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Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

May 19, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Beefeater Steakhouse & Pub

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants I’m highlighting all offer excellent Australian export quality beef as well as some other delightfull dishes. Above is the Beefeater located on Soi Diana near 2nd Road in Pattaya. You can enter the restaurant from directly from Soi Diana Inn, or from the Central Shopping Arcade off 2nd Road (across from Mike Shopping Mall).  Phone Number: 038-720-926.

Fillet Steak – ranging from 150g to 400g

Ribeye Steak – 250g

One of the things I like about Beefeater is the fact they offer fillet steak in a multiple of sizes so you can order to suit your appetite.

Beefeater Location

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Opposite the rear of Mike shopping mall.

Toast Skagen at beefeater

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

The Beefeater owner/chef hails from Scandinavia which is a bonus for me as toast skagen is one of my favourite entres, in fact I sometimes drop in for lunch on the weekend & order two. 🙂

I rate Beefeater 4 Stars.

Patrick’s Belgium Steakhouse

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Terrific restaurant in an arcade opposite the Beefeater. Excellent Aussie steaks and the best Oxtail soup in Pattaya. I’m with Greg Clee and Hamish Elton.

Patricks

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants The steak is always excellent, the only downside is they overcharge for wine.  I personally think the steaks here are better than the Beefeater, however one litre of house wine is grossly overpriced at B1200, compared to B700 at Beefeater.

Desert at Patricks

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants Always a delight & difficult to choose between the crepe & the Belgium waffles. 🙂

I also rate Patricks 4 stars.

Steak & Co Soi Lenkee

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants Only a 10 minutes walk from Patricks & the Beefeater, straight up So Diana, across Soi Buakaow into Soi Lengkee.

Steak & Co

 photo ca25c764-69a8-4555-a278-0e6917fb380b.jpg I assure you you will search for a long time in Pattaya to find a better steak. Aussie prime beef cooked to perfection. They serve only the finest improted Australian Black Angus, Wagyu and USDA Prime Beef. Also a wide selection of Wines, Imported or Craft beer to accompany your meal.

Steak & Co location 

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Soi Buakaow just turn into Soi Lengkee.

I rate Steak & Co 5 stars.

 Siamese Cuisine in Naklua Road

 photo 68c2d0fe-942b-4282-9e0d-1ffc3d58c255.jpg Opposite Woodlands about 200 metres from the Dolphin roundabout this excellent restaurant serves a very good steak as well as many other dishes.

Farewell from Siamese Cuisine

 photo 655cdc51-330b-431f-bec4-c14edac77b5c.jpg Dined with friends Hamish Elton & Brad Robbins, many thanks for visiting my Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants photo blog.

I rate Siamese Cuisine 4 stars.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Great Pattaya German Restaurant

April 7, 2017 by David Herd

Leckerle German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Great Pattaya German Restaurant located in Soi 33 off naklua Rd just north of the Dolphin roundabout. It’s one of many very good restaurants in the lively busy Soi. 

Two sections

Great Pattaya German Restaurant The outoor & open area as you can see in the photo plus the air conditioned bakery  in the first photo which is where I prefer to eat.

Lets talk about the food

Great Pattaya German Restaurant It is such good value for the excellent quality. I guessing 80% of the customers are German, in fact the Naklua area is where they prefer to live.

 Lots of healthy entres

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Leckerle have a large menu to choose from, all dishes are reasonably priced.

However this one is my favourite

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Pea soup with German sausage. The good news is that it’s the best I have ever tasted, the bad news is it is rather filling and I have to settle for a small 2nd course. 🙂

 Everyone loves the soup

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Here is my good friend from Australia Geoff Robinson & his Thai lady Nana, they agree with me that Leckerle is great value.

Nana love the deserts

 photo fe79f12d-3467-40c3-8b75-95e1a007f0c5.jpg I must admit I do as well.

More Aussie friends

 photo Leckerle Viv amp friends 2.jpg The big guy Viv Kennelly is another friend from Australia, I introduced hiom & his friends to Leckerle in February 2017 & they likes it so much they returned the following evening. 🙂

Another favourite dish

Great Pattaya German Restaurant After the soup this is a small dish I often order, prawns & bacon on German bread, delicious.

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Another tasty small dish I often have after the soup. Slices of ham on German bread. 

 Nice decor

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Plus another bomus is they always seem to play very good background music from the 80s & 90s.

