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Sala Thai Restaurant, Bournemouth, Dorset
Sala Thai Restaurant, Bournemouth, Dorset
Sala Thai Restaurant, Bournemouth, Dorset

Sala Thai Restaurant

4.6
4.6
69 Reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
As the first local Thai restaurant here in Bournemouth, we are a proud pioneers in serving exceptional Thai Cuisine to our local inhabitants. With over 30 years of 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.

We are located in the Pokesdown area and only 2 miles away from the famous Southbourne beach.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01202 420772
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Hong
  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of space in front of the restaurant or street nearby.
  • Public Transit
    1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 2A, 2B, 2C
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 69 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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69 Reviews
  1. JamesR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food selections were excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal

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  2. Fussyeater2

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When visiting Bournemouth do visit Sala Thai. It’s authentic, clean, delicious and beautifully presented food served by charming staff.

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  3. LouiseP

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening at Salathai. The food is very good.

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  4. Cassman

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and fantastic service. Highly recommended.

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  5. AviceB

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Restaurant. Lovely setting but very busy.

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  6. LaurenT

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Perfect for a date night. Attentive staff. Would recommend the Massaman curry!

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  7. LibbyH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, love Thai food & this was top class, service was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. Would highly recommend

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  8. RyanO

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly polite and courteous staff and beautiful food.

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  9. GILLIANJ

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  10. LesleyC

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  11. DavidG

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant friendly waitress, excellent food as always. Could not find any fault. Would go again and again!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Extremely slow service.

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  13. SarahJ

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. lovely staff , really enjoyed the evening

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, Saturday night so service was on the slow side. Recommended.

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  15. AmiS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  16. mick

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Careful of jungle curry it's extremely hot otherwise a good meal

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  17. GrahamR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant in all respects. Lovely service, creative regional surroundings and absolutely delicious food. A wonderful family run restaurant, Fabulous!

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  18. LewisH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Real thai food 10/10 3rd visit i love the traditional set up in their

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  19. JamesC

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and a traditional Thai feel to the decor and food. Good service and very pleasant staff.

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  21. PeterB

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  22. SamanthaD

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, lovely service. It's the best thai food i've ever had!

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  23. Susieq

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food great ambience and lovely staff great value for money well recommended

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  24. KeithH

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Freshly prepared food with extensive menu and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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  25. CatherineO

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  26. StewartW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  27. RuthW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappointed- friendly, good & attentive but not overbearing service. The food is delicious and more than enough choice.

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  28. JoH7

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  29. Irenea

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food but the usual speedy service was, on this occasion, very slow.

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  30. PaulA

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, very friendly service. Will look forward to returning.

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  31. DaveL

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Reasonably priced and good size portions. Cannot fault

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  32. Scribbler

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  33. Alan64

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable evening, good food and very attentive and courteous service.

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  34. Lindsey

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  35. KevP

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  36. AlisonM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, delicious food and lots of choice. Plenty of options for all including vegetarians.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  39. RuthJ

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sala Thai Restaurant using the Order Online button. Sala Thai Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01202 420772.

Sala Thai Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Sala Thai Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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19:00


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Google Map for Sala Thai Restaurant

1066 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6DS

Additional information

  • Area
    Bournemouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of space in front of the restaurant or street nearby.
  • Public Transit
    1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 2A, 2B, 2C
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Hong
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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