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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
As good as ever!

This delightful little family run restaurant has been a favourite of ours for the last ten years! We have watched the family grow up over time and continued to enjoy Pantoon's delicious food ,she is the only cook so you should always be prepared to wait a while for your food . The food is simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This delightful little family run restaurant has been a favourite of ours for the last ten years! We have watched the family grow up over time and continued to enjoy Pantoon's delicious food ,she is the only cook so you should always be prepared to wait a while for your food . The food is simply delicious, tonight I enjoyed... More 

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isle of wight
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115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here on many occasions but not recently as we have found the waiter over friendly but with The Siam Pearl now closed and wanting a Thai meal we returned. As always the food was good, portion sizes are just right, a reasonably selection of food although fairy basic but a waiter who tries to join in a... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited this gem on Saturday 4th April around 8pm. On passing by we could see that many tables had been reserved already and so had a feeling that this was going to be quality food. And we were not wrong! We booked a table in the morning because we knew it was popular. My partner had the seafood soup... More 

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South East
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a lovely dinner at the Black Cat. We arrived just before they had opened and were admitted at once. The décor was very pretty and the service was prompt and effective. The waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu and the dishes and talked us through the options. I thought the food was really good value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Food nice, but very average. Greeter more like a Jester than a waiter, one young girl running around whilst he socialised and cracked jokes all he needed was some balls to juggle to complete his show. Nice surroundings very clean and quite quick even when busy. Reasonable priced but nothing really stood out on the menu I think maybe too... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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100 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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