Hamish & I attack the Pork Knuckle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant My friend Hamish Elton also loves his food & remarked the knucle was one of the best he has eaten in Pattaya.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, & a 10 minute walk to Leckerle, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

Farewell from Leckerle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Thanks for visiting my Great Pattaya German Restaurant  photo blog.

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Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

April 4, 2017 by David Herd

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is located on Beach Rd next to the Hard Rock hotel. I have been walking past every morning since it opened early 2015 & never realised what a hidden gem it was.

Beautiful decor

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Overlooking Beach Rd & Pattaya bay the decor is as good as anything in Pattaya.

Coffee & pastry at the front

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The room is made up of two adjoining sections, coffee shop at the front & the moree formal restaurant & kitchen at the rear.

Looking towards the rear

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Here is a modern version of Buggs bunny with one blue eye & one red. 🙂

The main restaurant section

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The door at the far end connects to the Mera Mare Hotel. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Excellent food

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya This dish, Pork Belly & Prawns was quite different and perfectly cooked.

Mango Cheesecake

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Desert is one of my many weaknesses and this mango cheesecake was to die for. 🙂

Many more varieties here

 photo Pastry addiction 7.jpg Plus a variety of ice cream flavours as well.

I’m coming back for the mango

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is a great choice for afternoon tea, lunch or dinner. It’s a touch on the expensive side & a glass of house wine is priced way over the top at B260. 

Wine is too expensive.

 photo 2d75e81b-f96e-4dcd-aede-45c6ec610e0a.jpg Sadly B260 for a glass of house wine will probably stop me & many of my friends coming for dinner, hopefully management with see the light and offer house wine at around B150.

Ultra modern kitchen

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A fabulous looking kitchen which matches the rest of the decor.

Location

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Right next door to the Hard Rock Hotel.

Another look at the rabbit.

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Rather risque showing off a nipple. 🙂

Eggs Benedict

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A perfect breakfast for B190 or $5.50 usd.

Mera Mare Hotel

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction is on the left.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

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Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurants

February 14, 2016 by David Herd

My favourites restaurants

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsFabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurants, I have based on food quality and value for money. Decor & service are far less important to me. They are not necessarily in order of preference it just depends on my mood and appetite.

Lamb Shank

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsExcellent value at B390 and the wine was a reasonable as well. Bite Me is near the corner of Soi Lenke and 3rd Rd.

Bella Italia one of the Fabulous Pattaya restaurants

Bella ItalliaSituated in 3rd road near the infamous Soi 6 is this great value Italian eatery. A huge selection and a wood fired pizza oven to boot. A litre of Italian wine in only B700. My Italian friend Roland from Sydney gave the food the thumbs up.

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Parma ham & melon

Bella ItaliaOne of my favourites at Bella Italia, service with fresh white bread.

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Here is another Bella Italia restaurant (a mini me)  in Soi 33 off Naklua Rd about 200 meters north of the dolphin roundabout. The prices & menu are identical and the quality is just as good.

Natan’s another one of the Fabulous Pattaya restaurants

Fabulous Pattaya restaurantsThis may well be number one for value for your money. The above dish features 3 kinds of fish and only B450. I have been to restaurants where one portion of the above is served as a main. Below is crab & avocado & frog’s legs.

                           Fabulous Pattaya restaurants        Natan's (10)

Fabulous Pattaya restaurants, this certainly is one.

Natan’s Jomtien another one of the Fabulous Pattaya restaurants

Favourite Pattaya restaurants

A bottle of Australian wine for B700 and B100 discount if you buy two, & of course we did. 🙂

Siamese Cuisine one of the Fabulous Pattaya restaurants

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsLocated in Naklua Rd opposite Woodlands & La Baguette. Great food at reasonable prices. Here I am with lovely Benjamina from the Mantra.

Excellent food

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsThai or western food, you won’t be disappointed and a bottle of Californian wine only B800.

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Australian steak and crab with cheese.

Cafe Des Amis

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsCurrently rated number one out of 727 restaurants in Pattaya by TripAdvisor, consistently good food but certainly more expensive than all those above.

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Oh no, not another Australian lamb shank? As you guessed it’s one of my favourites. Plus fresh crab wraps, delicious.

Patrick’s Belgium Steakhouse

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurants Terrific restaurant in an arcade opposite the Beefeater. Excellent Aussie steaks and the best Oxtail soup in Pattaya. I’m with Greg Clee and Hamish Elton celebrating Hamish’s birthday in July 21 2015.

