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Similan Thai

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251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EB, England
+44 1425 280888
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked table for last night as we had friends staying with us. We are new to area and wanted to impress our friends. This restaurant did not disappoint as food was excellent and plenty of it. The staff were wonderful - warm and friendly and very attentive. Restaurant is small which added to the lovely evening as it gave a... More 

1 Thank Julia B
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit on Saturday night with family who to be fair highly rate this establishment. If you are looking for amazing taste, value for money and superb service you will not be disappointed. You would do well to book in advance and try not to eat much before you attend as portions are on the large size.

Thank Helebod
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying once again in Highcliffe visited Similan Thai for the second time. As before the welcome was extremely warm and friendly. Food ordered, wine served, good conversation. The food well what can you say ... beautiful presentation, stunning taste and lovely 'special' coffee to complete our first class meal. The restaurant is not large but this does add to the... More 

Thank BarbG51
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Whilst staying in Highcliffe we visited the restaurant Saturday evening. The establishment is not very large and a warm and welcoming reception was given by staff. Suggest you book as popular and stays open only until 10pm. Premises nice and clean and reasonable selection of food offered from the menu at fair prices. The food was excellent and such artistic... More 

Thank Stephen P
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous meal last night. Three of us sampled three different King Prawn dishes, which were delicious. Lovely service, as ever. Will be back very soon!

Thank HungryHound1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic, great value restaurant. This is a real gem in Highcliffe. If you can get a table, bookings advisable, then go. Their mixed starter, green curry and coconut rice are favourites of ours, however we are yet to find a sub par dish. We only wish they did takeaway. Great family run restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

When staying at the Premier we decided to give this place a try. It was a Saturday and we hadn't booked but as we were early they managed to sort us out a table, if you want to eat later on you would definitely need to book as it gets busy. The menu had a good choice and the quality... More 

Thank jadatiger
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A really lovely little place, it was spotlessly clean and the couple who run it are really friendly. The meal was very reasonably priced as was the wine, (they do a lovely rosé). The food was excellent, we had chicken with noodles, green chicken curry and red beef curry, all were very authentic and super fresh. A great evening out... More 

Thank Matt R
New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Welcoming on arrival... when seated we were asked if we would like to order drinks I chose a white wine soda spritzer which was poured into two seperate glasses which meant having to drink the wine half way down the glasss before being able to add the soda ~ not quite the same as having it in the one glass.... More 

1 Thank Linda B
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were looking for a Thai or Chinese and decided to give this a go. It's a small place, conveniently located and with a warm welcome on arrival. The restaurant was about 2/3 full on a Saturday night in August. The menu had a good selection and we were served drinks and then food quickly. It was all fresh and... More 

1 Thank Buckslady13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 280888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?