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Black Cat Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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83 High Street | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin PO37 6NR, England
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just dropped in and was lucky to get a table for 2. We really enjoyed the food and the staff was attentive and polite making sure we had an enjoyable evening Reasonable priced. Would visit again.

Thank hughdeedaa
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Black Car never fails to disappoint. I like to try different dishes and have absolutely loved everything I have had. What is so good is that the flavours are so delicious and can be made to your taste. For example you can have your dish made mild, medium, hot or Thai hot. The staff are friendly and helpful but... More 

Thank JSCross
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love Thai food and this restaurant lived up to our expectations. Whilst we were there, at least 9 couples were turned away who sadly had not made a reservation and discovered that the restaurant was fully booked.

Thank WiltshireJilly
St Albans
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We entered the half empty restaurant having been out for the day. Our time of entry was 8 pm and I asked if there was a table free,: I was amused when the Maitre d consulted his pad before showing us to a table We ordered our drinks delivered virtually without a word by the waitress during which time we... More 

Thank Snorbenite
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this Thai Restaurant! It has to be the best in Shanklin---- in fact , as locals, we rate it within our top three on the Island!! So popular with both locals and holidaymakers you would be unwise to turn up without a reservation. You have to be prepared to wait a while for your food as there is... More 

1 Thank gillian4343
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born in Shanklin but now live on the mainland, so this trip to Black Cat was my first. I wish I'd discovered it much earlier! My partner and I were really impressed both by the warm, friendly service, and the really excellent quality of the delicious, authentic Thai food. I'd go so far as to say this is... More 

1 Thank AmberP689
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty, delicious Thai food and great service. We ordered a couple of main courses, egg fried rice and a bottle of Chablis to wash it down. Make sure you book in advance as it gets busy.

Thank Smoola
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got to be the best eatery in shanklin staff are friendly and attentive the food is prepared fresh for you and are superb but you must book to make sure you can get in

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The black cats interior is such a stark contrast to the rest of Shanklin's restaurant. A true Thai experience with a welcoming Thai family owning and running things. Very passionate owner and delicious food. I felt the presentation was frivolous overall. Unfortunately we had quite a vocal and intolerant group near us who ruined the dining experience a bit. Quite... More 

Thank Sacha G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service. Food was nice we had set meal for 2 and it was tasty. Average priced food and a cosy clean little restaurant. Thank you!

Thank Kelly D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 High Street | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin PO37 6NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: 01983-86-37-61

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