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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

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.

Signature Steak & Seafood (NOW CLOSED)

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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.

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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.

 

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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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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