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Under 300 Baht ... And Good!

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Evil Penevil
I recently read elsewhere  that if you pay under 300 baht for a Western meal in Pattaya, you get garbage.  I consider that statement both unfair and uninformed.  There are dozens of restaurants, probably several hundred, where you can enjoy good Western food under 300 baht.  But rather than get involved in a meaningless exchange of opinions,  I'm going to put my money, my camera and most importantly, my mouth, where my mouth is.  I'll give examples of restaurants where it is possible to have a good Western meal for under 300 baht. 

 

I hope others will contribute their suggestions, with or without photos. There are far more restaurants in Pattaya than I'll ever have the opportunity to visit and I'm sure many of them offer good options under 300 baht.  In central Pattaya, many, many farang-oriented restaurants offer daily specials under 200 baht and virtually all but the most expensive fine-dining places will have a main course on the menu for less than 300 baht.  One tip: if any restaurant mentioned in this thread piques your curiosity, do a board search for it and you'll most likely come up with a lot more information

 

But first, a couple of points of order.  Since I'm responding to a statement about Western food, that would by definition exclude Thai, Indian and other Asian food. This thread isn't about where you can fill your belly for the least amount of money, but specifically about where you can get a good Western meal for under 300 baht. Also, it doesn't have to be the best food you've ever eaten, especially in comparison to what is available in the West. It should be good, as opposed to mediocre or bad, but not necessarily a peak culinary experience.  The biggest test for me is, will I go back and order the same dish again?  If I do, then the meal has been good.

 

And the standard disclaimer: if you want to eat cheaply and well, you're best off sticking to Thai food.  No doubt about it, you get the most bang for your buck by eating Thai food.  However, very few farang visitors or resident ex-pats want to eat Thai food at each and every meal, so most are willing to spend a bit extra for farang food. 

 

I'll start off with Every Day is Fry Day, a popular restaurant in New Plaza for fish and chips as well other British comfort food.  

 

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Just about everything on the menu is under 200 baht.  My personal favorite is the minced beef on mashed potatoes for 130 baht.

 

 

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In the same vicinity, on Soi 7, you can eat well under 300 baht at O La La Restaurant.

 

 

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Last night I had half a roast chicken with fries for 195 baht. The price hasn't changed since the above pic was taken in 2014, but the price of the weiner schnitzel has gone up to 175 baht.

 

It was a nicely roasted half chicken that was very moist inside.  I just wish it had come with stuffing instead of fries. 

 

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The sauce (it wasn't thickened gravy) seemed to be the chicken juices and drippings enhanced with herbs. It carried a lot of flavor.

 

 

 

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Harry's Bar & Restaurant (on Soi Diana between Soi Bukhao and LK Metro) specializes in Swedish husmanskost (home cooking).

 

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 Some of the dishes may not be familiar to non-Scandinavians, but all that I have had were tasty. There are a lot of dishes on the menu under 300 baht.

 

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A Swedish classic: meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry (similar to cranberry) sauce and dill pickle slices for 195 baht. 

 

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Fried pork belly on a potato pancake, also with lingonberry sauce and for 195 baht.

 

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Harry's also has Swedish mustard, which went well with the pork.

 

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Cafe Pitini is another option for good meals under 300 baht.  

 

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I can't remember exactly how much the spaghetti bolognese cost, but it was well under 300 baht.

 

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The dish of grated parmesan was a nice Touch.

 

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This is just the first installment.  There will be many more.

 

Evil

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SlowlyMan

Thanks for taking the time to post. Informative.

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vimto66

Good start to the thread Evil,although i do eat some Thai food when in Pattaya i do like my farang food too,and some of the places you`ve mentioned i`ve walked past many times but never ventured in.This thread could be very useful!

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Skalliwag

Good job Evil.

That is extremely good value.Anything under 300 baht is fantastic.

