IT IS finally the weekend and what better way to enjoy Saturday night than with a tasty takeaway? 

We're feeling a little bit spicy this weekend and thought we'd round-up some of the best Thai restaurants in Bournemouth and Poole.

Here are the most popular places to go for Thai in the area on TripAdvisor: 

1. Kala Thai Restaurant & Bar

127 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP England

The top rated spot for Thai in the area is Kala Thai with four and-a-half stars and 149 reviews.

The menu includes many traditional favourite dishes and to compliment their food they also serve a variety of cocktails, wines and beers.

One review said: "I've been to Kala Thai many times and it never disappoints.

"Took my wife and three children to celebrate my son coming back from uni. Service from walking in the door was exceptional.

"Food was amazing, drinks were prepared properly - my wife said it is the best Espresso Martini in Dorset. 

Another person said: "Best Thai around, great tasting food, good portion sizes, polite and friendly staff even the cocktails were delightful. Would definitely recommend a visit but probably best to book first."

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2. Koh Thai Bournemouth
38-40 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS England

With 4.5 stars and a whopping 1,393 reviews on TripAdvisor, Koh Thai takes the second spot on this shortlist. 

Koh is said to encapsulate the authenticity of Thai cooking with the European ideals of relaxed dinning and the option to sample a little of everything. 

One customer said: "Came here with family for daughter’s graduation, found the food and service excellent, chicken pad Thai was amazing!

"We all especially enjoyed the cocktails!! Many thanks for the lovely food and service."

3. Tiien Thai Restaurant

105 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DU England

With four stars and 1,288 reviews, Tiien Thai in Bournemouth comes in the top three places to go for Thai in the town.

A previous customer said: "This place is a gem, very nice and warm atmosphere.
All the staff are great and so welcoming, a very big thank you to agha Mehdi and Noi, they have such a lovely approach."

Another customer said: "We were recommended to come here by the marriott and wow what a recommendation. Perfection in service from Noi.

"Food was one of the best Thai meals I have ever had. Great setting. Great price, great staff, great food - great everything."

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4. Isan Thai

129 Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2PB England

This warm and friendly Thai restaurant on Parkstone Road has gone down a storm with previous customers. 

Racking up an impressive 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor with 346 reviews they've taken fourth place in the area. 

One customer said: "True gem. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the time we left. Hospitality amazing, wanted for nothing.

"All staff friendly with a smile. Helped with new ideas on what to order explaining where the different dishes were from in Thailand. Food was so, so tasty, plenty of it. We actually took some food home. Even learnt a little thai. Swadi khrap. We will all return again."

5. Thai Smile

674 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH7 6BT England

Also making the short list is the authentic Thai Smile restaurant on Christchurch Road. 

A real hidden gem, one customer said: "What a pleasant surprise: Live locally and have walked past this restaurant many times without trying it out. On a friend's recommendation Decided to give it ago and was very impressed with the quality and freshness and presentation of the dishes. Will definitely be back."

Another review said: "We were passing by on Saturday night and decided to see if they had space. They were quite busy but laid a table for us and gave us a warm welcome. Our starters were delicious! My partner and I shared the sweetcorn fritters with a housemade chilli sauce and the sauce was gorgeous (not just plain chilli).

"The presentation of both courses was stunning. The massaman and panang curries were beautiful and kept warm by being served over candles which was nice.

"The staff were very kind and helpful - A wonderful meal."

If your favourite isn't on this list, then comment below and give it a shout-out.