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Black Cat Restaurant

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83 High Street | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin PO37 6NR, England
01983-86-37-61
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank Kelly D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are heading to the Isle of Wight, this is certainly a place you need to visit. I can recommend the chicken satay dish and prawn toast for starters. My husband loved the mussel soup. For mains every dish we had was amazing. The sticky rice was fab. Certainly one of the best Thai meals I've ever had. Can't... More 

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Thank Helen S
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family run business and the food is excellent ... Service is brilliant and you are looked after very well. The food can be ordered to your personal tastes, so if you like the sound of a dish but think it may be too hot to handle you can ask for it to be adjusted to how you... More 

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Thank Tony D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried our luck for seating early on a Saturday night and got a table for two. Staff were great bit pushy etc Food was fresh and as good as any Thai eaten in before. Restaurant is decorated pretty quirky as well which we liked. Fair prices would recommend, defo book. Many locals eating there which is always a good sign

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Thank Matt C
Salers, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is fine but owner manager spoils the occasion by being overbearing, sycophantic and highly irritating. He needs to learn to step back and let his staff do their job and allow the food to speak for itself.

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Thank Cantaloune
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this little restaurant: Professional, delicious and family run. This is one of just a couple of Thai places on my Island and I must say that it's in my top 3 places to eat out. The food is great and the chef caters to everyone's needs. I went with a friend who can't eat fresh chilli's and they... More 

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Thank MyIslandGirl95
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely Thai meal for a good price. Chicken satay and Thai soup were a great start. Would have been nice to have some Thai crackers rather than prawn crackers but not a big issue. Enjoyed a Thai hot green curry, and it was, flavoursome pad Thai, and delicious duck and 5 spice dish. I wish we had realised... More 

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Thank JTken121
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The manager was very attentive from the beginning and getting to know us. The restaurants in IOW ARE PRETTY AVERAGE. So we were very sceptical. But after reading the reviews came here. It did not disappoint. Very fresh, very tasty and service polite and super efficient. The only tip we would give is to give a better chocolate mint on... More 

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Thank Ashley T
Settle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best Thai food I have ever had. Fresh tasty and really good, great value and service. The family cooking and with own recipes for me was unique.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?