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“Excellent Meal”

Black Cat Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 82 Restaurants in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We first ate at the Black Cat many years ago and I'm pleased to say that it's still lovely and good value for money. The staff were very attentive and happy to explain about their dishes which were beautifully presented. The portions were a good size so we could try each others dishes. I would definitely recommend the Duck with Cashew Nuts and Pineapple and the Thai Chicken starter was delicious..

Looking forward to returning to the Black Cat on my next visit to the Isle of Wight.

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Thank JackieQuart
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We have been to the island 3 times now and this is definitely one of the best meals we have had here, the portion sizes were about right so we managed to share and try a bit of everything! The food was flavoursome,authentic and very well presented! The restaurant was fully booked the evening we were there and they were also turning people away as so busy! We would definitely go back. However one of the waiters was very friendly and chatty which we found a bit too much at certain parts of the meal.

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Thank LouiseL1980
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Possibly the worst Thai food I've ever had. The Pad Thai was very bland and the noodles were over cooked. We also ordered an egg noodle dish with chicken and vegetables. There were three small pieces of chicken and very few vegetables. Again it was completely tasteless. At the end of the evening we could not sleep as we had insatiable thirst and we were both suffering the effects of MSG overload. Definitely give this place a miss.

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Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We ate the set menu for two and it was delicious. The waiter made us feel very welcome, he was extremely friendly and chatty. The chef was accommodating of our slightly wimpish tastes - we had the mild green curry and stir fried pork. It all tasted very fresh. The restaurant has a quirky feel to it, it is clearly a family run place and feels like a well-loved sitting room. We felt that the meal was reasonable value for money and had a lovely evening.

Thank amy_VG
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Went on a busy Saturday night and were told we would have to wait a little while for our meal at this very cosy family-run restaurant. In the end we didn't actually have to wait too long (we're not talking fast food here after all, but a leisurely couple's dinner). Lots of locals patronised the the restaurant and the entire staff (all family members, I believe) came out at the end of service to apologise for the wait and ask how everything was.

Could you possibly ask for more? Yes indeed, you could well ask: did it taste good? Certainly.

Thank Antony W
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