IT IS the weekend and that calls for one thing - a takeaway! 

There’s nothing quite like an aromatic, fresh and fragrant Thai meal and in this summer heat it might just be the perfect takeaway.

From your typical green gurry to nasi goreng and pad-thai you can be as experimental or as safe as your taste buds please. 

Using Google Reviews, these are the top rated (4.5 stars and up) Thai restaurants in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: 

Bournemouth Echo:

The best Thai food in the conurbation.

Tiien Thai Southbourne

65 Seabourne Road, Southbourne

With an impressive rating of 4.6 on Google Reviews, Tiien is one of the best Thai restaurants in the conurbation - and one review definitely agrees: "The food was delicious. 

“I went with two friends from London, one of which has been to Thailand several times and he said his green curry was the best he ever had. 

“My meal was great as well and my friends went back here the next night before taking the train back home.”

Sala Thai Restaurant

1066 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe

This small but perfectly-formed restaurant in Boscombe has a whopping 147 reviews wit a rating of 4.7 out of five. 

One recent customer said: “Very authentic Thai restaurant, it is small inside but has lovely decorations. 

“Friendly service and incredible food! 

“I was pleasantly surprised because when we first walked in it was very quiet and wasn't very busy, but after being inside a lot of people came in to pick up their takeaways. 

“My friends had the sharing platter to start which looked amazing and they said it was delicious. 

Bournemouth Echo:

Spring rolls.

“We had vegetable spring rolls, vegetable red thai curry which wasn't too hot and full of flavour, coconut rice which was the nicest coconut rice I've ever tasted, and the vegetable pad thai. I highly recommend all of these dishes and visiting this restaurant.”

NUSARA Thai Fire Kitchen

8-10 Castle St, Christchurch

This cool and chic restaurant nestled in the historic heart of Christchurch specialises in the age-old tradition of Thai fire grilling, offering a healthy balance of meat, fish and plant dishes.

One rib-loving customer said: “I have been looking for a decent thai for ages, in all surrounding areas, this restaurant was exactly that.

“The ribs to start, fell off the bone - so tasty. Then [I had] a green chicken curry with sticky rice -  pure heaven in a bowl. A must do again soon, everything was just right.”

4.6 -  27 reviews

Thai Kitchen 

148 Parkwood Rd, Bournemouth

With a whopping 4.6 out of 38  reviews, Thai Kitchen has been heralded “the best” in Bournemouth. 

Offering takeaway and delivery-only with no eat-in available, this is a cracking Thai to enjoy from home. 

One customer said: “What a hidden gem! The shop front doesn’t do it justice. 

“As many of the other reviews state, it is clear that they get fresh ingredients that pack a punch. 

“If you aren’t used to spicy dishes then I would recommend asking for a milder version - they are always very accommodating. 

Bournemouth Echo:

The best Thai restaurants in the conurbation.

“Beef Massaman and Chicken Satay are unreal! Just finished up lasts nights takeaway for my lunch at work. Five stars all the way!”

Isan Thai Restaurant 

129 Parkstone Rd, Poole

This authentic Thai restaurant in Poole has an incredible 4.7 stars out of 228 reviews.

A very happy customer said: “This was a 5 star experience through and through. 

“Me and my boyfriend were running very late after a day out in Bournemouth and called the restaurant to ask when the kitchen was closing, they said 30 mins but accepted us anyway. 

“We got there and were warmly welcomed, we were not rushed at all despite how late it was. 

“We ordered crispy squid and tempura prawns, which were cooked perfectly. Then we ordered a red Thai curry and green thai curry, both hot and boy was it hot! 

“It is rare to find a place that actually serves spicy food when you ask, the curry portion was very large and it was ALL delicious. 

“Even their toilet/ washroom was very well decorated and I appreciated the little details. 

“The service was exceptional, the ladies serving us were so genuinely lovely and helpful. I wish I lived in Bournemouth so I could go again!”

Sakura Khrua Thai

18 High St, Poole

Sakura Khrua Thai has a rating of 4.6 with 167 happy customers on Google Reviews. 

Bournemouth Echo:

The best Thai restaurants in the conurbation.

One review said: "Had a great evening here. Cory was an awesome host, took us on a tour of the world with some unusual wine choices and was great to talk to! Will definitely come back when next in town!"

Thai Pantry Cafe

5-9 New Orchard, Poole

This sweet Thai cafe has something for everyone, from grab-and-go dishes to a restaurant to enjoy a wonderful meal. 

One five star review said: “Fantastic meal at Thai Pantry Cafe - sat in a lovely little outside area full of flowers. The tofu Spicy Drunken Noodles had a great kick but not too much. Never had Crepe cake before and it was delicious, but I didn’t need such a big slice. Would recommend it, especially if you’re vegetarian or vegan!

4.9 out of 39 reviews