Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Hat Noppharat Thara

Krua Thara

This cavernous, tin-roof delight is one of the best restaurants in the South Andaman and one of the finest seafood kitchens in southern Thailand (which places it high in the running for best worldwide). There's no s…
Top Choice International in Ko Phi-Phi Don

Unni’s

Swing by this local expat fave for homemade breakfast bagels topped with everything from smoked salmon to meatballs or specials like avocado-and-feta toast. Other excellent global treats include massive Greek salads…
Top Choice International in Ko Lanta

Drunken Sailors

This super-relaxed octagonal pod is smothered in beanbags, hammocks and low-lying tables spilling out onto a terrace. The global, want-to-eat-it-all menu roams from pastas, baguettes and burgers to top-notch Thai, s…
Top Choice Market in Krabi Town

Night Market

Beside Tha Khong Kha, this market is the most popular, pleasant spot in town for an evening meal. Try authentic sôm·đam, wok-fried noodles, đôm yam gûng (prawn and lemon grass soup), grilled snapper, all things sata…
International in Krabi Town

May & Mark's

A classic travellers' spot with a bold varnished-concrete coffee bar, May and Mark's is always busy. We love it for the delicious espresso and excellent breakfast omelettes, pancakes and home-baked bread. They also …
International in Ko Lanta

Red Snapper

When local expats fancy a splurge, they head to this Dutch-run roadside tapas restaurant, serving everything from Indian lentil-and-pumpkin curry and house marinated olives to a popular beef tenderloin steak and a h…
International in Ko Lanta

Caoutchouc

For Thai-international flavours blended into delectable creative concoctions, hunt down this rustic-chic, French-run restaurant with a short but special changing menu served on a panoramic stilted deck, 800m south o…
Thai in Ko Lanta

Phad Thai Rock'n'Roll

It's not every day you get your spiced-to-taste pàt tai whipped up streetside by a guitarist. Choose from just six options ('jazz' fried rice, 'blues' fried noodles; veg, meat or seafood), swiftly and artfully prepa…
Thai in Ko Phi-Phi Don

Le Grand Bleu

Thai–French fusion in a charming wooden house with a trickling fountain, wall art and a colourful concrete bar, just off the main pier. Here you can get duck oven-roasted with honey, shrimp as ravioli, king prawns c…
Thai in Railay

Mangrove Restaurant

This humble, heaving, local-style place, set beneath a stilted thatched roof between east and west beaches, turns out all the spicy Thai favourites cheaply, from glass-noodle salad and cashew-nut stir-fry to curries…