Great food in Pattaya
Best Pattaya restaurants? Pattaya has thousands of them, if you are looking for good food there are some super restaurants, I will try to offer you some advice on where you should go for some excellent dining experiences. Pattaya also has a “sin city” reputation which began when it was an R & R stopover for American troops during the Vietnam war. It’s come a long way since then, now only a 90 minute taxi ride from the airport the city has an enormous amount to offer tourists & travelers. Of course the seedy side still exists but it’s not compulsory anymore. 😳
From the Pattaya Hilton, there is no better place to relax with a cocktail. There is a daily buffet at the Edge restaurant, great value Monday to Friday, 400 Baht or $12. Price at night is about double. More expensive Saturday & Sunday however there is more to choose from. Sunday brunch is 1200 Baht, if you want free flow wine add another 600 Baht.
On the 34th floor is Horizons is certainly among the Best Pattaya restaurants, it has magnificent views of Pattaya and the bay, fine dining at its best, make sure you have your credit card ready as it’s rather expensive. Check out this lovely lady making desert for us.
Horizons at the Hilton
Horizons is certainly a five star restaurant with very good expensive food and an incredible view of Pattaya.
Horizons at the Hilton
One of the best views of Pattaya from here.
Mantra at the Amari Hotel.
The Mantra at the Amari hotel is my favorite restaurant. The Sunday brunch is magnificent, cost is 1700 Baht and well worth it, sample food from the 7 different kitchens. Oysters from France, Alaskan crab, New Zealand lamb cutlets, the best baked leg ham I have ever tasted, mouth watering Peking duck rolls, free sake from the sushi bar, etc etc etc. Open 7 nights for ala carte, just go there! When I talk about best Pattaya restaurants this is my number one.
My ony concern is the prices keep going up & up.
Best Pattaya restaurants, Mantra is number one.
There are seven different kitchens to choose from.
Surf & Turf
On the beach at Wongamat & part of the Longbeach Hotel this nice restaurant has a huge menu and reasonable prices. For a great room rate just book using THIS LINK.
No air conditioning but thankfully plenty of fans.
Xmas Day 2016
A perfect spot for lunch with good friends.
Ruffino at Centara Grand Phratamnak
Ruffino is a small Italian restaurant on the 9th floor of Centara Grand Phratamnak, beautiful decor with an interesting menu.
Some good food, some average.
It is early days at Ruffino so I imagine they are still finding their feet. My chick pea soup with shrimps was terrific however I was a little disappointed in my main course. The small serving of 3 prawns was on a bed of croutons which were very dry. (The mashed potatoes were great) Perhaps they should add 2 more prawns and try a new base. On the plus side the complimentary Tiramisu was fantastic.
Dining in a car park.
Great value Thai food here, average cost for dinner or lunch 200 Baht or $6. Next to the Alcazar carpark in 2nd road North Pattaya, opposite Soi 4, if you see a tall beautiful Thai woman here I can guarantee it is a ladyboy.
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 specialise in Chicken which the name suggests. My favourite is the Honey Glazed Chicken with pepper sauce, only 350 Baht or $10. 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 are better off buying a bottle of Chile wine for 1100 Baht, 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 with pepper sauce.
The Beach Club
The best bar on the beach at Pattaya is actually at Wongamat which is just north of Pattaya. It is in The Beach Club at the Pullman hotel and has a 2 hour happy hour every day at 5pm. Cocktails are 110 Baht or $3.30, the same drink would cost you $15 to $20 in most parts of the world. Nice Tapas selection at The Beach Club.
An added attraction is usually there will be a few beautiful Russian ladies walking past in their tiny bikinis. 😳
Cafe des Amis
Cafe des Amis has been on my list for too long so I finally tried it out and was not disappointed. They offer a nice outdoor area to sit and a good well stocked bar inside. Excellent staff, good food & a warm inviting atmosphere.
Cafe des Amis
The cafe is only a short distance from the well known Mata Hari, des Amis is less formal with a more relaxing environment. The owner or manager is a friendly Londoner who goes by the name of Blue, he generously bought me a Frangelico nightcap.
This new sports bar in Chateau Dale Complex, Thappraya Rd. Jomtien has an excellent menu with very good low price food. Lots of TV screens for the sports lovers and a playground for the kids.
Seafood casserole at Froggy’s.
Sadly Froggy’s has closed due to Thai bureaucracy.
Holiday home exchange anybody?
