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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