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurants

I personally think the steaks here are better than the Beefeater, however one litre of house wine is grossly overpriced at B1200, compared to B700 at Beefeater.

Last but not least The Mantra.

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsSunday brunch is and has been for many years my favourite indulgence, Food, décor, service Mantra has it all. Alaskan crab, oysters from France, Aussie beef & wonderful sushi all washed down with cold sake.

A favourite birthday venue for me

Fabulous Pattaya restaurantsEvery year I celebrate with friends at this fantastic venue.

The Mantra is part of the Amari hotel which is a great place to stay overlooking the beach. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

What a great room

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsBelow is a YouTube video which has had over 5,000 views.

Great food at Mantra

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The best Sunday brunch in the world.

My favourite ladies

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsBenjamina is the stylish PR lady at Mantra with a smile & a personality to die for.

Anusara Songkarin

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurantsA beautiful tall lady with a wonderful smile, her delightful nickname is Beer.

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The staff are quite exceptional and friendly, this lovely restaurant has after two visits jumped straight on to my list of favourites.

Maine Lobster B3,000 or $120 AUD.

Fabulous Pattaya Thailand food restaurants

Signature steak & seafood has only been open since December 2015 and is a little hard to find. Look for the Tiffany show in 2nd Rd and walk a few meters to Burger King on 2nd Rd, and it’s just behind among lots of Korean restaurants. The first thing that strikes you is the fabulous décor, straight out of Hollywood where the owner Dang has spent the last 30 years.

 

I’m sad to say due to the slowdown in Pattaya sadly they closed January 31 2017.

     Thanks for visiting my Fabulous Pattaya restaurants post, I have many others I enjoy, for breakfast or street food or beach side dining.

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Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

November 23, 2015 by David Herd

Mantra Sunday lunch

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya has been my favourite restaurant since it opened about 10 years ago. Sunday brunch is amazing allowing you to sample food from seven different kitchens. My number one dish is Alaskan crab and oysters from France.

 Sashimi and Sushi

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya As I said there are seven kitchens to choose from, however I rarely get past the seafood, sashimi and dim sum. 🙂

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya October 2012

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya I’m even stuck on the seafood in this photo blog. 🙂

 Dim Sum station

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Dim Sum has always been one of my favourite cuisines, the Peking Duck rolls at the mantra are to die for.

Bring on the duck

Mantra Peking Duck

Not everyone is happy with the duck

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Dim Sum washed down with cold sake.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya The Mantra is part of the fabulous Amari hotel and the food, service and décor is world class.

Benjamina Sitthi

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya This gorgeous lady is the public relations manager at the Mantra, she always makes sure we all have a wonderful dining experience. We always seem to spend Xmas and birthdays at this great restaurant.

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From the Chinese kitchen

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Beef fillet steak with Cantonese onion sauce just melts in your mouth.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Xmas day 2013

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya All the usual suspects celebrate Xmas at the Mantra.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Xmas Day 2014

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Here we are again celebrating Xmas. I’m with Brendan Daley who is GM at the Mantra, and a Sydney boy as well. Brendan has left the Amari & I have not met the new manager.

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 Looking towards the sushi & seafood

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya The décor is simply stunning, is it any wonder so many of my friends think this is the number one restaurant in Pattaya?

Beautiful presentation

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya The food at the Mantra is presented beautiful, we often take over three hours to enjoy the Sunday brunch.

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Wood fired Pizza

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya They even have a pizza oven. The à la carte servings are smaller at Sunday lunch, the idea is to encourage customers to sample many dishes on the menu. As you can see casual dress is acceptable on Sundays compared to dinner 7 nights per week when you are expected to dress a little more formally.


Mantra Restaurant Pattaya July 7 2015

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Another birthday, another Mantra celebration.

Le cake

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya A cake and a hat, both birthday gifts from the Mantra.

Lets not forget the beautiful welcoming smile from Anusara songkarin

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Like most Thai ladies she has a nickname we can pronounce, Beer.

January 2011

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya We have had some big groups at Sunday brunch over the years.

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pièce de résistance

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya It has to be the wonderful seafood which I usually wash down with cold sake. The brunch (B.1,690) opens at 11 a.m. and operates until 3 p.m every Sunday, so take your time, wander through the stations, enjoy a glass of wine (the free flow wine buffet is B.1,490)

Of course those prices were in 2013, now in 2017 brunch is B1,990 & free flow wine is B1750.

