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83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
01983-86-37-61
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant authentic Thai!

After walking out of 2 poor service restaurants in Shanklin we stumbled across Black Cat. Where we had a wonderful 'experience' last night!! Greeted by warm, friendly & fun staff, seated immediately, and served swiftly. The food was simply stunning - well cooked and full of flavour. We were also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Polegate, England, United Kingdom
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Polegate, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After walking out of 2 poor service restaurants in Shanklin we stumbled across Black Cat. Where we had a wonderful 'experience' last night!! Greeted by warm, friendly & fun staff, seated immediately, and served swiftly. The food was simply stunning - well cooked and full of flavour. We were also surprised by the bill as it was very reasonable!!! A... More 

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Sandown, Isle of Wight
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Try to eat here at least once a year - took our two boys who were here and had a great night. Good tasty thai food with good service

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A family run Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai food. This was my first experience of Thai cooking and was a credit to all of the staff at The Black Cat for providing such excellent food and service. I look forward to returning sometime in the near future.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food was really nice and was cooked by I was told the Thai owners, so food was tasty and felt good, down side, it was a very dark please, and had no atmosphere as no-one was inside at all our meal. So,that was a bit sad, not sure it get more packed, but we not go back unless it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Pretty average fare. Service was prompt although there were only three other tables occupied. Food was tasty without being spectacularly good. This was the nearest Thai restaurant I could find and was convenient for the old village.

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Buckhurst Hill, Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is perfect Thai cooking. Seriously. It needs a michelin star. But after 10 years of coming here, I understand that they may be retiring soon! Such a shame, but all good things come to an end. If you want to experience this legend, get there soon! Thank you Black Cat! Thank you Jackie, Joe, your dad, and especially your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We called in without reservation and were given a good table next to the window. We had excellent Thai curries with friendly and attentive service.

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Derby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited two Saturday nights in a row during June. Restaurant was busy, but still very pleasant. Food was excellent (First visit the meal was set menu for 2 and second was starters and a curry choice) Service was friendly attentive and efficient. Highly recommended

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

went here for my 28th Birthday, food was exceptional, the flavors the taste just totally epic! the staff where very friendly and helpful even now the place was totally packed they always found time to help and bring the food out hot and on time! well recommend, I would say phone and book a table though as they are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had starters and main - all were absolutely delicious. The staff were really friendly and chatty. Service was quick. Definitely going back next time we visit.

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Address: 83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
Phone Number: 01983-86-37-61
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
Cuisine: Thai

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  • Address: 83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: 01983-86-37-61

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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