The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

July 1, 2017 by David Herd

Surf & Turf

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

 Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant offers good food in a great seaside location on Wongamat beach. There’s a huge menu & my only complaint is the wine cost, like many other Pattaya restaurants they do not offer a glass of house wine for between B120 & B150. This oversight certainly costs them customers.

What a fabulous view

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

I prefer lunch over dinner for two reasons, the fabulous view & I find the wine far too expensive at night.

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

As you can see the beer prices are fine.

Let’s take a look at the food

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.

Spanish Paella

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

One of the many interesting dishes on the extensive menu.

 Chicken, onion rings, sweet corn , YUM!

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

 By now you probably realize why this is a favorite Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant.

Spinach soup, what a great color.

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Often a soup & a selection of entrees suits me better than a large main meal.

TripAdvisor rating

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

TripAdvisor rate Surf & Turf 111 out of 870 restaurants in Pattaya. I’m a little surprised there are only 870, I really thought there were more. On another subject I have never been a fan of food served on wooden plates, I just wonder whether are are as hygienic as normal plates?

Two visitors from Australia

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant Ross Kennedy & Bryce Mathews enjoying their first visit to Pattaya.

Looking south

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Looking south towards Pattaya, the high rise on the left is “The Cove”, an upmarket condo & the the other one is “Cape Dara” a 5 star hotel on the beach. For a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

March 25, 2017 by David Herd

 

Sunday in Maroubra

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb located 10 klms south of the city was so busy on this beautiful sunny Sunday. Just finding a place to park the car was a major frustrating excercise. 

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

Some of the expensive apartments overlooking the beach. In fact the average price of an apartment in Maroubra is around $850,000, however those in the photo would be more than double that. The average house price in the suburb is $1,840,000. 

Here is what makes Maroubra famous

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

Without a doubt Sydney’s beaches are among the best in the world. In my opinion the only country that can compare is Brazil, especially Florianopolis.

One of Sydney’s best surfing beaches. 

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

Everyone is waiting for a wave to ride.

The blue building is the surf club.

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

You can clearly see the lookout tower where the lifesavers keep a close eye on the swimmers.

A favourite photo

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

You have the camera man, the babe doing exercises, the Bra Boy heading for the surf & a couple just watching the action.  Bra Boys are a notorious surf gang, at their home beach Maroubra.

In December 2005 riots broke out between Muslum gangs from Sydneys Western suburbs & Eastern suburbs surfers. Follow THIS LINK for details. Contrary to popular opinion I personally was proud of the Aussie surfers that day.

That’s a huge zoom lens

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

No doubt this guy is a serious photographer. 🙂 

 Important safety message

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

When on the beach in Australia make sure you always use sun block-out, wear a hat & swim between the flags.

In recent years I have had many skin cancers removed, doctors tell me the damge was done many years ago before I turned 16 years of age. In those days we NEVER use sun protection.

A great family enviroment

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

What a place to grow up & to have fun on a magnificent beach like Maroubra.

 Sidewalk cafes

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

Similar to every other Sydney beach-side suburb sidewalk cafes abound.

Dive Hotel

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

A great view from this boutique hotel overlooking Coogee Beach north of Maroubra, just book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount.

Location

Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb

 

As you can see Maroubra lies south of other fanous beaches such as Bondi & Coogee. 

Thanks for visiting my Maroubra Sydney Beachside Suburb photo blog. For a great discount at Crowne Plaza hotel or other properties in Coogee just book through THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

December 16, 2013 by David Herd

The Beach Club

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

Pattaya beachside dining

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine restaurants are found north & south of central Pattaya. The Beach Club is a great spot to dine and watch the magnificent sunsets.

Tapas at the Beach Club

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

For lunch there is a choice of Tapas, Club sandwiches & Thai food at very reasonable prices. Friday & Saturday nights they offer a very good seafood buffet.

Food & cocktails on the beach

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

Happy hour is 5pm to 7pm every day, cocktails are only 110 Baht or $4.  😎 When is comes to Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine there is no better place than the beach club.


Fabulous BBQ seafood buffet

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

There is no better value in Pattaya for dinner in a beautiful location, happy hour cocktails at 110 Baht ($4) followed by their incredible BBQ seafood buffet for 990 Bath ($35).

