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23 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1RP, England
01271 322 221
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
it's now called The Silver Tree

Great Thai food, excellent service. We had a great meal here before going to the Queens Theatre. Delicious food beautifully presented, (I believe Phansit is the chef here, he used to have Phansit's Kitchen in Bideford, which we loved!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Ian F
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Hatherleigh, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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English first
Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Having recently moved back to the UK after several years of living in Thailand we were looking forward to eating a Thai meal and we were not disappointed at Silver Tree. The staff were friendly,the food was presented well and the taste was great. We ordered a selection of food. Thai fish cakes and ribs to start, Pad Thai, Green... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Early diners before a theatre visit. The first thing that hits you is an overwhelming Glade air freshener smell in the restaurant. Luckily the flavours of the very tasty food managed to dominate. Please get rid of the air fresheners and the tinny tannoy from the kitchen which both try to spoil a very tasty meal.

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Service slow. Starters not as described on menu, portions missing. Only 3 of 4 mains arrived, 1 of 3 not cooked and cold. Asked to cook so hot, meal returned exactly the same 15 minutes later. Meal 4 never arrived so cancelled and left with many other disappointed customers throughout night. 2 hours 30minutes this all took the couple next... More 

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Hatherleigh, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great Thai food, excellent service. We had a great meal here before going to the Queens Theatre. Delicious food beautifully presented, (I believe Phansit is the chef here, he used to have Phansit's Kitchen in Bideford, which we loved!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited on Sat for lunch. Place is not busy, service is good and pleasant. Food arrived in descent time, nice and tasty curry. Fresh veg, nice chunks of tofu. Would visit again.

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Bristol, England
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a range of really well-cooked, authentic thai dishes that included the best salt and pepper squid I have tasted. They are happy to adjust spicing to make it hotter or less spicy.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

now the the sliver tree what a find lovely lovely restaurant great food great services well done to the husband and wife team that run it they have got every thing right food is one of the best thai ive had we had the set menu it was all lovely and loads of it 5 courses great value and what... More 

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent food, we went there before the theatre so we were pushed for time, didn't want to miss the show. The service was quick and very efficient, also so very friendly. The whole place was spotlessly clean, and the toilets you could have eaten off the floor. The main was nicely presented in a classic Thai style, this has to... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Decided to give this place a try as we were looking for a quick pre theatre Dinner. Our first visit since it changed ownership and btw it is now called Silver Tree Thai Restaurant. Bit apprehensive having read about some of their teething problems, but we needn't have worried. First impressions were a friendly welcome and spotlessly clean, bright and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Large group of us visited Malee last night. Things started okay but quickly descended into farce. Only 2 members of staff serving, one being a friendly young lady and the other a very nice Thai lady. Unfortunately this really wasn't enough to deal with our group and the other customers. When the food was delivered the sticky rice wasn't cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Boutport Street, Barnstaple EX31 1RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: 01271 322 221

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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