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Black Cat Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Asian, Thai
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews thai food massaman curry sticky rice spring rolls duck starters and mains prawns thai hot set meal lovely meal recommend this restaurant out of season isle of wight fantastic food friday night front of house old village
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Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is closed for a winter break. No notice on their website which meant we turned up tonight to find a very dead restaurant with a notice on their front door. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Monday night dinner. Arrived just after 7pm and only one table taken. My starter of large green lipped mussels in lemon grass broth was wonderful. Followed that with beef green curry, which was so tender, and sticky rice. Very enjoyable. Not the cheapest restaurant about,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidC680
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Reasonably authentic Thai food. The Pad Thai is particularly good. Attentive helpful staff. Will certainly return next time in Shanklin.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 470stephenw
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The food is excellent as is the service received. We visited on a Friday night and did not book, but they accommodated us no problem. We had a couple of mains plus rice and drinks and a starter and this came to the mid £30...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Baggiegirl69
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Doesn't look much from outside but food was lovely and staff very helpful about choices. It was our first time in Thai restaurant so unsure of level of heat. Mild chicken massam curry delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Delicious food with subtle flavours combine with charming service from all staff. Plus the décor and furnishings, a mixture of all sorts of oriental bric-a-brac, some genuinely antique plus the location within one of the many charming old English, thatched cottagey buildings which comprise Shanklin...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cattermole
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Our friends are fairly regular visitors to the restaurant as they live on the island and they suggested a night out. We were not disappointed. The starter of the chicken in batter was plentiful and tasty. We had an assortment of curries, duck and beef...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank StephenBham
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

A little disappointed - sizzling beef was just beef, and honey duck was just a duck breast sliced, you’d need to order vegetables separately. Overall not quite what we expected and a bit bland, and the restaurant was lacking in atmosphere! Not one of our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AngxAndy
Reviewed 6 September 2018

the meal was as usual spot on and the service excellent. Thanks again. If you go to Shanklin please visit this restaurant as you will not get any better value for money and service anywhere on the island

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mauriceward1
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went to the Black Cat for an evening meal. I've been wanting to come here for a while, but I've always been with people with traditional (i.e. picky) tastes, so I've never had the chance. Thankfully, I came here with someone who appreciates good...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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