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Bournemouth boasts the second in the never latent chain of Koh Thai Tapas restaurants – wherever you are reading this review in the South you will have a local Koh, or there will be one on a high street near you soon – the team never rests!
Now well into double  gures the Koh brand represents authentic Thai food in well-designed, art festooned, and Buddha celebrated, bars and restaurants. The menu is accessible to all – it is varied, represents fantastic value for money, and o ers an opportunity to sample great Thai food within a tapas o ering.
The proposition is really cool, the sta  have great vibes, they entirely believe in their craft, and o er great advice on quantities, courses, and alternatives to try and share – which is a great way to dine.
The menu covers more likely starter dishes, to vegetarian options, rice, stir-fries, and noodles, to curries sides and desserts. Each of the restaurants eases diners into the Koh ‘way’ with some fabulous cocktails – the King Mai is a pineapple and ginger daiquiri with Brugal Anejo rum and is a dream.
Ordering a selection of tapas starters is so much fun – everyone gets to sample something new and one can order as and when desired.
One thing to take into account when dining ‘Koh’ – take your time, graze, order, drink, talk, listen, laugh, and relax as Koh o ers a self-proclaimed ‘complete dining experience’.
Classic prawn tempura, Thai sliced crispy beef and Koh’s duck and cucumber roll make for delicious starters with a glass of the Koh house white, Spy Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – just ideal to match the heat.
The dim sum is fabulous – hot topping – succulence inside, there are specials too, and the pan-fried Koh prawns are something quite exceptional.
What is so great about Koh Thai is its consistency. Feast has eaten at many of the locations and you know that you are going to get a great meal made with fresh ingredients, stimulating heat, tasty meats in tactile tapas.
The phad Thai is irresistible – take it with chicken, beef, pork, prawn, vegetables, or tofu. The massaman lamb curry is robust and melt in the mouth. Order a number of sides all between £2.95 and £5.50 to balance the mains.
Order fresh  sh – the sea bass with a chilli salad and large steamed Jasmine rice is refreshing, lively, and imaginative.
Finish with a selection of sorbets to cool proceedings down, and if you have the time and inclination – why not start again? After all there’s always time for tapas...
01202 294723
Daimler House, 38-40 Poole Hill , Bournemouth, BH2 5PS
Koh Thai Tapas

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