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“Impressive food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Restaurant

Thai Restaurant
20 High Street, Poole, England
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Ranked #79 of 301 Restaurants in Poole
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Superb Thai food served lunch time and evening; very good buffet on Sundays which is cooked when you order from an extensive menu. As good as any top Thai restaurants in the whole area delightful restaurant
London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Impressive food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We spend many weekends a year holidaying in Poole and know all the restaurants very well. However, we have never eaten here before and thought we would give it a try. I think it's the small windows and uninspiring facade that has never lured us in before. The interior was much the same which although clean, was lacking atmosphere, no candles, bright lights and tables lined up in rows. Set this aside, we were both impressed with the food. Each dish was served steaming hot and packed with thai flavours. There was a steady flow of customers and we found the service was prompt and problem free. We had the set menu for two which was more than enough food, with a couple of beers, the bill was just over £60. We would happily come back again but perhaps for a takeaway rather than to eat in.

Visited May 2014
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English first
New Milton, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Left my daughter in tears”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The little old man who owns this place is rude & a total rip off , he charges for extras that are not ordered , he does not give a bill break down , his breath smells of old socks , his body odour was like Gandi s Flipflop as he past our table. However the food was surprisingly Good - Thank God he keeps out of the kitchen ! Basil Fawlty has nothing on this little Hitler . He was so rude he made my daughter cry for politely requesting a bill breakdown - please retire & let this place thrive with its excellent food !

Visited January 2014
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South of England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Always enjoy our evenings here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We have been visiting here for years with friends and family and have never had a disappointing evening. The food is excellent and the owner and staff are always friendly and accommodating. This is a great place for couples and groups of friends alike.



Visited February 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Thai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent food, full of flavour and very fresh. Service was excellent. Catered for a large group at short notice. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointing food and service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Having visited before, we were happy to return and were looking forward to an authentic Thai meal. This time we were extremely disappointed. From the moment we ordered drinks, a beer for my husband and for me, being heavily pregnant and a diabetic, I was unable to order anything other than water, the waiter/owner was dismissive and rude. We didn't find the menu particularly inspiring but it had the classic dishes on there, although everything seemed a pound or two overpriced. The Tom Yum spicy prawn soup my husband ordered was bland, not spicy and small with few ingredients. Our thai curries were also extremely bland and surprisingly lukewarm. At no point during or after the meal did the waiter ask how the food was despite the restaurant being quiet. We sensed that he didn't care. Overall, a very lacklustre meal and terrible service. We definitely won't return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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