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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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New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 

1 Thank Wendy B
worcester U.K
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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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 .

2 Thank coursemarshal
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

1 Thank Gerry1111

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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
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, 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: (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?