We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 314 Sunderland Restaurants

Tavistock Thai China - CLOSED

Roker Terrace - Best Western Roker Hotel | Tavistock Roker Hotel, Sunderland SR6 9ND, England
0191 567 1786
Website
Improve this listing
CLOSED
Price range: $32 - $63
Hours:
Thu - Mon 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Asian fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

69 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    13
    8
    8
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Many times I have used this hotel and restaurant until this week being a disaster. Tuesday on pasta night we ordered a spaghetti bolognaise which we were told the chef maybe too busy to cook it. Eventually we were told yes we can do it only to find it was not appealing, no garnish or anything to accompany it with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marmaris, Turkey
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I visited with my partner and need I say the least it was terrible I received the wrong starter The waiter just blanked us throughout the night. I don't know if it was cause we were young or same sex couple but the blank looks and ignorance wasn't appreciated for the price we payed. I expect some sort of good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The place has a high finish of decore , a really classy feel. service is quiet good but the standard of food lets it down. A lot of catching up on its neighbour restaurant Italia.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

This was my favourite Thai food I had tasted. The portions were huge and the price was well affordable. I'm gutted it's closed, we have enough Italians in Sunderland but not enough Thai places to eat. Bring it back I say.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
KEITH D, Director at Tavistock Thai China, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry for your disappointment. I must agree with your comments, however, we took the decision to close Thai China and revert the space into a function suite. The demand for function space has intensified and we took the decision that the space would be better utilised to this use. We still... More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Booked a table for 5 of us as it was my sons birthday. Arrived promptly at 7 pm. We ordered a mixture of banquets and meals. Soups arrived, the hot and sour prawn soup contained 1 prawn per bowl! Starters of thai fish cakes, rather on the small side. Then a mind numbing 45 minutes later the waitress offered us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
KEITH D, Director at Tavistock Thai China, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry for the experience that you encountered. We pride ourselves on the high level of food standards and customer service we provide all of our guests. Sadly it appears that we have failed to achieve this on your last visit. I have highlighted all of your concerns to both the... More 

North East England
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Thai China Restaurant closes it’s doors 18th Feb 2013. My husband and I have spent the last 2years dining in this superb restaurant. Also taking advantage of the fantastic Dinner B&B deal. However, Im afraid we won’t be returning as we only ever booked up to experience the thai china restaurant. There is the Italian restaurant as an alternative... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
KEITH D, Director at Tavistock Thai China, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for such kind words about our restaurant and also for your loyal custom over the last two years. The demand for smaller functions within our business meant that we could not facilitate these due to only having one larger function room. The decision to convert Thai China into the Harbour Suite function room was not an... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We've just had another very good roast dinner as always, would definitely recommend this restaurant, it was very busy but the staff were efficient and friendly

Was this review helpful? Yes
KEITH D, Director at Tavistock Thai China, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you have had another excellent visit to our restaurant for our Traditional Sunday Carvery. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kindest regards Mr Keith Donkin Director Tavistock Leisure Ltd More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been to this restaurant twice now and would definately recommend it. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful always smiling. The atmosphere is good and decor very nice, a great evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
KEITH D, Director at Tavistock Thai China, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank yo for such a great and review and also for your custom. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your last two visits to our restaurant. I will pass your comments to all staff involved. Once again a huge thank you and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kindest regards, Mr Keith Donkin Director... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Hi, have visited tavistock a few times since december, have benn in a big party and a small party and on all occasions food has been great. The restaurant has a really good atmosphere with its retro theme, the staff are so friendly and provide a good service, our waiter on sat night "ishan" was very attentive and helpful Food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
KEITH D, Director at Tavistock Thai China, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you have enjoyed several evenings at our restaurant. I will pass your kind words to all the staff involved. Once again thank you for your valued custom and review. Kindest regards, Mr Keith Donkin Director Tavistock Leisure Ltd More 

Durham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

One of the best new year parties we have been to, fantastic meal and staff.The singer was brilliant, but she should have been paid to do the dj spot at the end of the night. Stayed in hotel which was good value.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
KEITH D, Director at Tavistock Thai China, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for such a nice review and your valued custom. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable evening whilst attending our Hollywood Gala Dinner. I will certainly pass your kind comments to all involved. Once again a huge thanks and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel & restaurant again soon. Kindest regards,... More 

Travelers who viewed Tavistock Thai China also viewed

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
 
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
 

Additional Information about Tavistock Thai China

Address: Roker Terrace - Best Western Roker Hotel | Tavistock Roker Hotel, Sunderland SR6 9ND, England
Phone Number: 0191 567 1786
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Average Prices: USD 32 - 63
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Asian fusion

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tavistock Thai China staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?