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Malee Thai

23 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1RP, England
01271 322 221
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Ranked #34 of 104 restaurants in Barnstaple
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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80% Recommend
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English first
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Hadn't eaten here before so tried it for a meal for two one night. Not many people in dining area but some nice decor which made it kind of authentic. Service was ok, quickly served but the whole meal was ruined by one of the members of staff just staring at us the whole time we were eating!! Food was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant in barnstaple and my usual place to eat on a friday evening. The food is fantastic and very authentic. It has to be said I actually prefer a couple of dishes in the Malee to what I received recently in Thailand. I have to recommend the massaman and the Panang (or 34 and 36!!). The... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have to say that we were sadly disappointed with our experience here.. we had the 3 course special lunch menu, we asked the waiter that as we both didn't want puddings could we have 1 extra starter to share to which he said no, but no reduction in price for the 2 desserts we didn't have. Starters very small but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I was involved in the organisation of a charity evening on the 30th. Our group numbered such that every seat was taken and the Malee Thai team delivered. The food was delicious and delivered with smiles despite the heavy demand. Lovely decor which creates a charming ambiance.

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barnstaple, devon, england
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I eat here loads and, seeing as the Chineses here are mostly poor, it's a great place even if you've not tried Thai before. Great menu and the food is amazing- mates have complained that the portions are a little small but I've never thought so. Very authentic decoration, background music and Thai staff in genuine dress all adds to... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Went here as part of a small party, first reaction to many choices on menu for fresh ingredients to be used ,choose the Crab claws as a starter only to discover that 'claws' were plastic pieces with a crab mush wrapped around them with a crumb coating around, deep fried!(from the freezer?)as a person who enjoys crab I was very... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We struggled to get a table anywhere on Saturday evening but got a table here eventually. It was popular and busy. We have spent some time in Thailand so were intrigued to try some Thai food again. It was delicious, and some dishes did bring back some memories of Thailand. The waitresses were beautifully dressed in Thai dresses and very... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We recently holidayed in North Devon and my husband and I really wanted a Thai meal to celebrate our anniversary. I was a little sceptical about how good this place would be having read the other reviews on here. I really couldn't fault it at all! The service was spot on and the food was delicious... my husband and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Excellent top notch food, great service, no complaints whatsoever! Best thai food ive had, Happily go there over and over again!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had been driving through the moors all afternoon, and arrived in Barnstaple early evening so decided to try out this place. It was a Monday and the restaurant was empty. The food was a bit formulaic, you had to order by numbers and there was no flexibility. I have been to a number of Thai restaurants in Central London... More

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