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“Best Western food in Chiangmai! ”

Compass Restaurant Bar and Bakery
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: We are a small friendly establishment with casual and personal service. We have a small outdoor area at the front of our building for smokers and a rooftop garden available for groups by reservation only. We are located within easy walking distance of the Chiang Mai night Bazaar and the Ping River
1 review
“Best Western food in Chiangmai! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Two friends and I went here with some friends who live in Chiangmai and recommended it to us for our last night. Can honestly say it's the best western food I ate in Thailand and at such a reasonable price! All cooked to perfection and we sat up on the roof-top which was beautiful. David is so friendly and I would recommend this place to anyone it's amazing!

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English first
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“New venue same quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

A lovely Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken and Crispy Noodles with a Tamarind Dressing, a perfectly executed Spaghetti Puttanesca and Southern Fried Chicken with Creamed Potatoes and Spinach. Everything was spot on. David and his team can cook and even the simplest dish is perfectly seasoned. The desserts looked very inviting but I was just too full. I'm sure David will get many more new converts at his new venue. And his old customers will continue to beat a path to his door. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Thank manustu
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Davidwest31249, Owner at Compass Restaurant Bar and Bakery, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased that you enjoy our food so much and that the quality is the same each time you come. I will pass your comments on to my partner who does most of the cooking now. He will be happy to hear your comments. Cheers. David
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
2 reviews
“Gourmet Western Food at Thai prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

This man can cook. Whether you order Duck, Beef, Fish, or Roast Chicken, the sauces are first class, the mashed potatoes are perfect, the accompanying grilled zucchini firm yet cooked through.
Best of all, if you don't see if on the menu, he allows you to have the side from dish A, served with your dish B. How reasonable indeed.

And save room for any one of his desserts, famous in Chiang Mai for his Sticky Date Pudding in warm caramel sauce with a real vanilla ice cream.

For the quality of the meal, you feel like you are cheating him, when the bill comes to the table and it is 20% of what you would pay back home.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Brian C
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Davidwest31249, Owner at Compass Restaurant Bar and Bakery, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Thank you very much for your review and kind words about our food. It does me good to hear this and will please my partner who now does the bulk of the cooking from day to day. Remarkable really considering 5 years ago he had never cooked in a restaurant. Together we will endeavour to continue on doing what we are doing and try to add to our repertoire with interesting specials so that next time should you drop by there may be something new to tweak your interest. Kind regards. Thank you again and happy dining wherever you travel. David
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Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Comfort food at it's best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Compass Restaurant is one of those little gems you find without all the fanfare or frills. The food is fresh, expertly cooked and really delicious. The owner, David (originally from Australia) is charming and he has cooked all over the world including Tokyo and NYC.

We really love their homemade meat pies with the creamiest mashed potato, gravy and buttered spinach. Yumo! Their pavlova roll filled with fresh mango and passionfruit is to die for! David bakes everyday. Other favourites include fish and chips, authentic goulash and southern fried chicken. If you're missing home, this is the place.

Another added bonus is the fabulous music - disco, handbag, 80's, movie soundtracks and classics. A very relaxing and chilled out place to unwind and enjoy!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Mister7Star
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Davidwest31249, Owner at Compass Restaurant Bar and Bakery, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you for the review and your kind words. Its a real feel good to hear that people like our place and to know that we are doing things right. Best regards and happy dining. David
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Clean and Simple to pleases the pallet!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

I have lived in Chang Mai for three years now. There are many wonderful restaurants here. I have been going to the "Compass" restaurant for the last two years and find the food to be fresh and flavorful. David the owner creates meals from scratch. There are no canned foods everything is fresh and flavorful. Most of all the prices are excellent and fit any budget.
The ambeance is clean and simple. Even if service can be a little Chiang Mai style it is fun to sit and enjoy a "shanty" drink especially made from David.

They will accomodate any health or food issues. I make it one of my once a week spots.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Maggie W
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Davidwest31249, Owner at Compass Restaurant Bar and Bakery, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you for your review. I appreciate you taking the time to do so and am happy that you are pleased with our little restaurant. We need this feedback to help us go on keeping up standards and improving as we go. I wish you happy dining wherever you go. David
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