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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.

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Fabulous Pattaya restaurants, this certainly is one.

Natan’s Jomtien another one of the Fabulous Pattaya restaurants

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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A fabulous of Benjamina on December 27 2015.

Farewell from David & Benjamina

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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

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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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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

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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 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.

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.

 

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.  

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. 🙂

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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Best Pattaya restaurants

July 1, 2013 by David Herd

Great food in Pattaya

best Pattaya restaurants

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.  😳

 Pattaya Hilton

Hilton Pattaya 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.

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Horizons at the Hilton

Pattaya Hilton HorizonsHorizons is certainly a five star restaurant with very good expensive food and an incredible view of Pattaya.

Horizons at the Hilton

Pattaya Hilton

One of the best views of Pattaya from here.

Mantra at the Amari Hotel.

best Pattaya restaurants

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 etcOpen 7 nights for ala carte, just go there! When I talk about best Pattaya restaurants this is my number one.

Magnificent Mantra

Mantra at Amari hotel

My ony concern is the prices keep going up & up.

Best Pattaya restaurants, Mantra is number one.

best Pattaya restaurants

There are seven different kitchens to choose from.

Surf & Turf

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine 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.

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No air conditioning but thankfully plenty of fans.

Xmas Day 2016

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine A perfect spot for lunch with good friends.

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Ruffino at Centara Grand Phratamnak

best Pattaya restaurantsRuffino is a small Italian restaurant on the 9th floor of Centara Grand Phratamnak, beautiful decor with an interesting menu.

Some good food, some average.

Ruffino at PattayaIt 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.

best Pattaya restaurantsGreat 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

La Ferme PattayaLa 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

Honey Glazed Chicken with pepper sauce.

The Beach Club 
Beach Club Pullman

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.

Excellent snacks

best Pattaya restaurants

An added attraction is usually there will be a few beautiful Russian ladies walking past in their tiny bikinis.  😳 

Cafe des Amis

Cafe des AmisCafe 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

Cafe des AmisThe 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.

Fraser’s hamburger

best Pattaya restaurantsThis 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.

Fraser’s

best Pattaya restaurants

Seafood casserole at Froggy’s.

best Pattaya restaurants

Sadly Froggy’s has closed due to Thai bureaucracy.

 

 Holiday home exchange anybody?

Pattaya house swap 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

best Pattaya restaurants 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.

MING XING RESTAURANT at Cape Dara hotel

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.
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

David Herd Luka Toscana

  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!

Palma ham, double cheese anchovies Pizza

One of the best pizzas in Pattaya.

The Peak, Chinese at the Dusit.

Peak Dusit Pattaya 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

best Pattaya restaurants  

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.

Beefeater steakhouse Pattaya

Very good quality food here.

Baguette at the Beefeater

Beefeater baguette

A great lunch time snack.

Patricks Belgian Steakhouse

 best Pattaya restaurantsRight 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 on Beach Rd PattayaGulliver’s offers good food at a reasonable price, an excellent sports bar with lots of TV screens.

One Aussie & four Pommies

Gulliver's PattayaHere 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

best Pattaya restaurants

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.

Oysters in Walking St Pattaya 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.

Lobster Pot in Walking St.

Lobster Pot in Walking St

Enjoy dinner overlooking the water.

 Beer Garden near Walking St

best Pattaya restaurantsThe 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 Baguette in Naklua rd near Dolphin roundabout. photo bcbd2915-ecbc-4d08-9fee-26604ec12fa8.jpg 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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