Beer bar and guesthouse
Review by Malcolm, January 2013: Always a good selection of
I stayed at the Barracuda Bar, Naklua Road for
my last 8 days. The rooms are good. Only downside is the music from
the bar which can go on till 3am some nights. No good if you retire
A standard room is 700B. They do have a VIP room
at 850B which has all new furniture and personal gold package True
The bar is always busy later in the afternoon
and in the evening. Tony the UK owner and his Thai wife host parties
regularly. Happy hour Singha 55B and 70B in the evening. Lady drinks
are a very reasonable 95B. Always a good selection of girls there,
most of them very pretty. I counted 16 girls on the Friday when
there was a party on. They have stopped serving food but you can
order from nearby restaurants.
Review by Swanks, Sept 2006: Well done that man
Considering the latest owner of this long standing Brit and Aussie
enclave has never had a bar before he's certainly getting something
right! He seems to be showing the "I've been in this game for 20 years
and know everything there is to know" type of Publicans that come here
to start a bar, just how it should be done!
The staff are very
welcoming and there are some really stunning lookers. They all seem 'at
ease' with the management and there is every variation from chubby (MMM,
says swanks) to one that easily could be on TV here, she's really that
The food menu offers both Farang and Thai food and I must
admit, it seemed a bit on the expensive side!
One of the lads
ordered a sandwich, cleared his plate, and had to go home early that
night as he was too full to drink! The portions were just HUGE and he
said it was that good he had to eat it all. We tried to help but he
managed to keep us at bay with a fork, so serves him right in my
If I lived a bit nearer I would welcome this pub as my
"Local" but there seemed enough people to fill the bar even though other
bars on the road were empty!
"Well done that man" I say!
(In arcade near 2nd Road)
High marks for the quality of product and overall value for money.
| Boars Head
Long running restaurant/bar, Crazy Dave's, closed in 2015 and became
Listing checked in September 2017.
Review from Malcolm, September 2015: Friendly
Crazy Daves is now called Boars Head
on Soi Chayaphun. Dave left after around 13 years there. Now owned by
Andy and his Thai wife who used to be the Chef of the old Stags Head
before it became Oscars on LK Metro. Very friendly couple.
Has good rooms upstairs from B7500 per month. Food
available at reasonable prices.
Singha B65. No girls at the moment. Average toilet.
Bob's BBQ & Grill
BBQ & Grill
Restaurant moved from South Pattaya Road and reopened in LK Metro in
October 2007. MAde way for Bachelor A-GoGo in 2013
(Beach Road end)
Irish themed pub, previously Bennigan's and before that, Oliver Twist
News September 2009: Gutted
The workmen seem to beneficiaries of this bar as it is currently
being redeveloped again.
Pattaya-Live, Feb 2009:
Good place for hassle free food and drink. He`s a decent guy as well.
(between Soi 7 & Soi 8)
Review November 2005: No
I was rather suckered into this one thinking that I could partake in
locally brewed Weisenbier. However the 'brau' or brewery part of the bar
seemed to be down or defunct. There were a couple of imported bottles
available but it was a pretty naff selection and was very pricy.
The aircon was deficient too which made for a pretty brief meal. A
bit of a shame as the food was very good.
The inside restaurant is
free of hostesses but in the front beer garden there is a small bar that
is staffed by ladyboys
Butterfly Schnitzel Haus
Jomtien Beach Road: Soi 5
| Butterfly Schnitzel
Shophouse bar with food
July 2006: Pub to Haus
The Bar seems to have taken a break and been re-modelled as a
Schnitzel Haus. Previously the Butterfly Pub
Their food is excellent and is freshly cooked.
Has been closed for a 3 weeks due to a holiday but has now re-opened.
Heiner and Lee run a clean and pleasant bar with low booze prices and
about ten more or less appealing take-away girls. Beer, soft drinks and
Thai whisky are reasonably priced with a 20 Baht supplement if bought as
lady drinks. Thai and mainly German food is available (the Frikadellen
are very tasty) They had to change their venue as some of the
shops north of the 711 on the corner of Soi Casa, Jomtien will be
demolished soon to make way for yet another 4 rai, 32 storey mega-hotel.
Cabbages & Condoms
Birds & Bees Resort Hotel
Jil in Pattaya, Nov 2007: An
The restaurant was founded by former Minister of Health, Mechai
Viravaidya, as a way to raise funds for his personally-funded birth
control programs and AIDS education and awareness efforts in Thailand.
It really is very easy to write this restaurant review and not say a
thing about the food. I could start with the resort instead: The lush
tropical jungle, the manicured gardens, the whimsical and
tongue-in-cheek anti-government signs posted around the grounds ("Don't
steal, the government doesn't like competition"), the ponds and streams
and fountains and pools, the private villas, oceanside bungalows, and
wonderfuly decorated rooms (ranging from $75 to $180 per night for
rooms, and up to $360 per night for suites)... it's simply fantastic.
The restaurant, which is reached by a long walk through the jungle
grounds, is a monstrous, sprawling teakwood structure perched on — and
continuing down — the hill overlooking the resort's private beach. It
has 5 levels of covered and uncovered decking which in size makes this
one of Pattaya's largest restaurants. However, with the decks built
around the trees (so that it seems that not a single tree was cut down
in the restaurant's construction). Not a single opportunity to impress,
not a single detail has been missed in this restaurant. It is simply
The food? It is fine. Quite good even. The menu is primarily mainstream
Thai dishes, although there are most of the standby Western favorites
for the less adventurous. The best part is that it's quite inexpensive:
Most of the Thai entre้s are in the 200 baht ($6) range, with the larger
and more top-shelf dishes (filet mignon, grilled seabass) in the 300-400
baht ($9-12) range. Soups, appetizers, sandwiches, and other light fare
are in the 75-150 baht ($2-4) range.
It's really quite simple to sum up Cabbages & Condoms restaurant: If you
have people visiting from out of town, if you want a quiet romantic
dinner, or if you have a large party, then you should go to Cabbages &
Condoms. It should be at the very top of every person's list for
restaurants... for places... that every person should visit while in
News Jan 2007: Fine Dining and an
I decided to dine in one of those upmarket restaurants where they scam
their customers by printing prices less VAT and not including the
mandatory 10% service tip.
