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“A lovely evening out in a superb atmosphere”

Black Cat Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 76 Restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surrey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A lovely evening out in a superb atmosphere”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

The black cat was recommended by a friend who had previously been on holiday in Shanklin. We are still out of season so the restaurant was not full (many places were not even open) but we were not the only customers which speaks for itself. Very attentive waiter, keen to share his knowledge to help us make the best choice for us. Lovely food, good wine list, reasonably priced, highly recommended.

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English first
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“All time favourite”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This great little family run restaurant has been a favourite of my family for many years. Over that time we have taken many friends and visitors and have never received a negative comment.
The traditional Thai fare is always delicious.,and we have come to know the family over time. There is only one cook so if you are in a hurry for your meal then book an early sitting because at certain times of the year it can be very busy,such is its popularity.

Visited December 2013
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely authentic Thai food”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Quaint olde world decor, but the food was really lovely nice bottle of French wine. Staff very attentive. Glad to have found a nice Thai restaurant locally this will not be our only visit, see you soon.

Visited November 2013
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Surrey, UK
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tasty Thai food”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

My husband and I enjoyed good service and a lovely meal during a brief stop in Shanklin. The food was served fairly quickly, and the waiting staff checked all was well during the meal. We decided to have starters and a main course, and shared all the dishes for greater variety. Everything was well cooked and tasty. The service was relaxed but attentive.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“amazing find!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Went in when we found good reviews and wanted something different. Best meal while we were on the island! Staff helpful and explianed thai and gave us enough time to eat which was nice as elderley relative with us so not to be rushed was great. Food was lovely and starters and mains were out of this world.Best thai. Drank sparkling wine all evening which was reasonably priced for a restaurant.
Only downside was I had a dessert which was a baked alaska, not very thai and also not fresh. It was of the frozen catering company kind and such a let down after high standards of the meal. A couple of fresh deserts to chose from would complete the experience but will definately be back!

  • Visited October 2013
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