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Black Cat Restaurant

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83 High Street | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin PO37 6NR, England
+44 1983 863761
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visit here regularly and we are never disappointed. The food is great, coupled with friendly service! Nice atmosphere too!

Thank YourAveragePerson88
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Whilst on holiday and staying in the town we decided to go and try the Black Cat as my partner really liked the look of the menu. The first night we went in and we're seated by the waiter and our drink order taken, then after a couple minutes only to be told that the chef had closed the kitchen,... More 

Thank Emma B
Sheringham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I telephoned to book a table for 7 adults but was told very curtly that they did not cater for parties of more than 6. We walked past the restaurant several times over the next few evenings and there were never more than 4 diners. The biggest table they had laid up was for 6 but (given that the restaurant... More 

Thank the_dab
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We saw the Black Cat whilst exploring Shanklin on foot. Having read the reviews we booked and we're not disappointed. The food was lovely; light and fresh with lots of flavours and plenty of heat. Given the number of people who turned up and couldn't get a table, booking must be advisable. Recommended.

Thank Neil K
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a recommendation from a friend. We weren't disappointed at all. The food is really fresh and delicious and the staff can't do enough for you. We arrived early on a Friday night and had no trouble getting a table but could see it was getting very busy later in the evening with lots of reservations... More 

Thank Bob-Caz-Eva
Leeds, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate here twice as the food is excellent quality. The service could have been better although the young man who served us did seem to have to do everything and it was busy. Another waiter seemed to do little especially on our second visit.

Thank Dawn M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is the best Thai meal we have had outside Thailand by far, both our starters and mains could not of been better. Service throughout the meal was excellent, decor is lovely and the Thai music in the background very atmospheric, when the bill arrived we were pleasantly surprised at the cost of 2 x 2 course meals and Singha... More 

Thank beachfreaks
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Must book, this place seems to be a favorite haunt for the locals, but with good reason. The best Thai food I've ever tasted with a great service to boot, would definitely go again.

Thank Emily B
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a light dinner here and it was good. It is a very pleasant Thai restaurant and the food was flavourful! Nice place overall.

Thank Lecitia P
Playa Blanca
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

No trip to Shanklin is complete without a trip to The Black Cat, it is just the best Thai Restaurant, lovely cosy surroundings and atmosphere, fantastic service, and the food sublime. If you have never tried Thai food then at least try it here, for those who love Thai food, it is SO good.

Thank happynotPlayaBlanca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 High Street | PO37 6NR, England, Shanklin PO37 6NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863761

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