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Similan Thai

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251 Lymington Rd | Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23, England
+44 1425 280 888
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    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
A restaurant that feels like home

Been to several Thai restaurant in London, but this restaurant serves authentic Thai taste. The owners are friendly and very welcoming. Try their Pla Rad Ric and please do not skip their Kai coconut ice cream and banana fritters. Highly recommended for those who value authentic Thai gourmet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Ryuichi C
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Been to several Thai restaurant in London, but this restaurant serves authentic Thai taste. The owners are friendly and very welcoming. Try their Pla Rad Ric and please do not skip their Kai coconut ice cream and banana fritters. Highly recommended for those who value authentic Thai gourmet experience. Can't wait for my next holiday in Highcliff.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?