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The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant

37 Mesnes Street, Wigan WN1 1QP, England
01942 375413
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Ranked #24 of 203 Restaurants in Wigan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Rich in its Eastern references, The Tavern Bar and Thai Restaurant offers Wigan���s diners a sumptuous dining experience with a strong Thai feel. Passers by may mistake The Tavern to be just another high-end pub but stepping inside this old Victorian drinking establishment, you���ll discover an exciting fusion of East and West, the antique wood carved bar surrounded by high tables and stools yet lit by printed silk lamps and dotted with pretty pink orchids. Through to the expansive dining room, The Tavern becomes increasingly sophisticated with a romantic atmosphere. The space is surrounded by beautiful Thai artefacts and yet more plants, the lighting low and warm and tables generously spaced. As well as the traditional dishes Thai restaurants are known for, The Tavern���s talented kitchen offers a fine selection of its own creative takes on South East Asian cuisine, using authentic ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal and coconut milk, flown in direct from Thailand weekly, to evoke the traditional flavour of Thai cookery.
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Rich in its Eastern references, The Tavern Bar and Thai Restaurant offers Wigan���s diners a sumptuous dining experience with a strong Thai feel. Passers by may mistake The Tavern to be just another high-end pub but stepping inside this old Victorian drinking establishment, you���ll discover an exciting fusion of East and West, the antique wood carved bar surrounded by high tables and stools yet lit by printed silk lamps and dotted with pretty pink orchids. Through to the expansive dining room, The Tavern becomes increasingly sophisticated with a romantic atmosphere. The space is surrounded by beautiful Thai artefacts and yet more plants, the lighting low and warm and tables generously spaced. As well as the traditional dishes Thai restaurants are known for, The Tavern���s talented kitchen offers a fine selection of its own creative takes on South East Asian cuisine, using authentic ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal and coconut milk, flown in direct from Thailand weekly, to evoke the traditional flavour of Thai cookery.
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English first
Wigan, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

2nd visit to The Tavern, first in a group and second with OH. Food on both occasions was very good, very nice surroundings and extremely pleasant staff (nice smiles!). Would recommend for anyone looking for a change from Chinese - more flavoursome.

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England
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We fancied some Thai food,looked on internet to find this place which we weren't previously aware of and were pleased to see they offered a takeaway service. Having ordered and been given a time for collection we were glad that it was ready promptly and the staff were pleasant enough. Took the food home looking forward to enjoying our meals... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fantastic restaurant In Wigan town centre......... just what the place needs!! As recognised by many locals Wigan is no longer the first choice for a decent night out. The management of the tavern should be applauded for a great effort in pulling the town out of the doldrums. We selected from the choice of set menus for two which worked... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very cheap lunch menu and half price currys on Sunday, the food is very fresh and I highly reccomend, just try it's nice

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foodlover272014, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a positive review, we looking forward to be seeing you in the near future. Taven More

Wigan, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We recently moved back to Wigan, and have been to Thai at the Tavern a couple of times. It's an interesting restaurant, the converted upstairs in a pub. The Thai themed decor is attractive, and the food is tasty, without being quite as good as Manchester city centre Thai restaurants such as Chaophraya. I can recommend the vegetarian mixed starter.... More

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foodlover272014, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time in giving us a feedback, we glad that you enjoy our food, we looking forward to be seeing you again soon. Tavern More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Delicious Thai food. I was fortunate enough to visit Thailand last year and this was my first visit to a Thai restaurant since. I was not disappointed. The staff are delightful and it is very reasonably priced. I will be going again

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foodlover272014, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a review, its always a pleasure to see that this is another positive one. We have now introduce a new Thai Tapas to our menu. Please feel free to visit us again soon. We looking forward to be seeing you. Kind Regards Tavern More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stopped off here to shelter from the torrential rain. We found a friendly welcome and a good atmosphere though we were disappointed that there were no hand pulled ales on the bar.

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foodlover272014, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a positive review, we looking forward to be seeing you in the near future. Tavern More

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Like some other reviewers I had herd very good things from people I trust about the food here however it seems to be the case that The Tavern shouldn't be visited when it's quiet! We went on a Tuesday evening, arriving sometime after 8pm. Both the bar and the restaurant were very sparsely populated. Having opted for the £25.95 per... More

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England
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Had heard good reviews about this place and after an alright starter, my Chicken Pad Thai arrived. I realised after about ten minutes that some of the chicken was raw. I told the waitress at the end of the meal and she apologised. There was only three people in the entire restaurant who were eating therefore serving raw food was... More

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foodlover272014, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time in giving us a review, I have investigated this matter and confirming the story line with our CCTV. The staff have been serving you the food as you stated, however they have asked you on whether everything is okay with your meal shortly after the food was served and you at that time didn't address... More

Wigan, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was a regular at the Tavern when the live music (Wigan Music Collective) gigs were there and perhaps me missing that put me off visiting its replacement earlier - but once I got there - WOW! The bar area is exactly the same (no bad thing) and the inside decor is aesthetically pleasing and very much matches the delicious,... More

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foodlover272014, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for giving us a great review. We do have music events at the tavern, please look out for more information on our Facebook page to keep up to date with event, news and offers. Tavern More

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