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“Not for those of wide girth”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Thai Food Cafe

Thai Food Cafe
Ranked #14 of 160 Restaurants in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Not for those of wide girth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Expectations dashed because I am not thin by any means and could not fit in the absolutely tiny seating booths, so we had to eat elsewhere.

Suggest they cut a bit of one table appropriately in order to let those of wider girth fit.

Before everyone says I'm just abnormal, I have no trouble with fixed seating like this anywhere else - it is usually designed to dimensions which will comfortably fit say, 80% of the population (there are standards readily available) but this certainly isn't .

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank jdboyd
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Thaifoodcafe, Owner at Thai Food Cafe, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you for your honest opinion and taking the time to give your comments and advice, you are the first in 2014 to provide us with what we need to know.
I am disappointed you did not get the opertunity to taste our food, this will be remedied shortly, we have removed some shelfing areas at the top of the cafe, after the end of February we hope to be able to accommodate those folks with a little more width as you so elequently described.
These will take the form of two seperate tables with 2-3 single chairs.
We do hope you will consider another visit to sample the superb thai food we have become increasingly popular for.
I do apologise for any inconvenience or embarrassment you may have experienced during your last visit.
Kindest regards Terry Mills.
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Cheshire, UK
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“Superb food & amazing value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Our son & daughter-in-law took us here as they had been earlier in the year and wanted us to experience it too. It is not in a very prominent location so clearly survives on its reputation which deserves to be very strong. The food was delicious and the value for money amazing, especially so for the mixed starter for two at £5.99. There are some lunchtime special deals too but we opted for a la carte. The service was very friendly too. Don't go there expecting a very plush restaurant - it's what its name implies - but do go there to enjoy superb food and amazing value all served with a smile.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank phil100652
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Thaifoodcafe, Owner at Thai Food Cafe, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you so much for your feed back, we are so pleased you enjoyed the experience, we keep our expectations high for good service and value for money.
We are frequently asked why we do not charge more, the answer is always the same, our overheads reflect a realistic charge to our customers, we take pleasure in supplying freshly prepared, cooked Thai food for those people like yourselves that have taken the time to find our small cafe, thank you once again for the recent post, we wish you well for 2014 and hope to see you again soon.
Kindest regards From all the staff at the Thai Food Cafe Penrith.
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and the staff are always welcoming. A credit to themselves.
If anything a more predominant location would suit. It may be a little hidden away

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Go for the specials and the Tom Kha Gang (coconut chicken soup)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

We found this small restaurant tucked away in the back streets of Penrith - not an obvious place for a Thai restaurant. Thankfully we paid attention to the Trip Advisor reviews and ventured in. The wait staff were friendly and helped us chose. Excellent value for money and great food - who would have thought of finding a great Thai restaurant so close to the Lake District!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Robert D
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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“Value and taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Choice from 2 "Daily Specials" described on a board outside the door,or from the menu(about 100 items).I find the food tasty,adequately sized and excellent value for money. Only 24 people can be seated in what is basically a "Diner-type" room with tables only big enough for 4.I go regularly with a friend.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ron B
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Thaifoodcafe, Owner at Thai Food Cafe, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you so much for your valuable input, it is so important to us to keep our continued standards high, as you have kindly pointed out we keep our Thai food prices reasonably low, whilst maintaining quality, nutriusion, taste, and every meal is freshly prepared and cooked, we do hope to see you again soon, please let Lan or May know you have returned it's always good to welcome returning customers.
Kind Regards Terry Mills.
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