During 2009, the Aisawan Resort became the Pullman Pattaya Aisawan Resort.
However, this was more than just a rebranding, this was a major makeover, and
this time it is not just the international visitors that have been looked after,
but in the dining out department, Pattaya residents have been looked after as
Having been told of a “fantastic bargain” at the “KORT night”
at the Pullman Pattaya Aisawan Resort (that’s a mouthful on its own), the Dining
Out team made a booking at the Aisawan’s Beach Club restaurant for last Tuesday
The Pullman Pattaya Aisawan is a beach front property in
Naklua, and you get there either via Soi 18 or Soi 16 off the Pattaya-Naklua
Road. Turn into the Soi joining 18 and 16 and the resort is very easily spotted
on the beach side of the road. The resort is also very large, so just go to the
reception desk and ask and they will show you how to find the Beach Club, which
is actually pool-side and another section overlooking the beach. The word to
describe the venue is ‘spectacular’.
Despite the attraction of the pool side we opted for the
air-conditioned section behind glass, which has a central kitchen on display. It
was certainly a busy area, with the staff dressed in white traditional
‘fisherman’s trousers’ with orange belt and white top, beating constant paths to
the serving counters.
The menu for the KORT (Knights Of The Round Table - but don’t
ask me how they got that title for it) is brought to you on a blackboard, and
changes each week. There are choices in the starters, and the soup and the main
course, and on our evening included marinated salmon with a dill sauce and
assorted pork rillettes, and a red garoupa, veal or beef in the mains. The price
of this dinner is B. 444, which includes free-flow wines and beer!
As soon as we were seated, we were asked our choice of
drinks, with Madame going for the red, whilst I selected the white. It certainly
was free flow as our glasses were never empty, being topped up very regularly.
Madame chose the tomato and mozzarella starter whilst I
decided on the salmon which came with capers and cocktail onions. Both choices
were very pleasant, and were served in generous portions.
Our next course was the almost luminous green snow pea soup.
Hot and creamy to the table, and did indeed taste of snow peas. This was a dish
that neither of us had experienced before, and for me needed a twist or two of
the rock salt and black pepper grinders which are on every table.
Our main course was the Cote de Boeuf for two, with
peppercorn sauce, gratinee potatoes and garden salad. Cote de Boeuf is French
and means rib steak, and a rib was included in the presentation to show
authenticity. The steak was not tough, and although not Wagyu or Australian
tenderloin, when looked at in the overall concept of B. 444 including free-flow
wines/beer, it was more than reasonable. Once again, the portion was also very
I was unable to sample the dessert, being more than full, but
Madame of the never-ending appetite did manage the fruit dish and declared it
The evening was enjoyable, and we could see why we were told
that it was a “fantastic bargain.” So what did we think of this new venue? As
mentioned above, the location is certainly spectacular - tables around the edge
of the swimming pool, or overlooking the beach, or inside with air-conditioning.
Very modern and very chic. The KORT night has to be the best value in Pattaya.
Four courses and free flow of rose, white or red wines or draft beer for B. 444.
This offer cannot last, so go soon. In fact, go now! Definitely recommended!
The other promotions are also good value, with many including
a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner, but the Tuesday KORT is simply
Pullman Pattaya Aisawan Resort Beach Club restaurant (off
Sois 18 or 16, Pattaya Naklua Road), special promotions six days
(Monday-Saturday), 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m., telephone 038 411 940-8, secure parking
in resort’s grounds.