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“Just too pretentious” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thirteen church street

Thirteen church street
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Storrington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just too pretentious”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

There is no doubt that the quality of food is just stunning - on par with some of the best restaurants I have ever been to in Thailand itself.

The trouble is, the venue is tiny (and so are the portions). It is a converted terraced house, so if you get the table by the front door, not only is one of you sitting on the window seat, a good foot higher than those on chairs and one of you has the front door directly behind you and therefore constantly subject to freezing draughts and bumps from incoming diners.

You come away with the feeling that you have been taken advantage of. That because the food is so good, you will just accept the uncomfortable surroundings, average service, tiny portions and absolute top prices. It is such a shame, because really good Thai food is quite rare but this restaurant is just too pretentious for me.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Storrington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Small but nice.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Lovely place to eat, very small, need to book, food & service was great, very friendly, sure to go again in the near future.

Visited August 2013
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Ashington, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Taste of the Orient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Truly yummy, interesting food. Intimate, quaint restaurant, very popular. Staff young, well informed and know what they are doing.

Visited June 2013
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

A lovely evening for a family birthday. Staff were attentive and helpful, food was beautifully presented and so delicious. It was more expensive than any other Thai restaurant I've been to but then this was no ordinary meal and in my opinion it was worth every penny. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wifeyspice
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful fresh Thai food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

This, as others have said, is not your average high street Thai. The food is cooked with fresh spices, the menu is inventive and changes. The selection is less than found in other 'thai' restaurants but suitable for a dish to suit most palettes. What is on offer is freshly prepared and delicious.

This really is a hidden gem, it is more expensive compared to the hen party catering alternatives, but when compared to restaurants cooking to similar standards it is very good or exceptional value.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank r b
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