We dined here on both nights in Chiang Mai. Food was good, the beer was even better as they specialise in imported beer. Food wise they serve predominantly british food such as bangers and mash, fish and chips, steak and kidney pie etc, but they do have an extensive thai menu as well which is what we ordered from - well we are in Thailand right?. What I loved about the place was the location and the atmosphere - take a seat on the balcony and watch the world go by.
Favorite Dish: Even though this is a 'british' pub as such, we decided to stick with the curries and I must say they were great - probably the reason why we came back the next night!
The UN Irish Pub is more than a pub. While it’s still a great place to watch sports (with three screens available), it has expanded its menu to appeal to the casual diner and is now offering a wide range of local dishes in addition to the traditional selection of pub grub.
The beer garden, with its lush greenery and candlelit ambiance, rivals the atmosphere of many of the popular Chiang Mai restaurants, albeit on a much smaller scale. Several of the dishes feature freshly baked items from the in-house Crusty Loaf Bakery, which also provides a good selection of baked items for takeout customers.
And finally, it has a website (www.unirishpub.com) where customers can find out about upcoming events such as live music, quiz nights and barbeques. A very useful weekly TV schedule of which sporting events will be shown is now published online and regularly updated.
The UN Irish Pub is a great sports bar, a relaxed and casual restaurant as well as a bakery. It caters to local residents as well as visitors and is increasingly popular with Thai people looking for a Western pub experience.
Favorite Dish: The Big Irish breakfast. It sets you up for the day and keeps you from getting hungry again until it's time for the Irish Stew in the evening.
Kitchen Hush serves home-cooked meals, and is located in a quiet residential soi (alley) off Kaew Nawarat Road. You might miss finding the restaurant in the first glance as it just looks like an average house, but once inside, you'll feel like you're in Japan.
Inside, the walls are built with dark teakwood (similar to those of old Thai wooden houses), decorated in minimalist style, but still looks elegant.
The menu comes with complete pictures, and is very extensive including a range of sashimi, mochi, udons, etc. (Sashimi is only available at dinner time). While waiting for the food we ordered, they served small appetizers which can be varied everyday. During the meal, if you order green tea, whether hot or iced, you can have it refilled.
After the meal, they also serve dessert for free. I had ice cream in green tea flavor.
Favorite Dish: I really can't decide what are my favorites, but these are what I order every time when I go to this restaurant:
Though it is quite pricey for Thais, I think it is worth a try :)
If you are feeling hungry pop along to the OLDE BELL PUB that is 300 metres along Loi Khro road from the moat. This place serves draft beers and a good selection of canned/bottled beers from around the world. We happened to go when there was a bbq buffet, all you can eat for 100 baht, english sausages, thai sausages, beef, pork, chicken, squid, fish, shrimps etc, and we were truly satisfied, in fact i felt guilty eating so much and paying so little. After we ate we joined a few expats with a few tales to tell, drowned many pints of beer and staggered home in the early hours. Can't recommend this place enough!
There is a wonderful veg buffet breakfast on offer for under 100 baht. Cannot remember the name of the place but it is situated about 100 metres on the right as you walk down Thanon Tha Pae from Tha Pae Gate. The restaurant is in the ground floor of a hotel and it is impossible to miss as there are huge glass windows and a sign outside. I believe breakfast starts at 7 and continues to mid morning. There is coffee, juice and other drinks, cornflakes, selection of fruits and salads, a local dish with rice, good quality bread, jam etc, and i am sure that there are other items that i have forgotten about. Anyway we took advantage of this breakfast each day and didn't bother (or found ourselves unable) to eat until evening. Several computers are available too, as well as the newspapers.
If you have never tried a durian, now is the time. This is the stinky fruit that is banned on public transport in Singapore, and quite rightly so! Their are many fruit stalls selling this green fruit which is about as big as a coconut. Only a small percentage of the fruit can be eaten as it is divided into a few segments where you scoop out the yellow contents, hold your nose then sample it. It is an acquired taste and it should grow on you. There are also durian candies, durian cookies and even durian ice cream!
