Breakfast- Our hotel serves continental breakfast delivered to your villa or suite, you can choose western style which includes croissant, bread, sausage, ham… or Thai style breakfast and they are all served with tea or fresh coffee. You can ask the receptionist to change a different breakfast everyday if you wish. Thai breakfast is very interesting and tasty, you can try “Kao Men Ghai” which is a steamed chicken with rice and soup. “Kao Tom” is a congee with shrimp, pork or chicken with many spices. You can also ask for soup or dry noodles.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- I will write below in a order from the closest to the furthest from our hotel. If you motorbike or walk along the Naebkehardt Rd (the road from in front of our hotel running south, about 1 km to downtown). You will see the restaurants below on the right (west) and left (east i.e. the sea side). Dune – This is a good place to go up 5th floor to have a evening drink and enjoy the view. 2-3 minutes walk from our hotel. Baan Itsara – This beach front seafood restaurant is very popular for people from Bangkok, so try not go there on Friday and Saturday. There are seafood which you can choose to BBQ, steam, or cook in spicy curry or soup. There is one dish which is one of their signature dishes which is “clam or shrimp cook in a hot plate with fresh green pepper and basil paste”. Please show our room key to receive 5 or 10% discount. 5 minutes walk from our hotel.
Baan You Yen Balcony – Similar style as Baan Itsara, beach front, great view. I would recommend “crab meat in hong kong style curry” (name does not sound good! but it tastes very good), ” Ka Moo Tor” which is pork knuckle cooked slowly then baked crispy, served with spicy sauce and pickle vegetables. ” Shrimp cakes” and ” Coconut tip salad” is also good. 10 minutes walk from hotel. ” Yod ma la” is stir fried bitter gourd leaves with garlic. It’s about 10 minutes walk from Hotel.
‘Old Man’ Noodles Shop – This no name place is where I go for my noodles everyday when I am there. It’s own by a family (you will find they all talk very loudly). You will see an old man standing behind the noodles stand cooking. They make their own fish balls, fish cakes, BBQ pork all very fresh and traditional. This is what locals eat for their breakfast, lunch snacks and dinner. They don’t speak English. If you go just point at what you want, if you want noodles with soup
say “nam soup”, if you want it dry say “hang”. You may have to ask Khun Napit to show you where this one is. It’s opposite the wine bar called “Mondo Vino”, just past the Putahracsa hotel on the left side of the road. Motorbike 3 minutes from hotel.
Inda Shabu Shabu – Eat all you can eat Thai style Hot Pot, clean, good value, good service. Can sit outdoors or indoors. opposite the old man noodles shop, motorbike 3 minutes.
Chao Lay Seafood – From the corner shop going inland is the main Petchakasem Road and the main night market. In the other direction towards the sea the road ends at a the beach where there are many seafood restaurants out on piers running all the way from the fishing harbor to the Hilton.
Our favorite of these is called Chao Lay and is the first one you see coming from the corner shop. It is normally the busiest, not just because of location, but because of food quality, variety and service. Thai style raw (sushi?) oysters and shrimps, salt baked fish, one day dried squid, squid steam with lemon, garlic and chili and mud crab curry this is their signature dish) are all excellent. Great sea view and breeze. This is a place you must go. Motorbike 7-10 minutes.
La Brasserie – Along from Chao Lay towards the fishing harbour are a number of western style restaurants too. Our favorite is this French style one which has excellent service, tremendous views, great and affordable wine selection and a food offering which varies from excellent value set menus to the some of the best haute cuisine options in Hua Hin. An outstanding choice mid week for a quiet romantic dinner.
La Grappa – There are many Italian restaurants in Hua Hin, so when you want a change we suggest La Grappa. It is located at the end of Soi Binthabaht which is the main ‘bar street’ in Hua Hin running from the Hilton inland towards the main temple, La Grappa is on the corner near the temple. The food and service is excellent, though not the cheapest, the decor / ambiance about the best.