Thailand Tatler's Top Upcountry Restaurants Of 2019
The point of having a guide such as the Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants guide is to celebrate culinary talent throughout the nation, not just those in the Big Mango. Every year, our reviewers go far and wide to wine and dine and rank restaurants. From Chonburi and Prachuab Kirikhan to luxurious islands in the south, here are the outstanding eateries that ranked above 90/100, which may we remind you is very, very difficult to do:
#1: Jahn (Koh Samui)
One of our top restaurants overall this year, Jahn (94/100) at the Conrad Koh Samui serves elevated Thai cuisine with dreamy views of the Gulf of Thailand and memorable service. Read full review here.
#2: Pru (Phuket)
One of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the country, Pru’s (93/100) inspired degustation menu showcases chef Jimmy Ophorst’s creative presentation and balancing act of flavour layers. Read full review here.
#3: Acqua (Phuket)
A well-known dining guide topper, Acqua (92/100) is one of Phuket’s premier fine dining establishments. Every bite of the Mediterranean creations here pieces together the story of chef Alessandro Frau’s life growing up in Sardinia. Read full review here.
#4: Andreas (Prachuab Kirikhan)
When in Hua Hin, Andreas (91/100) is the place to stop by for a memorable meal of hearty Italian food and wine, cosy al fresco settings and fine, unpretentious service. Read full review here.
#4: Bruno’s (Chonburi)
A local legend in Pattaya, Bruno’s (91/100) recently had a facelift to match its ambience to the calibre of its fresh cooked international cuisine. If you’ve been here before, it’s worth a revisit. Read full review here.
#4: Casa Pascal (Chonburi)
The warm and cosy interiors of this standalone restaurant (91/100) in Pattaya beckons you to take it slow here. Signature dishes include the Canadian lobster, Baramundi baked in rock salt crust and pan-fried foie gras and pate. They’re also open for breakfast. Read full review here.
#4: Dining On The Rocks (Koh Samui)
With a restaurant like Dining On The Rocks (91/100), it’s no wonder the Six Sense Samui is a popular destination for those with a taste of the finer things in life. Spread on 10 different levels high above the rocky shore, Dining On The Rocks offers an innovative dining experience with cuisine highlighting premium seafood and land ingredients. Read full review here.
#4: Namu (Koh Samui)
If you’re hungry for Japanese during your Samui getaway, your first choice ought to be Namu (91/100). Immerse in the restaurant’s serene bamboo environment while enjoying your favourite Japanese cuisine ingredients prepared with a twist. Read full review here.
#4: Royal Grill (Chonburi)
Pattaya’s Royal Cliff Resort has been delighting patrons since 1974, and Royal Grill (91/100) has been loved by diners for just as long. Pair sophisticated French-styled international cuisine with wine from the hotel’s awarding-winning cellar. Read full review here.
#4: The View (Koh Samui)
It’s in the name. The View (91/100) serves up eclectic fusion creations by Spanish chef Danny Franco to the best view of Koh Samui’s surroundings that money can buy. Read full review here.
See also: Thailand Tatler's Top Steakhouses In Bangkok Of 2019