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The Royal Thai

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94-96 Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RS, England
+44 1325 361717
10:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went as a family and all had different meals and everything was really good. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again

1 Thank Rita Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We got a take away from the newly renovated Ruen Bo Lan Thai. It was absolutely amazing. The best thai we have had in the UK. Staff were so lovely too. Highly recommend

1 Thank Jessica M
Yarm, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife genuinely described the food as the best we meal we have had out. We are often very cautious because she suffers from IBS, I have ulcerative colitis, and one of our sons is gluten intolerant. Therefore, eating out can be a challenge for us. We absolutely loved the food, which included especially prepared Thai gluten free Thai fishcakes... More 

3 Thank Prof_Ivor_E_Keys
Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I Think this has new owners as it is now called " Ruen Bo Lan Thai Restaurant.. we came down from Dundee, Scotland, this restaurant was recommended by a very good friend, he was not wrong the food was out of this world with a friendly family atmosphere, if you know what you like in your Thai food, you ask... More 

2 Thank seanjune
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My friend and I have ate here before pre theatre and enjoyed it. This time we both had food poisoning as we shared main courses. My friend not too bad as she did not eat too much of my chicken. I have been ill for a good while. I have recently reviewed the restaurant and saw they have had issues... More 

Thank 16melanie
Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This place became a nightmare when they moved the food shop into the restaurant?! Until that point the food had always been very good, but haven't been for a while, as with the last meal we had it was obvious the food wasn't fresh & up to their normal standards

1 Thank Susan S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Great value for money, tasty food, lovely host. The food is consistently good and very friendly service. Will return in the future

Thank Jamiethompso
Darlington, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Went for tea with family before going to see a show at the civic. We decided on the early bird menu which I can say was lovely. The service was a bit slow but they were very busy but I would definitely go back and recommend to friends. Lovely food for a good price.

Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Went and had a set menu rather than early bird. There was more food than we could physically eat and it was delicious. The only gripes I have are that all the soup is the same soup and its all so hot the bowls melt!!! Was a nice change from usual places. Would go again.

Thank megglestone
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Had our first meal in the (now Thai corner) . We had the early bird menu and found it very nice,although the soup is very very spicy. We went in at 6 o,clock and it was very busy, recommend booking at this time before the show at the Civic. At £10 for three courses I think it's reasonable. Going again... More 

Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-96 Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 361717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?