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“Always outstanding, not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The whole earth cafe bistro

The whole earth cafe bistro
10 white swan court, Monmouth, Wales
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Ranked #6 of 41 Restaurants in Monmouth
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always outstanding, not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Tucked away in White Swan Court this charming little Thai bistro produces some of the best tasting Thai food you are likely to experience in this country. Time and again we visit (if we can get a table because it is always busy, only open on Friday and Saturday evenings) to enjoy fantastic freshly cooked Thai food. The owner Prae and her team are a pleasure to meet, always welcoming and happy to see us so as well as outstanding food its a warm friendly welcome with good service. We have visited many times and frequently see the same customers who keep comimg back too. Oh and its also open for Thai food during the day. The only negative comment we would give is it's always full. So best to phone and book a table.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Durrington, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Honest, good value friendly bistro.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We came upon this bistro down an alley of other boutique shops off the main street in Monmouth. The waitress was a charming and funny Thai lady who made us very welcome. The tables are close together but it didn't seem to matter as the place was buzzing and many diners were having full lunches. The menu is varied and you can eat until you are full or just have a cake and coffee. I'd use this bistro again when in Monmouth and the owner seemed to know many of the people coming in suggesting it is very popular with them.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Average to very good - trip advisor needs another button ;)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Take your own drinks to this charming cafe/restaurant and enjoy a relaxed Thai meal. The food was good - it must have been - we cleared out plates. The tables are quite close together, but we were a group of 4 friends so weren't looking for a intimate romantic evening. We went early and as the place filled up it was busy and the noise levels grew and grew but gave the place atmosphere.
Not particularly cheap but taking our own drinks meant the cost per head for us was around £20 for a starter and main course including a tip. The staff were nice and friendly. Could have done with a mirror in the toilet. We would go again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 119 cities Reviews in 119 cities
2,555 helpful votes 2,555 helpful votes
“Great takeaway.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

From what I saw the eating here is comfortable friendly and tasty. There were several groups including young children plainly and obviously enjoying themselves. Our carry out was excellent and good value. In the u likely event that I am ever back in Monmouth then I would probably try to eat in. Heard that they also do very good Thai suppers.

Visited July 2013
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Always high quality food, served promptly and courteously whilst keenly priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A warm welcome awaits. The menu is quite tight but this ensures the freshest ingredients prepared speedily and served quite quickly. The food is usually superb. There is no alcohol available but customers are welcome to bring their own bottle(s). Daytime snacks are very good but the highlight is the Thai food in the evening. Sometimes necessary to book but it is worth it.
Acoustics are quite interesting so be prepared for background noise if there's a large party there, but it should not detract too much from the evening. I shall continue to frequent as it's the best oriental food in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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