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“Clientele as classy as the food”

Sabaidee Thai Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 447 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$13
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sabaidee Thai Restaurant, Eastbourne's most authentic Thai dining experience.
Reviewed 8 July 2013

When a restaurant can turn away a celebrity couple because they are too full - and then welcome them back the next night you know you have picked the right restaurant. This was the Sabaidee, a Thai restaurant, an Andy Murray lob away from the Aegon tennis tournament. The celebrity couple were non other than golfer Rory McIlroy and his beautiful tennis squeeze Caroline Wozniaki who were both in attendance when I visited and neither minded having their meal interrupted by an aged journalist cum writer. That was interesting but not as interesting as the excellent food presented at very reasonable prices.The entire experience , including a very good cocktail, was memorable and, as the man said, I will return if ever asked to cover the tournament again.

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Steve C, Owner at Sabaidee Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2013

Thanks for your flattering review. We only took over a few months ago and have gone to great lengths to create the right balance of traditional Thai style and hospitality combined with great food at reasonable prices. Our staff work hard to maintain these standards and it's always rewarding to receive such good feedback. Celebrity or mere mortal, we aim to please!

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Sabaidee on Carlisle Road now has Thai coloured exterior and is more Thai inside. The decor is attractive, clean and almost authentic.
The new management are Thai, the cooks are Thai and the menu is Thai and Thai for westerners. Thai Green Curry if that is what you prefer, but there are lots of fish things....Sea Bass and Cod done Thai style....in superb light sauces, hot chillies if you want them; lots of lemon grass and ginger flavours.
The wine list is quiet good, the prices are quiet reasonible.

Overall....a good, value for money, authentic Thai experience....try it.

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

I've never come across a more friendly, happy bunch of people running a restaurant. The food was excellent, smashing Thai fish cakes, and very good value. I would definitely return if I was back in Eastbourne.

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Reviewed 21 June 2013

This lovely restaurant used to be called the Siam Orchid, which was a rather ordinary place, but it has now been transformed by its new owners. Delightfully furnished and decorated and with kind and attentive staff. Only one Thai restaurant in the south-east pips this one for me and that’s in Hastings – and Sabaidee is nearer for me! I recommend the duck and the fish dishes. The cooking is excellent. Service perhaps a tad slow but that doesn’t matter to me – I’m not a fast food man and I go to Thai restaurants for a relaxed evening. Good wine list, well thought out. A place to try if you appreciate real Thai food.

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Steve C, Owner at Sabaidee Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2013

Thanks so much for your helpful review. Since we took over we have gone to great lengths to try to tick all the right boxes for our customers. It's very satisfying to know that it has been noticed and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Sabaidee.

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

2 Courses and a bottle of wine for two of us for under 30Quid what more can you say! Food was Authentic, waitress very polite.
Plus right next door to a cracking pub to move onto after.

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