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Sala Thai Restaurant

4.5
67 reviews
£25 and under
Thai
"As the first local Thai restaurant here in Bournemouth, we are proud pioneer in serving exceptional Thai Cuisine to our local inhabitants. With over 25 years expertise, we offer to you the finest authentic Thai dishes. Here at Sala Thai restaurant, you are ensured a beautiful traditional Thai atmosphere, a graceful yet friendly service and Fresh handpicked Thai ingredients. We take pride in being a family-run business because of that reason we pour our heart into everything we do."

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 67 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RyanO
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly polite and courteous staff and beautiful food.

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GILLIANJ
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal, it's very nice and clean comfortable, we gin and tonic but to much ice made it very watery couldn't taste the gin, the food was excellent, but a little on the expensive side price wise, may come again when I can afford to.

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LesleyC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent unfortunately it was busy due to a table of 6 people having several starters and so it went on with what appeared to be only one young lady serving. The phone rang constantly for take away orders . Could not fault the food .

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant friendly waitress, excellent food as always. Could not find any fault. Would go again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience4

Lovely food. Extremely slow service.

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SarahJ
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. lovely staff , really enjoyed the evening

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely food, Saturday night so service was on the slow side. Recommended.

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AmiS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend and we got the spicy set menu (£22 I think). The food was delicious and there was more than we could manage to eat. Really good, authentic food and lovely staff. I would 100% recommend

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mick
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Careful of jungle curry it's extremely hot otherwise a good meal

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GrahamR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant in all respects. Lovely service, creative regional surroundings and absolutely delicious food.
A wonderful family run restaurant, Fabulous!

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LewisH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real thai food
10/10 3rd visit i love the traditional set up in their

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JamesC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice & can taste the freshness of the ingredients. The best Thai food I have had since my visit to Thailand where I stayed in one of the best hotels in the world at the time on Phuket island!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and a traditional Thai feel to the decor and food. Good service and very pleasant staff.

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PeterB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the best Thai restaurant in Bournemouth. Food is freshly cooked and really delicious, first time when I’ve been to Sala Thai the quality of food, taste and service blowed me away. Highly recommend to everyone.

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SamanthaD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely service. It's the best thai food i've ever had!

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Susieq
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food great ambience and lovely staff great value for money well recommended

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KeithH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Freshly prepared food with extensive menu and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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CatherineO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience1

This was the first time at Sala Thai. Had heard that the food was really good so had to try. The staff were very helpful and pleasant and the food was very authentic. I had the starter platter and green thai chicken curry. Both were very very tasty!. The only thing that I think could be improved on is the lighting and overall atmosphere. The atmosphere felt cold with stark lighting so that would be my only criticism. Overall the meal was delicious, reasonable and would go back.

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StewartW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a special treat with my lady. Enjoyed the selection of food choices was very impressed with the food and speed of service the relaxed atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and relaxed...

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RuthW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed- friendly, good & attentive but not overbearing service. The food is delicious and more than enough choice.

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JoH7
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food as always! Fab service and authentic.
The wait on food was quite a while as it was a busy Friday night, so if you're not in a rush it's a great place to come! Full of locals, proving its popularity!

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Irenea
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Excellent food but the usual speedy service was, on this occasion, very slow.

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very friendly service. Will look forward to returning.

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DaveL
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Reasonably priced and good size portions. Cannot fault

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Scribbler
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salathai is an excellent and reliable Thai restaurant in a pleasant suburb of Bournemouth about three miles out of the town centre. Authentic and tasty Thai food with pleasant service and reasonable prices. People come to this traditional style restaurant again and again.

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Alan64
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very enjoyable evening, good food and very attentive and courteous service.

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Lindsey
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been coming here for 3 years and the food is consistently excellent. The takeaways are just as good and the delivery service is very reliable. Lovely service in a calm atmosphere, would recommend

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KevP
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has been and continues to be amazing. Wonderful food, great selection. Good beer and drinks, small restaurant with big quality. Highly recommended.

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, delicious food and lots of choice. Plenty of options for all including vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy visiting this restaurant, the service is always a joy with the waitresses dressed in traditional Thai outfits and always smiling and courteous.
I usually order the non-spicy banquet (minimum 2 people) which is delicious - however I always feel as though the available desserts, especially included with banquet, really let the restaurant down and could/should be changed.

The desserts, which were all variations of cooked banana, were all made with off/bad bananas and were inedible. Despite explaining that the bananas were bad (visibly black/strange texture/bad taste) we were not offered any alternative or recompense - which was a shame and added disappointment to an otherwise lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Sala Thai, in my opinion it’s the best Thai restaurant in Bournemouth. Fantastic Thai cuisine served with classic Thai style in a unique and picturesque restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely small restaurant run by Thai staff and a Thai chef who has been there for over 20 years. Excellent menu with a selection of buffet options at excellent value. Friendly and efficient staff, excellent food - fresh and flavoursome. We had a buffet which encompassed a selection of starts (around 5 each), 3 main dishes, vegetables and rice and a sweet at £22 each. With a couple of beers and glasses of wine and the bill came in at just under £60. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal on our anniversary. The food was fresh, tasty and beautifully cooked with a really comprehensive menu full of authentic Thai flavours. I was particularly pleased that there were several vegetarian options which both tasted and looked great. The service was impeccable, attentive but gave us lots of time and we didn’t feel rushed at all. Will definitely go back again, it’s an ideal place for an intimate meal out.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, staff very attentive and amiable. We were taken to our table and given menus, asked for our order with regard to drinks which came quickly. No one hurried us to order food, we had a very pleasant evening and everyone left happy. Good evening all round.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is absolutely superb. The best I have tasted out of thailand. There was a long wait between starter and main course though. Apart from that all good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always delicious and the service is always outstanding.
We've been before and we'll go again.

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Bryn
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very tasty authentic Thai food.
Nice staff in well decorated restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wide selection of dishes, good vegetarian choices. `Friendly service, very relaxed atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Thai food run by all Thai people best in Dorset would recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This is not our first visit to this restaurant, we have been several times and it is in fact my wife's favourite. Until tonight the service and food has always been very good, however tonight the service let it down.
We arrived on time for our 7pm booking and by about 7:30 we had had our starters, after 45 mins we called the waitress over to inquire about our main course only to be told it would be another 15mins due to a problem in the kitchen. Considering we were one of only two tables occupied this evening it was not acceptable to have waited 1 hour for our main course to arrive.
When the food finally came it was up to its usual high standard, and when challenged about the delay once we had received our bill they did take a main meal off.
Not a good experience to finish my wife's birthday, and it may be a while before we return.

FAQs

Sala Thai Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01202 420772.

Sala Thai Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.