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“Getting lucky, with a great find”
Review of Torbay Thai

Torbay Thai
Ranked #18 of 188 Restaurants in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Just had an evening meal at this super little restaurant, only 6 tables but we rocked up at 8:30 without a reservation and got lucky with a table for two. Easy to miss from the outside in a little parade of shops and questionable 'Torbay Thai Takeway' sign but worth seeking out. We ordered the special thai noodles, mushrooms in garlic, red curry and a couple of jasmin rices. It was all prepared and served in heated dishes within minutes. Just enough time to nip across the road for a couple of bottles of beer to be opened without corkage charge (no licence). TheTt dishes were fragrant, tasty and aromatic with fresh ingredients. All made to your own taste but if you prefer a little more lip tingle then choose hot rather than medium. The atmosphere is not unlike a pavement eatery back in Thailand but homely with it and the kitchen workings are on show as you would expect from a restaurant with nothing to hide but great food prepared in a flash. At £25 for two including a tip for friendly service we were stuffed and set up nicely for the rest of our holiday.

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2  Thank longbowGeorge
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Nobody would believe from looking at the exterior (or even the interior come to that) that the quality of the food would be of such a high standard. It is all cooked to order, so you will wait, but the reward is worth it. No chef could provide food of this quality and freshness in any less time. And you can take your own alcoholic drinks without a corkage charge. I wish the place was twice the size!

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3  Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

The food served up at this restaurant is out of this world. I have not found such authentic Thai food in the UK since travelling to Thailand. The restaurant is intimate and the service is fantastic.

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2  Thank RivieraCentre
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

great food very well priced. good fresh tastes. would have go again.
we were 12 people all together for a 50 th birthday. would rec to all friends.

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1  Thank basil97
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We have been eating here for over 15 years and it is without doubtm the best Thai in the area (if not the county!)

Pharaidee and her team are so friendly, treat you like family and provide excellent customer , superb authentic food in such an intimate environment! I say that because it is small and you most definitely need to book at weekend but we have had all sorts of nights out here from "just the two of us", "Us and the kids" (its our 5 yr olds favourite place to eat, honestly!) to a Ruby Wedding celebration for the in laws where we squeezed 24 of us in there haha!

The Spare Ribs are legendary says my meat eating hubby, as is their Red Thai Chicken Curry and I always have the vegetarian spring rolls (yum!) and noodles and rice. Getting hungry thinking about it! Better call and book a table!

Another great selling point is it is licence but you can Bring Your Own booze too!

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1  Thank LorraineR70
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