A warm, sunny Saturday in Spring and in an adventurous mood, I was tempted out to check out the new and exciting changes to my local, and much loved Koh Thai.

Koh Thai was born in the heart of East Dorset unbelievably less than 10 years ago and even in its first year of trading, it began winning awards. Since then it has expanded to 12 sites across the South West and with a pop up Koh Lounge that has graced Bournemouth’s beach and Poole Quay amongst others.

Still winning awards (recently winning a Bournemouth Tourism Award) and ever adapting to the foodie scene, Koh Thai have recently launched a children’s menu to compliment their existing food offering and myself and my family (husband and 2 boys, aged 11 and nearly 10 years) happily wandered to our local Koh (Bournemouth – Poole Hill) to try it out.

Greeted by our friendly waitress, we were shown to our table and our kids were presented by a fun and interactive menu, full of quizzes and elaborate colouring in. Their food choices included some vegetable crudités and a delicious spring roll to start, followed by a choice of dishes including chicken with rice or noodles or a delightfully spiced yellow curry. We sampled as much as we could and the chicken and rice dish came accompanied with a range of vegetables and lightly fried in a soy based sauce. The yellow curry was mild and creamy and full of vegetables and flavour.

My husband and I are no stranger to Koh restaurants and between us have sampled many of the choices from the menu which has a large range of tapas options as well as a delicious array of Thai inspired main courses. Today we chose a wonton soup and red curry with sticky rice – which did not disappoint.

Pudding for the kids included a choice of ice creams and a ‘baby-chino’ and was the perfect end to a lovely lunch.

Koh Lounge. 

Whilst we were there, Koh has recently opened a more permanent Koh Lounge next door and I popped my head in to check it out. Decked out with an abundance of sofas, this Koh has been designed to have a very relaxed vibe. It is open from 11am until late and has a small tapas menu and a large drinks menu – from coffee to a extensive range of cocktails. It is the perfect space to hang out with friends or meet for a relaxed business meeting and a great addition to the burgeoning Poole Hill area of Bournemouth.

Koh Thai

Koh Lounge
32-34 Poole Hill,

Review Disclosures
Invited by PR company? No
Guest of chef/restaurant/owner? Yes
Restaurant/outlet knew ahead we were bloggers? Yes
Was the meal complimentary from the restaurant? Yes
Any complimentary items provided by restaurant/outlet? No
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