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The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant

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37 Mesnes Street, Wigan WN1 1QP, England
01942 375413
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Rich in its Eastern references, The Tavern Bar and Thai Restaurant offers...
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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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food OK, terrible service. Very disappointed.

Was looking forward to a good meal , as we have had on several occasions previously at this restaurant. Nine of us went as a birthday celebration. Our table was booked for around 8 pm. The drinks service was fine but taking of the food order was very slow. Starters arrived much later by which time... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
carolpetera
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was looking forward to a good meal , as we have had on several occasions previously at this restaurant. Nine of us went as a birthday celebration. Our table was booked for around 8 pm. The drinks service was fine but taking of the food order was very slow. Starters arrived much later by which time we were all very... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Thought we would go back to this restaurant and was not disappointed friendly staff. We were sat on the top level of the restaurant which was nice and cosy and away from the little children who were in (they ended up crying alot but we were not disturbed by them) We chose from the earlier bird menu and were not... More 

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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Expect to wait for drinks and orders! Don't expect a smile! A Shame really as food was nice, tasty and fresh. Other tables food was getting mixed up! Service needs addressing in the restaurant and the bar especially the girl with a terrible attitude downstairs!

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Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visited here for a meal with family, the restaurant is lovely decorated inside and very authentic. Food was very nice, freshly cooked with great flavours and very reasonable price. starter, main and drink for under £25 each. Only downfall I could mention is we was waiting a while for our food and for our order to be taken but this... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This was my third visit to the tavern. The first two times were earlier in 2014 and the food was absolutely delicious, however I was really disappointed this time. There seemed to have been a complete change to the menu and I wasn't able to order anything I'd had before. There was also a total lack of vegetarian or vegetable/tofu... More 

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Wigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had a wonderful meal at this fantastic restaurant. Everything about this place is first class from the food, the friendly staff and the lovely decor. We went for New Years Eve. It was busy and there was a break between courses however this suits us anyway when eating out and the break was acceptable and understanding given the timing of... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The place it's self was very clean and nice inside. The staff friendly and welcoming. The were no draught beers on tap which may suggest they hadn't paid their brewery and only had bottles available for purchase, but they had a wide choice. The service was slow as we were there as a group of thirty as they struggled to... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking your time in giving us a feedback on TripAdvisor, I would like to take opportunity to explain and reply to your thought about our draught beer. We have been experience some technical problem with our draught beer cooler, therefore we decided not to sell it to customers as the beers would not be cold... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I am undecided as to whether or not I would go here again. We were part of a large party (30 + people) and I felt that they were unable to cope with a group of this size. We had pre ordered our food so would have thought that would have helped but most people had finished their starters before... More 

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

Hi Tracy T, Thank you for giving us a feedback, unfortunately you didn't have one of the best experience with us here at Tavern. As its nearly Christmas we have had a lot of large parties bookings as you would properly seen on the night that you arrived that we were extremely busy, as all dishes were cooked fresh it... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Food are gorgeous and very tasty! We have never been to any restaurant in Wigan that served huge kingprawn as Tavern does!. Good atmosphere with classy music and pleasant staff. Well done!

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

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our King Prawn dishes, aren't they like baby lobster? Don't forget to return....I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Excellent food, first class service, very reasonably priced & the presentation of the food was perfect.... Probably one of the nicest places I've every eaten, highly recommended.

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

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for giving us a positive review, we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Mesnes Street, Wigan WN1 1QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Wigan
  • Phone Number: 01942 375413

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 40
  • Cuisine: Thai

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?