Found a little gem of a place right across from the Ban Haw Mosque near the Night Bazaar ... I didn't want to add a review to keep it my little secret, but the family who owns the restaurant deserves all the business they can get because they are amazing.
Prices for food in Chiang Mai have gone through the roof and you can get cheap street food that leaves you hungry in two hours for less or a bigger Western meal for much, much more, which is often awful and the same price of a meal as in the States. As a real food snob, I'm stoked to find this place because you can get filled up with great food for reasonable prices.
Favorite Dish: The food is made with love. I had a fish sandwich, which was huge, with french fries for 65 bhat. Beautiful burger, beautiful fries -- tasty and filling! Way better than Mike's or any of those other places ...
After going to Euro Diner & Bar once, we were there several times a day for the duration of our visit. The food was probably the best overall that weve had since leaving home . We tried it all, breakfast, lunches and dinners. A great mix of Western and also fantastic Thai. Some of the cheapest beer that weve seen. A choice of tables , cane lounges or view the street from the front bar area. Great music and a large flat screen tv to watch all the sports. They have Wifi and also a PC free to use by customers. Good for us to catch up on our emails and book flights. Great ambience with super friendly and attentive staff. We found that the mix of customers was good and always found lots of people there that were happy to chat and share their experiences. They greeted us with warm smiles and did their best to accomodate our every needs.We were fortunate enough to be there during one of their halloween buffets which turned into a full blown party and had a blast. Their walls are adourned with photos of customers
Favorite Dish: We enjoyed absolutely everything but if I had to pick I'd say their bangers and mash. They make their own sausages in house and by far the best ive ever had. My girlfriend loved their Burgers and home cooked fries, especially the red curry burger. The burgers are the biggest that weve tried and sometimes too much to eat in one hit
There are two branches of Duke's - the original just over the river and another in the Night Bazaar. We've been several times to both branches (we live in Thailand) and it has always been good. It's owned/run by an American and his Thai wife - at the main, original branch he often comes out of the kitchen and talks to customers. It is principally an American menu (including Steaks, Ribs, Seafood, etc) and the burgers and pizzas in particular are really excellent. Although the prices might seem just a tad higher than other local eateries, the quality and quantity is such that it is just great value for money! Apparently, every 4th July it is Duke's that caters for the annual American Consulate party - that must say something! Make sure to book at weekends.
Favorite Dish: The first time we went my wife made the mistake of ordering a 'medium' size pizza which turned out to be humungous - we took most of it back home in a 'doggie' box!
I usually have a burger and fries with all the trimmings and sometimes(!) that means I don't have room for dessert!
We've taken friends who have had other choices off the large menu and were suitably impressed and stuffed!
This is a good, honest, simple cafe/restaurant with nice fresh decor that offers good European and Thai food at very reasonable prices. It's out of the city a little - at Meechok Plaza - but well worth a try, particularly if, like us, you need an occasional change from Thai food (although they have good Thai food too).
The prices are very reasonable and the helpings a decent size - all in all very good value for money. They have 'homemade' pies and cakes as well as the usual Western style menu. The only downside is that, at least for the time being, they close at 8pm but that could easily change if they had enough customers!
As an added incentive to make the trip to Meechok Plaza there is the excellent Rimping Supermarket, tailored towards Westerners, just accross the car park PLUS a very good Thai market (Romchok Market) just around the corner.
Favorite Dish: I had an excellent pork steak with fresh vegetables and mashed potato while my wife had seafood spaghetti - both very enjoyable. On previous occasions we've had tuna sandwiches, hamburgers and Thai food - all very tasty and good value.
