Dining Out

Rossini and the Godfather’s favorite

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31
Following a refurbishment two months ago, the Royal Cliff’s Rossini restaurant is back, bigger and brighter than ever, complete with a suitably passionate Italian Chef de Cuisine, in Massimo Gullotta.

Ferdinand Golf Bar

Friday, 24 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 30
I have never found it difficult to break 100 playing golf. I have, however, found that breaking 100 on the back nine was definitely more difficult! So what was I…

L’Auberge de Pierre

Friday, 17 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 29
Mention France and some icons come to immediate mind - The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe - now you can add another one - l’Auberge de Pierre…

Old Stuff Street Café and the coal scuttle

Friday, 10 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 28
I am sure most readers will be aware of the adjective ‘eclectic’, (Concise Oxford: deriving ideas, taste, style etc., from various sources). Now meet the Old Stuff Street Café, a…

Nong Bistro

Friday, 03 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 27
Many times, folk who enjoy good food will contact the Dining Out team with their suggestions. Nong Bistro on the ‘dark side’ is one of those recommendations, and we are…

Aroi? Yes it was, thank you!

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26
There is one of those aphorisms that goes “When life deals you lemons, learn to make lemonade.” Well, today I met a man who learned to make lemonade.

Superb Stonefish Wine Dinner at the Mantra

Friday, 19 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 25
A winemaker who only sells to hotels and restaurants, and not to the popular supermarkets, must be confident in his products. Meet Peter Papanikitas, a big Aussie with some big…

Hilton goes to The Edge

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24
I just had lunch with a very lovely lady, as Madame was indisposed. The Hilton’s Edge restaurant was the venue and Miss ‘Por’ Teerasoontornkul, the Hilton’s Marketing Communications Manager, was…

Acqua goes really Italian

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23
Following an invitation to an Italian Wine Dinner at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, to be held at their Acqua Italian restaurant, and knowing the passionate Italian Chef Alberto…

Italy and Ireland provide a wine tasting event

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22 By Miss Terry Diner
Dicey Reilly’s Irish Pub and Eatery hosted an Italian wine tasting event with over 40 wine aficionados savoring all the different wines on offer, with most from the Sensi Vineyards.

Dining at the Bay

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21
We were reminded by Vanjie Lauzon, the Assistant Director of Communications for the Dusit Thani Resort, that it had been some time since we dined and reviewed the Bay restaurant…

Jameson’s Irish Pub - the landmark?

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20
These days, Jameson’s is a landmark, nestling beside Nova Park, and well known to anyone who enjoys a drink and a chat and a hearty meal, which is the reason…

Larn Thong - Authentic Thai Traditions

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19
I believe many residents of Pattaya think that the Royal Cliff is for tourists. It isn’t. It is for all of us, and what a choice is awaiting the local…

DeVine goes to Northern Italy

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Royal Cliff Wine Club was launched on 28th April 2001 to show the resort’s enthusiasm for promoting wines and hosting wine-related events. It has enjoyed tremendous success from its…


Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Looking in my diary, I found it had been over 18 months since we last ate at Yupins in the Jomtien Complex. This was a situation that had to be…

Witherspoons Pub and Restaurant

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16 By Miss Terry Diner
I had been to Witherspoons bar once before, and it was a live music night, and it was packed. This time, the Dining Out Team went on a Wednesday lunchtime,…

Athena - more than a Greco/Roman Goddess

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15
There are some goddesses in Jomtien, but only one with a famous name and history. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic war, mathematics,…

Chok Dee - and it’s more than good luck!

Friday, 03 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 14 By Miss Terry Diner
Where in the West, the common greeting after clinking glasses together, is “Cheers!”, in Thailand it is “Chok Dee!” and this means “good luck” said Lek, the owner of the…
The Amari’s Mantra restaurant was the venue for their latest wine dinner, overseen by the Amari’s new executive chef, native Italian Maurizio Susan, and featured wines from Australia, with the…

Indian Roots

Friday, 20 March 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 12
A new Indian restaurant has just opened up on the “dark side” on the edge of the Mabprachan Reservoir (AKA Mabprachan Lake or Mabprachan Dam). It is the brainchild of…
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