The Thai city of Pattaya is famous for its beautiful beaches and golf courses, however with increasing numbers of tourists coming to the city from every corner of the world, it is now building another reputation for itself as a city full of first class restaurants. No matter which country you are from and what your taste in food is, you can be sure there will be something to delight your taste buds in Pattaya. 



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The Mata Hari restaurant in Pattaya has made a name for itself as one of the top restaurants in the city. The restaurant specialises in Thai and European food and there is sure to be a dish on the menu to tantalise your palate. It was opened in 1996 and quickly established itself as one of the best restaurants in Pattaya. Since then, with its innovative menu offering traditional European fare and exotic dishes, its reputation has continued to grow.

Bruno’s restaurant on the road between Pattaya and Jomtien is a truly first class eatery and is rated as one of the best restaurants in Thailand. The chef is a former Michelin restaurant chef and he offers diners a classy selection of European food along with a choice of traditional Thai fare. Opened in 1996, it was the first fine dining restaurant in Pattaya, and today is still the top restaurant for international gourmets. The walk-in wine cellar needs to be seen with 190 different wines ranging from 1,000 to 32,000 baht per bottle.

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The Trattoria Toscana is probably the leading Italian restaurant in town and won the „Best Restaurant Award“ for 2008.  The spacious indoor area is air conditioned, but most diners seem to prefer the outside terrace. An impressive selection of fresh catch seafood, including really large fishes weighing several kilos, are on display every night. The menu covers a large variety of Italian dishes, especially Tuscan which is the home province of Luca the owner which includes an impressive selection of top quality antipasti, pastas and fish and meat main course dishes, as well as pizzas from the wood fire oven, and an impressive wine list at prices that won’t break the bank. 





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Casa Pascal is a delightful Swiss/Italian restaurant situated in South Pattaya. The restaurant opened its doors for business in 2001, and is run by a husband and wife team. It is open daily from 08:00 until 23:00 and serves a quite amazing breakfast and lunch buffet at a very reasonable price. If you visit the restaurant in the evening, you will be spoiled for choice as there are so many different dishes on the A La Carte Menu, including some wonderful Thai dishes. The wine cellar has a wonderful selection of old and new world wines ensuring you have the best wine for your dish. The ambience is based on Mediterranean architecture and for this alone the restaurant is worth a visit.

For the lovers of Indian cuisine the restaurant to visit is Indian by Nature. This beautifully decorated restaurant is situated on Thappraya Road in Pattaya and is open daily from 17:30 until 23:00. It offers refined Indian food from diverse regions created by master chefs. They have remained true to the classic Indian recipes. The Sunday brunch is excellent value for money, and you can sit at your table from 11:00am until 03:00pm while the staff delivers tempting culinary delights fresh from the kitchen.

As a tourist to Pattaya you cannot leave without sampling the local food, and the best place to visit a restaurant called PIC Kitchen. This restaurant is located in Soi 5 in North Pattaya and serves traditional Thai fare. It has won a number of awards for its food.  In the downstairs area there is the conventional seating arrangement with air-con, but for the true Thai experience you need to eat upstairs. Here the ambience is truly Thai with the diners eating in an open air wooden house while sitting on the floor.