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Black Cat Restaurant

83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
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Ranked #12 of 61 restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My partner and i visited the black cat on the 19th july we didnt book a table but was lucky that they could fit us in and they were very friendly and welcoming! There was a wide selection of dishes on the menu which made it difficult to pick what to have and we found it a little bit expensive... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We picked this restaurant because of the good reviews but were slightly disappointed by what we found. The table for four was much too small and when we decided to have a selection of food it was obvious that it wasn't all going to fit on the table. No offer was made by the staff to change to a bigger... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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242 reviews 242 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great quality dishes with great taste, some more authentic than others however all top notch. We have visited a few times and each time has been consistently great. The owner is very friendly and takes great pride in his establishment. Great decoration and atmosphere inside. Only down side is once you have finished your meal it can take a while... More

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a few times over the last few years and we have never had a poor meal. The staff are very friendly and the food is absolutely heavenly. I cannot believe that there are any poor reviews on here as we have know several people go and they always speak highly of the Black Cat.... More

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Trinidad
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128 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had dinner at the Black Cat restaurant on a Thursday evening as our last meal on the Isle of Wight. It was one of the nicest, most tasty meals we enjoyed on the island. We were the first to arrive for dinner so the restaurant was empty when we sat down and just receiving groups of patrons as we... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is so good we ate there Wednesday and Friday it is better than our local Thai the service is as good as any we have been in

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Ate here on the last night of our long weekend and booked on the basis of tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed! Good food, good service (if a little overly attentive at times) and nice atmosphere. The wine was also very reasonably priced and made for a good value meal overall. The restaurant was fully booked for the Saturday evening... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great food and drink in a lovely little restaurant, we're not very experienced with thai food but they were very willing to help us choose some dishes and all the food was to die for!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

AS we both like Tai cuisine we thought we would try this restaurant. Whilst there was nothing wrong with the food it was nothing special. The service was friendly and polite but really it is no more than an average take away with seating.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited the restaurant on Wednesday 18 June. We ordered a two course meal; both had spring rolls for starters. For mains, I ordered sweet and sour chicken, my partner ordered garlic chicken. We both were very disappointed with the food. The spring rolls were poor quality and I struggled to get the knife through. The sweet and sour chicken... More

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