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Similan Thai

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$$ - $$$
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251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EB, England
(0)1425 280888
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic, great value restaurant. This is a real gem in Highcliffe. If you can get a table, bookings advisable, then go. Their mixed starter, green curry and coconut rice are favourites of ours, however we are yet to find a sub par dish. We only wish they did takeaway. Great family run restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When staying at the Premier we decided to give this place a try. It was a Saturday and we hadn't booked but as we were early they managed to sort us out a table, if you want to eat later on you would definitely need to book as it gets busy. The menu had a good choice and the quality... More 

Thank jadatiger
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely little place, it was spotlessly clean and the couple who run it are really friendly. The meal was very reasonably priced as was the wine, (they do a lovely rosé). The food was excellent, we had chicken with noodles, green chicken curry and red beef curry, all were very authentic and super fresh. A great evening out... More 

Thank Matt R
New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Welcoming on arrival... when seated we were asked if we would like to order drinks I chose a white wine soda spritzer which was poured into two seperate glasses which meant having to drink the wine half way down the glasss before being able to add the soda ~ not quite the same as having it in the one glass.... More 

1 Thank Linda B
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We were looking for a Thai or Chinese and decided to give this a go. It's a small place, conveniently located and with a warm welcome on arrival. The restaurant was about 2/3 full on a Saturday night in August. The menu had a good selection and we were served drinks and then food quickly. It was all fresh and... More 

1 Thank Buckslady13
Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

we have lived in Christchurch for 13 years, have passed this place hundreds of times and never tried so yesterday we decided to give it a go! We left our decision late only phoning mid afternoon but the lady on the phone was very helpful and assured us if we could arrive at about 8.30 we would have a table.... More 

2 Thank Jeremy C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I use to eat here all the time and have never had a bad meal. The staff were always really friendly and very happy to tweak the meals to make them a little more spicy for me. The homemade ice cream is fantastic.

Thank Patrick F
Kettering, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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 

1 Thank David E
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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 

1 Thank steve a
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?