Cabbages and Condoms at the bottom of Pratamnak Hill (on Soi Asia) is a
fine example. It looks great in a jungle setting complete with water
vapour jets. The beach views make for a fine setting too.
I ordered my meal only to be politely told 5 minutes later that the
kitchen had run out of my choice. No problems, I selected another dish.
The alternative option was good and much enjoyed.
The falang food selection is a little limited, particularly when some of
the combinations are somewhat unappealing. I quite fancied a lamb steak
but didn't really want mashed potato with it.
Everything was fine until the inevitable check bin. The expensive bill
had predictably been inflated by adding in both the unavailable dish and
The mistake was quickly rectified and the cashier was also happy to
waive the service charge in atonement.
Theprassit: Soi 8
(Near Eden hotel, opposite the Punch & Judy)
| Caddy Shack
Has moved further along the soi towards Theprassit. The old bar has
now become May Bar Beer.
Review from Dave, March 2017: Well recommended
I popped into the Caddie Shack for Sunday Lunch.
It was a very nice experience,
All the staff were very friendly. The Sunday
lunch special was; soup, roast with choice of meat and ice cream &
Banana for sweet. I
It was very nice but the quantities were very
large. I could not eat it all.
Draft Cider was on special offer at 130b per
pint. I had draft Fosters Lager. which was very nice.
Can be well recommended.
Jil in Pattaya, Nov 2007: British
It was a nice enough British place, with the same standard fare that
you find at the other two dozen British pub-style eateries in Pattaya.
Worth a visit if you're nearby.
Café des Amis
391/6 Soi 11
Open from 4:30pm
Café des Amis
Restaurant with plenty of parking outside.
Pattaya Mail, August 2008: Impressed
To say the Dining Out Team was impressed would be an
understatement. The ambience is wonderful, with a French provincial
feel to it. There is even an old black and white photograph of a Caf้
des Amis either in Vientiane or Hanoi, as well as some old Parisian
The bar area is comfortable, you do not feel rushed, and you can
even eat there if you wish. Inside the dining area it is more
classical Thai, but the table settings are classical European.
The food was of a high standard, and certainly not overpriced. It
was a most enjoyable evening, and Caf้ des Amis definitely does get
a very high recommendation from both Madame and myself. Do try it,
you will not be disappointed.
2nd Road (opposite
Soi Post Office)
| Casa Pascal
Jil in Pattaya, Aug 2007: Pattaya's
Best Gourmet Restaurant
Located across Second Road from the old Shenanigans in the same
back-from-the-street area as Ruen Thai restaurant, Casa Pascal is quite
simply the best restaurant in Pattaya (price notwithstanding) in my
The decor is handsome, the wait staff is perfect, and every dish is a
learning experience. Not a single opportunity for service is missed: You
can even call 038-723-660 for Pascal's personal limousine service to
come pick you up from wherever you are, and drop you off after your
We chose to have the 2,900 baht ($87) "Gourmet Set Menu", which was a
7-plate meal, with unlimited beverages. (If you find the price a bit
much, you can have the same meal for 1,450 baht ($44) without the
all-you-can-drink option.) In London or New York, a meal like this would
run into the hundreds-of-dollars range.
From the popular people that brought you Cherry's Restaurant. Put not
Restaurant. Note the restaurant has moved a few doors further north
in summer 2008.
Review by Jay, Oct 2006:
Cherry is owned and run by a Thai who worked and was well trained
as a chef at Bruno's.
Prices much less than Bruno's; with an extensive menu of Italian,
Western & Thai entrees. Ex. - Sirloin steak w/ baked potato,
veggies, free (basic) salad bar and appetizers was 180-Bt..tender
and quite good.
Cloth table covers and napkins, attentive but not obtrusive
service. Nice food presentation. I hope more farangs learn of this
place!! Aussie steaks 275-Bt/up. One of the better values in
Italian Restaurant new for 2007. Not seen any signs of life in so far
in October but back towards end of November
Review Aug 2007:
The restaurant is making a good start. The Italian owner is on hand
to ensure that everything is as it should be.
The food is good quality and is real Italian (at least as far as a
non-Italian can tell).
The pizza, pasta & meat courses were all good though perhaps my Thai
dining partner was rather expecting a US style deep pan pizza.
The decor is good with plenty of art work but I did rather miss an
Main courses are around the 200 Baht mark
Long running restaurant/bar, Crazy Dave's, closed in 2015 and became
Review from Malcolm, May 2010: Pretty much
Pretty much the same as as your last review.
Breakfast now B75. Fat basterd B110. Mug of coffee B30.
Air con rooms with safe and fridge B6000 per month.
Chang still B35.
Only Fools and Horses DVD still going strong.
Review from Pattaya Chat, Feb 2007:
I know it is not the classiest joint you can find, and his TV adverts
probably put off as many people as they attract, but it was actually
rather good and incredible value. He does an English breakfast at 60baht
and one he charmingly calls the 'Fat Bastard' at 100baht. I had the Fat
Bastard and it was very good. It came with tea and toast and butter and
had everything: bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, black pudding, fried bread,
mushrooms, beans etc the lot. Incredible value at 100 baht. And quick
service as well.
Looking at his prices Crazy Dave's must be one of the best value places
in Pattaya. Certainly, worth a trip up the soi if you fancy farang food
in the middle of the night.
Oh yes, 'Only Fools and Horses' was on the big screen TV whilst I was
March 2006: Cheap Chang
Best thing about it is the atmosphere (feels like it's been there for
30 years, very comfortable) and the 35 baht Chang. Love the grilled ham
From advertising 2006:
Only Fools & Horses and other comedy favourites on the big screen TV.
Happy hour 3-8pm. Kloster & Heinekin 45 Baht.
Friendly ladies, good food, crazy prices and a free bowl of chilli on
Thappraya Soi 13
From Dick Farang, February 2015:
On Thappraya Road Soi 13 I discovered a Swiss
Everything is a bit basic, but the food is good,
reasonably priced and plenty and the place appears to be popular
with Swiss people.
They have two daily specials: menu 1 at 225 baht
and menu 2 at 315 baht.
Both daily specials and all main dishes include
soup and salad buffet.
| Elephant Bar
Restaurant & bar. Restricted to seasonal opening in 2009
Review Nov 2008: Motorway Service
I am occasional visitor to Soi 4. My last intended visit was
curtailed when my mate said it looks more like a motorway service
station than a bar or Thai restaurant so we ended up in the more
traditionally Thai Cabbages and Condoms next door.