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strawberrypi

Wow, I've hurriedly walked past that Harry's restaurant (it's a brand ripoff from a popular Swedish chain of bars/restaurants - it's staple for people in their 30s/40s in Sweden. They tend to have the most officient bartenders in the western world - zero attitude, it's all about shifting the maximum amount of beer per evening) without really noticing. I guess when I'm walking there I tend to have a very direct goal on LK Metro :).

 

http://harryspattaya.com/restaurant.html

 

(The original: http://www.harrys.se/ )

 

How were those meatballs/mashed potatoes? The mashed potatoes looks a bit weird but the rest at least looks good. :)

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izzyg

Great info! I knew about Fry Day and will check out the other places in July.

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Sid Levine

Nice thread, thanks. 

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eanto

Good stuff. My fav has to be Pitini, never had a bad meal there.

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Sid Levine

Seaside Restaurant (off Soi 7) has some good farang food at reasonable prices.

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Ohyesuare

Great post, thanks. Looking forward to more additions.

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bhdsn

lol, I thought this guy was about to tuck into an eel on the end of his fork

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Glad I kept scrolling, the rest of the menu looks pretty good 555

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Soi7

at everyday is Fry days

 

 

175 baht Calamari Chips onion rings and a soft drink great value

 

 

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striderman

i count 6 onion rings on that plate guess you hustled one from another diner

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Tarl

Coins on soi buakhao has great western food under 300 baht. I eat there quite a lot. Daily specials under 200 are usually good size and very tasty.

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Edge

Deli Diner, beach side of TukCom.

 

299 Baht for 4 courses must be up there.

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wingnutv

Nice work Evil. Keep it up.

Nice work Evil. Keep it up.

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socrates

Great topic - so far I have not seen anything that grabs my fancy - will be back once I have had a good think...

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Evil Penevil

Thanks for all the suggestions.  That's what will make this thread a useful resource.  I tend to be focused on central Pattaya, so it's good to hear from BMs about restaurants in other areas.

 

Deli Diner, beach side of TukCom.

 

299 Baht for 4 courses must be up there.

 

Yup, the Deli Diner is fantastic value for money. I posted pics from my four-course meal there in another thread.  There's a lot on the Deli Diner's menu under 200 baht.

 

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One response on another board suggested  Restaurant Le Freelax near the Buffalo Bar.  I'd never heard of it, but it's a small French restaurant that has a four-course set menu for around 220 (or maybe 250) baht. That has to be one of the cheapest set menus in Pattaya.  I plan on visiting it after Songkran.

 

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So many restaurants, so little time.  Keep the suggestions coming.

 

 

Nice work Evil. Keep it up.
Nice work Evil. Keep it up.

 

I will.

I will.

 

Evil

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Lucky6pence

Instant follow for me evil nice one, keep it going

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Evil Penevil

One more suggestion that comes via a friend on another board:  Aroi on the Darkside.  It has a Sunday buffet for 299 baht.


 


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I visited Aroi in June of last year and wasn't much impressed with the Sunday buffet.  However, it has improved greatly since then, according to recent reports.  I'll pay it a return visit after Songkran.


 


Evil


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Edge

Thanks for all the suggestions.  That's what will make this thread a useful resource.  I tend to be focused on central Pattaya, so it's good to hear from BMs about restaurants in other areas.

 

 

Yup, the Deli Diner is fantastic value for money. I posted pics from my four-course meal there in another thread.  There's a lot on the Deli Diner's menu under 200 baht.

 

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I imagine you've also visited La Cantina in Soi Rungland before too?

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Guiness

to add to your thread , Bite Me Bistro does very good fare , for reasonable baht ! 

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Evil Penevil

I imagine you've also visited La Cantina in Soi Rungland before too?

 

 No, i haven't.  I've been meaning to, as I've heard good things about it.  Another one for the post-Songkran list. Thank you for reminding me.

 

Evil

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VFV

Maybe it is just the picture that makes it looks smaller than it is, but the meal at Cafe Pitini looks small. What I have been use to in Cafe Pitini  is that I get big portion. However a nice gester of them to engrave in evil penevil in the plates.;)

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striderman

this is a good thread that should both run and get some of the places mentioned some extra trade

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