Plenty of al fresco
dining in PattayaLife
often revolves solely around food in Thailand, with
work and duty merely filling the time in between.
Pattaya restaurants offer plenty of choice. Thai
cuisine has a worldwide fashion-food appeal these
days, and in Pattaya there are a huge selection of
vendors and restaurants which allow you to try
everything the country's street stalls and kitchens
have to offer. Pattaya's international popularity is
reflected in its vast selection of international
restaurants serving food from all around the globe
at prices to suit all palates.
See list of recommended Pattaya restaurants
In Pattaya, restaurants and food vendors are
everywhere. Local cuisine is catered for at a range
of budgets and restaurants serving French, Japanese,
Italian, German, Scandinavian, and Korean food are
commonplace. There are also a large amount of
hamburger joints, steak places, and curry houses
while in the centre of town there is a whole street
serving Arabic cuisine. Visitors from the U.K. wont
be disappointed to know there is also a local 'chippy'
serving a host of deep-fried delights.
There are also a number of delis and coffee shops
serving food in Pattaya while most guest houses will
have their own restaurant, as will all the hotels.
What all this amounts to is something of a dining
extravaganza which is one of the main attractions of
Street vendors in Thailand operate under cramped but
pretty hygienic conditions, and this is where you'll
find the cheapest food. Grilled and fried chicken,
corn-on-the-cob, and kebabs are among the
Pattaya doesn't exactly offer the most authentic
Thai dining experience, where steakhouses and
international menus cater to the foreign crowd
instead of the charming Thai eating houses with
their live music, water features and whiskey girls.
It would be almost impossible to list all the
restaurants in Pattaya for there are so many, but
below, you'll find a selection of recommendations.
Recommended Restaurants in Pattaya
Bruno's was Pattaya's first fine dining restaurant
and soon set the standards for others to follow and
quickly became the place to eat in Pattaya. It is
easy to find, being on Thappraya Road which is the
main link between Jomtien and Pattaya.The kitchen and restaurant is now under the
control of Swiss chef Fredi Schaub, ex-Royal Cliff
Beach Resort royal wing executive chef.
Casa Pascal Restaurant
in Pattaya is owned and managed by the
internationally renowned chef Pascal Schnyder, Casa
Pascal is one of Pattaya's most popular fine dining
restaurants. Casa Pascal Restaurant was conceived
and designed literally from the ground up. This
really is a restaurant like no other, as everything
you see was custom made.
Sugar Hut Restaurant: attached to up-market
hotel of the same name, set in topical gardens,
expensive, but worth the money.
Queen Victoria Inn: authentic traditional
English pub, with excellent international menu and a
good selection of imported beers on tap. Live music
and carvery on Sundays.
Lobster Pot: huge restaurant serving all
things seafood, specializing in lobster and tiger
prawns. Walking Street Opposite Pattaya Soi 14
Rice Mill: popular Cantonese restaurant which
offers an all-you-can-eat buffet on weekends for 249
baht. Royal Garden Plaza
Royal Cliff Beach Hotel: huge complex
containing ten restaurants, including the delicious
Maharani Indian restaurant.
Vientiane Restaurant: Laotian influenced
cuisine serving South East Asian food from Indonesia
Shenanigans: big bar and restaurant serving
traditional pub-style fayre, and appropriate drinks.
The Avenue Pattaya
Pig and Whistle: British pub grub served in
ample portions from well-trained staff.
Alt Heidelberg: variety of German sausages
and imported sauerkraut dominate the menu, good
PIC Kitchen: for classy Thai food in a
traditional atmosphere with floor seating and subtle
JJ Pizza Bar: decent authentic Italian pizza
cooked in wood fire ovens, reasonably priced.
Pectopah: one of several Russian restaurants
in Pattaya, with good soups and pies.