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Upper Viaduct Car Park | Nelson Bridge, CA3 8AJ, Carlisle CA3 8AJ, England
+44 7970 030658
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11:30 - 15:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had been recommended this eatery by a visitor to York. And on his recommendation and good weather I rode 100 miles each way for one of the most authentic thai meals I have had in a long time. If this was closer I would be there all the time. Keep up the good work I will be coming back

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Thank Chris S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This busy little van serves good food at reasonable prices - the pad Thai is exceptionally good. Would highly recommend giving this van a try

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Thank claretok
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food! Fresh, hot, good value for money and large portions! Love the chicken yellow curry!! Always good that you get to try new dishes first before buying them!

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Thank Lindsay T
May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Dear Lindsay T, Really appreciate your kind review. We think it's a great advantage to offer samples of our special dishes as it just gives the customer the opportunity to ensure they are happy with the taste and spice level before parting with hard earned cash! Best wishes, Alan & May. More 

CUMBRIA
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Went here today for dinner with a couple of friends,and was so excited to try the curries as I had heard alot of good reviews/reommendations. Boy did they not disappoint. I had chicken penang with a side of chicken meatballs. Bloody gorgeous. Food was fresh, good quality and great taste. I ant wait to go back. Looking forward to trying... More 

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Thank DEMENTEDMUM
May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Dear DEMENTEDMUM, (What a great tag by the way!) Such a fabulous review, 'Bloody Gorgeous' sums up my wife's cooking so well ! We generally do the Duck Red on a Wednesday but if you can't make it then just ring up an order one in advance and we will try to oblige if possible. Love your review - thank... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times and couldn't recommend it enough. Service always with a smile and food better than many restaurants out there. Probably the best Thai food in Cumbria. Well done guys! See you soon x

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May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Great praise, thank you so much ! We are very grateful. Best wishes, Ala & May. More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Have visited a few times now service with a smile and very helpful well worth a visit and value for money I can see why this is well rated on trip advisor

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Thank michael d
May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Dear Michael d, Really appreciate you giving us a great review. Thank you for taking the time to 'promote' our service on Trip Advisor, it really makes everything worthwhile. Best wishes, Alan & May. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The food is UNBELIEVABLE! I was drawn in by the delicious smell some time before Christmas and now a 2-3 times a week regular. They have different specials every day and their signature dish PadThai is out of this world, but telephone before to order or you could wait 10 or so minutes - but definitely worth it. Excellent friendly... More 

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Thank Mozzas2017
May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Dear Mozzas2017, What a fantastic review - thank you so much. We are always delighted to get such positive feedback and hope that we can keep making you happy for a long time to come. Thanks again, Alan & May . More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Tried this place for the first time. From the first phone call the service was great! Alan was really helpful. Picked up the food at 3pm to heat up later for dinner. When collected the order the service was still 100% Really helpful & friendly. The food was delicious (I love Thai food & my standards are high!) This place... More 

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Thank Topratingfoodie
May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Hi Topratingfoodie, Thank you kindly for your lovely review. We are always delighted when receiving such positive feedback - especially from the first encounter. We look forward to seeing you again and matching your expectations - or hopefully exceeding them! With kind regards, Alan and May More 

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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Only tried the satay skewers, meatballs and banana pancake, however it was lovely, and worth the wait in the rain for. Will definitely try more next time we're in town. There was a long queue but food was obviously in demand.

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Thank NikiSmile
May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Hi NikiSmile, Really pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Van. The Roti pancake is very popular street food in Thailand. Hopefully you will try the Main dishes next time. Remember that you can have a sample of the Special dishes before buying if you want to. Don't hesitate to ask. Best wishes, Alan and May. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Don't be put off by the fact the food is served from a van...there's a reason there's a queue snaking round the car park it's situated in. Thai green curry comes highly recommended and the portion for £5 is HUGE! This isn't just fast food...it's FAB food!

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Thank Braders233
May B, Owner at Padthaistr Eat, responded to this review

Hi Braders233, Smashing review - thank you! Our portions are a bit generous. Some time ago we introduced the £4 smaller portion as the regular ones were too much at lunchtime for some customers. Really glad you like the Green Curry, one of my favorites too. Thank you very much for reviewing our little Red Van. Best wishes, Alan and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 8
Cuisine
Fast food, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Viaduct Car Park | Nelson Bridge, CA3 8AJ, Carlisle CA3 8AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 7970 030658
Description
Authentic Thai Street Food at affordable prices, served with a smile.

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