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Lin's Thai Cafe

78 Elm Grove | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 1LN, England
+44 23 9229 1115
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (32 reviews)
“garlic pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 22:00 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
78 Elm Grove | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 1LN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food , original Thai food , green curry was the best ever , and good service . I will definitely go back again :)

Thank Ceviki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price - should be more places like this bring your own drinks...the food is tasty and the atmosphere friendly

Thank R M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open & comfortable layout of cafe, staff very friendly providing good service, clean & tidy, original use of telephone box as a toilet👏👏 The pad Thai prawn dish I had was bad compared to others elsewhere, it had an overall red colour maybe due to...More

Thank alinazar2001
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We had a great lunch here today. The food was typically Thai, very tasty but still very light on the palate. The toilet is housed in a very good copy of the TARDIS too...

Thank CSK33
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Authentic Thai food, we keep coming back. It's a basic cafe, but the service is good and the staff happy and friendly. BYO and small corkage fee. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Vanquish01
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We have been there a few times. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is good. You can bring your own alcohol and they charge a very small fee for corkage. We recommend it.

Thank gloriachanuk
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Incredible restaurant, the food, the smell and flavor is Thailand! The restaurant is little and the service is so good. The price is really good too. I recomended totally. The mushrom soap is delicious

Thank Mª Estela M
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant! No frills dining but food is great! Staff are friendly and welcoming and you can bring your own booze! Really cheap too. Would recommend for a cheap dinner with your partner or friends.

Thank woodyguthrie
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Going with friends who had visited before, my wife has experienced some Thai food a few times but for me, only my second time so a bit apprehensive despite the positive feelings in the party...... I have to say it was impressive overall. Strange isn't...More

Thank RichardButland
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Unexpectedly amazing food served here - tastes just like Thai street food and is totally delicious. Even better that the prices don't break the bank. The banana fritters for dessert are to die for (I had to order two they were that good) - so...More

1  Thank annavict82
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Elm Grove | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 1LN, England (Formerly The Thai Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9229 1115
  • E-mail
Lin's Thai cafe is a friendly mother daughter owned cafe serving traditional Thai cuisine. The food is restaurant quality taking inspiration from Thailand's street food. All food is freshly prepared daily using mum's traditional recipes her mother taught her. Our cafe also serves a selection of British breakfasts. Our guests may bring there own alcohol with no corkage charge, although we do have a wide selection if British and Thai soft drinks.
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