Birthday for Hamish

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya July 21st 2014 and we celebrate Hamish turning 46.

A great photo

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

A fabulous of Benjamina on December 27 2015.

Farewell from David & Benjamina

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Thank you for visiting my Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya photo blog, there is no better Sunday brunch on the planet.

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Favourite Pattaya restaurants

September 6, 2015 by David Herd

Big Fish, Siam @ Siam

 photo Siam Siam 1.jpg Favourite Pattaya restaurants in no particular order, these are just the places I regularly visit for food, comfort, ambiance and value for money. Above is a Massaman curry lamb shank at Siam @ Siam hotel, absolutely delicious.

Patrick’s Belgium restaurant

Patrick's Belgium restaurant photo Patricks Belgium Steakhouse 1.jpg  Patricks has a terrific menu and great food. I really love their Oxtail soup.  Very good Australian steaks with waffles & ice cream to finish. This really is one of the best Pattaya restaurants

Birthday at Patrick’s Favourite Pattaya restaurants

 photo Hamish birthday Patricks 1.jpg Hamish turns 46 on July 21st 2015 and we celebrate at Patrick’s with Greg Clee.

 The Mantra one of my Favourite Pattaya restaurants

 photo Mantra food 4.jpg Sunday lunch here at The Mantra is one of the world’s great dining experiences. Alaskan crab, oysters from France Australian beef etc etc, just go there. There is food from seven different kitchens and the service and décor is 2nd to none. Certainly one of my Favourite Pattaya restaurants.

All washed down with cold Japanese sake.

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I could eat a plate like this every day. 🙂

Siamese Cuisine

North Pattaya restaurantsExcellent Australian steak at reasonable prices. Out of all the North Pattaya restaurants this is probably my favourite. The lobster soup is a must, the two other places who also do a great lobster bisque are the upmarket Mata Hari and the budget restaurant at the Avenue called Pizza Pizza.

Lovely Benjamina

North Pattaya restaurantsThis night we had excellent Thai food at Siamese Cuisine, I guess it helps when a local orders.

 

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Au Bon Pain

 photo Au Bon Pain 1.jpg Four or five times a week I have a bacon & egg croissant and coffee at this cafe in the Avenue. The happy staff always help to make it a great way to start the day.

Holiday Inn pizza

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Special price on Tuesday night only 279 Baht or $7.75 usd. Order wine before 7 pm and get 2 for 1.

 Boscaiola at Bella Italia in 2nd Rd near Alcazar.

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Mata Hari another  of my Favourite Pattaya restaurants

best Pattaya restaurantsMata Hari is a very stylish upmarket restaurant serving excellent European & Thai cuisine. A very popular spot for the locals, impeccable service, great food & upmarket décor, yet reasonably priced all things considered. I would certainly rate it in the top 6 restaurants in Pattaya. Louis is your friendly host & his wife Jacky the terrific chef, check out the website here. Mata Hari certainly is one of the best Pattaya restaurants.

Hachiban Ramen

Cheap Pattaya restaurantsHachiban Ramen, the Gyoza & Teriyaki chicken is to die for, only 153 Baht for the two, priceless.

There is another branch on the ground floor of Tukcom at the rear.

Signature Steak & Seafood

Favourite Pattaya restaurants

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 Signature steak & seafood has only been open since December 2015 and is a little hard to find. Look for the Tiffany show in 2nd Rd and walk a few meters to Burger King on 2nd Rd, and it’s just behind among lots of Korean restaurants. The first thing that strikes you is the fabulous décor, straight out of Hollywood where the owner Dang has spent the last 30 years.

The food is excellent and reasonably priced, both the lobster bisque & the clam chowder are first rate. Last night I shared a rock lobster salad after the lobster bisque, then finished with their home made ice cream which was absolutely delicious.

Wine by the glass is only B120 which is far lower than most upmarket restaurants.

The staff are quite exceptional and friendly, this lovely restaurant has after two visits jumped straight on to my list of favourites.

I hope you give it a try & if you do please tell Dang that David Herd sent you & I wouldn’t be surprised if you get a 10% discount.

Leckerle in Soi 33 Naklua

Cheap Pattaya restaurantsLocated about 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout. Very good low cost German food, always busy.

