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“Tasty Thai” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bamboo Thai

Bamboo Thai
Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in Lourmarin
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasty Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Lovely setting with pleasant staff. Food was good although portions quite small if you are feeling very hungry.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JCB_222
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johannesburg
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent, reservation needed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Open terrace, two minutes drive from Lourmarin, very nice surroundings, very nice ambience, very good and tasty food. Hamish welcomed us warmly when we made the booking earlier the day. At arrival after 8pm there were just 3 small tables open. They were very busy but very efficient. I cannot complain about anything. Will go back.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lovetravel84
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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A real letdown”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

My husband and I remembered our two previous visits to the restaurant last year as perfectly enchanting. The decor was magical, a garden softly lit at the foot of the beautiful Luberon mountain, an impeccable service, and food exquisitely prepared. We were eager to repeat the experience this year but instead of a quiet, elegant setting, we found a crowded noisy place from which the magic was as absent as theThai personnel which had greeted us the previous year. In fact, the waiters, obviously underprepared, seemed overwhelmed by their task.
The drinks we ordered (a Caipirinha and a Margarita) were warm, overly sweet, and contained barely any alcohol. Our first courses were very disappointing: the green papaya salad was bland and tasteless, the shrimp and pork fried pasties were dry and salty. The main dishes didn't fare any better, my beef and basil wasn't merely undercooked, it came to the table raw (though the menu didn't mention it was meant to be), but I must admit the seasoning was excellent and as fragrant as I remembered it from last year. On the other hand, the sticky rice, instead of the marvel of mellow softness I still had in mind, was offputting, cold and dry. The dessert was disappointing as well: the waitress got our sherbets wrong (even though she made us repeat the order twice), and those were of poor commercial quality (quite a surprise since Lourmarin has quite a few wonderful Italian ice cream suppliers.)
The mood wasn't lifted by the fact that the owner and the female Thai manager exchanged angry words by our table on two occasions. We walked out after paying 118 euros for a very poor meal, two very unsatisfying drinks, and a reasonable 50cl of white La Canorgue (the only pleasant touch for the whole evening.) I'll admit we paid more for disappointing meals elsewhere, but then we didn't have our hopes up. This restaurant had been high on our list of favorites and it is a shame to see it tumble so drastically. Maybe the fact that the owner opened a small take-out place in the center of Lourmarin has taken his attention away from crucial details, but I fear the problem lies elsewhere.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank claudine k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very unfriendly service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

Located in a very nice setting, we were expecting an adequate dinner. The patron who took orders was not particularly friendly. Starters were a mixed plate of satai and rolls, well done, but expensive, 12€ for six little pieces. soup was outrageous, supposedly a Tom Yam Khung, but tasted like an instant tomato soup with peppers. When we complained ina friendly tone, the owner became really unpleasent.
Don't go, this is a tourist rip-ofd!

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Rbphone
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Lourmarin, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fabulous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

Incredible thai cooking A fabulous experience.
Efficient service and warm atmosphere
Great decor

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank annie m
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