The latest time I stayed for a couple of drinks. For the cost
conscience the bar does a perfectly good draft beer for 45 Baht in a
decent sized glass so no probs there.
But really the bar no longer looks or feels like a bar any more, just
a rather large eaterie.
Review May 2008: Restaurant
The food has always been pretty good, never been the cheapest, but
decent enough quality and large portions and again my Beef hot pot
didn't let me down, no complaints what so ever with the food.
Now the drink prices. They must have doubled the prices, a can of coke
60 baht and a bottle of Singha now selling at 95 baht. Doesn't even have
News Jan 2008: Restaurant
The bar area is now completely restaurant seating. Unfortunately it
looks a little like motorway service area seating. There is a live band
though, to up the stakes.
News Aug 2007: More Works
The builders are in. The bar is being extended down one side. It
looks like an auditorium like affair is being built in the bar area at
News July 2006: Elephant
The bar has installed facilities for GoGo dancing. Reportedly open
already but I haven't seen any reviews yet.
Thappraya Soi 6
Restaurant and bar
Review from Dick Farang, September 2014:
Recently I have visited Enjoy Andre' restaurant
It is located on Thappraya Road Soi 6 (on the
way to Jomtien), a bit off the beaten track.
As it is partly open air, it is possible you
have to move further inside when it starts raining.
The owners are André from Limburg province in
Belgium, who lives in Thailand for 22 years, and Mai from Buriram,
his wife of 18 years.
Apart from an ample a la carte choice, they also
have a daily special, such as tomato soup-chicken-ice cream at 240
On Fridays they serve fresh sea fish.
On occasion they offer original Belgian
witloof (chicory in good old English, endive in American) or
Dutch maatjes (young immature raw herring; the Wikipedia
definition soused herring is rather misleading).
All dishes are home-made to the best Belgian
Their mashed potatoes (and hence their potato
croquettes) for instance are made from boiled potatoes, milk, butter
and egg yolks (very important) and spiced with nutmeg, pepper and
In order to ensure continuity, André and Mai
train their cooks themselves instead of hiring chefs.
Of course, they also offer typical Belgian
desserts such as pancakes, Brussels waffles and dark or white
Since Mai Lu Si bar at their new location seem
to have given up selling Belgian beers, Enjoy Andre' without a doubt
has the broadest choice of Belgian beers in Pattaya nowadays.
The venue is well known in the Belgian, Dutch,
German and Swiss communities of Pattaya.
Prices are very moderate for the quality
Bottled Heineken 75 baht, most soups 80 baht,
steaks from 285 baht, beef tenderloin (filet pur) from 350
baht, pancakes from 85 baht, waffles from 95 baht.
Comment from Dick Farang, August 2014: Belgian Beer
On Thappraya Road Soi 6 (which is opposite Soi
5) I discovered a Belgian owned bar-restaurant Enjoy André
with a broad selection of Belgian beers.
I paid 165 baht for a Palm Speciale.
Jack Tar Beer bar
Tar Beer Bar
Beer bar with food
Review from Dave, May 2009:
Good well priced food at this bar and very well positioned for
checking out the talent at other bars as well as getting recon from
the expats and regulars that drink there.
Also a good bar to go to if you want to see any sporting events.
Good place to chill out if you aren't in the mood for a bar girl.
Review from Swanks, August 2006:
Tarred with a New Brush
The lightning struck tower of change has hit the Jack Tar big
time! The place is still inhabited by the same bawdy and good
natured ex-pat crowd with the odd tourist who thinks he has slipped
in unnoticed, but gone are the poisonous grim meanies and especially
the chief viper from the kitchen.
Not only was my visit well worth it for the food, but I got a
beaming smile , very friendly, very welcoming and attentive service
from some quite charming waiting and bar staff. Nothing seemed too
much trouble for them!
I thought I'd gone in the wrong bar by
mistake! Well worth a visit now! Don't forget its not a late night
place though, more for an afternoon of spirited debate , if you take
Review from Swanks, April 2006:
Service with a Scowl
This always was a "Beer n Sport" bar and was previously very
Since the ousting of Scrumpy George by the bar girl mafia there,
it really has been the tail wagging the dog! George's management
style might have been a bit "Faulty Towers" ,but he managed to keep
a lid on what started as a bad attitude in the kitchen,and then
spread to the rest of the staff like clap at Loy Krathong. Now it
really has took hold and even the new Thai manager seem to have
mastered the lip curl (as used on social inferiors by Thais) . This
is issued on every possible occasion now and usually is accompanied
by "Knowing looks" between staff members. This attitude problem has
been mentioned to me by several of the former customers without my
saying anything first so it cant be just my imagination.
Beer still cheep and the food is possibly the best, for the
price, in Pattaya. Just don't expect service with a smile.
Soi Sukrudee 80/164 Moo 9 (By
Nova Park Hotel)
Restaurant and Irish pub without hostesses
Review from Ian, November 2011: Reserved
I have been in this bar twice.
The first time I went there was reserved signs on the bar and
tables beside the bar where no one was sitting. I bought a drink and
was told by the bar staff I would need to leave the bar area as the
seats were all reserved. I said I would sit at the bar and move when
the people who reserved the seats arrived. I was told this was not
allowed and had to sit myself away from the bar area. Drank my drink
and said I would not be back.
Went again last night about a year after the first time to see if
things have changed.
What do you think? Exactly the same. Again the staff informed me
I could not sit at the reserved seats even though no one was sitting
Will not be back again.
Review from Pattaya Chat, March 2005: Good Track Record
Very nicely fitted out but like has already been said it is in
the middle of nowhere but that can be a good thing if you want a
quiet drink with a few friends away from the madness and there is
plenty of space for parking in the pub car park. The couple of times
I've been in the place it was pretty empty which is a shame really
as it could be a good boozer if it can get enough custom.
manager used to own Jools in Bkk about 10 years ago and also the TQ2
as well as managing Delaneys/Shenanigans and is a nice guy.
Great weekend carvery and wonderful staff. 50 Baht for a coke, 30
Baht for water
Review from Pattaya Chat, March 2005: Pea and Sham Soup!
Was one of the Manager's first customers when he had Jools in
Bangkok where portions were super-size, especially the Pea and Ham
soup. Therefore when I tried Jamesons a while back for lunch and saw
the aforementioned soup on the menu I decided that past experience
would prevail. Ordered Pea and Ham Soup and Roast Beef sandwich.
Soup arrived, a smattering of green sludge was deposited on the
bottom of the bowl. indeed not enough liquid to drown the proverbial
fly! The sandwich arrived, two miniscule pieces of bread buried
under a mass of rabbit fodder, specifically requested NOT to be
supplied! Somewhere there were two tiny slivers of meat, and I do
The manager was called for who just laughed in my
face as I explained politely my dissatisfaction. Needless to say
never been back.
Eating & drinking Irish themed bar now Baccara A-GoGo
Malcolm May 2012: Popular bar
I think I did the Kings Table on Soi 13 a disservice last time I
was here by saying it was more a restaurant than a bar. This is not
true, Its a very nice, busy bar.
The 2 German owners are usually about and are friendly and
helpful, the girls (not barfineable) are in red uniforms and look
The food in the restaurant is good and you can eat at the bar if
you wish. They have a good barbeque on Saturday evenings.
Malcolm May 2010: Restaurant
More restaurant than bar. Hotel caters for wheelchairs. Food good and
reasonable. Bottled Singha B65
Naklua Soi 18
(not far from Naklua Road).
Review from Dick Farang, June 2016: A big soup amongst
Klein Heidelberg is a German restaurant on the
right-hand side of Naklua Soi 18, not far from Naklua Road.
Before it was invaded by McDonald's et al. some
decades ago, Heidelberg was a very picturesque city in Western
Germany. It is home to the oldest university in Germany and the
previous Thai king Ananda Mahidol (Rama XIII) was born there.
It is praised by the song Ich hab' mein Herz
in Heidelberg verloren (I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg) and Elvis
Presley's Wooden Heart was based on the traditional student song
Muß i' denn.
In Mannheim, a stone's throw from Heidelberg,
Karl (or Carl) Benz built the first motor car and his more
marketing-minded wife Bertha and their sons undertook the first ever
long-distance motor car trip, from Mannheim via Heidelberg to
Note that in many languages the word for petrol
is derived from the surname Benz ("Benzin" in German, "benzine" in
Dutch and even
เบนซิน = "bensin" in Thai), but in
those days they had to rely on solvents for cleaning sold in
pharmacies. Even today in petrol stations in Thailand if you want
pure petrol, not gasohol, ask for "bensin".
Do not confuse Klein (Little) Heidelberg in
Naklua with Alt (Old) Heidelberg on Beach Road near Walking Street,
which is a disaster.
Klein Heidelberg is very spacious and open
fronted with nice wooden tables and (a bit strange) wooden swivel
The only inconvenience are the countless passing
buses with budget Chinese who are shipped to and from a tourist trap
somewhere towards the end of Soi 18.
The "small" Flädlesuppe (beef consommé with
pancake stripes) with a slice of German quality bread at 75 baht and
the Kaßler (slightly smoked, slightly brined, steamed pork loin)
with Sauerkraut (fermented white cabbage) and mashed potatoes at 245
baht were excellent.
As usual in German restaurants the portions were
very generous. The "small" soup was bigger than what you get at many
places. I wonder what their "big" soup looks like.
They sell Chang and (BEWARE: cloudy)
Weihenstephaner Hefeweißbier on draught. They also sell
bottled Warsteiner (a bit too sweet to my taste) and German spirits.
Klein Heidelberg appears to be popular within
the German community.
It is one of the scarce remaining German
restaurants in Greater Pattaya that still offer original quality
Bottled Heineken 95 baht.
La Cuisine au Beurre
Pattaya Tai (South Road) on the Soi next to TukCom
La Cuisine au Beurre
Review from Dick Farang, May 2016: In the Buttery Quarter
On the soi right of the TukCom building (Soi Day
Night 2) I discovered a good and not too expensive restaurant: La
Cuisine au Beurre.
The name means something like the
butter-based (as opposite to olive-oil-based) cooking and was
the title of a 1963 French comic film with Fernandel and Bourvil.
When coming from Pattayatai it is the first
restaurant on the right-hand side of this soi and it is located on
the corner of a narrow arcade that leads to Soi Day Night.
The restaurant is nicely laid out with
comfortable tables and chairs and nice table cloths and napkins.
The toilets are in the arcade at the end of the
building, past the open kitchen.
They have an elaborate set menu at 350 baht with
a choice between four or five starters, four or five main dishes,
seven or eight desserts and coffee or tea.
The bread consists of some slices of bâtard with
a portion of salted Allowrie butter.
With the main dish you can choose one of about
eight different side dishes.
One of the desserts is a piece of cheese to be
chosen from a tray.
(Keep in mind that cheese is rather expensive in
Among the Ã la carte options I saw tournedos
Rossini at 620 baht, not too expensive if it is the real thing.
La Cuisine au Beurre seems to be popular with
Belgians, Germans and Swiss.
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
(Beach Road end)
| La Stroganoff
Pattaya-Live, Sept 2008: Superb Food
Had a really fantastic meal at this French restaurant, superb food at
Review from Lindsay, Sept 2008:
Top Notch Grub
They have a special three course menu every night for 260 baht and it
is top notch grub.
Le Cap Bretton Restaurant and 69 Bar became L'Adresse in December
2014. Closed by June 2016.
News from Dick Farang, June 2016: Closed
On Soi Chaiyapoon L'Adresse has closed with a FOR SALE
News from Malcolm, December 2014: Still French
Le Cap Bretton & 69 Bar has changed hands
and names. It's Now called L'adresse. The new guy there is
Erwan also French. He told me he took over about week ago and that
Angie and her husband have gone back to France due to illness. Same layout as
Soi Day Night
(Off Pattaya South Road near TukCom)
French bar and restaurant
Update from Dick Farang, October 2016: Up, up and away
Prices at Le Bordeaux on Soi Day Night 2 have
gone up once more. The cheapest set menu is now 590 baht. Last time
I walked past I saw one (ONE) couple inside.
Review from Dick Farang, June 2016: Very well cooked
On the soi right of the TukCom building (Soi Day
Night 2) I tried a French-style restaurant: Le Bordeaux. When coming
from Pattayatai it is on a corner on the left-hand side of this soi
towards the end of the soi. It is more or less opposite the Pattaya
branch of the Swiss-owned Grottino bakery. It is also on the same
soi as La Cuisine au Beurre.
In this same soi are several other restaurants
that often get good comments on internet fora, but in my opinion are
not so good. One, I will not name, is even really bad.
Le Bordeaux is very spacious and consists of an
open bar/lounge section on the corner and a fully air-conditioned
restaurant section. It is nicely laid out with comfortable seating.
They have a set menu at 390 baht with a choice
between three starters, four main dishes and three desserts. It is
also possible to take two courses only at 350 baht.
The bread consists of some crispy slices of
bâtard with fresh salted butter.
Everything was very well cooked and their
profiteroles were outstanding.
At the beginning of the meal guests get a
complimentary amuse-bouche and at the end a chocolate.
Their most expensive à la carte item is Dover
sole meunière at 980 baht.
In their wine cellar fridges I saw
bottles of Sauternes, but I did not enquire about the price.
Update from Dick Farang, July 2016: Price increase
The price of a set menu at Le Bordeaux on Soi
Day Night 2 has gone up from 390 to 490 baht. The existing price gap
with the competitors on the same street (320-350 baht for a set menu
of three courses) has increased.
I suppose they want to concentrate their efforts
on à la carte diners, but nowadays in Pattaya (and certainly in this
lowest of low seasons) big spenders are few and far between. I also
doubt if they can survive on the local gay community as on my latest
visit I only saw straight couples and singles.
On certain internet fora there is a member
gtruch who behaves as if he is one of the owners of Le Bordeaux
or at least connected to them and who is trying to discredit other
places on the same street. That uncongenial behaviour gives me a
very unpleasant feeling and, although I am not a big fan of the
restaurant concerned, I feel now like avoiding Le Bordeaux
Le Cap Bretton Restaurant and 69 Bar
Le Cap Bretton Restaurant and 69 Bar
Restaurant and bar became L'Adresse in December 2014
Review from Malcolm, December 2013: Pearl
This really is a pearl in the ocean, hidden
behind a row of potted plants you could very easily miss it. French
owned, French Chef and excellent food. Angie, front of house a
lovely lady. When you get fed up of rice and fancy a steak or one of
there specials this is the place. Thai food is available for those
that prefer a local dish.
Bar & Restaurant billed as an English style curry house. Closed
due to owner's death in 2013.
The New Inn
Sukhumvit: Soi Khao Talo
Bar and Restaurant now an opticians shop.
Nicky's Bar & Restaurant
Soi Buakhao (south)
| Nicky's Bar & Restaurant
Aircon beer bar & Restaurant
Jil in Pattaya, Aug 2007: High
Quality British Food
Prices for food were reasonable, and the dining room was clean and
bright with new furniture and pleasant-enough decor. The staff seemed
generally competent and the service was error-free. Everything was more
than acceptable for an establishment that isn't focused exclusively on
Overall, Ricky's on Soi Buakhow is a nice little restaurant serving
reasonably-priced, high quality British food. Definitely worth a visit
for a middle-of-the-road budget combined with a good appetite.
Nordic Garden Restaurant
| Nordic Garden Restaurant
Jil in Pattaya, Dec 2007:
A lovely little courtyard open-air restaurant with pools, waterfalls,
trees, plants, live music, and a Friday-night, all-you-can-eat steak
plus food buffet for 300 baht. On nights other than Friday, they
serve a regular menu. The steak was simply great... nice and tender.
There really isn't more to the restaurant or the meal than that; but
what else do you need? For 300 baht, you can gorge yourself on steak
which at other restaurants would cost you 2 or 3 times as much, if not
If you're not a fan of steak, you have a very nice buffet served in a
very nice setting. It's nothing overly special, but then again when you
think about it: It is.
Soi Pattayaland 2
Beer bar with food and a good quiz league team. Moved in 2015 as the
whole building had been put up for sale. Now moved across the same soi.
News from Dick Farang, April 2015: Moved
On Soi 13/4 (Pattayaland 2) Palmer's Bar has reopened in a
single-unit shophouse across the street.
Review from materialsman, July 2009: Hassle Free?
Palmer's is reasonably hassle free, at least from the ladies, but it is
a sign of the economic times that the watch vendors et al, are getting
pretty consistent in their sales pitches, and they do not appear to be
discouraged by the simple 'miaow khrap' anymore, more difficult to shake
off than a bogey stuck to your middle finger!
Thaigers, Jan 2009: Reasonable English
Long lasting bar run by an English guy who used to be a cook in the
A few girls, some of whom go as they say, and some reasonable English
food and decent drinks prices. Draught is 55 baht a glass. A lot of
older guys hang out there and he gets a lot of repeat business.
Asia Bugle, Sept 2007: Great Value
We had the standard fish-and-chips dinner in Palmers for 150 baht and
it was excellent, proving great value for the price.
March 2006: Nice
There's a nice bar opposite Crystal-A-GoGo. Usually about 8 girls
(opposite Food Mart)
Thai Visa, June 2007: Best Pizza
Pan Pan is THE best Pizza in the area. I love 4 seasons. Yummy but
too big for one person like me anyway. They are also very honest
Patrick's Belgian Restaurant
216/51-52 Moo 10
Central Shopping Arcade
Review from Dick Farang, December 2014: No Sole
Patrick's Belgian Restaurant occupies a double
unit in the old arcade, which is off Second Road, opposite Mike's
Shopping Mall and parallel to Soi Diana Inn (Pattayasaisong 13).
I am surprised that some people seem to find
this a good restaurant.
I always follow my own nose and I always only
pass judgement on what I find on my dish. IMNSHO several restaurants
in this arcade are tourist traps, just like the ones on Walking
I have been to Patrick's Belgian Restaurant
twice and in my experience it was each time bad and too expensive.
The table cloths were not clean and the staff not too friendly. The
soups tasted stale as if they had been warming up for hours.
The main dishes were less than average too: once
Flemish rabbit and once sole.
I have to admit that I have never found real
sole (Dover sole in English) in a restaurant in Thailand. In fact
usually some kind of farmed freshwater fish, probably frozen
pangasius fillets (often marketed as pacific dory) or tilapia
fillets or something similar, is served. Foodland Supermarket
occasionally sells fresh whole slip soles (small soles). Real soles
are (saltwater) flatfish and hence have both eyes on the same side
and are easily recognizable.
The only good things about Patrick's Belgian
Restaurant were the desserts: once profiteroles and once chocolate
mousse. I doubt however if those desserts are home made.
Review from Materialsman, Nov 2008: Heavenly Profiteroles
On to last evening’s entertainment, we kicked off with another splendid
meal at Patrick’s Belgian Restaurant opposite the back of Mike’s Mall,
consistently had good meals there over the years, and last night was no
exception, steak in a Roquefort blue cheese sauce, followed by a plate of
Pattaya Soi 5
Restaurant in a luxurious jungle hut setting
Jil in Pattaya, April 2007: Sitting
on the Foor
One of Pattaya's fanciest, prettiest, and oldest restaurants (founded
The restaurant compound is built out of a gorgeous old teakwood Thai
house. The decor was great, the music was great.
There are 2 dining rooms: one where you sit in chairs; and one where you
sit on the floor.
Predictably high prices of course, about 2.5 times
those in more straightforward restaurants.
So would I recommend the
place? Sure... just as long as you know what the price is going to be,
and that what is defined as the best Thai food in Pattaya is, to my
palate at least, not too much different from restaurants that cost half
as much. But, it is a nice place to spend an evening with friends or as
a couple, and the Thai girls love it. (Just don't let them see the bill
at the end of the night.)
Pig & Whistle
Pattaya Soi 7
| Pig & Whistle
Restaurant & English Pub, no hostesses.
Dec 2008: Fish & Chips
I like it a lot but it is 50/50 sometimes good, sometimes not, by
good I mean the fish and chips cooked nicely, more fish than batter, not
too greasy, the tartar sauce is always lovely. I would settle for the
Pig but am annoyed about how unpredictable they are.
May 2007: Fish & Chips
The best falang food in Pattaya. Fish, chips and mushy pea's being my
number 1. Enough said.
Review April 2007: Unwelcoming
The restaurant was busy, not full. The welcome girl suggested a
crappy table by the door and I suggested that I would prefer somewhere
else. She decided the restaurant was full and showed me to the door.
March 2006: Refreshing Pint
I love to start the day here where I can be assured of a nice
The pub is very comfortable, and I like to sit
by the window, and do a spot of people-watching, or sit near a TV screen
and watch a few music videos or read the sport in the Bangkok Post.
The food in my experience, is always good . Full English breakfast ,
highly recommended. While most Farangs seem to order Fish and Chips,
steak and so on, I've enjoyed many great Thai meals here , Green Chicken
Curry, Stir fry Thai noodle with Pork, all good stuff, fresh, tasty, and
Girls (staff) wear cute little blue dresses too, nice and
A pint of Guinness is 160 Baht
Pig N Whistle is good, they have comfortable seats and a nice decor.
Noted for week in week out reliability. Around Bt189 for beef or pork
and another Bt100 or so for lamb. Note that it's not carvery
Restaurant, now closed
Red Lion Pub & Restaurant
Sukhumvit: Soi Khao Noi (corner of Soi 13)
From 11am to 10pm
Lion Pub & Restaurant
Pub & restaurant with no hostesses.
News from Dick Farang, August 2015: Open for business
As of August 2015, Red Lion Pub & Restaurant on Soi Khao Noi
appears to be open for business.
Seating is comfortable and cosy in the forefront with a dining room
to the left and a huge bar at the rear where drinkers can sit and watch
the big-screen TV.
The Red Lion has a leisurely opening at 11.00 am when the full range of
the pub’s breakfasts and morning snack foods can be enjoyed. The big
breakfast comes with unlimited tea or coffee and doubles up on
everything, i.e sausages, bacon, eggs, toast, masses of baked beans, all
the works. It costs B.150 for a Fred Flintstone start to the day with a
smaller one for Wilma at B.110.
Lots of traditional English options on the menu including: sausages &
mash, fish ‘n chips, scampi, and home-made fish cakes, chicken tikka
masala. There’s a special kid’s menu evoking childhood memories with
offerings of fish fingers, chicken nuggets or sausages with chips and
beans to please the juniors. The Thai menu is huge presenting 86 dishes.
Review from jj, May 2006:
Restaurant & Pub
Not long after opening, I asked the owner (Adrian) if it was a bar
that served food or a restaurant that served alcohol.
He said he
had aimed for the former but seemed to have achieved the latter.
Food was quite good for a while then a change of cooks and an increase
in prices ran him off my list of restaurants, ie portions and taste not
up to the price.
Pattaya Secrets, May 2006:
About 200 yards after Pattaya Hill Village, on left hand side. large
English type bar. inside and outside dinner areas. Pool table. No
girlies. popular with Brits who live in the Moobans around it. Food
quite expensive for the location.
Soi Leng Kee
Beer bar and restaurant
Review from Malcolm, September 2015: Screening Success
Retox is a new bar on Soi Lengkee, right hand
side towards 3rd Road.
Opened by the previous owner of he Irish Rovers
on LK Metro. Very much the same as Irish Rovers but a lot smaller.
All new with some tables outside and then through the doors into
aircon lounge. Many big screen TV's.
When I walked up there Saturday around 7pm all
the bars on the street were either empty or very few customers. When
I got to Retox it was wall to wall customers probably due to Chelsea
and Arsenal on the TV's.
I didn't see a menu but food is available and
I've been told he does a very cheap breakfast.
Bottle of Singha was B60.
When I walked back down some of the other bars
were showing the same football match and still quiet. Maybe some of
his old customers have followed him but then again the new I-Rovers
is busy so maybe it's the big screens and aircon that attracts
(500m north of Pattaya Tai)
Review from DavidT, September
2009: Good Food
Pat's Pies and Deli is now Rigby at the same location.
Now basically just fish and chips + sandwiches.
Roasts etc at 24 hours notice. Here's the email for orders:
Pat and Chard have been serving us good food for more than 15 years!
On South Road from Suhkumvit, turn right on Third Road then 500 metres
on the left.
|The Rising Sun
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
| The Rising Sun
Beer bar. Closed in November 2013 and the bar has moved to the small
soi off Soi 7 at Happiness A-GoGo. Meanwhile the venue has become Rising
Star, see above.
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
| The Ritz
Restaurant with aircon. Now The Swan
Restaurant and hotel
Review from polleke, Nov 2007:
I have eaten here many times during my last visit to Pattaya.
