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Banyan Bar

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Bar, British, Pub
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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
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+66 82 286 9740
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Good vibe. The bar is one of my favourite places in the world. John and Hannah make a good team. And rock this place. If you have some time in koh tao. Come to banyan. You'll love it

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Thank Gus R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Best bar on the island - hands down. Tasty pub food, rowdy clientele, strong banter and honest service. If a better bar exists in the country, I have yet to find it.

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Thank Ian B
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Many of the bars in Koh Tao are very much the same same but being British I saw the humour in their signage when passing by and wanted to visit , a bit rough around the edges but good atmosphere and a great place to relax talk some BS and share some stories.

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Thank maninasuitcase1905
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Had many great times in Banyan! Some loose party nights during the evening times with live music and BBQs, also fantastic meals for dinner and awesome Sunday Roast...

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Thank Mark W
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

My favourite bar on Koh Tao! It's so different than any other place on Koh Tao. You never know what to expect there and probably that what makes it so special, it might be crazy, or chill and remember if you go there dive is the only 4 letter world they don't use there

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Thank Kasia F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here for a Sunday dinner. My first Sunday roast in 8 month! Very big portion for 300 Bhat, great value. The whole menu looks amazing! Cant wait to go back and try something new. So chilled and laid back!

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Thank Kate M
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went here twice in two days since the food was so good. Had chicken gougons and meatballs! Both amazing! Second time had the chicken gougons again and a burger - both very tasty! Cheap drinks and food also. Would definitely recommend for a casual dinner and drinks!

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Thank elfmorris
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place from our walk in and out of town! Honestly the best place to eat in Koh Tao. Lovely staff who are great craic and super friendly/efficient. Fabulous fresh food at very reasonable prices - we had chips and gravy (my friends fave) chicken goujons, a burger and pulled pork burger as well as chorizo tacos.... More 

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Thank Naomi F
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

You have to try the chips, cheese and gravy! If you have been travelling in Thailand for a while and sticking to a local diet great! but every once in a while it's nice to have something from home so treat yourself to their Sunday Roast too, one of the best I've ever had!

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Thank JenniScott5
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Saw the reviews on trip advisor and knew this was a must!! Anywhere offensive and rude is great!!! The atmosphere really was chilled and the drinks so cheap! Sailor Jerry's and coke 140baht, this is free pour and strong!!! We really like it here but as an English Essex girl I struggled with the gross loos!! But it was worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Koh Tao
  • Phone Number: +66 82 286 9740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?