a novice in Thai food like myself. Food arrived quickly and was... More 

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Camberley uk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Our party have all experienced Thai food in Thailand and in the UK and we all thought that, whilst there was nothing physically wrong with the food, it did not have much of a Thai taste. Indeed the Massaman curry was particularly dissapointing and I would never have guessed that's what it was if I was blind tasting it

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Living locally to this restaraunt we have visited here on a regular basis. I would recommend booking a table as it is a small venue and is very popular. The food is of a consistently high standard and they cater for customers requiring gluten free cuisine. We have always received a friendly and efficient service and found it to be... More 

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Letchworth, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stayed overnight at the Premier Inn in Highcliffe and wanted to eat out. Looked at the reviews in TripAdvisor and decided to try this Thai restaurant just across the road from our hotel. It was a cold, wet Sunday night and we were the only people there at the time we were eating. The service and food were really... More 

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Dorset
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We enjoyed an anniversary meal here back in October. Food really enjoyable and inexpensive. Will definitely go again. I agree with the ambience but you know what it did NOT spoil our evening in any way. Might I add 3 different groups came to door to have a meal and were told they were fully booked!! Nothing else needs adding

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Berkshire
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Service here is exceptional, food is great also. The only reason it doesn't score a perfect 5 with me is because of the ambience. The restaurant is small and tables are crammed in, you can hear everyone else's conversation in full and as such you feel everyone is listening to yours. On the whole I would recommend as the food... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here as we were staying locally and wanted a Thai meal. The service was very good and the food was the nicest, freshest Thai food we have had in a long time. Great flavours!

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

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