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Pea soup is excellent (B90) as are the meatballs & potato salad. (B150).

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Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

September 4, 2015 by David Herd

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road is located in Naklua about 5 kms from central Pattaya. Just jump on a Baht bus & you are there in 10 minutes for 10 Baht or 70 cents.

Very fresh

Pattaya Fish Market Many products are still alive & kicking, they will kill & clean the fish for you then pack them in ice so you can take them home to cook.

Alive and Kicking

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

Here is my friend Pothole choosing dinner.

Clams, mussels and prawns.

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

A great choice at the Pattaya Fish Market.

 These guys will cook for you

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

Choose you lunch and they will cook it for you.

Live lobsters

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

Rather expensive as you can see.

How about a Baby shark?

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

They even look dangerous when they a small. 🙂

Fresh vegetables as well

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

A good selection at reasonable prices.

Cleaning the fish

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

Choose from the live tank and they will scale and clean them for you.

Anyone for catfish?

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road The variety is incredible, anything you desire is here.

Man at work

Pattaya Fish Market

A very interesting place to spend an hour or so.

A mountain of mussels

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road Seeing all these mussels reminded me of when I was in Brussels last year, the Belgians are absolutely crazy about them, check out my blog called Beer, Fries & Mussels.

Pattaya Fish Market

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road It real is worth a visit, get something cooked and eat in the adjacent park.

Adjacent to the market

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

Enjoy the view from the walkway beside the gulf.

Lamchabang port in the distance

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road Laem Chabang is a large commercial port with not much else in the area. The large cruise ships stop here and they can buy souvenirs and get a massage at the cruise terminal, there is also a shopping centre. Smaller ships may head up the Chao Phraya River and dock at Khlong Toei Port relatively close to Bangkok’s city centre.


Low tide

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

High and dry at low tide at Pattaya Fish Market.

Low tide at Naklua

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road Those blocks of condos have all sprung up in the last 2 years. This view is from beside the fish market. Out of picture to the right is the Sanctuary of Truth.

Sanctuary of Truth

Pattaya Fish Market Naklua Road

Sanctuary of Truth is a temple, an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

July 27, 2015 by David Herd

Soho Village Plaza

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya is an outdoor market on 2nd Rd near Soi 1 & Big C. Good low price food and a pleasant outdoor atmosphere & lots of fresh seafood. 250 Baht is about $7.20 USD as at July 2015.

Decisions decisions

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Decisions decisions.
 

Scallops, Calamari, Octopus & roast pig

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

Too much food is never enough. 🙂

Vietnamese tourists

   photo Night market Vietnamese girls.jpg Last year in 2014 the place was full of Russians but with the collapse of the Rouble they have all disappeared. I much prefer these gorgeous Vietnamese girls anyhow. 🙂  

Fresh fish, wine from 7 11 and my Kindle.

  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya They do sell Thai wine at the market however if you prefer an Australian drop just buy it from 711 across the road.  

Location

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya Soho Village Plaza Pattaya is diagonally opposite the Sabai Empress, which is a good value budget hotel with nice rooms.  

Sabai Empress

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Also around the corner is the Sabai Wing which is a little cheaper.

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya  Fabulous Thai street food here.

Open air dining

David Herd Thailand  Good food at low prices.

Beautiful fresh prawns & scallops

  Soho Village Plaza Pattaya  Fresh seafood is hard to beat.

Barbecue

Pattaya Market seafood

Watch the food being cooked.

Thai wine

  Pattaya seafood market It’s drinkable and very cheap, however as I said if you prefer an Australian drop just buy it from 711 across the road.  

 Fresh fruit

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Mango & sticky rice is a Thailand speciality. 

Sophisticated cocktail bar.

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There is a clown in every market. 🙂

Lots of variety available here

Pattaya Seafood

Lots of fresh product to choose from.

Eye candy as well

sexy babe Pattaya

A long legged Russian no doubt. 🙂

Phad Thai

Pad Thai

Only B100.

Roast chicken

roast chicken

This stall has gone since the renovation in 2016.

Ribs

Soho Village Plaza Pattaya

The ribs are excellent.

Fresh seafood

Market seafood Pattaya

The seafood is my favourite.

What a way to finish

Mango sticky rice Mango and sticky rice one of Thailand’s great dishes, only 50 Baht here or $2 aud.

