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“Fab. Worth a long travel. You MUST come here” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tongdam Thai Restaurant

Tongdam Thai Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Dulverton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Redditch
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199 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Fab. Worth a long travel. You MUST come here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

We were having a long weekend in Exmoor, and booked in here for a Saturday night. I'm glad we did, as the place was full. And no surprise.
Probably the best Thai meal I have ever eaten. Great staff, attentive but not pushy. A good choice of fish, chicken, meal and veggie options, and some sublime cooking. For starters we had the Satay(6) and steamed dumplings(7). They were so good, I could quite easily ordered them again as a main course. For mains the Stir fried chicken(33) and the diced beef in coconut milk(49), the house speciality. The beef was so tender it cut with a fork, and just melted in the mouth. My only complaint is that I was too full to manage a pudding. we shall certainly return whenever we are in the area.
Numbers in () are the menu number.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chaz-b98
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English first
Devon, UK
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Would happily recommend for a special occasion, quality ingredients and passion for food are clear, topped off with unfaltering service.

Red snapper is a personal favourite, do try the special dish if this menu is available. Will return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LittleLaughingBuddha
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Is this the best Thai food outside Thailand?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

This is one of the best Thai restaurant I have been to outside Thailand. Unusually you will find beef and lamb dishes on the menu. I experimented with the lamb and was not disappointed. The service was excellent with the right balance between being attentive and unobtrusive. We found the atmosphere very good with Thai music providing a backgound condusive to the environment. Prices were a tad on the high side, but still represented good value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WhyShouldIStayHere
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

We were recommended tongdam by our B&B hosts: it was a good call.

We visited on a Friday night and the restaurant was full with people being turned away so they are doing something right (!). The menu was pretty extensive with a nice spread of meat, fish and veg based dishes, of varying 'heat'. Portion sizes were reasonable and ample for us: if you like quantity you may have classed them as a little small. My soup (tomyam if I've got the name right) was really flavoursome and one of the best I've had. Overall food quality was high.

Service was attentive and paced just right: a good sign given they were full.

From a price perspective we thought that it was a bit expensive (and we are used to 'London' prices) but not excessively so. If we are in the area, we'll be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Thai food in a small Exmoor town.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

The welcome from the two young men on duty was warm but there was not much in the way of atmosphere when we visited. There were only the two of us and a small group of ladies celebrating a birthday and it was also a little chilly inside.
Our sharing platter was very nice, especially the satay chicken but the main course was quite bland and disappointing, not really what we had been hoping for.
Prices were also quite high and we didn't really feel that we received good value for our money but perhaps we will give it another try when we return to Dulverton.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Glo1949
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