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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic restaurant. Food amazing, lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed it so much we went back the following night!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival at the restaurant we were greeted with a friendly smile and were made to feel instantly welcome. The menu was full and varied with the staff on hand to explain the food choices as required. When the food arrived at the table it...was hot, clearly freshly prepared and deliciously authentic. This was our first visit to this little gem in the old village and we'll definitely be back. Whether you live here or are just visiting, this is a must for a delicious meal.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner as was staying nearby. Very friendly welcome as we arrived. Lots of choices on the menu. The food was amazing very fresh and tasty. Great service and a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

We went as a party of 6 Friday night could not fault anything service was amazing 💯 food was first class highly recommend a visit..

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

Arrived at 6:30 and was asked did we book ? No, then was asked if we were an islander ? No. We was told we were an islander and it was fully booked and to come back in the week. So we walked up the...high street to Mukda Thai Restaurant. Was greated with a warm welcome their. And the food was excellent. When we finished are meal at Mukda Thai Restaurant we walked passed The Black Cat , an hour later. And it was not fully booked they just didn't want us in their.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

We ate there last week and enjoyed it. The young chap serving was very polite, helpful and efficient. It’s a comprehensive menu and the food was very good, perhaps not the best I’ve ever had but still very good and it all was reasonably priced....If you are in Shanklin it’s certainly worth a try.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

We went to the Black Cat on a Tuesday evening and while the food was very good the service was just odd. We asked for some prawn crackers to nibble on whilst looking at the menu and we were told that we were not allowed...prawn crackers until we had ordered just in case we made the menus greasy (the menus are laminated) found this to be strange. When placing our order we asked the young lady a question about one of the dishes and she simply said I don’t know I don’t eat the food. Apart from having our food placed in front of us we didn’t see any waiting staff again until it was time to pay the bill, as I said before all the food was really good just an odd mix with the serviceMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Highly recommend! Excellent Thai food and the service was 10/10! Really friendly staff. Look forward to visiting again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food at The Black Cat. We all ordered different things and they all tasted so different and fresh. Prices are good and the hospitality excellent. Definitely recommend here if you want authentic Thai food.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

Superb hospitality, exquisite food, impeccable service and all at very reasonable prices. High St location in the attractive Shanklin old town. Highly recommended but book ahead!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

Food was excellent, service was faultless. The only small criticism I would have is they don’t really cater for kids. We gave it a try and would go back but without kids.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Good Thai menu, great food, great food & service in pleasant surroundings. Set meal for two was excellent Can't ask for more.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

The service & food were outstanding - so glad we booked. The food was so authentic & tasted divine. You must try if your in the area & will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, good service, good value. Went here as family of four for dinner and all of us thought it was excellent. Kids now say their favourite food is Thai. Top nosh.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

Lovely food and good service. If unsure about any of the food ask the chef and he will explain the flavours and heat etc. we had a lovely dinner :)

Date of visit: April 2023
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Black Cat Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4