Cocktails before dinner

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

Happy hour starts at 5 pm.

Dusk at the Beach Club

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

This is my favourite place to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset.

Magnificent sunset

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wineSunsets don’t get any better than this.

Beach Club at the Pullman Hotel.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

Sunsets are not the only thing to watch at the Beach Club.

Swim in the pool or the ocean at the Beach Club.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

Great spot to relax and either swim in the ocean or the pool.

Breezeo at Royal Cliff Hotel

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

Breezeo offers innovative and exciting international tapas selections and a range of delicious beach-side BBQ packages.

Breezeo

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

A very good selection of food here at reasonable prices for a five star hotel.

I hope you are enjoying my selection of beach-side restaurants.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

One of the nicest spots in Pattaya for a lazy lunch.

Rimpa Lapin

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

One of the best places for Beachside dining in Pattaya is Rimpa Lapin. Perched on the side of a cliff this multi level Thai restaurant with beautiful garden offers very good food at reasonable prices. It is actually a 25 minute journey from Pattaya, we usually hire a mini bus for 1000 Baht or $30, he takes us there, waits a couple of hours while we eat then drives us back home.

On the way in the mini bus.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

From the lest is Denis Freemongrel from Adelaide in Australia, he now lives in Pattaya, Bill Austin from Wiltshire in England, my two lovely nieces Elyssa & Laura & their father Warren, my brother from Australia.

Excellent Thai food at Rimpa Lapin.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

There is a huge choice on the menu & you can choose a view of the beach or the garden.

Tom Yum

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

Laura loved the Tom Yum but the serving was way too big. Tom yum or tom yam  is a spicy clear soup typical in Laos and Thailand. Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, and has been popularised around the world.

Rimpa Lapin Garden

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

Well worth the 35 minute drive from Pattaya.

Seafood at Rimpa Lapin.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

Excellent Thai food at Rimpa Lapin.

 

The Glasshouse.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

The Glasshouse is in a a beautiful location right on the beach about 20 minutes drive from Pattaya.

Glasshouse on the beach

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

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Dinner on the beach at the Glasshouse.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

Let me tell you 3 rules to follow in Thailand. (1) Never give a Thai lady a microphone in a department store. She will screech loudly so she can be heard 2 kilometres away. (2) Never give a Thai man a uniform & a whistle in a car park. He takes on such an air of self importance he will send you around the bend with shrill non stop whistling. (3) Finally never ask a Thai lady to order the food at a restaurant if she knows you are paying. There will be three times more food than you can eat.

Three times more food than we could eat

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

Ok, we broke rule number 3.  😆

Big Hoegaarden beer for a little girl.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

 

A big glass for a little girl.

Great atmosphere Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

The Glasshouse beach is the perfect setting for dinner.


English phone box.

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

There is an English phone box, so Clive & Phil felt right at home.

Hamish, Todd & Khan

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

The boys celebrate their 10 year company anniversary, no better place than Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine at the Glasshouse.

Drifters Cafe

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

This little gem is just a couple of kms north of the Glasshouse, I had an Aussie pie at this quaint little lay-back beach bar at Na Jomtien. The pie & the red wine was Ok, the beer was cold, perhaps the service left a bit to be desired, but totally in keeping with the casual atmosphere, certainly no complaints from anyone in our group.

Drifters  beach side cafe

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

As well as Aussie pies they specialise in wood fired pizzas plus many other interesting dishes.

A great place to watch the beautiful sunsets

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

                  Great spot to watch the sunset, Pattaya beachside dining is one of the great joys of living in this fascinating city. 

Or just have a cold beer or a glass of red

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine That’s what Brad & I are doing. 🙂

Location at Na Jomtien

Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

This will help you find it. 🙂

Bacco Beach Italian restaurant

Pattaya Life Absolutely PerfectLocated beside the Glasshouse at Na Jomtien, very good food & right on the beach.

Wood fired Pizzas

Pattaya Life Absolutely PerfectThe pizza was excellent but I think the Holiday Inn on Beach Rd is better.

Surf & Turf Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine

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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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.

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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