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Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd

November 17, 2018 by David Herd | 0 comments

Excellent low cost Italian food

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd is surrounded by Italian & German restaurants however it still remains one of the most popular restaurants in the street. TripAdvisor rating is #16 of 1,084 Restaurants in Pattaya.

Lets start with the Bruschetta. 

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd The anchovies were my favourite followed the Parma ham.

Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. Wikipedia

A good looking salad.

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd In fact you will find it hard to get a more colourful dish than this one. 🙂

Ain’t love grande?

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd Here we have a middle aged Italian gentleman with his much younger Thai girlfriend, as they say in the classics, you gotta Thailand. 🙂

As you would expect the pasta was excellent.

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd Right opposite is another favourite Italian restaurant Bella Italia. Their main branch is in 2nd road near Soi 6. For lots more information just follow THIS LINK.

The above Pasta alla Boscaiola, or “’Woodman’s Pasta”, is a classic Italian dish that typically combines mushrooms, pancetta, parmesan and cream to create an earthy, creamy sauce.

Lekerle is almost next door.

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Lekerle is another one of many very good restaurants in the lively busy Soi, excellent German food. Just follow THIS LINK.

Sit inside or outside

Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd Personally I prefer to be inside with the aircon. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my Grottino Soi 33 Naklua Rd  photo blog.

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Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

October 22, 2018 by David Herd

Put iO on your list.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya can be found at IO Italian Osteria, take the long escalator from gate 2 to the top & the restaurant is on the right hand side towards the other end of the building.

Sit inside or out, your choice.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya My choice is inside but many people prefer to watch the passing parade.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya Very interesting decor.

Mushroom Bruschetta

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya This dish was absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to go back and have more. 🙂

Garganelli, a braised lamb ragout

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya Very nice but not as good as the Bruschetta. 🙂

Nice open Kitchen

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya You can sit on the high stools, and I mean really high and watch watch the guys do their thing.

Be careful leaving the restaurant….

Terminal 21 Pattaya Shopping Mall You may run into this dangerous looking warrior. 🙂

My friend Mark.

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya By shear coincidence my friend Mark Yagalla was dining in the outside area. Like myself he is thrilled with the whole concept of Terminal 21. Living at Naklua means it’s a very short distance for him to travel. 

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya

Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya Other branches are n Bangkok & Singapore. TripAdvisor rate the Bangkok branch #65 of 11,114 Restaurants in Bangkok.

Many thanks for visiting my Italian Food Terminal 21 Pattaya photo blog. To see how this fabulous mall was created from the start just follow THIS LINK.

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Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

October 14, 2018 by David Herd

An excellent restaurant.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya is one of my favourite breakfast spots, very good quality food & service at a reasonable price.

Breakfast including a Latte for B185 or $7.95 AUD.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

Naturally you can choose fried or scrambled eggs or settle for an omelette.

Lots of good choices on the menu here.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya Bon Cafe has quite an extensive menu offering good food at a reasonable price.

Fancy a light snack for lunch?

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya Chicken & chips were delicious.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya is not just a restaurant.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya A large part of their business is selling a range of high quality coffee machines.

The coffee is excellent

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

When you take into consideration the fact a latte is included in the breakfast for B185, the value is exceptional.

Easy to find on the corner of Soi 29.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya There is an outdoor area as well.

From Markland to Bon Cafe.

Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya

The round trip from where I live in Beach Road to Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya is 3.1 kilometers, a perfect distance for my morning walk. 🙂

Thanks for visiting my Bon Cafe Naklua Road Pattaya photo blog, other good breakfast venues include are the Pig & Whistle in Soi 8, Sportsmans pub in Soi 13 & Retox Game On in Soi Honey. However the two I mainly frequent are Starbucks at Central Marina & The Bay on Beach Road.

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Bella Italia very good Italian food

September 28, 2018 by David Herd

A very good value restaurant

Bella Italia very good Italian food

Bella Italia very good Italian food

Bella Italia very good Italian food at a reasonable price. Two locations with the same menu. One in 2nd Road near Soi 6 & the other Naklua Soi 33. There is a wood fired pizza oven on the right as you enter the restaurant.

Enter from 2nd Rd,

Bella Italia very good Italian food A large outdoor dining area keeps the smokers happy I guess.

Much better to dine inside with the air conditioning.

Bella Italia very good Italian food Service here is always very good along with the food.