If you are of visiting Thailand a house swap may suit you. My apartment is small but in a fantastic position across the road from the beach. I’m on the 17th floor with a stunning view. There is a restaurant on the 27th floor and a nice swimming pool, my building is between the new Hilton Hotel and the Holiday inn. I am interested in an exchange anytime after june 2014 would be fine. Europe, North America, Australia, or in fact anywhere that is interesting. Previously I have swapped homes with people from France, Italy, Japan & Bali.
Mata Hari is a very stylish upmarket restaurant serving excellent European & Thai cuisine. A very popular spot for the locals, impeccable service, great food & upmarket decor, yet reasonably priced all things considered. I would certainly rate it in the top 6 restaurants in Pattaya. Louis is your friendly host, check out the website here. Mata Hari certainly is one of the best Pattaya restaurants.
Great decor at the Cantonese restaurant, I had the Dim Sum which was great value at 490 Baht or $15. Eat as much as you want, hard to beat at this price.
Toscana Italian Restaurant.
This beautifully designed Italian restaurant is huge, I imagine inside & out it can probably seat 600 people. There are 3 separate indoor areas (one for Thai food) plus a large outdoor area nestled in the garden. Situated in the middle of Beach rd just south of Soi 6. The food and service are very good & there is a large wine list on offer. Which leads me to my only criticism, (sorry Luca) the wine is rather expensive and he only offers Italian wine. Ok, I know it is an Italian restaurant, and I know Italian wine holds the largest % of world wine sales, however it would be nice to have some varieties from other countries such as Chile & Australia. With Chile wine on the list he could probably offer it at a more reasonable price, 120 Baht a glass would be nice. 😀
Meet Luca the friendly host
Here I am with the charismatic owner of Toscana, Luca hails from Pisa in Italy and prides himself of growing, breeding and producing a large % of food served in his restaurant. He has a large farm on the outskirts of Pattaya and he divides his time between the farm & the restaurant. The great pizza below is one of my favorite choices.
Palma ham, double cheese & anchovies, YUM!
One of the best pizzas in Pattaya.
The Peak, Chinese at the Dusit.
Yum Cha or Dim Sum is one of my favorite cuisines and The Peak Chinese restaurant at the Dusit hotel is the best in Pattaya.
Skagen at Beefeater
The Beefeater is on the corner of 2nd rd & Soi Diana opposite the car park at Mike shopping center. They serve Australian beef and offer many choices of steak in various sizes. The owner/chef is Scandinavian consequently one of my favourite dishes is on the menu, toast Skagen. The reason I show two servings is simple, I like it so much I often order two. 😀
The Beefeater cnr Soi Diana & 2nd Rd.
Very good quality food here.
Baguette at the Beefeater
A great lunch time snack.
Right opposite the Beefeater, Patricks has a terrific menu and great food. I really love their Oxtail soup. This really is on of the best Pattaya restaurants
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Gulliver’s on Beach Rd
Gulliver’s offers good food at a reasonable price, an excellent sports bar with lots of TV screens.
One Aussie & four Pommies
Here we are at Gulliver’s in January 2013, I am the only Australian outnumbered by four mad Englishmen. However looking at the Ashes being played in Australia as I am writing this post, it would appear one Aussie = four Pommies. 😆
Great value at Foodland
Foodland is a well known supermarket chain in Thailand, in each store you will find an excellent fast food counter. The quality is excellent, the food is always fresh because of the turnover, (it is always crowded) and the price is so cheap, for instance breakfast is about $3, and lunch under $4.
Oysters in Walking st.
There are a number of seafood restaurants in Walking st where you can choose live seafood and fresh vegetables, they prepare it to your liking, then you sit overlooking the bay and enjoy the feast.
Enjoy dinner overlooking the water.
Beer Garden near Walking St
The Beer Garden offers good low cost food with a wonderful view of Pattaya Bay, a great spot to dine before hitting the bright lights of Walking Street. To find the entrance you must walk past all the bars near the kick boxing. Certainly not one of the best Pattaya restaurants, but good value at a low price.
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Pattaya has many terrific coffee shops.
La Baquette in Naklua Rd near the Dolphin roundabout is my number 1 pick. The best croissants in Pattaya. Lots of delicious cakes & bread. Au Bon Pain is very good I have breakfast there 3 times a week, good coffee, bagels & croissants. Coffee World in Big C I visit nearly every day, good coffee & cakes + free wi-fi. Branches everywhere. Boncafe in Naklua rd is a great place, I like it for breakfast & go there every week. Starbucks is Starbucks, what can I say? Lots of them in Pattaya & always good.
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