A very pleasant place to eat

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North Pattaya restaurants

July 16, 2015 by David Herd

Naklua Rd

North Pattaya restaurants North Pattaya restaurants I’m referring to are all in Naklua Rd. Starting at the Dolphin roundabout & up and over the hill until you reach the fish market.

Best Seat restaurant

North Pattaya restaurants  Best Seat restaurant overlooking Dolphin roundabout opened in 2014 and serves Thai food and very good Australian steaks.

Dusit Thani Hotel

 photo IMG_8647.jpg On the opposite side of the road is the upmarket five star Dusit Hotel which has quite a choice of good restaurants. I regularly visit the Peak restaurant for Yum Cha which I believe is the best in Pattaya.

Peak restaurant at theDusit Thani

Peak Dusit Thani The restaurant his hidden away on the 9th floor, best to take the elevator at the swimming pool end of the hotel.

La Ferme

La Ferme Pattaya

La Ferme is an interesting restaurant which is Part of the Woodlands hotel in Naklua Rd near the Dolphin roundabout in North Pattaya.  Upmarket decor and reasonably priced food, they specialize in Chicken which the name suggests. My favourite is the Honey Glazed Chicken with pepper sauce, only 400 Baht or $15.  My only criticism is they overcharge for a glass of house wine, 150 Baht for a half measure. It’s a shame they are so mean with the wine because the food prices are good value. You used to be better off buying a bottle of Chile wine for 1100 Baht, but that was 2013, now the cheapest bottle is 1600 Baht and the average price is 2000, pour it yourself because they will try to push you to finish hoping they can sell you another bottle. :-(   164/3 Moo 5 Pattaya-Naklua Road, phone +66 38 426 825 .

Honey Glazed Chicken at La Ferme.

Honey glazed chicken

Best chicken in Pattaya.

Bill Austin & I at La Femme

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My friend Bill Austin from Wiltshire.

North Pattaya restaurants La Baguette

North Pattaya restaurantsDefinitely a favourite spot, the best ham croissants in Pattaya.  This ajoins La Femme and in part of Woodlands as well.

La Baguette

La BaguetteI am here three times each week, ham croissant & coffee for around $5.50. Their Latte is quite disappointing, no where near as nice as Coffee World or Starbucks, plus they have just replaced their cups with a smaller size yet still charge 110 Baht for it.

 Siamese Cuisine

Hamish Elton

Hamish Elton at Siamese Cuisine. Straight across the road from La Baguette is this delightful new restaurant which opened late 2015. The Lobster Bisque is often on the special board and I think it is the best in Pattaya, or at the very least equal to Mata Hari.

Siamese Cuisine

North Pattaya restaurants Excellent Australian steak at reasonable prices. Out of all the North Pattaya restaurants this is probably my favourite.

Lovely Benjamina

North Pattaya restaurants This night we had excellent Thai food, I guess it helps when a local orders.

Siamese Cuisine

Siamese Cuisine Naklua Rd

The Thai & western food here is excellent.

 Bon Cafe

North Pattaya restaurants

One of the best vale breakfasts in Pattaya, all this including a very good latte for only 145 Baht or $6 aud.

North Pattaya restaurants Bon Cafe Naklua Rd

 photo Bon Cafe.jpg They also sell a large range of coffee machines if you want to enjoy a better coffee at home.

Greg’s Kitchen

North Pattaya restaurants Still the best lamb chops in Pattaya, Greg has move twice in the last 4 years, initially on 2nd rd near Soi 6, then to drinking St which was very convenient for me. In January 2015 he moved to Naklua rd to avoid paying a huge rent rise from a greedy landlord.

Lamb Chops at Greg’s

Gregs Kitchen Pattaya

Sadly Greg’s is now closed, the location was not good for business.

Fish markets

Fish market Naklua Rd A great variety of fresh fish at the Naklua rd fish market, choose live fish and have them cleaned while you wait.

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Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

January 11, 2014 by David Herd

 Great value at LK.

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceBest Pattaya breakfast coffee service? Allow me to make some suggestions, it is a daily routine for me, I like to walk along the beach for 30 minutes first, then enjoy a nice breakfast while reading the Bangkok Post. I also like the places that provide the post for free. LK Empress on the corner of Beach Rd & Soi 12 used to offer a great value buffet for 190 Baht or $5.40 USD, for me it is one of the best Pattaya breakfasts.

