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19-20 Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DB, England
+44 1273 473906
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Perth, Australia
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful sea bass. Well balance flavours. Ginger garlic and soy. Steamed veggies were also good. Cosy and just off the high street not far from rail station.

Thank Harvey F
Chichester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Wonderful welcome from owners on a cold Feb. night. Superb prawns two ways chicken satay & veg .spring rolls. Mains delightful poached salmon ,tender king prawns in red curry sauce, & succulent sliced duck breast with ginger. .All well presented & piping hot . We keep returning because it is the best Thai restaurant in Sussex.

2 Thank christopher g
Lewes, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I think I am correct in saying that Pailin is the longest established Thai restaurant in Lewes. It has been here for over 25 years. After spending a few years in the Far East I have usually been disappointed with Thai restaurants in the UK. We went there a few weeks ago for the first time and we have made... More 

4 Thank Peter C
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lovely local. The satay is especially good and I've been told to try their noodle dishes but have yet to do so. Service this time was good. In the past it's been a little slow, although the food has always been good. Friendly staff too.

3 Thank Richard W
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Booked in advance, which is advisable as often packed out, had a delicious lunch with colleagues. Amazing food as usual. Everyone delighted with the service and food. Vegan options available too. Because everything is cooked from scratch, it's easy to omit things or add them as necessary. Some wanted their dishes more spicy, no problem. Our vegan friend couldn't believe... More 

3 Thank SimonHeadhunter
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the off chance whilst attending a match and we weren't disappointed. The food was lovely and the service superb. Thoroughly recommend the satay and massaman curry - both well flavoured and generous. We will return - thank you

3 Thank Roulette26
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The booking was for 9 guests but three extra turned up. Not a problem: the owners simply made up another table with no fuss. We had a set menu ordered in advance and everything was first class. I've been to Pailin on several occasions and the standard is consistently good. The service is unobtrusive. I am not a great fan... More 

4 Thank Clare R
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I can't get enough of this tasty Thai food. I visit from Haywards Heath, especially to eat these authentic delicious dishes. Cooked in a style that very few Thai restaurants can master. No monosodium, just great food cooked as you require. I won't eat Thai food anywhere else in Sussex. The hosts are the nicest people, very obliging.

3 Thank SimonHeadhunter
Level Contributor
53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Had Phad See Lew (number 64) and Thai green curry (26). The curry was beautifully made, delicate and spicy. Lots of chicken and vegetables in it. The noodle dish was delicious, it had thin rice noodles with crunchy cabbage and broccoli in it. Pailin is fairly expensive but the food was so gorgeous I will definitely order from here again.... More 

4 Thank vers4ce
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, very glad to finally write this review for the nice people that run and own this restaurant. Always have good meals from here, take away of sit in always good and a nice speedy yet relaxed atmosphere and service. Little highly priced and refined portions but still very nice.

4 Thank Treviewings

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-20 Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 473906

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