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Similan Thai

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251 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5EB, England
(0)1425 280888
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great experience, the owners are lovely. It is small, but a cosy, comfortable atmosphere. The food is very authentic and excellent, the best place to eat in Highcliffe if you appreciate proper food.

Thank Emily C
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit since moving to the area just over a year ago. Though a fraction further than we would usually travel for a meal, it was well worth it. I have to say this is one of the best Thai meals we have had for ages....and we've tried most in the area since moving! So nice to... More 

Thank keithgaga
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I visit highcliffe regularly and no visit is complete without dinner at Similan. I always have the chicken with cashew nuts and pineapple and Som and his wife who own and operate the restaurant always serve me the most delicious food with A class service. The hubby has the thick red curry and we are obsessed with the chicken satay... More 

1 Thank LandJNYUK
Kemsing, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We eat Thai often on London. This by far is the best Thai food we have ever tasted. Excellent value. Modest interior, that does not reflect the high quality. A must try if you are anywhere near.

Thank dmiall
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 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.

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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, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, 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: (0)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?