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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
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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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit highcliffe regularly and no visit is complete without dinner at Similan. I always have the chicken with cashew nuts and pineapple and Som and his wife who own and operate the restaurant always serve me the most delicious food with A class service. The hubby has the thick red curry and we are obsessed with the chicken satay... More 

Thank LandJNYUK
Kemsing, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat Thai often on London. This by far is the best Thai food we have ever tasted. Excellent value. Modest interior, that does not reflect the high quality. A must try if you are anywhere near.

Thank dmiall
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Booked table for last night as we had friends staying with us. We are new to area and wanted to impress our friends. This restaurant did not disappoint as food was excellent and plenty of it. The staff were wonderful - warm and friendly and very attentive. Restaurant is small which added to the lovely evening as it gave a... More 

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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit on Saturday night with family who to be fair highly rate this establishment. If you are looking for amazing taste, value for money and superb service you will not be disappointed. You would do well to book in advance and try not to eat much before you attend as portions are on the large size.

Thank Helebod
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Staying once again in Highcliffe visited Similan Thai for the second time. As before the welcome was extremely warm and friendly. Food ordered, wine served, good conversation. The food well what can you say ... beautiful presentation, stunning taste and lovely 'special' coffee to complete our first class meal. The restaurant is not large but this does add to the... More 

Thank BarbG51
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Whilst staying in Highcliffe we visited the restaurant Saturday evening. The establishment is not very large and a warm and welcoming reception was given by staff. Suggest you book as popular and stays open only until 10pm. Premises nice and clean and reasonable selection of food offered from the menu at fair prices. The food was excellent and such artistic... More 

Thank Stephen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous meal last night. Three of us sampled three different King Prawn dishes, which were delicious. Lovely service, as ever. Will be back very soon!

Thank HungryHound1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

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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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 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 

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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, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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?