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.
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.
2nd Road: Soi 17
(Near Eden hotel)
| Caddy Shack
Has moved further along the soi towards Theprassit. The old bar has
now become May Bar Beer.
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
Verified December 2013. Shophouse bar & diner
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
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.
Bar & Restaurant billed as an English style curry house. Closed
due to owner's death in 2013.
The New Inn
Sukhumvit: Soi Khao Talo (on the left hand side 2km eastwards from
junction near Thepprasit.)
Bar and Restaurant
Review by DavidT, Dec 2009:
Seeking New Owners
The New Inn on Soi Khao Talo is up for sale or reant (sic) again
according to a poster outside.
No surprises as it's hardly in a tourist area, food is very expensive
and of only moderate quality and there are screaming kids running amok
in the dining area. Seems to lack governance.
Review by DavidT, June 2008:
The New Inn reopened a while ago with a new management. They seem to
be spending a lot of Baht on publicity and "special offers".
friendly and excellent Thai lady cook is still there, but today will be
my last visit of many past. A small Tiger and orange juice, take-away
sausage and mash, a pie and a soup left me with 400 Baht from a big
brown and white note. That's 150 Baht (25%) more than 3 months ago. Like
many expats, my income has not increased at all these last three months
so how can I pay such prices?
The New Inn will surely founder (as are many other restaurants
presently) for want of a policy that is appropriate to the current
market situation. Good, cheap food and drink will keep people coming and
smaller margins are then multiplied by more covers. The restaurant will
be popular, have a good atmosphere and customers will return.
I can eat three sausages, mash potato, peas and gravy in the comfort
of my own home for 95 Baht. Why would I pay 200 Baht at the New Inn or
anywhere for that matter?
Review by DavidT, Sept 2006:
Just some early impressions. It's clean, well organised and olde
Three waitresses or so and a free pool table. Around 8
dining tables, 4 TVs and some comfortable furniture. Friendly service.
What makes this place worth a visit is the grub. Extensive and
interesting English and Thai menu - takeaways and telephone orders are
no problem. Roasts available every day. Reasonable prices and the food
is really excellent.
My visits were around a quiet 4 PM so I don't
know what happens after that.
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.
Beach Road: Soi Pattayaland 2
| Palmer's Bar
Beer bar with food and a good quiz league team
Review from materialsman, July 2009:
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 Materialsman, Nov 2008:
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
August 2008: Gourmet
One of the most famous quality restaurants in Pattaya, Casa Pascal
Restaurant on Second Road branched out in 2007 by taking over the
restaurant at Poseidon Hotel located in the Jomtien Complex.
The Casa Pascal management have improved on what was already well
known to lovers of good food as an excellent restaurant and have now
positioned Poseidon as a true gourmet’s delight. Amazingly at
reasonable prices (including VAT) for such top quality fare!
Red Lion Pub & Restaurant
Sukhumvit: Soi Khao Noi (corner of Soi 13)
From 11am to 10pm
Lion Pub & Restaurant
Pub & restaurant with no hostesses
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.
(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.
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
| Rising Star
Guesthouse, Pub and Sportsbar took over from the Rising Sun in
|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. Noe set to become The Acorn family pub
News February 2013: Closed
The restaurant/bar has been reported as closed. The Jomtien branch
Review from Malcolm January 2010:
110 Baht for a bottle of Singha. 260 Baht for draught Kilkenny.
(thats £5.20 in real money). No Irish music.
Pattaya Secrets, Feb 2008: Pricey
Nice Bar But there prices are too high for a pub had a few drinks
yesterday in This new Shenanigans in Pattaya there Vodka for a shot
was 160 Baht without a mixer and red wine was 180 Baht a glass.
It's way over the top. The wine, by the bottle, is also expensive
and not very good. The food is pricey for very basic pub grub. Shame
they moved as the old venue had considerably more character than
this modern mausoleum.
Jil in Pattaya, Nov 2007: Pretty
The new space is really quite nice, with tons of wood finish, a
tiled floor, and very high quality furnishings. Although any
connection to Ireland and the atmosphere of an Irish pub is
completely gone, it is a pretty place. There is also outdoor
seating, located out in front of the restaurant.
The interior of Shenanigans is very nice but not particularly Irish. I
really didn't even look at the menu, except to get an idea of the
prices: It seemed that the majority of dishes were in the 300-350
baht range... a bit pricey, but for an upscale non-fancy place like
this, it's about average.
Instead, I went for the Friday-night special: All you can eat bar-be-que
ribs for 295 baht... which is really a pretty good deal. The ribs
were great... I also had a pint of Kilkenny for 220 baht.
The total bill for 5 people came to 2700 baht, which is about average
for Pattaya upscale tourist-focused locations like this. I really
wouldn't recommend Shenanigans over a more homely place like the Pig
& Whistle on Soi 7, or The Queen Vic on Soi 6... but it's a nice
enough place to take out-of-towners for dinner before starting a
night out in Pattaya.
Review Summer 2005: Up
It does some excellent traditional meals although these are on the
pricy side for Pattaya. Sunday lunch accompanied by sport on TV
seems well popular.
Perhaps a little bit of an up market crowd though. The bar always
seems to feature in the company parties that provide posed pictures
of socialites in the local press.
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.
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
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
| The Swan
Restaurant describing itself as Pub & Grub. Previously The Ritz