England's south coast may be a thousands of miles from Bangkok, but that hasn't deterred a band of Southeast Asian chefs making the journey to Dorset. Gourmet food fans will be delighted they did, as Bournemouth's Thai restaurants are some of the best in town. From Poole to Parkstone, you'll find exceptional Thai restaurants across the Bournemouth area. So, when you need a great green curry or some delicious dim sum, you know where to go...
Dorset has always been major seafood territory, with its crabs, whelks and lobster among the finest in the UK. Coincidentally, shellfish is also a big component of Thailand's cuisine, and local Thai restaurants in Bournemouth know exactly how to turn Dorset's famed catch into delicious dishes. Enjoy south coast crab cakes or crab salad with mango dressing; dine on mussels cooked in chilli and lemongrass, or grab some green lobster curry if you're feeling adventurous. With plenty of sea bass and prawn dishes on the menu as well, Bournemouth's Thai restaurants are a pescetarian paradise.
Noodles are also high up the agenda at Bournemouth's Thai restaurants, so if you're looking for a bowl of spicy, flavour-packed goodness, you're in luck. You'll find places overlooking the sea that are beautifully furnished in southeast Asian hardwoods, creating a luxurious setting to gulp down Pad Thai or Pad See Ew (stir fried noodles). Guzzle down some irresistible noodles on cliff-top terraces with a bottle of Singha beer or a glass of wine and watch the sunset over Poole.
Bournemouth's Thai restaurants offer something for everyone, including Dorset's vegetarian community. If you're avoiding meat, these are great eateries to explore. There are starters like sweetcorn cakes dipped in sweet chilli sauce, as well as mains like green vegetable curries or tom yum soup. Enjoy papaya or mango salads with a cocktail or two, and pair it all with some deep fried tofu and your choice of sauces. After all that, desserts pisang goreng (deep fried plantain) or water chestnuts in syrup will round off a perfect meal.Not sure where to start? Let Quandoo find the perfect Thai restaurant in Bournemouth for you!