Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Pattaya

Mantra

One of Pattaya's top restaurants, Mantra is fun even if you can only afford a classy cocktail (from 180B). The building and interior are sumptuous; try for a seat upstairs where you can overlook proceedings or nestl…
Top Choice Thai in Trat

Namchok

This uncomplicated open-walled restaurant is deservedly a local favourite, with some excellent seafood dishes and well-meaning service from an army of young helpers. The unpriced English menu could be better transla…
Top Choice Seafood in Ko Chang

Phu-Talay

A beautiful place right on the klorng, Phu-Talay has cute wooden-floored, blue-and-white decor, a picturesque deck and its own boat (for pick-up up from nearby accommodations). It specialises in seafood, with stando…
Top Choice International in Ko Si Chang

Pan & David Restaurant

With free-range chicken, homemade ice cream, a reasonable wine list, excellent Thai dishes and an Italian touch, you can’t go wrong here. It also has a series of rooms and bungalows available in spacious grounds (75…
Top Choice Thai in Chanthaburi

Chanthorn

This welcoming family-run restaurant in the centre near the waterfront is a great place to try local specialities; the chamung leaves with pork and Chanthaburi crab noodles are particularly good, but it's all really…
Top Choice Mexican in Ko Chang

Barrio Bonito

Fab fajitas and cracking cocktails are served by a charming French-Mexican couple at this roadside spot in the middle of Kaibae. Offering authentic, delicious, beautifully presented food and stylish surroundings, th…
Top Choice Thai in Ko Chang

Blues Blues Restaurant

Through the green screen of tropical plants is an arty stir-fry hut that is beloved for its expertise, efficiency and economy. The owner’s delicate watercolour paintings are on display too. Take the road to Ban Kwan…
International in Pattaya

Sketch Book Art Cafe

This gorgeous, leafy art cafe offers pleasant respite from the normal Pattaya vibe. It's surrounded by a sprawling garden, and the restaurant’s walls are covered with the owner’s artwork. Smoothies are lush and the …
Seafood in Pattaya

Mum Aroi

This long-established restaurant is perched beside the sea in the fishing-village end of Naklua. Old fishing boats sit marooned offshore and crisp sea breezes envelop diners as they devour fantastic Thai food. Try s…
Thai in Ko Kut

Ra Beang Mai

Handy for the cluster of accommodation near Khlong Chao beach, this restaurant is cordially family-run and attractive, with a covered area plus pleasant outdoor seating on rustic wooden furniture. Dishes include plu…