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“You have tried the rest, now try the BEST”
Review of The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant - CLOSED

The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Rich in its Eastern references, The Tavern Bar and Thai Restaurant offers Wigan���s diners a sumptuous dining experience with a strong Thai feel. Passers by may mistake The Tavern to be just another high-end pub but stepping inside this old Victorian drinking establishment, you���ll discover an exciting fusion of East and West, the antique wood carved bar surrounded by high tables and stools yet lit by printed silk lamps and dotted with pretty pink orchids. Through to the expansive dining room, The Tavern becomes increasingly sophisticated with a romantic atmosphere. The space is surrounded by beautiful Thai artefacts and yet more plants, the lighting low and warm and tables generously spaced. As well as the traditional dishes Thai restaurants are known for, The Tavern���s talented kitchen offers a fine selection of its own creative takes on South East Asian cuisine, using authentic ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal and coconut milk, flown in direct from Thailand weekly, to evoke the traditional flavour of Thai cookery.
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I will not beat about the bush with loads of words... I will sum this place up with just one. FANTASTIC. We are not lovers of town centre eating as we adore the English country restaurants, however, there are not many oriental dining experiences to be had in the middle of nowhere. The Thai at the tavern is well worth the deviation. The staff, the food, the venue, the quality, the price, the experience is fantastic on every count. It is well worth a visit if you have never been before, if you have, then you should be writing this revue. Thank you again for a 1st class evening. Dave & Elizabeth from Orrell.

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Thank DaveyB0y51
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Turk2523, General Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Hi Dave & Elizabeth. We are so pleased that you had another fantastic evening with us. We are very glad that on another visit you enjoyed your meal with us again. Our aim is to always please our customers and always feel delighted when they are.We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Jessica
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

A table was booked last minute for my sisters birthday. Upon arriving there were only the three of us in the bar, plus staff so I thought it was going to be a quiet one so was surprised when staff said it was busy upstairs. The bar area was nicely decorated, quite an improvement from when I worked behind the bar here 20 years ago.
Upstairs in the restaurant the atmosphere and deco' is warm, welcoming and quite impressive.
The staff were happy, polite and helpful. The food was the best Thai I have had in a long time, possibly ever. The prices were reasonable with many daily offers available. I will be returning and recommending to friends.
The only thing I wasn't really impressed with was the music, I don't think it was Thai and it wasn't very fitting but this restaurant gets 5*'s from me regardless.

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Turk2523, General Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Hi there. We are very pleased you had an successful meal with us. We are also happy to know you were happy with the service you received. We will take your advice on board , we always like to know what our customers think and what we can do to improve ourselves ! We look forward to seeing you again.

Jessica
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

As a Wigan local now living abroad, I was amazed to find this treasure by the town centre.
On my return trips, we always make a family visit here and at The Stables.
Very good food

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Thank Chris M
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Turk2523, Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review with us! We are always pleased knowing our customers have had a satisfying meal with us and enjoyed their time at The Tavern Bar & Thai Restaurant . Our main objective is to make sure our customers are 100% happy and we are always content knowing they are. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Jessica
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Had to spend the night in Wigan with work commitments. We decided to eat at the Tavern. What a great place, very friendly and a warm welcome. We didn't book and it was busy, however they accommodated us in no time. Great food and wine choices. The food was lovely we all enjoyed it and we all agreed that wee would head back to the Tavern when in Wigan again.

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Thank simon r
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Turk2523, General Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review with us! We are always pleased knowing our customers have had a satisfying meal with us and enjoyed their time at The Tavern Bar & Thai Restaurant . Our main objective is to make sure our customers are 100% happy and we are always content knowing they are. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have visited here twice now since reading reviews on trip advisor and have really enjoyed the food on both occasions. Service was very good - reasonable waiting times between courses, staff are friendly and quick with drinks orders. The menu has plenty of variety and is reasonably priced. There are also a couple of fixed price menus at lunchtime and early evening as well.

I'd never tried thai food before so admittedly have nothing to compare the dishes against, but I can say that we've found everything so far to taste homemade, fresh and flavoursome. Restaurant is on the first floor - is well set out and has a nice ambience even if there aren't that many people in. Will be visiting again :)

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Turk2523, Manager at The Tavern Bar&Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review with us. We are very pleased with how well your visit went with us , and particularly glad your first try with Thai food was a good one. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Jessica
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