We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The King and Thai

35 Great Western Road, Dorchester, England
+44 1305 250270
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (37 reviews)
“banana fritters” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Great Western Road, Dorchester, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (390)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always have lunch at this lovely little restaurant when we go shopping in Dorchester, usually on Wednesdays when the big market is on. The service is prompt and discreet, and the food is delicious. The three-course lunch menu is really good value (£11.95 for...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on a Monday evening after a trip to the cinema (The Plaza - also excellent!). Very nice food - fresh and a bit different to the usual. I had the chef’s special - tempura prawns in a sticky chilli sauce - beautiful prawns....More

Thank Bigsby1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed the food ,good portions and very tasty without being too spicey. The dining area is compact but nicely laid out so you are not overlooked.

Thank helen f
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Visited for my wife's birthday treat. Had one of the set meals that promised much but delivered little in the way of exciting taste and flavours one would expect from a vibrant cuisine. Little spice or seasoning in any of the dishes. Bland throughout and...More

Thank 910alant
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great Thai food made from scratch at a very good price. Owner a lovely man who can't do enough for you. 3 course lunch menu is so cheap for the quality. Would recommend a visit.

Thank FOREVER008
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My partner (who is Thai) and I visit MANY Thai restaurants and are very picky about what is authentic and incredible tasting. This Thai restaurant is by far one of the best we have come across in the entire county (we've tried many from all...More

1  Thank Carrie-Anne L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We were greeted by the owner Som, and shown to our table. After much deliberation we chose to have the set meal. The food was to die for, it was hot, not too spicy (our choice), and best of all the plates were hot.Som was...More

Thank dorset2
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A warm welcome from the owner, much of the food sourced locally and cooked by his wife. Dishes beautifully presented, served piping hot and freshly cooked and the taste - simply devine! Whether you live in the area or are passing through Dorchester, this restaurant...More

Thank foxy177
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This was our first visit to this lovely restaurant. We went for the three course lunch at £11.95 and it was perfect. I had the spring rolls, Sweet and Sour Tofu and the Mango Sorbet, my Aunt had the Prawn/chicken toast, Sweet and sour Pork...More

Thank barnarch
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The food was fine but quite expensive. It is a pleasant place with a friendly staff and very clean. We would return but maybe not as a first choice.

Thank hilarykennedy
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Dorchester
Junction Hotel
116 reviews
.06 km away
Premier Inn Dorchester
979 reviews
.21 km away
Best Western Wessex Royal Hotel
397 reviews
.40 km away
The Casterbridge
165 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Restaurants
156 reviews
.01 km away
Hendover Cafe
276 reviews
.06 km away
Zizzi - Dorchester
577 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dorset County Museum
348 reviews
.48 km away
The Keep Military Museum
200 reviews
.49 km away
Borough Gardens
76 reviews
.24 km away
Romano-British House
58 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from AMPH | Reviewed this property |
I hate msg and didn't detect any as the food was all freshly made
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Great Western Road, Dorchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 250270
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing