Just opened in Hua Hin is an all new great British pub (Ye Olde Buffalo Tavern) with 5 flat screens showing all the sports of the day a dartboard in its own recess and a great new menu with some of the old favorites, slabs of pork spare Ribs, Aussie Steaks and Cod and Chips (real chips not frozen). I heard Customers saying its great living in Hua Hin (Thailand) walking through the big swing doors into Ye Olde Buffalo Tavern is just like stepping back into the UK. We now have a great new venue to go and relax with a pint of John Smiths or Strongbow, Stella and Hoggarten with none of the hassles of the girly bars (hello hansom man). You cant miss their big pink neon sign but if you do you can find this great new pub near the entrance to the fishing pier where the fishing trawlers come into Hua Hin, Ye Olde Buffalo Tavern is on the corner of Chomsin and Naresdamri roads, you cant miss it, Big Oak beamed, Tudor Pink in color (the Kings favorite). Just what royal Hua Hin needed
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was their Sunday roast with cauliflower cheese and for afters we all had a great dessert of Chocolate Brownies, oh and another time I had the pork spare ribs the best I’ve had ever
Open air or semi-open air dining next to the lovely beach. Nice tropical atmosphere and friendly staff. Reasonable price for drinks including reasonably priced cocktails. Relaxed and easy going. Take a drink at the beach bar and after dinner take a stroll along the wide beach, at full moon this is particularly nice. You can often see the fishing boats out at sea.
Very nice place for a quiet meal at the beach.
Favorite Dish: Good selection of Thai and International dishes plus special menus.
The vew is amazing, the illuminated Golden Buddha dominates the coast. The menu has a lot of dishes, some familair others not. Food arrived in reasonable time. 10 % service charge is added to bills. Overall the food was good. One of the very best Hua hin Restaurants.
Favorite Dish: Local river prawns
Let's Sea is located on the beach in the Khao Takiab Beach area of Hua Hin. Indoor or outside dining. Thai and Asia fusion cuisine. Open for luch or dinner. very popular at weekends. Lovely views relaxing on the deck. Very romantic venue also.
This restaurants offers Thai and Euro cuisine, fairly comfortable and ideal for those staying in this area of Hua Hin. Open all day for snacks and meals. Life music in the evenings in the busy season.
This is ideal for those who just want a quick meal or drink who are staying in this area of Hua hin and do not want to head into town in the evening.
Favorite Dish: Easy cooked snacks and Thai food.
Mamma Mia! is an European owned and operated restaurant in the heart of Hua Hin tourist district. They focus solely on Italian food and this sets them apart from the rest of the crowd.
The food is good, tastes like real Italian and it is relatively inexpensive, too -- albeit not that cheap as in the basic Thai restaurants around the area. The portions are surprisingly small, so prepare to heat at least two courses, if you are hungry.
If you arrive early, you should get a table by the windows facings towards busy street.
Nahb Talay seems to be standing in middle of nowhere in Hua Hin. The white modern building has been quite recently erected, it seems, and the rest of the surroundings have not followed the suite yet.
It is, however, an excellent place to have a drink or two when doing a sight-seeing around the town, or visiting Mike & Co. by foot. The menu is extensive, but I cannot say anything about the taste, as we just had drinks there. The prices are a bit steeper than in most of the restaurants, but not outrageously so. The service is swift and very, very polite.
Mai Tai is a bit more locally oriented watering hole next to Hua Hin Hilton on the tourist district. The price levels are quite the same as in surrounding pubs, but the atmosphere is different. However, don't expect to have any "authentic" Thai experience, but more like of a bit shabby bar, television shouting Thai soap opera or sports, and surprisingly inattentive service.
The beer is cold, and they serve some more complex drinks, such as local variant of Irish coffee. The price level is just right, so you could booze the whole night and still have a lot of money left.
Ice cream is an excellent cure for feeling tired of Thailand's hot and humid weather. One of the best ice cream parlours we found is located in Sailom Pavilion mini-mall, in middle of the busy Hua Hin tourist district.
The ice cream just melts into your mouth. Savouring the taste inside is a good option, as air-conditioning takes care of the heat and you can focus on the taste, not the constant fear of dropping some melting ice cream on your clothes -- as is the case outside.
The ice cream is comparatively expensive, but just peanuts against the prices in Western countries.
If you are looking for something fast and small to eat, check out New York Deli / Coffee World / Pizza Corner restaurant in Sailom Pavilion minimall on Darmern Kasem Road. The place does not serve any Thai food, so it may cure homesickness, too.
There are three counters in the restaurant, one for each brand. You seemingly can shop anything from any counter and get them into single bill -- at least in our case. The deli has some good hot sandwiches, pizza counter sells pizza by slices and the coffeeshop has sweet stuff and of course a good selection of hot and cold drinks.
Restaurant Thanachote is just one of the waterfront restaurants on Naretdamri Road. They got us lured inside with inexpensive prices and fresh lobsters in tanks nearby the entrance.
The dining area has excellent view to the sea, as it is built on top of an old fishing pier. Which is nice, although usually there is not much to see on the sea.
The food is just okay, maybe a bit too bland to my tastes. The amount of different portions is breathtaking, but none of them tasted as good as Thai food usually does. We had tried Ket Sa Rin Seafood in the neighbourhood, and the experiences were not from the same world. Go there instead.
Ket Sa Rin Seafood is a locally recommended seafood restaurant on the northern end of Naretdamri road, a few blocks from Hilton Hua Hin. The tables are set on a pier that has magnificent views on the empty sea. The neighbourhooding restaurants have similar settings, but worse food.
Talking of food, I've never ever tasted any Thai food so good. Not even close. Both me and my wife were really ecstatic about the restaurant, as the meals just melt in our mouth. Everything was as it should be, including the price and the service. Just perfect.
Hua Hin Brewing Company is a shipwreck themed restaurant in Hilton Hua Hin complex. The main entrance in on the street, and you probably cannot miss it.
The food is quite okay, and the place is a good spot for those that are not really into Thai food... Poor you. Anyhow, the prices are a bit higher than in the surrounding restaurants, but the Western food is really Western food. There are also some good Thai dishes on the menu. Drink list is extensive compared to the nearby restaurants, but not very long in European standards.
If you are accustomed to get daily dose of coffee from Starbucks (or similar), you need to walk quite a bit from Hua Hin beach to find the local dealer next to the clock tower. Fortunately, there is an alternative next to Hua Hin Hilton: World News Coffee.
The joint is operated by Hilton, and offers the same kind of stuff as Starbucks. The exact roasts, blends and other tidbits might not be identical, but probably you wouldn't notice any difference in a blind test.
There is also quite inexpensive internet connection available from the PCs in a corner. WLAN is available as well, but for some odd reason the price is five times higher.
La Paillote is a French style (or one could say French inspired) restaurant on Naretdamri Road, facing Sofitel hotel in Hua Hin tourist area.
The menu has both French and Thai dishes, and it is usually a bad sign. This restaurant is not an exception; the salads that we had were tasteless to boot and the only ingredient with some taste was the sauce -- and it was only due to amount of fat...
The restaurant itself looks quite nice, but faces a bit too dirty street to have romantic views.