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Best Pattaya restaurants

July 1, 2013 by David Herd

Great food in Pattaya

best Pattaya restaurants

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

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 Fresh seafood

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Fresh seafood is of course the star of the show, however there are many more special offerings guaranteed to delight you.

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, 450 Baht or $18. Price at night is about double. More expensive Saturday & Sunday however there is more to choose from. Sunday brunch is 1500 Baht, if you want free flow wine add another 1000 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.

 Hardworking chefs

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

This is one of my favourite photos from Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant.


Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

No matter what you fancy it is all here. 🙂

 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.

Surf & Turf at Wangamat

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

My seafood pasta was very good indeed.

Scallop Mornay was excellent.

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Just looking at this photo makes my mouth water. 🙂

Succulent Oysters

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

As you can see, the food is beautifully presented.

Leckerle in Soi 33 off Naklua Rd

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.


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

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

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.

Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

 Popular Pattaya Steak Restaurants

Soi Buakaow just turn into Soi Lengkee.

I rate Steak & Co 5 stars.

Relax with a cold beer at the Beach Club

Beach Club Pattaya Bay

No doubt this is one of the best locations in Thailand, happy hour is 5 to 7 pm every day and the food is very good.

Tapas for lunch at Beach Club Pattaya Bay

Beach Club Pattaya Bay

This is a great spot to have lunch, swim and check out the eye candy.

Did I mention the sunsets

Beach Club Pattaya Bay

We have some wonderful sunsets in Pattaya.

Beefeater Steakhouse & Pub

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.

best Pattaya restaurants 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. 🙂

 Holiday home exchange anybody?

best Pattaya restaurants

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.

Otherwise I am happy to house sit while you are away.


Toscana Italian Restaurant.

best Pattaya restaurants 

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

best Pattaya restaurants

  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!

best Pattaya restaurants 

One of the best pizzas in Pattaya.

The Peak, Chinese at the Dusit.

best Pattaya restaurants

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.

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Oysters in Walking st.

best Pattaya restaurants

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.

best Pattaya restaurants

Enjoy dinner overlooking the water.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North 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.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd


Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.       

Check out the slide show here.


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