A perfect entre to share

Bella Italia very good Italian food

Melon & Prosciutto, Bella Bella. 🙂

My Italian friend from Australia Roland Bonici.

Bella Italia very good Italian food Roland is a well known Sydney barrister who loves all types of food, especially Italia. 🙂

Pasta to die for

Bella Italia very good Italian food The pasta is excellent as you would expect.

As was the salmon

Bella Italia very good Italian food Lots of variety at Bella Italia very good Italian food.

How about some Italian sausage?

Bella Italia very good Italian food As you can see this restaurant is a lot more than just pasta & pizza. 🙂

Bella Italia very good Italian food is very popular with the locals.

Bella Italia very good Italian food The main branch in 2nd Rd is usually quite busy.

Oh well, why not finish an ice cream sunday?

Bella Italia very good Italian food Sadly I do have a sweet tooth. 🙂

A nice group of friends

Bella Italia very good Italian food On the right is Sally Hashtag with her husband Wayne, & on the left is Hamish Elton & his girlfriend May.

Thanks for visiting my Bella Italia very good Italian food photo blog.

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The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

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Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

September 2, 2018 by David Herd

A unique dining experience.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality, add to this craft beers, excellent wines, creative cocktails with funky music & crazy staff, you wind up with a fabulous  and unique Pattaya restaurant venue that is rapidly gathering a cult following. 

The 56-year-old  started out as a young boy in his uncle’s New York restaurant and worked his way up to the kitchen of the three Michelin-starred La Francaise in Chicago, eventually coming to Asia as the executive chef at Shangri-La’s China World Hotel in Beijing. He is pictured here with Wayne & Sally Schmidt from Australia who are enjoying an extended world trip including several magic months in Thailand.

My friend Mark Yagalla

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Mark discovered this gem of a restaurant hidden away on a side street on Pratumnak Hill & has become a regular visitor. As you can see Mark loves Harlan’s Bloody Marys. 

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

The master in his kitchen

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Harlan seems to be forever on the move, either preparing his creations in the small open kitchen to circumnavigating the restaurant like a force of nature.  Constantly carrying his camera (phone) in one hand & usually a cold beer in the other. 🙂

He occasionally pauses to ring the bell

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Thus signalling a round of tequila shots for everyone in the room including his friends drinking outside on the veranda.

Here they come……

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

You may get a little confused at this rather unique venue, I found myself wondering if I was at a restaurant or a private party.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Our table was having a birthday party

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Som celebrated her 23rd birthday in style.

Three gorgeous ladies from our table.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Som, Sally & May.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

The host is never out of sight. 🙂

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality It seems more like a party to Harlan than a business. 🙂

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

What about the food you cry????

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Sorry it took me so long to mention the fine fare. 🙂 For our Sunday there was a set menu giving 5 choices of food from around the world. Cuban, Italian, Thai, Argentinian & Mexican ranging from B600 to B1000. Whichever one you chose included a variety of excellent entres & desert.

The sliders above were one of the entres & were absolutely delicious, thankfully Hamish has banned bread from his diet so I ate his as well as mine.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

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From the top right we have the Argentinian Steak at B998 which literally melted in your mouth, it was huge & I imaging they made zero on it. Next is the Mexican battered fish, sorry to say I was disappointed with it, not much fish & batter too thick, please forgive me Harlan. Next the Italian spaghetti with prawns, & finally the Cuban chicken. (I should have ordered this or the Cuban Chicken) 

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Finally the magnificent desert.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality This was soooo bloody good. 🙂

Keep that booze coming baby…

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality The food price is very reasonably given the quality & flare, the money maker for Harlan would certainly be the booze.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Here is Harlan relaxing with a friend.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality What a fabulous mural, try getting away with that in Australia or America, sad but true.

Here am I relaxing with a small cock.

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Or rooster, call it what you may. 🙂

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Dare I say a rose between two thorns?

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Sorry, what a stupid thing to say. Both girls Som & May are young & beautiful. 

A great place for a party

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality I honestly can’t think of a better place in Pattaya for a party, if you have enough friends (and I don’t) just book out the whole restaurant & have a night you will never forget.

A triple treat

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality My great friend Hamish Elton (aka the selfie king) with two of his great friends Wayne & Sally Schmidt, clearly Wayne is punching way above his weight. 🙂

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Eat me drink me

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Kind of sums up the theme & atmosphere of this wonderful addition to Pattaya’s restaurant scene. Thank you for visiting my Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality photo blog, & thanks also to the 2 million other people visiting my site each year.

