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Black Cat Restaurant

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83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
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  • 13
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  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Lovely evening out

The food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly, it felt calm & not at all rushed, really a perfect meal out. We'll definitely be back, I'm just sorry we're only visiting the Island so we can't return more often!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Rebekah T
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly, it felt calm & not at all rushed, really a perfect meal out. We'll definitely be back, I'm just sorry we're only visiting the Island so we can't return more often!

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We have had a holiday home in Shanklin for 6 years and pretty much eaten and drank in every establishment locally apart from this one. I think we saved one of the best until last. Not a huge lover of Thai food purely down to understanding the menu. We were a walk in a little late, but they were very... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Fantastic welcome, excellent friendly service and the freshest, most delicious food I've tasted in ages. I chose from the vegetarian section but between them my family tried beef, duck and seafood dishes which were greatly enjoyed. Can't wait to return.

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Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Will definetly return - this place is a must. Food is delicious lovely atmosphere and staff - good value clean and pleasant!

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Middlesex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had been advised to book early if we wanted a table at the weekend. It was good advice. On arrival we were made to feel welcome by a very pleasant young gentleman, and this set the tone for a most enjoyable evening. The food was excellent. As a party of seven we chose a set meal for six plus... More 

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Came here Thursday night.. The food is lovely I had the green thai curry and my partner had the red curry. The food was spot on. Weren't to spicy and very filling. The restaurant is nice and clean throughout. just a shame about the young man that served us, he looked rather fed up and looked as if he really... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved it ...Great food. Friendly and welcoming ..Nice atmosphere ...Check out the florescent green rice pudding !! Yum Yum ...Will be returning soon x

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Surrey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just picked the Black Cat at random and what a great surprise. The food was really good, on a par with our favourite local Thai place at home. The staff were friendly without being intrusive, a real family run place. Best place I have eaten for a while!

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Wroxall, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited in August the evening of the Carnival, hungry and looking forward to some spicy, flavoursome Thai food. Hospitality was welcoming, ambiance was fine however the food bland and no taste to the Chicken curry. Suspect that all the meat is boiled, then added to whatever dish is selected and sauce on top. Bland and horrible, extremely disappointing and desperately... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have been using this resturant for about four years, the food has always been to a very high standard and the service has always been friendly. We consider one of the best thai restaurants we know anywhere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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