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“Great restaurant”

Chilli Banana Thai Restaurant
Ranked #136 of 1,680 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$39
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Sefton Park
Liverpool, UK
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Had another great meal at Chilli Banana, Lark Lane on Sunday evening to celebrate Father's Day. Staff, especially Sani are lovely, food is tasty, great portion sizes and a brilliant choice of vegetarian dishes. Desserts are fab too. Nice atmosphere, clean and tidy restaurant, definitely recommended.

Visited June 2014
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Thank SJE1000
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Michael M, Owner at Chilli Banana Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear SJE1000

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a great review further to your return visit to Chilli Banana and in particular with reference to our dedicated staff who were delighted to receive positive feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Mike McGarvey

Owner
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“New favourite restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Visited Thursday evening and we were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in. Staff were friendly and very attentive, even engaged in small talk with us as they set up near by tables. Menu had excellent choices an even it's own section dedicated to vegetarian and gluten free meals.

Starters arrived quickly, as did the mains once the starter plates had been cleared from the table.
Mains were in generous sizes portions, bursting with flavour and very filling.

Will definitely be returning soon.

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Thank Nm-xo
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Michael M, Owner at Chilli Banana Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Nm-xo

Thank you for your great review which has been shared with our staff and declaring your preference for Chilli Banana as your new favourite restaurant. We are passionate about what we do and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Yours Sincerely

Mike McGarvey
Owner
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Chester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Recently had an evening meal here and the food is reasonably good and the staff helpful and efficient however we were rushed and even though it was a weekday evening they were very keen to get us fed and out so the table could be available for other diners. So reasonably good food, fast service but not for a relaxed evening. Depends on what you want from of an eating out experience, for us being rushed is a no go - starters, main course, desserts, drinks, coffee all in 55 minutes from order to paying the bill on the way out !

  • Visited May 2014
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Michael M, Owner at Chilli Banana Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Dear Third-dimension50

I am sorry you were rushed on that evening, this is not our normal practice at all. I do hope to welcome you back to Chilli Banana for a more leisurely dining experience. I thank you for drawing this to my attention.

Yours sincerely

Mike McGarvey
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of my absolute favourites.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Ah, Chilli Banana! Lark Lane staple and an absolute must when in Liverpool.

The name is a bit weird, yes, but don't let that fool you... Chilli Banana does absolutely gorgeous, authentic tasting, Thai food.

The staff are always friendly and very helpful, absolutely no problems there.

The food: well, I've been here so many times now (both to dine in and to take away) that I won't go through each and every dish. Let me just say: not one has ever let me down. From the Pad Thai and the Massaman Curry to the Laad Naa and the Pad Kimow, everything lives up to and then exceeds expectations.

The place is always busy but never too busy as to be off-putting and there is a always a nice atmosphere in here.

Try the Chilli Banana dessert - it's what the place is named for, after all! Very unique.

When it comes to drinks there is, of course, Thai beer to go with the food which is great as I'm sure you're aware. There is a delicious green tea on offer here also which I'm a big fan of at the end of the meal.

I've heard one or two people say that the food in this restaurant is a little too sweet. That is the nature of a lot of Thai dishes, however. Palm sugar is a major ingredient in a lot of food in Thailand and Chilli Banana makes every effort to be as spot-on as possible.

Overall, this is an absolutely stunning Thai restaurant. The food is gorgeous and extremely authentic. I can't recommed this place enough, it's an essential in Liverpool.

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Thank TheJonfen
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Michael M, Owner at Chilli Banana Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Jonfen

Thank you so much for your great review of your visit to Chilli Banana. As a senior TripAdvisor reviewer and a connoisseur of great authentic Thai cuisine you certainly know your massaman from your kimow . It was a pleasure to share this feedback with our Team and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Look out for some great new regional and authentic dishes from our extensive travels that we will be bringing to the Thai foodies of Liverpool in the next month.

Kind regards

Mike
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“Awful, never again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Bones in the spring rolls, unattentive servers, horrible mains which would have been of a higher standard if we'd gone to Buffet Star. Never ever again.

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1 Thank Ellen H
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Michael M, Owner at Chilli Banana Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear Ellen

I was sorry to learn of your unsatisfactory visit to our restaurant recently. I was most concerned
that the high levels of authentic, award winning cuisine and service that we are known for were not afforded to you on this visit. I would welcome the opportunity to put that right. Please contact me directly at liverpool@chillibanana.co.uk .

Yours sincerely

Mike McGarvey
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