NB, price has just gone up to 230 Baht or $6.60 USD so I now think the best value is Bon Cafe in Naklua Rd. 🙂

I eat out 7 days a week & I won’t go anywhere who is not open at 8.30. or does not provide the Bangkok Post.

French Bakery 3rd Rd

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Terrific breakfast here and cheap, however I must recommend you order a couple of ham & salad rolls to take home for lunch, without a doubt they are the best in Pattaya.

Ham & Salad roll at French bakery

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service The best baguette outside of Paris or Vietnam.

Sportsmans Pub

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceJust around the corner from LK in Soi 13 is the Sportsmans Pub, don’t be fooled by the fruit dish, they do one of the best Pattaya breakfasts there for under 200 Baht ($5.70 USD). I’m sure if I had a photo of bacon & eggs for every venue you would switch off fairly quickly.  😆

Oh well, here is one of their small choices

David Herd Thailand I really don’t like the huge breakfast where they pile on stuff I don’t want such as grilled tomato, hash browns, or heaven forbid, black pudding. Here is a LINK to their price list.

Happy faces at Au Bon Pain

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

I used to go here 4 or 5 times a week as it is the perfect walking distance, 25 minutes.

Sadly in January 2017 it is closed, I really miss the smiling faces.

Queen Victoria pub

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceSoi 6 is one of the seediest streets in Pattaya, and does not look the best in the early morning. If you can get past this image they offer an excellent English breakfast for 200 Baht.

Big breakfast at Queen Vic

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceMy only criticism beside the rather smelly Soi 6, is they only give you one piece of toast,  I wish they would keep the sausage & throw in an extra piece of toast.

 

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service at Foodland

Best Pattaya breakfastA huge supermarket chain throughout Thailand, always busy for breakfast due to the great value. About $2.75 for bacon & eggs with a tea or coffee. This branch is in Pattaya Klang or Centre Rd. Best Pattaya breakfast? Probably not but certainly the best value.

Bon Cafe in Naklua Rd. Best Pattaya breakfast

  Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Bon Cafe is a very good breakfast spot. Around $6 or 160 Baht you get this excellent meal including coffee & orange juice. 668/17-21, Moo 5 Soi 29.

La Baguette

  Best Pattaya breakfast coffee serviceDefinitely a favourite spot, the best ham croissants in Pattaya.  Sadly the coffee is not so good.

La Baguette

La BaguetteI am here three times each week, ham croissant & coffee for around $5.50. Their Latte is quite disappointing, no where near as nice as Coffee World or Starbucks, plus they have just replaced their cups with a smaller size yet still charge 110 Baht for it.

Retox Game on in Soi Honey

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

Here is the small breakfast, only B95 or $2.80 usd. This is the new kid on the block, the 2nd one to open under the Retox brand by well known Pattaya character Simon Peatfield.

Retox healthy breakfast

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

This is the one I usually order, great value at B95.

Cafe Pitini

Cafe Pitini Soi Buakhao

Here is the location,  18 420/18 Soi Buakhao

Cafe Pitini

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Breakfast including Latte 149 Baht or $4.25 USD  but if you are looking for the best value Pattaya breakfast, I would suggest LK Soi 12, Retox Soi Honey or Bon Cafe in Naklua Rd.

Coffee Club

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service 

I’m the first to admit I’m a creature of habit, I walk for around 30 minutes every morning, have breakfast at one of three or four regular restaurants and catch up on all the news in the Bangkok Post.

Well today I thought I would try a new place so I went to the Coffee Club at Royal Garden shopping Mall. I am so glad I did because the breakfast was one of the best I have ever had in Pattaya.

Eggs Benedict

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service A classic breakfast enjoyed all over the world, in fact here at the Coffee Club it was world class. To clarify the food and coffee was exceptional however the price is rather high compared to what is considered normal in Pattaya.

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 Cafe Taste

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Located in Pattaya Klang just before 3rd Rd heading East this cafe offers an American breakfast for B69 or $2 USD, plus they also provide the Bangkok Post. 🙂

Pig & Whistle

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service Located in Soi 8, a very popular English Pub.

Breakfast at the Pig

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service The small breakfast costs B135 without coffee or tea. This suits me as I always head to Starbucks afterwards. 🙂

Starbucks

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service I regularly visit two branches, one is at Big C in 2nd Rd the other at the Bay on Beach Rd near Soi 6. Coffee & staff are always great as is the ham & cheese croissant. 

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