They have both European and Thai dishes on the menu. The food is really
good and comes in big portions. ( especially the European dishes )
The prices are very OK. For instance 80 Baht for 2 eggs on toast with
a cup of tea or 220 Baht for an enormous sweet and sour deep fried fish.
Inside there is big TV screen.
They also have rooms that are 500 Baht for the standard and 700 Baht for
the delux room.
I loved to sit outside and watch the traffic passing by on Soi Diana
inn. Will certainly eat again here next time
Pattaya Soi 7
| Rosie O'Gradys
Irish themed eatery
Review from Biker-UK, April 2009:
Ace food and big portions. Superbly cooked.
Review from Lindsay, June 2008:
We went there for lunch last year 2007. The waitress was rude to my
wife, the pork roast I could have repaired my shoes with the rubbish and
we were the only customers there at the time and I’m not surprised if
what we were served up with is the norm.
Maybe it was our turn to have their bad experience or it was an off day
but the place isn’t cheap. I’m in the industry and I don’t bother to
complain, I just don’t go back however after having great meals at
Secrets and the French restaurant towards the end of Walking Street Le
Notte, and Sailors Bar in Soi 8 what a disappointment.
Rosie’s promotes themselves as a traditional English, Continental and
Thai food establishment so maybe they are not training their staff to
cover such a range of fare. Or as I said maybe it was an off day.
I had the fish & chips special and it was very good, at least for us
A highly regarded restaurant next door to the Pig & Whistle. Has
received several nominations for best roast dinner in Pattaya
Pattaya Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office)
Beer bar and restaurant. Norwegian owned with Norwegian Food. It is
presented more as a restaurant than a beer bar.
Reader review March 2007:
I ate breakfast in the Sailor Inn twice in March 2007. It was the
best breakfast I've ever had anywhere in Thailand in more than 20 years
of coming back to The Land of Smiles. The meals were enormous and
delicious as well as great value.
I highly recommend this place for grub.
Diner noted for cheap but good value meals
Walking Street: Soi 14
Open from 1pm complete with dancing girls
Hostess bar & hotel opened 1st September 2006.
Info Feb 2012: Prices
Bottled beer is 115 Baht and draft beer is 70 Baht.
Review by Materialsman, October 2009: Cheers Style Bar
I quite like Secrets as a concept, and I am a regular contributor to
their website Forum, though I do consider they charge like a wounded
rhinoceros for my favoured bottled Heineken, thus forcing me to drink
the draft beer Tiger on my visits here, I don't have a problem paying
outrageous prices for a bottled beer in a Go-Go, where there is acres of
naked flesh on display, but I feel that in a Coyote style Bar, the
pricing in Club Blu or the Honeypot is more to my liking.
Secrets is what it is, a sort of Cheers style Bar where
everyone knows your name and was busy as always, a very successful
business concept, perhaps partly, but not singularly due to the
ubiquitous and gregarious Manager Larry, though last night I felt
the Mamasan was a bit hasty in trying to thrust a girl at me for
company, actually before I had even got my first beer, that may be
fine for a shy newbie, but I like to take my time and actually
select a cutie to sit with me, it's a minor irritation, but I guess it
worked, as I felt obliged to buy a lady drink and swap idle
where you come from,' 'what's your name' style crap until I
could beat a retreat.
Info Dec 2008: Prices
Barfines for hostesses are 450 Baht. 1000 Baht for dancers before
midnight (including afternoons until 3pm) and 600 Baht after midnight.
Draft Tiger is 60 Baht
Pattaya-Live, March 2008: Spanking
Service was good, there were a shit load of girlies and a good load
of them hot, the pizza we ordered was spanking, and the ale was cold.
Review April 2007: Lonely
(but Good Food)
The general Pattaya rule is that bars employ hostesses but
restaurants generally avoid them.
I thought it would be nice to have meal with company rather than the
usual eating alone so I stopped by Secrets as one of the few bars that
combine girls with food (and aircon)
Unfortunately the way that Secrets hook up the girls with customers
is pretty naff and it wasn't to be. The girls were lined up just inside
the door and they were a pretty mixed bunch. A couple of oldies were the
first to catch my eye in the short time that you to make a choice. My
body language sent out distress signals to alert the two oldies that
they shouldn't bother trying their luck. Unfortunately the whole pack of
girls caught the same distress signals and the whole lot ignored me for
the entire visit.
Once inside and having time to survey the scene it seems that many
customers were sitting there lonely and that the girls would either
ignore them all or else flock around a few big spending, big character
types that were probably regulars. They clearly were enjoying the
attention so there are surely a few good reviews deserved by the bar.
Still I pressed on with the food order and the service was prompt and
The meal was very good and the chef had made a fine effort to put a
little style and originality into basic pub food.
Just a shame that no hostesses so much as glanced in my direction.
Info Dec 2006: Prices
Barfines for hostesses are 400 Baht.
1000 Baht for dancers before midnight and 600 Baht
Review by jj, Dec 2006: Keep it a
The only ones likely to be spread a word of mouth ad for Secrets are
the investors. This place is best kept a secret from seasoned punters.
We found ourselves on Walking Street a bit before the angel-hour of
8PM. The first group of hello-girls we encountered south of Pattaya Tai
were touting Secrets . They promised "sexy girls". Being easily swayed,
we fell for the ploy.
Secrets is one of those beautifully
appointed bars that cost the investors a large fortune to outfit. It's
attraction stops there. At that early hour, there were perhaps 20-25
ladies in residence. For the most part they were completely ignoring the
3-5 punters present. They were arranged in gaggles of 4-6, deeply
engaged in conversation among themselves; one group surrounding a video
game machine near the side door. Everything the previous reviewers said
about this place: seating, music, oldies and fatties is completely true.
Three large flat-screen TVs were showing a concert video -- with the
sound off. The DJ was playing the standard CD that the Thai government
seemingly issues with every liquor license. Drink prices were going rate
except for something called "Secrets Cocktails" of unspecified
ingredients for 280 baht!
Likely the investors will pepper sites like this with rave reviews
in hopes of recouping their funds. With the competition on Walking
Street alone, I give this place a year at most before they pull the
Review Sept 2006: Suay
The bar is immediately attractive. It features a central bar with
comfortable chairs at the bar. There are bays of couch seating around
the back. Lighting and decoration is spot on.
There are dancing poles with girls in disco wear.
