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Similan Thai

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251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EB, England
(0)1425 280888
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very small, quiet restaurant, which was happy to accommodate a hungry family of four on a wet Sunday evening when we couldn't get a table at The Globe. Wonderful food, and the staff were happy to recommend dishes for our children who didn't want anything too spicy. These places live or die by their reputation and this place is... More 

Thank David E
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going here for a few years now, and the food is always of the same standard (GOOD). A lot of places, the experience changes with chefs or over time, but Kai and Somporn always deliver great tasting food, and the wine is reasonable as well. It is very quiet, so if you like a noisy place then this... More 

Thank steve a
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small cosy restaurant with friendly and efficient staff. Eating alone I opted for a simple pad Thai and it was served amazingly quickly and was very good indeed. Had their home made coconut ice cream afterwards which was very tasty. Looking forward to going back with others and being a bit more adventurous.

Thank Ros S
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best Thai Restaurant we have been to. The food is absolutely delicious and the owners are soooooo friendly. They will cook their food especially to your degree of spicyness! We just love the fact that it is small and love the personal touch of fresh orchids on each table, apparently brought in every Monday. Highly... More 

Thank Wendy B
worcester U.K
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 .

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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 July 18, 2016

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 July 16, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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

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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
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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: (0)1425 280888

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