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“Tasty thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bangkok Bistro

Bangkok Bistro
Ranked #32 of 160 Restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A small, friendly family run authentic Thai restaurant. With over twenty years experience in Thai cuisine. Everything is prepared on the premises and our menu includes a wide range of vegetarian and gluten free items. Fully licensed with 50 covers. Parties catered for with buffet or al la carte. Takeaway service also available.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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“Tasty thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Visited here without booking on a Thursday night, it was empty so no prob getting a table. It was a rainy night and while we were there two other couples came in.
The restaurant is a bit stark in decoration and the tables are set out a bit like a canteen it could do with rearranging a bit.
We shared a seafood platter starter. I was worried it might not have been big enough for two as it was meant for one person but it felt like we'd had a starter each not half. The seafood was delicious and the tempura batter was lovely and crispy. We were surprised to find a deep fried baby corn and carrot sticks and it's not something I would want to eat again.
For a main course we both had Thai green chicken curry with sticky rice. There was plenty of chicken in it, the sauce was very nice, if slightly salty.
We would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Peachy-peach79
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“Takeaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were late getting to friends so they had ordered a takeaway.
We have never eaten Thai food before but were well impressed, a very pleasant change to the standard Indian or Chinese fare!
If you are looking for something different I would highly recommend trying this out!

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Halblech
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Thai meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was our first visit, entertaining friends from the South of England. The meal arrived quickly and was well presented, served by the delightful Nam. I ordered vegetable platter and king prawn choo chee, both of which were generous Cumbrian portions, with the vegetables cooked in a light batter and the choo chee with a rich coconut sauce. Although it was a Monday night there were other diners in the restaurant. Looking forward to the next visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank Sharplmz
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“Best Thai food we've had in ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Six of us ate at Bangkok Bistro on a Friday night and we all agreed it was some of the best Thai food we've eaten outside of Thailand.

The jungle curry is definitely not for the faint-hearted and the salmon choo chee was great.

My only criticism was that we were the only people in the restaurant, so it was a little quiet. This is surprising as the food was incredible.

If you're in Penrith, visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Mszybut
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Cumbria
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27 reviews
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was our 2nd visit and will certainly not be our last. The food is fantastic and the service is great very attentive and happy to cater to my crazy food allergies and tastes.

This must be the best Thai restaurant I have been in now and I have visited a few up and down the country.

I can't wait to the next visit

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank HolidaymakerCumbria
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