In Thailand, the winter is giving way to summer and its long weekend vacation in April. All-time favourite destinations like Pattaya, Hua Hin, Samui and Phuket will be so crowded that it is quite improbable to come across an available restaurant with a gorgeous seaside scene without planning. Here is the guide to 10 top-notch seaside restaurants where you will be served with finger-licking seafood and heart-stirring seashores.
LIVING ROOM BISTRO & WINE BAR HUA HIN
The once-golden teak vacation house owned by a Thai elite family is now turned into a two-storey beachside restaurant, still enchanting with the traditional 50s-style architecture and design. International and contemporary Thai cuisines are served in a fine dining style, delectable both for eyes and tongues.
T: +66 (0) 3253 0485
SUPATRA BY THE SEA
Located at the foot of renowned Khao Takieb, Supatra by the Sea adds an oriental vibe through its design and architecture, as a group of three multi-levelled pavilions surrounded by lush greenery. The gastronomic dishes offered here centres on seafood. You can afford them at a reasonable price, as it covers for one of most gorgeous scenes of the beach.
T: +66 (0) 3253 6561-2
LA MER RESTAURANT
Situated on top of Khao Takieb, La Mer Restaurant is acclaimed for its most stunning overlook of Hua Hin. The restaurant is very Thai, both for its architecture and menu. You will be seated under the arc of pillars and shades in one of the buildings cascading along the hillside, while savouring authentic Thai seafood menu items.
T: +66 (0) 3253 6205
OCEAN 11 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Ocean 11 Restaurant & Lounge has chosen the best spot at Bang Rak beach to locate its seaside dining paradise. The air-conditioned terrace is roofed and surrounded by top-to-toe glass windows in all directions. Mediterranean-style delectable dishes are ready to be served with fresh seafood from the nearby Fisherman’s Village.
T: +66 (0) 89 813 5715, +66 (0) 89 123 2364
OCEAN PIER BY LATEST RECIPE
Protruding out into the engulfing sea of Samui island, Ocean Pier by Latest Recipe is settled upon the floating ivory platform. Being a part of Le Meridian Koh Samui Resort & Spa, the restaurant is guaranteed for its hospitality and exceptional gastronomic menus. Samui Delight Seafood Combo and Starlight Dinner Set of Thai-style cuisines are most recommended to complete this perfect experience.
T: +66 (0) 77 960 888
THE BEACH HOUSE
Hidden inside Santiburi Resort & Spa is this restaurant of great food and good views. You can be sheltered inside an elegant, oceanfront low-rise building or have a seat under the canvas on the secluded beach, while tasting one of the best surf ‘n’ turf menus on the island before toasting some cocktails with the ocean setting as a background.
T: +66 (0) 7742 5031-8
DINING ON THE ROCK
This award-winning restaurant is located inside Six Senses Hideaway Samui, serving modern oriental cuisine in the style of a fine dining experience, on the boulders overlooking The Gulf of Thailand. Each of nine wooden terraces gives you different facets of Samui scenery, allowing you to dine under the starlit sky.
T: +66 (0) 7724 5678
Sattahip – Pattaya
Settled between a pristine beach and a gorgeous cliffside, Rimpa-Lapin impresses you with its distinctive dining atmosphere. The restaurant has a charming architecture, while its cookery is a fusion of Thai-style seafood and French cuisine. You will be satisfied with the fresh-from-the-sea ingredients and enchanted with the sunset on the Sattahip horizon simultaneously
T: +66 (0) 3823 5515
THE GLASS HOUSE PATTAYA
Surrounded by pine forests and hidden on a secluded beach, The Glass House Pattaya drains the bustling vibe of Pattaya away and replaces it with pleasant serenity. A humongous glasshouse will provide various kinds of seats, all exposed to the beach scenery. You can also duck yourself into the Jim Thompson-patterned beach pillows at the front deck to get a closer look at the majestic waterfront all day long.
T: +66 (0) 3825 5922
THE WHITE BOX RESTAURANT
The White Box Restaurant brings Mediterranean ambience to Patong Bay with its white and blue colour and openness to the beach scenery of Phuket. The windswept terrace jutting out onto the beach offers the best spot for a sunset moment. The blend of Thai culinary signatures and French delights makes its fine dining choices incomparable.
T: +66 (0) 7634 6271