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83 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 116
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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  • 8
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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
A good restaurant - book early

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Travellerinseat17
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Middlesex
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We been to Black Cat before around 5 years ago and were interested to visit it again. The standard of the food hasn't changed and is still, in my view, excellent. I was, though, rather put off by the waiter who whilst friendly enough managed to cross that fine line between friendly conversation and patronising/inappropriate comments more than a couple... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was recommended by hotel and was excellent. Service and food very good, you would need to book for this restaurant as it is very popular.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great food,but on reflection our choice of a set meal for 6 adults was inadequate as regards to being enough for 6 hungry souls had to order extra dishes to satisfy our appetites, tables were on the small side so when ordering a set meal there was not enough space for the beautiful selection of food that was provided...to sum... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Had a lovely green chicken curry made to our taste, mild. Good flavour and plenty, nicely presented. Staff very friendly ,even when my husband knocked his drink over. My husband had the baked Alaska which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had the Strawberry mousse gateaux which was good. Finished with a pot of a Jasmine tea which we had not... 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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