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Thai Chilli Methven Restaurant

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1-15 Forest Dr, Methven, New Zealand
+64 3-303 3038
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We loved the buffet which gave us the opportunity to try different dishes and flavours. The service was excellent and we were amazed to find this restaurant in a small town such as Methven!

Thank Jenny A
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Clean and tidy and popular so good turn over of food and friendly service. BYO and bottle store across the road Nothing to fancy but a nice cheap and cheerful

Thank haydenboulton11
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Thank goodness there is a place with more than pub food! We had normal menu meals and the buffet, which is a great price for what you get. Chicken satay was a large serve and very tasty. Small but good wine selection and icecream for the kids for dessert. Quaint but hospitable and had a good atmosphere.

Thank KC-Lala
Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Despite arriving near close time, we had 4 delicious entrees and mains. Don't recall having a better green chicken curry than here!

Thank Mary V
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very simple Asian buffet, staff were nice food was good. We got there at about 7:45 and we feared the buffet had been sitting there for 2hrs. Was pleasantly surprised. No complaints!!

Thank Justin C
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

There's not a lot of choice in Methven on a mid week night in winter; yep even in snow season. It's a pleasant enough little town geared up for the ski visitors. As in most country towns, dinner is done earlier. The Thai Chilli Restaurant offers authentic Thai; however with such a lot of Thai on offer every where, you... More 

Thank Frank C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Pleasant casual atmosphere. We were attracted to the buffet that was OK and didn't disappoint providing value for money. The chicken dishes were delicious and very tender.

Thank Rose955
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We had prawn pad Thai, it was not good. There was 2 prawns and 6 prawn tails! And the spring rolls were tasteless and under cooked.

Thank Leanne H
Waihi Beach, NZ
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129 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The flashing led strip lighting gets your attention and the two fires will keep you toastie warm. The buffet is great value at $20 each, otherwise the menu is a little basic for a Thai restaurant. Food was tasty enough but nothing special.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Away from home in Thailand for so many days & I really miss my Thai food. Finally I found Thai Chilli !!! The most Aroy (yummy, oishi, shiok, 很好吃, enak) food here. With a friendly owner and a well trained staff, it made my day. I had to go back for lunch again the next day. 😀

2 Thank STourer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-15 Forest Dr, Methven, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-303 3038

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