We ran into Sahara while walking down Chiang Mai's trendy Nimmanhamin road with a group of friends. At first we were apprehensive to enter the restaurant thinking that it would be expensive judging by its appearance. After looking through the menu we found the prices to be more affordable than most restaurants in the area. They have a wide range of foods ranging from western to middle-eastern and also Thai. We were all impressed by the portions considering the prices. They also had a great drink menu with a wide range of German and Belgian beers along with an extensive cocktail list. And since they are open late, we had a great time sitting outside admiring the hordes of beautiful Chiang Mai girls going out to party on a Saturday night.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Kabab
After our thai massage course graduation ceremony, we decided to try this organic vege-retaurant recommended by one of us - 2 on bicyles, and me on the back of my friends motorbike - we drove around the side of the moat and walls of the old city onto Suthep Road where there is this big buddhist temple (Wat Suan Dok as I found out juz now). We passed by the Chiang Mai Neurological Hospital and the university, we entered this small road where we asked for the "Ping Ping" or "Ping Pong" or "Pen Pen", they did understood us....
...so it was PUN PUN, it is inside the Wat Suan Dok ground, what a great location!
We entered the small entrance (am not sure though if it's the main entrance, more like a back entrance - small) where the huge facade of the main wat / prayer hall looms in front of you, walked to the left side, passed by what they call a "monk chat building" and some food stalls.
Keep on walking and you'll see the sign of the restaurant. Set on the courtyard of the temple ground with tables, chairs and sun umbrella positioned around a HUGE sacred Boddhi tree.
We were greeted by smiling faces staff who took our orders - we ordered some chicken curry soup (the taste still lingers on me), mix vegie salad, noodles with tofu, vegies and herbs, herbal drinks and smoothies that I have never tasted ever before.
It was truly an organic dining experience, the vegetables and herbs are locally grown in their own organic farm.
The food is great and unbelievably cheap, mostly costing from 30 to 40 baht.
The ambience is, well, alfresco, with the wide braches of the huge tree + the umbrella covers you from the heat of the sun, eating your delicious meal while watching the brightly orange coloured monks pass by or dining on the next table, listen to the chirping of the birds while sipping your herbal lemon grassy zesty smoothies.
Favorite Dish: chicken curry coconut soup, vege-enchilada, and many other dishes I forgot the names....
At THE-HOLE-IN-THE-WALL you may tuck into their traditional Fish & Chips,delicous Shepherd's pie,Ploughman's Platter,Banger and Mash and many more on their list.Their offering of hearty fare to tempt the palate.With windy spacious home feeling ambience and even a dart board.This is the place you will never miss home away from home.
Favorite Dish: Besides all the English fare my favourite is the Samosas,very professionally fold triangle with Special spices curry potatoes.Their Thai food are also so good,it just smell so delicious the Panang Curry wit hot steamed rice and tasty Tom Kha Kai a Chicken coconut broth .
We were guests of the hotel for 5 nights and ate here on 2 evenings. I normally like to eat at restaurants outside the hotel , however as we returned late and tired from full day tours we chose to eat at the Garden Restaurant. The decor is modern and tasteful with plenty of room between the tables. Service is excellent, the staff always out to please. The restaurant serves both european and Thai food but we always try to eat local whilst on holiday. We found the food to be excellent, a little more costly than local restaurants due to 10% service charge and 7% Vat, however this was nothing as the base cost of each meal is so low. eg Nasi Gorang 150 baht, Kaow Soi 130 baht, banana split 130 baht, and Singha beer 120 baht per small bottle.
The cake display was magnificant.
Favorite Dish: All Thai food was fantastic
This restaurant is in a great location being almost opposite Wat Chedi Luang, one of Chiang Mai's must-see temples. The owner welcomes everyone and it is her expertise in the kitchen that really makes this restaurant so good. The Thai and Western menu has some interesting and unusual offerings together with some familiar Thai favourites but if you are not sure or if you are torn between two or three choices then ask the English and Thai speaking owner and she will happily advise you.
Favorite Dish: This is so difficult as I have eaten most Thai food items on the menu and they are all delicious. But as a curry lover I will have to recommend the Red Curry - chicken/prawn/pork/beef, your choice - which is simply the best in Chiang Mai. And don't worry, you will be asked if you like it spicy or not!
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