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Tara Thai

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104 Hamlet Court Road | Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LP, England
01702391171
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the better Thai Restaurants in the Southend area.

One of the better Thai Restaurants in the Southend area. Food pricier than the average but a good choice and very well presented. Not rushed by the staff and an enjoyable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
GSteward
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Essex on Sea
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Essex on Sea
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the better Thai Restaurants in the Southend area. Food pricier than the average but a good choice and very well presented. Not rushed by the staff and an enjoyable evening.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a table booked for 8:30pm but I think the restaurant should have said 9pm because of how busy they were. The staff were extremely friendly and polite and the food was really really good and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this restaurant but if you prefer to be in and out I would recommend a week night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We always celebrate family birthdays and never are disappointed. Food is an exemple of excellence and strongly relates to traditional thai culinary art. I love tom yum soup as a starter with very fresh lemon gras. Service is amazing. I love this family run business, strongly recommend to everyone and wish good luck...

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Dorset, England
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Another fabulous meal at Tara Thai. Elegant surroundings, lovely atmosphere so nice to see the ladies in their Thai uniforms but I must say 'Pete's' trousers are a bit dodgy!! The restaurant was full when we arrived but we were seated in about 5 minutes. As with all Thai restaurants the price you pay for food is very expensive compared... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited Tara Thai for the first time on Saturday 11th July and it will definitely not be the last time! Beautiful restaurant, very friendly staff and mouth wateringly delicious food. The smell of Thai food cooking enticed me in, and I didn't want to leave! Would highly recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First time coming here, ordered a takeaway via just eat, collected it, got home to find only one rice instead of 2. rang them up to complain they advised it would take an hour to get another rice to me as I was outside of their delivery area. They refunded me - ordered massaman, it was extremely runny extremely oily... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been searching for a nice Thai restaurant in the area since my travels to Thailand. @Thai is a really nice take away but I was yet to find a decent eat in restaurant until I found Tara Thai! Beats all the usual suspects hands down, I live in Leigh and I'd rather travel over to Tara Thai than... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have visited here several times with girl friends. The food has always been delicious and waitresses attentive and helpful but not annoying. They are visible but not intrusive. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Although we have visited other Thai restaurants, we always come back here. Highly recommend for people who have never tried Thai before.

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Westcliff on Sea Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We go here reasonably frequently and have tried all the local thai restaurants and we consider this to be the best. The food is very good; I've never been to Thailand so I can't say if it is authentic but it is certainly very tasty. The service is always prompt, friendly and attentive and the prices reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visited here last weekend, first time for about a year, pleasantly surprised with the decor and staff were dressed in their national attire. Once seated waited for a good 20 minutes to order drinks and about the same to order our food, staff not very attentive at all, had to get up and go to the front counter and asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 Hamlet Court Road | Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702391171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 62
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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