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“Disappointing starters but good main courses”
Review of Black Cat

Black Cat
Ranked #37 of 209 Restaurants in Choeng Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: French, Thai, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Black Cat was on my list of restaurants to try on this visit. We booked a table and walked there rather than use the pick up service they offer.

It is a large restaurant, covered but with open sides so it has an open air feel to it.
Black Cat entrance is on a busy road so not a quiet or scenic outlook.

They have a very extensive menu of many pages which is slightly off putting. They could easily simplify the menu layout to make it easier.

The waitress gave us funny looks when we asked for certain dishes to be spicy which made us laugh.

I really like chicken satay and use it as a comparator between Thai restaurants. I like it flat and well cooked. Black Cat satay was big and chunky, more like a kebab and therefore disappointing.

The vegetable pancake rolls contained large pieces of green beans which we hadn't experienced before, different and not to my taste. The other starter was a spicy papaya salad which had a real kick and was very tasty.

Main courses were a lot better than the starters and retrieved the situation.

The Massaman curry (requested very spicy) was very good, as was the chicken penang curry (requested spicy) The chicken pad thai was one of the best we have had.

I don't like a lot of rice with my curry so not good when the large portion of rice was given to me on my plate not in a separate bowl. A minor detail perhaps, but something to differentiate the dining experience from other restaurants on this holiday. Also the beer was not ice cold and got warm a bit too quickly, perhaps we should have stuck to small bottles!

Overall, not a bad meal, very good value. I would return for the inexpensive main course and give the starters a miss next time.

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Thank Glitch33
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

A friendly local restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. I went here twice and had Thai dishes and it was delicious. The staff were friendly and it's really reasonably priced. They also offer a pick up and drop off service for free from your accommodation. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went to this restaurant with three you children (under 10). There was excellent variety and the staff were very helpful and accommodating for the children. Excellent pick-up and return to your hotel service.

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Thank Linette V
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We tried this restaurant on our recent visit to the Laguna resport after reading reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed, we had the set menu for 2 people and the food was great, really tasty and loads !!!! The waiter made sure we knew exactly what each dish was and at the end we just sat and relaxed and enjoyed the atmosphere. There is a extensive menu and daily specials which all sounded delicious, that delicious that we came back on our last night in Phuket and again had a great meal. Thanks again and see you next year !!!

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Thank Janice C
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

A wide choice of dishes - both Thai and European cuisine - and good service.
Pick-up service.
Pool table, mini football available for entertainment.
Nothing outstanding but surely worth a visit.

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Thank afra_martinas
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