Bottled Tiger Beer was very reasonable at 50 Baht. San Miguel,
spirits and lady drinks are 95 Baht
I didn't stay long though as the hostess who attached herself to me
was an oldie. In fact the girls on the prowl in my vicinity weren't a
very attractive bunch but I did spot a couple of pretty girls around the
other side of the bar.
Irish themed restaurant without hostesses. Originally located in
Marriott hotel but crossed the road to The Avenue Mall in mid 2007.
Closed in February 2013. Now set to become The Acorn family pu
Soi Siam Country Club
Due Cafe became Siam Cafe in February 2015. Reverted back to the name
Due Cafe in September 2015
Simon's Fish & Chips
Jomtien (front of Jomtien Complex)
| Simon's Fish & Chips
News May 2007: Coupons
Caused a bit of stir on the Pattaya forums when a free beer coupon
was not honoured even when agreed with the staff before the order. The
coupon had apparently expired but this was not printed on the coupon.
The consensus of opinion is that the food is relatively expensive but
that the real English chips are very good.
Jomtien Beach Road: Soi 5
| Simple Simon
Restaurant and bar
Review January 2006:
A British run restaurant. Good food freshly cooked by mum-in-law.
Friendly service. Recommended.
Som the Diner
Soi Khao Noi Soi 9
Som the Diner
Som Bar was a single unit beer bar which opened in 2014. Closed
in December 2015 to become Som the Diner. Which also had closed by
August 2017. Now sports a for sale/rent sign.
Comment from Dick Farang, May 2016: Bar not diner
Som the Diner is all but a diner, let alone a
restaurant. I think that Som, the owner, has not the slightest idea
what an American diner is.
Som the Diner is just a smallish single-shophouse
bar, nothing more, nothing less.
Restaurant, no hostesses. Quiz night on Thursdays
Themed as a US sports bar with large screen TVs dotted around, a pool
table and decor to match.
Serves a selection of food including English and Thai
Review from Malcolm May 2010:
Not the cheapest place in town but aircon and good toilets,
excellent food. Singha B80. Glass wine B90.
Golf matches arranged from there by owner, Dave. Had pleasant
chat with Manager Rodney.
Free Wi Fi.
Steak Lao Keo Carabao
(south section near Tony's Gym)
Steak Lao Keo Carabao
Restaurant connected to very famous Thai band, Carabao
Soi Pattanakan (the extension of Soi Nern Plab Wahn Soi 28)
11am - 10:30pm
News from Dick Farang, March 2017: Intermittent
The restaurant Suggestions on Pattanakan Road near Soi 4
seems to open intermittently.
Review from Dick Farang, December 2015: A Suggestion
On Soi Pattanakan (the extension of Soi Nern Plab
Wahn Soi 28; stress on the last syllable), just behind the corner
from Jungo Bar, is a Belgian-owned restaurant: Suggestions.
To be honest, I was all but impressed.
The good thing was that I could park in the
shade of some trees as there were no other cars on the car park. You
have to walk around the building to find the entrance.
The first thing that struck me when I entered
were the clumsy violet chairs with high backs.
The only other customers were an elderly,
probably British, couple.
The waitresses were not too friendly and the
tablecloth not too clean, but I always care the most about what I
find on my dish.
The lobster bisque (170 baht) was the worst one
I have eaten in my whole life, even compared to those at the tourist
traps of Walking Street.
The salmon steak (395 baht) was nouvelle
cuisine style: a very big dish with a very small piece of salmon
on top of some strange mashed potato mix and some morsels right and
(Forty years ago nouvelle cuisine was
fashionable, say snob. I thought it had died a silent death, but
I must be wrong. I would not be surprised if it were still served in
Michelin-star restaurants. I have known people who saved a month or
longer to go and dine at a posh restaurant, whereas me I
always have preferred to eat decently each day of the month and that
three times a day.)
I did not see the owner.
I do not know what kind of ingredients they used
at Suggestions, but the next day I still had a dirty taste in my
They also have a budget weekly special at 295
baht, but I am not going back.
There seems to be a link with restaurant Aroi on
(When following the southbound carriageway along
the railway the first crossing past Soi Khao Talo is Soi Nongkraborg
and the next one is Soi Toongklom-Tanman.)
It is sad that AFAIK there are no decent
restaurants left on the Dark Side since the disappearance of
Manneken Pis and (the original) Due Café, both on Soi Siam Country
And one final piece of advice: never ever trust
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
| The Swan
Restaurant describing itself as Pub & Grub. Previously The Ritz.
Listing verified in January 2015.
closes at 1am
Swiss restaurant went dark for a while in 2017 but re-opened in
News From Dick Farang, October 2017: Re-opened
On Soi Diamond the Swiss restaurant Swiss Food
They have two daily specials now: a very cheapo
one at 320 baht and another one at 460 baht.
There are better choices available in Pattaya.
Review from Dick Farang, December 2015: Downhill
Swiss Food restaurant on Soi Diamond is going
One of the owners, Roland, has gone back to
Switzerland for medical treatment and the other one, Stefan, is
making a real mess of it.
In recent months they have lost most of their
Only customers ordering bottles of expensive
wine and pousse café are warmly welcomed.
Instead of two daily specials there is only one
left, at a variable price, usually between 400 and 500 baht (soup
and main dish).
For the salad bar they now charge 75 baht extra
if taken with a main course.
Otherwise they charge 200 baht for soup and
I wonder how long this is going to last before
they share the fate of the defunct Swiss House restaurant, also on
Review from Dick Farang, October 2014: Cosy
of the Swiss restaurants I regularly visit is Swiss Food on Soi
Diamond opposite Black Horse and Windmill Club.
It is a very cosy restaurant with impeccable
table cloths and napkins.
The background music consists of instrumental
versions of popular classical music such as Plaisir d' amour
The staff are very polite and well trained.
The owners Roland and Stefan (or one of them)
are always present.
They have two daily menus: Menu 1 at 290 baht
and Menu 2 at 350 baht. Menu 2 also includes a dessert.
As in several Swiss restaurants in Pattaya these
menus and also a la carte main dishes include soup and salad bar.
The salad bar at Swiss Food is refrigerated,
which is not everywhere the case.
Instead of baguette with garlic butter, you can
also get Swiss style Bauernbrot (farmer's bread); just ask your
waiter or waitress for brown bread.
Their adjoining bistro remains open until
Bottled Heineken 95 baht.