It’s the perfect getaway for families, groups of friends or a couple on a honeymoon. Come early for lunch and stay for dinner. A short stroll from the quiet Sai Thong Beach in Sattahip, the sprawling restaurant shaded by pine trees, includes several dining spaces, and is reminiscent of a colonial beach house. The centerpiece here is the ‘glass house’ that was brought down from the United States and houses the pastry shop. The main dining area is a shaded terrace of warm wood, whitewashed trim and comfy upholstered sofa and sofa beds accessorised with funky cushions that perfect to watch the setting sun or to relax with an after dinner drink. Some tables spill out on to the white sands too.
The menu is essentially Thai with a smattering of Western dishes, has the emphasis is on seafood. Appetisers include staples like crispy crab and shrimp cakes, fried calamari, and chicken wings, all done to perfection. The New Zealand sea mussels in a pesto sauce is an original twist that will have you asking for more, as will the spicy salmon larb.
Also on offer are some outstanding green, red and yellow curries with a choice of seafood and meat. The Western section throws up some staple palate pleasers such as spaghetti Bologonese, clam chowder, and rack of pork ribs. Instead sample their selection of sandwiches created from freshly baked bread from their bakery.
There is a decent selection of wine from around the world, or you can try out their signatures, the Strawberry Smoothie and the Blue Diamond Cocktail.
For dessert, the crispy fried banana fritters topped with homemade ice cream, and the Chocolate Bombe, a hard fondant shell filled with a decadent warm Belgian chocolate sauce, are hands down winners.