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“Same menu: half the price!”
Review of Samruai Thai Restaurant - CLOSED

Samruai Thai Restaurant
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Samruai Thai restaurant. 'Samruai' being a traditional Thai name, is given to the head chef of this restaurant. With over 50 years of cooking experience from her alone, the authenticity and aromas of Thai food really come across amongst all of the dishes. All produce is fresh and some items are bought daily to give that extra freshness for the customers. All rice is slow cooked in a traditional Thai way before the customers arrive. Sticky rice is served in hand made Thai Lao bamboo containers, as we are trying to give a true accuracy and indication of dining in Thailand. If you are looking for authentic Thai food surrounded by handmade authentic objects then this is the place to be. From the art hanging on the walls to the cutlery on the tables, every thing here is genuine.
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Tried this restaurant after being what I thought was being ripped off at an established Leigh Thai restaurant and found an almost replica menu - certainly for the set menu's - but at half the price. Food is freshly cooked and very tasty. As there was a lot of food we asked if we could take the remainder home - not an issue. Worth going an extra mile or so for the savings!

6  Thank Steve O
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Have had many a fabulous meal at Samruai. Good food and great service, staff always friendly and attentive. Well worth a visit.

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1  Thank lalaehall
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I only go to one Thai when I'm home and this is it. If I eat in or take out the food is always perfect. So tasty and full of flavour.

Very lovely people work here and the decor is really nice.

I wish they were busier because it really is a gem. We go here with friends often and they always love it. They say 'that's the best Thai I've been too' and I agree.

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3  Thank CCUK81
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This Thai restaurant defies its appearance - the food is delicious from a menu of authentic Thai dishes. The Head Chef is the owner so there's no compromise yet she is quite happy to modify the dishes to taste i.e. more chilli etc.
The best thing (apart from the food) is that the restaurant is almost opposite the Palace Theatre and, if you want to eat before a show, tell them your show time and they guarantee to have you fed in time to catch the show - brilliant idea!
Of course it's far better to eat after the show - that way you can relax and savour all the courses and some passable wines to go with them - I know, we go there often.

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1  Thank Arncliffe_01
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

I've visited Thailand many times and love Thai food, and this restaurant is the most authentic i've found in the Essex area. The interior is very Thai, the staff are Thai, which guarantees you a big smile, and the food is delicous, It might not be in the best part of Southend, but parking is easy, and the prices are very fair, I will be back very soon.

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2  Thank LINDTY
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