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“It's seen better days”
Review of Central Thai

Central Thai
Ranked #96 of 304 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“It's seen better days”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time here since it used to be called The Numjai. To be honest it all just feels a little dated, right from the food to the decor. Don't get me wrong, the food is ok, but when your local competition is Zen, this feels a step or two behind.

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Skien, Norway
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“A desent Thaiplace”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Just what to expect from a Thai eatery. Good food and good service for an OK price. The interior also more or less as standart Thai.

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Thank pilotbrewer
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Meal”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Really enjoyed my first trip here recently. The best Green Thai Curry I have ever eaten. The service was quick and the staff were very friendly. If you haven't tried this place yet you should!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Tanzy93
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Honolulu
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A very enjoyable evening”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Decided to have the Banquet C, seafood based although we swapped one main for a duck dish.

Very pleasantly surprised at what was presented, half lobsters each person, king scallops, king prawns - and this was just the starter.

The soup and main courses that followed were equally as good and well presented.

Not rushed, service was adequate, would have been better if explanation of dishes when served.

Overall an excellent evening.

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Thank Inths
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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“The Hidden Gem of Durham!!!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. I travel a lot and this restaurant is the one that keeps pulling me back day after day! The restaurant has never disappointed, in fact it has raised the bar further - with excellent authentic Thai food and great service (the staff are truly lovely people!).

The selection of food on offer is superb and out performs other Thai restaurants with many unique favours and quality of food! Now... the food, is a superb and carefully prepared experience! Try anything on the menu and both the authentic taste and quality will defiantly impress!

The prices and value for money is extremely reasonable, if not too reasonable (clearly quality and dinning experience is more important to these guys than a bottom line!).

The views of the river and cathedral this restaurant offers are exceptional and second to none in the evening!

The only shame is that this restaurant is slightly tucked away and not enough people know about it - Congratulations on perfecting Durham's true hidden charm and thank you for making me feel so welcome here.

Stuart.

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