The Caddy Shack

   by Miss Terry Dinerner

A friend suggested I meet him for lunch and designated The Caddy Shack as the venue. I had to profess ignorance. The last time I had been to a ‘caddy shack’ it was a small building on a golf course that sold cold water. Fortunately, this was not The Caddy Shack he had in mind! However, after sampling the food, I was so impressed I returned with the team to review this establishment.
The Caddy Shack is set on Soi 8 Thepprasit, which you can access off Thepprasit at the bottom of the dip, with a 7-11 on the corner. A few twists and turns and The Caddy Shack is on your right after the Eden Bar on the Suksabai village boundary. You can also approach it from Pattaya Third Road turning at the traffic lights opposite Soi 17 (again with a 7-11 on the corner). The building is clearly marked, so you will not miss it.

The interior of the building is set up as an English style pub, with a sit-up bar along one side, with the rest of the floor space being restaurant tables, with comfortable, padded cane chairs. We went for lunch, and it was certainly well patronized. These were people who did know where The Caddy Shack was situated.
In keeping with the ambience, the fare on offer is predominantly English food items, though there are some Thai favorites available as well. The menu is also a photographic one, so you know what to expect. (More restaurants should do this, especially if they want to attract international custom which may not know its particular cuisine.)
The menu begins with their special breakfast at B. 85, and then into the regular breakfasts which peak at B. 115. Great beginning to the day perhaps? A couple of pages of sandwiches and jumbo rolls are next (B. 65-90), then choices of pies at B. 160.
A restaurant favorite is fish and chips at B. 165, as are the roasts (pork B. 165, beef B. 175 and lamb B. 245). Desserts range from B. 30-55 including a home made apple pie.
There is also a Sunday special three course item with soup of the day, a choice of roast beef, pork or chicken and dessert for B. 225. This restaurant is certainly not going to break your piggy bank.
Most local beers are available and San Miguel Light, plus John Smith’s Extra Smooth on tap. The wine list is limited, but the few bottles available are around B. 750, plus a house red and white at B. 80 per glass.
I decided to have the gammon, egg, peas and chips (B. 150) and Madame went for the roast lamb which came with roast potatoes, carrots, peas, cauliflower and a Yorkshire pudding in pride of place (B. 245).
The lamb was cooked correctly, and came with mint sauce. The Yorkshire pudding was crispy and the vegetables not overdone. The plate was filled to overflowing!
My gammon came with English chunky cut chips which were also correctly cooked, as were the peas. This was another item overflowing the plate. Immense. (I also walked around and had a look at other diner’s plates. We were not being given special consideration - everyone had a similar sized full plate.)
Both Madame and I were full and there was no possibility of partaking of desserts. With the size of the portions, I doubt very much if they ever sell a dessert!
The Dining Out Team ate well at The Caddy Shack. The waitresses were friendly and added to the atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. The food was correctly cooked and in very large portions. It has no pretensions, but serves good honest food at good honest prices. We would certainly go back. It is clean, quiet and a no hassles oasis for those who would just like a quiet drink. Off the beaten track a little, but well worth the visit. A family venue without any shadow of doubt. Highly recommended.
The Caddy Shack, 388/385 M10, Soi 8 Thepprasit Road, South Pattaya, telephone 038 300 683, email [email protected] caddyshack-pattaya.com, website www.caddyshack-pattaya.com. Plenty of side street parking. Open from 8 a.m. until late evening.