Patong abounds with restaurants offering a complete diversity of food from Halal to seafood, Thai to Korean and Italian to British pub grub. Finding exactly what you want can sometimes be a bit of a challenge but a good tip is to always follow the locals, be they Thai or Ex-pat.
A walk down Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, the road that runs parallel to the Beach Road will take you past a number of these choices but if you carry on past the Hard Rock Cafe on the right and the Mercure Hotel on the left you will come to a small and unassuming restaurant called Shakers.
Run by a Belgian that has lived on the island for a number of years Shakers offers one of the best value for money menus in Patong, especially if you make your way there in the early evening.
Each night there is a special meal served varying between eat all you can ribs and another day eat all you can bar b q for just under 300 baht and it is a big appetite that actually goes make for seconds or thirds as the first servings are very large.
Similarly they do an excellent English Sunday Roast with a choice of Lamb, Beef, Pork or chicken and unlike other restaurants you can actually have a portion of each on your plate before helping your self to the vegetables – the cauliflower cheese is particularly good.
Whatever you decide to have try to make room for dessert – the apple crumble is great but the crepe suzettes are just sublime
author: surrasee kittirantini
date: 9 sep 2011