Hamish & May returned for dinner November 8th 2018

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

They live in Vision condo just an 11 minute walk away. I’m betting they didn’t walk. 🙂

The cost including one cocktail & 3 glasses of white wine was B2,800, or $85 USD.

  Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality   Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality   Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality Prawn Paella, Fish Taco & Sliced Pork in Tuna Cream Sauce, all delicious according to Hamish. 🙂

Location

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

378/531 Moo 12, Kasetsin Soi 2, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Phone: +66 (0)80 937 3583

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 4pm – 11pm

Finally the last word is…….

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

Harlan Goldstein Food plus Personality

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Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya

August 31, 2018 by David Herd

Opened September 1st 2018

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya has just opened at Markland which just happens to be where I live on the 20th floor. As you can see they have a perfect spot overlooking Pattaya Beach.

Perfect for solo diners like myself. 🙂

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya

The first store opened on 2 November 1989 at Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane then on 1 July 1994 The Coffee Club became a franchise.

More outdoor seating

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya The smokers are well catered for which is a good reason to sit inside & enjoy the air conditioning.

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya A staff meeting the day before opening.

Here I am with the friendly staff at The Coffee Club.

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya I am going to enjoy a daily visit here. 🙂

My welcome coffee

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya

My first coffee here & the opening is not until tomorrow. 🙂

Very nice decor & friendly staff

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya Add excellent coffee & food & it adds up to a fabulous venue at Markland condo.

Where will we meet you?

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya The Coffee Club of course. 🙂

Let’s take a look at the food.

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya Their breakfast specialty is Eggs Benedict.

So what is the verdict you may well ask?

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya Here is my opinion after only one breakfast, I’ll revise it when I try some different dishes. Location 10/10, staff excellent 10/10, decor is very impressive, Eggs Benedict had a slight vinegar taste 7/10, coffee 8/10 & finally in my opinion far to expensive for Thailand.

Baht 476 or $20 AUD or $14.50 USD.

Coffee Club Beach Road Pattaya

Once again this is only my opinion, similar coffee at Starbucks is B31 cheaper at B115 with every 12th one free when using their debit card.  Their price of B146 or $6.20 AUD is way over the top. Even a medium flat white is B124 or $5.27 AUD as you can see above.

Let’s compare it to Bon Cafe

Best Pattaya breakfast coffee service

  Bon Cafe is a very good breakfast spot. Just under $8 AUD or 185 Baht you get this excellent meal including coffee & orange juice, 668/17-21 Pattaya-Naklua. As you can see there is a huge price difference, $8 or $20 AUD, the choice is yours.

Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

August 28, 2018 by David Herd

Good food & nice atmosphere

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya is located in Soi 16/2 Naklua not far from the Centara Grand Hotel on Wongamat Beach.

Hamish Elton Bon Vivant extraordinaire. 🙂

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya 

Hamish & I both thought Ronin was an excellent sushi restaurant with tonnes of atmosphere.

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya Very classy as you can clearly see.

Unagi at Ronin

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

Unagi is one of my favourite dishes.

Here is a map to help you find this nice restaurant.

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

One of the many interesting restaurants tucked away in the Naklua streets & lanes.

Cold beer & dry ice.

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya Very good presentation as you would expect from most Japanese restaurants.

Just follow THIS LINK for many more Japanese restaurants in Pattaya.

A very nice entrance

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

Especially at night under lights as you can imagine. 🙂

Soft shell crab

Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya

I copied the photo from their website. TripAdvisor rating is #168 of 1,044 Restaurants in Pattaya.

Thanks for visiting my Ronin Japanese sushi restaurant Pattaya photo blog. Just follow THIS LINK for many more Japanese restaurants in Pattaya.

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Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Good Indian Food Pattaya 2nd Rd

August 23, 2018 by David Herd

Highly rated Indian restaurant

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya located in 2nd Rd just opposite the Royal Gardens shopping mall. I don’t often patronize Indian restaurants however the food at Zaika was very good so in future I will make an effort to visit other similar places.

Fairly mundane decor

Good Indian Food Pattaya In fact the upholstery on the booths looks like it needs a good shampoo. Otherwise it’s comfortable & compact.

Lets check out the food.

Good Indian Food Pattaya

I ordered a chicken curry not too spicy. 

Good Indian Food Pattaya

Good Indian Food Pattaya Lets take a closer look at the Good Indian Food Pattaya. The curry was excellent and the long grain rice exceptional.

