Wondering where you should take the missus on your next romantic night out? If it is food with a photo-worthy view that you are looking for, look no further. Here are Pattaya Unplugged’s top 10 “Restaurants with a view” in no particular order:
#1 D.I.B @ D Varee – D Varee Hotel, Jomtien Beach Road.
On the 38th floor of D Varee hotel you can find the D Varee Inspiration Bar, also known as D.I.B. Open from 18:00 until 02:00 each day, D.I.B offers a wide variety of cocktails and food menu items. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with a panoramic view of the Jomtien Beach area of Pattaya.
#2 HORIZON – Hilton Hotel, Pattaya Beach Road.
Another of Pattaya’s “High Altitude” venues, Horizon is perched on the 34th floor of the Hilton Hotel at Pattaya’s Central Festival shopping complex. Horizon restaurant and bar offers sweeping views of Pattaya Beach road, a smorgasbord of amazing cuisine as well as private dining rooms to choose from to make your night truly special. They are open from 17:00 to 01:00 and the dress code is “smart casual”.
#3 SURF & TURF – Naklua Soi 16
Surf and Turf restaurant offers some of the most surreal “painted” seascapes that can be seen in Pattaya. The restaurant is situated right on the beach with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating depending on your mood. With quality service and beautiful ambiance it can sometimes be hard to find a seat. The food faire is Thai/Western fusion with plenty of seafood and meat options to choose from. Surf and Turf is open from 09:00 until 23:00 daily.
#4 THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY PATTAYA – Pratumnak Hill, Kasetsin Soi 12
The Chocolate Factory offers a wide range of European style food to tantalize the taste buds. They are located on Pratumnak Hill on a cliff overlooking the sea. Here customers can find both indoor and outdoor seating depending upon your eating preference. With a name like “The Chocolate Factory” one must surely think that they would have chocolate, and they have, in abundance. Choose from a large variety of handmade chocolates and desserts or just watch the master Chocolatiers as they work in the kitchen. The Chocolate Factory is a fun place for the entire family to enjoy. They are open from 10:00 until 22:00 daily.
#5 PIPPA – Mytt Beach Hotel, North Pattaya
Located on the top of the Mytt Hotel in North Pattaya is the Pippa Restaurant/Speak-easy. Here visitors will find amazing panoramic birds-eye-views of the city and of Pattaya Beach Resort. The food offerings are of an Asian-Fusion persuasion prepared in an open kitchen by expert chefs. Enjoy a selection of “share” dishes or just relax and sip on cocktails under the stars while listening to classic vinyl tunes. Pippa is open from 16:00 until 24:00 daily.
#6 SKY GALLERY – Pratumnak Hill, Kasetsin Soi 12
Sky Gallery is a family owned restaurant on the Kasetsin side of Pratumnak hill. It hosts some of the best sunset views that you will find as it is situated overlooking the sandy beach. It is an ideal place to enjoy a sunset coffee or cocktail or to lounge around a great panoramic view while you enjoy their international menu items. Sky Gallery is open from 08:00 until 24:00.
#7 THE GLASS HOUSE – Na Jomtien
The Glass House is located directly on the sands overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. There is plenty of shade around the area from their large pine trees that make it a perfect place for afternoon or evening dining even on the more temperate days. As one of Pattaya’s most visited locations, it is often beneficial to make reservations in advance in order to reserve the perfect spot. Whether you are just there to enjoy the atmosphere over cocktails or you are settling into a feast from their menu the experience alone is worth it. Their operating hours are 11:00 until 24:00 daily.
#8 BACCO BEACH – Na Jomtien
If you are feeling in the mood for Italian but you also want epic serene views, look no further than Bacco Beach. Group together with friends and family right on the beach and peruse the menu to find the right Italian delicacy to suit the mood or share a bottle of fine wine with your significant other. Bacco Beach is open to serve you from 10:00 until 24:00 everyday.
#9 INFINITI – InterContinental Pattaya Resort
Infiniti Restaurant offers a wide selection of Mediterranean cuisine for you to enjoy. Enjoy a full panoramic view of the beautiful beach or enjoy a romantic sunset drink with your loved ones and friends. The restaurant looks over the Gulf of Thailand from an elevated position among lush tropical plants. They are open from 11:00 until 22:00 but the kitchen does not open until 12:00.
#10 CABBAGES & CONDOMS – Birds & Bees Resort, Pratumnak Soi 4
Don’t be fooled by the funny name. Cabbages & Condoms offers great bay views and is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner depending upon when you are hungry throughout the day. The area is all tucked away inside of a virtual rain forest of tropical plants and is shaded from the sometimes harsh sun. If you are in the mood for a romantic evening out with the most sought after sunset and ocean views, this is the place. The menu offerings are mainly Thai cuisine and the hours of operation are from 07:00 until 22:00. Breakfast goes from 07:00 until 10:00 followed by lunch and dinner.
Romantic destinations and venues are alive and well in Pattaya. These are merely a few of our favorite places for the scenery, ambiance and mood. Have a favorite place that we didn’t mention? Ever been to one of the places that we did? Let us know in the comments where your favorite secret little spot is!