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Similan Thai

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251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EB, England
+44 1425 280 888
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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worcester U.K
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service with a smile , reasonably priced , extensive menu , enjoyed our visit . Thank you .Will use again when next in the area which it fairly frequently .

Thank coursemarshal
Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here whenever we want to eat Thai, and we are never disappointed. Our most recent visit was mid July. The food is very authentic and always makes me look forward to my next trip to Thailand. This time the shared mixed starters were especially delicious. Good house wine (Casa Rivas). The ambience is very relaxed (there are only... More 

Thank Gerry1111
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small yet perfectly formed Thai restaurant. Staff extremely friendly. Food and service remarkable. Have been as a family and also just the two of us, each time we come away feeling happy and content. The food is the real deal. Five stars from us...

Thank Grant B
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to a lot of Thai restaurants and they can be a much of muchness, however this is an excellent restaurant, where the food is great and the staff are very friendly and attentive. To be honest if taken on face value you question whether you should enter at all, as it doesn't have the greatest curb appeal. All I... More 

Thank cliveh773
Barton on sea
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks like a cafe when we went in and it was extremely busy, full in fact which is a good thing. We sat down and the service was excellent. The food was also excellent. We will definitely go back.

Thank Bvass
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Decided to pop in on the spur of the moment as the place was quite empty. The staff are very friendly and welcoming as were the few customers already there. It is quite small and I believe it does get quite busy. The menu is extensive. I had the beef and garlic stir fry (I added chili) which needed salt... More 

Thank Bradley C
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I keep going back to Similian because the food is lovely, I love the informality and the hosts are great. Green curry a good benchmark. The fish curry lovely too.

Thank Andy B
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We visited Similan thai whilst staying in highcliffe and had a wonderful meal. The staff were so friendly and efficient and the food was amazing. I would recommend the pad thai, my husband said it was one of the nicest he'd had and we eat thai food a lot and go to many restaurants, also the beef mussaman was delicious.... More 

1 Thank Salcal
London, United Kingdom
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382 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at this friendly family run restaurant. Many of the dishes were first class, particularly the chicken satay and tilapia fish options. Portion sizes are good. The only problem was the noise level which very high the night we visited. It was really necessary to shout and be good at lip-reading to communicate. Worth a visit.

Thank Howard M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Our friends and us were staying overnight in Christchurch for one night ( Sunday) over the May Day bank holiday weekend and having tried to find a local restaurant to eat in most did not offer food in the evening and the one pub ( the Globe) which did was packed and no room in the bar area to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 280 888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?