Dining Out

Siam@Siam - today’s “In” place

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29 By Miss Terry Diner
The new Siam@Siam at the top end of Second Road is definitely the current “In” place (you would be amazed at the hoteliers I met in there), and their Big…

A divine DeVine evening

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Royal Cliff deVine Wine Club June 27 dinner featured Chilean wines from the Santa Carolina vineyards, a winemaker which most members at the dinner were not familiar with.

Sheraton and Freixenet

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By Miss Terry Diner
France really does have itself on at times, and no more so than with ‘champagne’.  Claiming naming rights to the wines from the Champagne area was probably a great PR…

Tavern - by the Sea and its Churrasco nights

Friday, 27 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By Miss Terry Diner
The Amari’s Tavern by the Sea is well established these days and is at the opposite end of Beach Road from Walking Street, and you will easily find it having…


Friday, 20 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 25 By Miss Terry Diner
The name Alibaba comes from the tale known as the One Thousand and One Nights which was compiled in the early 1800’s.  It has captured the imagination of the world,…

Pan Pan - The Popular Italian

Friday, 06 June 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 23
There are some restaurants that stand the test of time, and the original Pan Pan in Jomtien is undoubtedly one of those.  Located very close to the T-junction between Thappraya…

Mantra’s Sunday Brunch

Friday, 30 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 22 By Miss Terry Diner
It had been some time since we went to the Mantra for their Sunday Brunch, so we were definitely looking forward to the occasion.  Mantra have called it their “Fabulous…

We’re only a café! (The C-47 One!)

Friday, 23 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 21
After hearing good reports about the C-47 Café, we decided to give them a call.  “But we’re only a café,” they said, but in the true spirit of investigative journalism…

Da Vinci

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Miss Terry Diner
Leonardo Da Vinci may have painted The Last Supper in 1498 for the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, but in Jomtien, Da Vinci will be responsible for much more…
There is an unfortunate tendency for people to equate “cook” with “chef”.  Sure, both of them cook food.  Both of them wear white tunics and something on their heads -…

Akvavit Grill and Bar

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
The earliest known reference to “akvavit” is found in a letter from the Danish Lord of Bergenshus castle, Eske Bille to Olav Engelbrektsson, the last Roman Catholic Archbishop of Norway…

Forno Pizza

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Miss Terry Diner
The newest pizza outlet in town is on the Dicey Reilly’s Terrace on Second Road.  For those who are unsure of the location of Dicey Reilly’s, it is part of…

An elegant way to celebrate Songkran

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Miss Terry Diner
I will come clean, right at the beginning - Songkran is not my favorite time of the year.  Getting wet for a week as “fun” soon begins to pall.  However,…

Wok N Rok

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Miss Terry Diner
There are many ways that can lead to the Dining Out team going to review a restaurant.  This week it was following the recommendation of one of the PMTV staff,…

Mantra’s Chakana Wine Dinner

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Miss Terry Diner
The Mantra restaurant is renowned for doing things in its own special way, and the Chakana Wine Dinner was no exception to that rule.  When you think South American wines,…
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