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“nothing special”
Review of Central Thai

Central Thai
Ranked #106 of 324 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a very busy restaurant, in a heart of Durham.
I do not like buffet style restaurants as usually food is fatty and not worth to spend money on it.
This restaurant was exactly what I was expected. Everything was taste the same (sweet chilli sauce), some dishes looked like ready made bought from some wholesale. Nothing special, again I think that it is much better to go to some cafe and have a fresh muffin with good quality of coffee than spend money on food that taste so average.

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1  Thank schulz_13
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Very nice setting overlooking the river. Unfortunately the service didn't match the view! I was part of a party of 12, obviously the restaurant was going to make a lot of money from us, therefore its disappointing how poor the service was. As i've said, there was 12 of us, all couples, the staff gave us 4 menus between the 12 of us, and the menu is quite extensive so it takes a while to piece together your order. After we finally ordered we waited at least 35 mins for the starters to come out, which for me was a mushroom soup that was more like hot water with raw mushrooms in than anything else, it smelled like cheese too! We waited a further hour with no sign of the main course before we finally told the staff we were leaving, as everybody was fed up by this point, we'd been there over 2 hours. I'd also like to point out the staff were very quick to serve drinks, pity the food wasn't the same, although after the starter i was pretty happy to leave anyway.

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Very clean,nice atmosphere,friendly staff and the meal was really nice. The puddings were good as well.Would definitely go back.

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Thank jacqui m
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We have visited this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. We had a banquet last night and it was wonderful. The atmosphere is excellent and the service is second to none. The meal is also made pretty special by the fantastic views of Durham Cathedral. Thank you

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Thank Jan D
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Walking up to the central thai it was quite promising nice view and looked good from the outside, open entering a man pointed to our table but didn't show us to it and didn't say a word, we waited 15 to get a drink ordered in which he just pointed at us when it was our turn to order, very rude! I ordered soup to start tom yam or something like that and sirloin steak in ginger with noodles, soup was ok but it had lots of mushrooms in which it didnt say on the menu so i had to pick them all out, steak was terrible quality all fatty and not even cut properly and the sauce was like water and for £15 I would certainly expect alot better and I only had a couple of noodles as they tasted like cardboard, my mam had wantons which were ok and sweet and sour chicken which was extremely poor and we both said we could of done much better making it ourselves in the house, bill came to £45 not cheap for a terrible meal!! I went to this restaurant cause the reviews were quite good, I dont know which restaurant these people went to but it wasnt this one, mcdonalds is a better option than this place

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1  Thank dannyb1986
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