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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Tasty pre-theatre meal

We went to this restaurant before watching a show at the Cliffs Pavilion. It's a 10-minute walk from the restaurant to the theatre. The food was very tasty, and reasonable value for Thai food. The only down-side was slow service. However, we booked a table for 6pm before an 8pm show, and we made it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
SamandPhilip864
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant before watching a show at the Cliffs Pavilion. It's a 10-minute walk from the restaurant to the theatre. The food was very tasty, and reasonable value for Thai food. The only down-side was slow service. However, we booked a table for 6pm before an 8pm show, and we made it with 5 minutes to spare.... More 

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Thank SamandPhilip864
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was really good as was the service. However for a Friday night seemed like there could have been more people working as it was a little slow. However would try it again soon!!

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Thank Michael H
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Their staff are really welcoming and quick to assist you with your evening. I had a lovely vegetarian meal with coconut rice and finished it off with a jasmine tea. The decor of the restaurant is superb, probably the nicest on the Hamlet Court Road.

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Thank Emma C
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

If in doubt.... Good old Tara Thai always ensures a lovely meal and enjoyable evening. The staff are very sweet and the food is delicious. The only problem we have ever had is a bit of a wait for food when it's busy, apart from that I can't fault it for an evening out. The food when you dine in... More 

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Thank Doodles78
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

some beautiful Thai food. Beautifully carved carrot birds were very appealing to the eye, the food was tasty and were complimentary to each other. Steamy tasty Thai food. My friend who was here on a holiday from America did not stop raving about the food and the service we received. we have tasted a lot of Thai food but this... More 

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Thank Tweerasingha
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The food is great, reasonably priced and the service is second to none, The staff are always very welcoming and friendly, I've never had a bad experience in this restaurant.

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Thank Pieatus
Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Worst experience ever- AVOID. I'm not one to complain to the extent, however, my fiancé and I have been loyal to this restaurant for a few years and each time we go back or order take away we always have issues with sadly no care given by the staff. We ordered our take away tonight and AGAIN the dish was... More 

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Thank Miss-Reviewerxxx
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I was left questioning how a restaurant could not do the basics right. I've had some poor and average meals in my time but due to the service I have left having had a positive experience. This was the opposite. Tasty food but extremely poor service. I'll start with the positives - The food was really tasty. Some of it... More 

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Thank Hammo86
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Just ordered take away via Just Eat. Very average Thai food. Masaman curry was fair but sloppy Pad Thai and over oily Green Thai Curry which we didn't even eat. Appologies to restaurant staff as they were very accommodating and quick to respond to my online order when part of my order was not available.

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1 Thank emma h
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I'm not sure the restaurant should have even been open. We arrived at 6pm and waited some time for the starters. When they eventually came we had to ask for the drinks again as we had not had any. We then waited about an hour and a half for the main course. We were just about to leave when it... 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: Asian, 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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