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The King and Thai

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35 Great Western Road, Dorchester DT1 1UF, England
+44 1305 250270
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited our friends in Dorchester in today. They invited us to lunch at this little gem of a Thai Restaurant. 3 course lunch for £10. Service & Food was excellent, a big thank you to the owner & team.

Thank Doombar1
Lewes, Delaware
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good thai. The lamb mossamam was extremely tasty the best i've had. The owner is charming & helped us with choosing. Sticky rice wasn't the best thing as a take out though as by the time we got home it had stuck itself into one glutenous blob but fine if eating in.

Thank kaz c
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always come here for lunch when we are in Dorchester. Sometimes we visit Dorchester just to have lunch here! And we live 45 minutes away. They do a 3 course lunch menu for £10. It's so fresh and tasty. Everything we have tried has always been delicious and piping hot. The staff are welcoming and friendly. You won't be... More 

Thank 5UN5H1NE
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely tasty and freshly made free range food with very friendly staff and an ambient setting. Highly recommended.

Thank Mushroom J
Langley City, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been for the lunch and dinner here several times. It is always really good. The restaurant is family run and they take great care in everything from service to food.

Thank jls404
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went with my wife, I had the sweet and sour prawns which were excellent. My wife had a Tofu dish which she was a bit disappointed with but hey it's tofu so what do you expect. Didn't have a massive selection of lagers but they did have Singha. 2 mains +1 pint singha and 1 glass wine was £36.

Thank Richard B
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114 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This has always been a good Thai restaurant to visit and I am pleased to say that hasn't changed. Excellent value lunch menu, freshly cooked, and tasty. Owner always very attentive and a great host,, very much look forward to another visit soon.

Thank lordjimbob
Swanage, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We always have lunch at this fantastic restaurant every time we visit Dorchester, sometimes we even visit Dorchester just to have lunch here.. Brilliant value 3 course lunch In a lovely setting. Superb service and extremely tasty freshly cooked Thai food.. Looking forward to our next visit 😊

Thank damogoodwine
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the King and Thai on what was a very special occasion with my wife and daughter, having heard good reviews and needing somewhere local in Dorchester. On arrival the head waiter/owner was reasonably welcoming and I asked for a drink and some prawn crackers to start us off. They arrived reasonably quickly but were a tiny portion for... More 

Thank Pauls42480
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had the set menu plenty to eat lots of lovely fresh flavours.I would recommend this restaurant and would go again if we were in the area.

Thank Tanya D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Great Western Road, Dorchester DT1 1UF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 250270

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