 Chicken Biryani

Good Indian Food Pattaya These  two photos I borrowed from TripAdvisor to let you see a couple more food samples.

Fish Tikka with Jasmine rice

Good Indian Food Pattaya

TripAdvisor rating is #27 of 1,091 Places to Eat in Pattaya  which seems a rather high rating, hard for me to judge after only one visit.

Located on 2nd Rd

Good Indian Food Pattaya Right opposite the Royal Gardens shopping mall. Their phone number is 038  488 958.

These prices are very low indeed.

Good Indian Food Pattaya They have a very busy home delivery service.

A huge selection

Good Indian Food Pattaya I certainly will be using the home delivery service.

Thanks for visiting my Good Indian Food Pattaya photo blog.

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Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

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Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya

July 18, 2018 by David Herd

Renovated May 2018

Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya

Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya is certainly one of my favourite restaurants. TripAdvisor rating is #22 of 1,025 Restaurants in Pattaya, however in my opinion it is in the top 10.

Perhaps a salad to start with.

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya Lots of choices at Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya.

The photo does not do it justice.

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya

The Oxtail soup is fantastic, I often drop in and have it for lunch, followed by a waffle of course. 🙂

Of course I sometime have the pancake instead of the waffle. 🙂

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya They are both delicious.

Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya Dining with my friend Hamish & my brother Warren in May 2018 just after the renovation was completed.

The Tuesday night special.

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya Without a doubt they serve the best lamb shank in Pattaya, perhaps even the northern hemisphere.

Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya The new decor is attractive & modern. This was at 6.30 pm & I was the only customer. 🙂

In case you were wondering, here’s Patrick.

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He used to be a parachuter, now he is a biker. 🙂

Early May 2018 they gutted the restaurant.

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya The finished product is excellent.

Here we are at the old restaurant.

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya I’m with Greg Clee & Hamish Elton celebrating Hamish’s birthday in 2015. Notice the old fashioned decor?

Can you believe the size of this Tomahawk? 🙂

Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya A whopping 1.5 kilo, I think Hamish could handle it. 🙂

A terrific dinner with friends.

Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya August 31st 2018, 3 Aussies, a Belgium & a Yankee.

Good food & nice people.

Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya From the left we have Dan Escamilla, Hamish Elton, David Herd, Sally Schmidt & Wayne Schmidt.

Another Tuesday night dinner

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya

Half the table ordered the lamb shank. 🙂 From the right we have David Rose, Brendan Tate, Jessica, Hamish Elton, David Herd, Dan Escamilla & last but not least Possum. 🙂

One final look at the Tuesday special.

Patrick's Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya Lamb shank (French style) & potato au gratin. I only have one criticism of this fine restaurant, the house wine is far too expensive. Everything else is excellent, many thanks for visiting my Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse Pattaya photo blog.

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Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

March 28, 2018 by David Herd

Mantra restaurant Pattaya

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake at the Mantra in Pattaya, still without a doubt the best buffet I have ever had the pleasure of devouring. 🙂

Too much sake is never enough.

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Not only is the food rather amazing but the cold sake is included in the buffet price of B1,999 or $64 USD. I usually polish off between 10 & 12 shots. 

Magnificent sushi

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThere are nine different kitchens offering food from around the world but I often seem to get stuck in an orbit around the seafood & sushi stations.

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeA nice preview for when I visit Japan again in May.

Oyster selection

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeMy preference is usually the beautiful Oysters from France.

My first attack

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeNow you may understand why I get stuck at the seafood station. 🙂 

Delicious lamb chops

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeImported from NZ & cooked perfectly.

 The happy group

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThree Aussies & three Europeans all thoroughly enjoyed the magic Mantra.

Dim Sum Station

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeAnother of my favourite cuisines, featuring the Peking duck rolls.

 What about desert you ask?

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeMany fabulous choices at the desert station

Two Aussies

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeBoth these guys Paul & Richard hail from Sydney & love Pattaya. Paul used to run a couple of photo labs on the Gold Coast, I have used some of his photos hear & the quality & style shines through.

Anyone for strawberries?

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeAnother one of Paul’s shots.

Cheese selection

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeTripAdvisor rate Mantra #26 of 975 Restaurants in Pattaya, I really think it should at least be in the top 10.

My foray into the desert selection

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThis was my final dish at another magnificent lunch at the Mantra.

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThanks for visiting my Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake photo blog, & thanks to Paul Mooney for some of his excellent photos.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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