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“A little piece of Thailand in Boscombe!”
Review of Bhan Mae Thai Restaurant - CLOSED

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Bhan Mae Thai Restaurant
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: If you are looking for excellent traditional Thai dishes, Bhan Mae Thai is the place to be! We are family run business and offer such a great value for money. We have full drink license and takeaway. We guaranteed the cheapest price in Bournemouth. Come to try and you won't regret it. Looking forward to seeing you.
Reviewed July 29, 2011

As an earlier reviewer posted, this restaurant is situated a few hundred yards from the bustling Koh Thai Restaurant in Boscombe, and although I have heard good things about Koh Thai, do yourself a favour and go down to Bhan Mae, and experience as authentic as it gets.
I have travelled in south east Asia and particulalry Thailand for many months, and this is as close as I have got to taste and service that only south east Asia offers! The cook/owner/manager appears to be one of the same, a lovely Thai lady going by the name of 'nana', who is as passionate when cooking as she is with her service. She takes your order, dissapears in the kitchen and a few minutes later you are greeted to a feast! Service with a smile and the kind of respect from nana that only asia tends to offer. Nana is truly grateful you have bothered to drop by.
Well nana, see you again very soon...and again...and again...and again!

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Thank MarcusReeves1976
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Went here with a friend for dinner this evening - we were originally intending on going to the busier thai place 100 yards up the road that is always jammed with people, but they were full so we decided to go to Bhan Mae instead. We struck lucky - it was quiet in there, just two other tables, but we really enjoyed our visit! the owner, an elderly thai lady, is great fun - very kind service if a little quirky! the menu is big, a little bit overwhelming, but all very reasonably priced. the starters were ok, although my friend really liked his chicken satay, and the prawn crackers were exceptional.

i had a red seafood curry, and it was hands down the best red curry I've had in the UK. There was something about the combination of the steamed sticky rice (perfect consistency) and the red curry flavours that just took me back to thailand momentarily. great stuff. £6.95 main courses!!

here's the deal - if you want to get pampered and have michelin starred cuisine and a view of the ocean, then this isn't the place; if you want thai food with a touch of authenticity (both in the service and the product) then you should go to this restaurant. it's basic thai food, but its done well. we left full and happy.

this kind of restaurant deserves to stay open!

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Thank benrobertsphoto
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

My friends and I are from London, we spent our holiday in Bournemouth. After going to the beach at Boscombe pier, we decided to end up having dinner at a lovely local Thai restaurant nearby. The decoration of the restaurant was quite simply but the taste of the food was absolutely yummy and the price was reasonable. Recommended restaurant !!

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Thank spininz
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

We came down for holiday in Bournemouth and drove pass this restaurant in Boscombe, we thought we would try. The atmosphere was standard for local restaurant but the food was absolutely fantastic with such a reasonable price. We would recommend you to try Chicken Satay, and curries. The owner of this restaurant is so lovely. We will definitely come back again for sure.

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Thank Food_expert_11
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