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Black Cat Restaurant

83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
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Ranked #9 of 52 restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went on a busy Saturday night and were told we would have to wait a little while for our meal at this very cosy family-run restaurant. In the end we didn't actually have to wait too long (we're not talking fast food here after all, but a leisurely couple's dinner). Lots of locals patronised the the restaurant and the entire... More

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Surrey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The black cat was recommended by a friend who had previously been on holiday in Shanklin. We are still out of season so the restaurant was not full (many places were not even open) but we were not the only customers which speaks for itself. Very attentive waiter, keen to share his knowledge to help us make the best choice... More

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This great little family run restaurant has been a favourite of my family for many years. Over that time we have taken many friends and visitors and have never received a negative comment. The traditional Thai fare is always delicious.,and we have come to know the family over time. There is only one cook so if you are in a... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Quaint olde world decor, but the food was really lovely nice bottle of French wine. Staff very attentive. Glad to have found a nice Thai restaurant locally this will not be our only visit, see you soon.

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Surrey, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed good service and a lovely meal during a brief stop in Shanklin. The food was served fairly quickly, and the waiting staff checked all was well during the meal. We decided to have starters and a main course, and shared all the dishes for greater variety. Everything was well cooked and tasty. The service was... More

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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went in when we found good reviews and wanted something different. Best meal while we were on the island! Staff helpful and explianed thai and gave us enough time to eat which was nice as elderley relative with us so not to be rushed was great. Food was lovely and starters and mains were out of this world.Best thai. Drank... More

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

thought we had entered an old english tearoom with fiftys decor not a thai restaurant . waiter very helpful in helping us in our choice of meal as only eaten thai a few times . meal very tasty and good portion size for a reasonable cost we look forward to returning in the near future.

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Watton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

we found this restuarant by accident and it was amazing. The service was excellent and very informative for my wife who hadn't eaten thai before. the food was beautiful, we were away for 7 days on our honeymoon and it was the best meal we ate all week. very reasonably priced for such good quality food

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stumbled across this Thai restaurant during a midweek stay in Shanklin early May 2013. Staff are welcoming, attentive and at times, very entertaining! Was a little dubious to start with as the decor and furnishings remind you of a quaint tearoom somewhere but it just adds to the eclectic style. The food is AMAZING, great choice, well prepared, fresh, presented... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

From entering this this thai resturant to leaving it ,, it was a perfect evening.. The waiter couldn't of helped us more , he explained everything to us as we've only eaten thai meals a couple of times, there was a party of about 10 which he explained our meals mite be about a 30 minute wait, that wasn't a... More

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