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“Real Fine Dinning Experience”

Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort
Ranked #7 of 281 Restaurants in Chiang Rai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: WOOD FIRED FROM THE HEART FAVOLA, a specialty Italian restaurant by the Kok River, is the ultimate riverside dining destination in Chiang Rai for the "lazy gourmet" in a contemporary country scene, with breathtaking views of the Kok River and surrounding Mountains either day or evening. The cuisine in Favola is more of a journey rather than a meal period reflecting its name which means "fable or story" in English, where simplistic Italian flavours are presented from our signature wood fired oven and char-grill along with an array other Authentic Italian favourites.
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Real Fine Dinning Experience”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We went to this restaurant with another couple to celebrate an occasion and we are glad we chose it. We had dinner by the riverside. The ambience was flawless on a cool February night. A slightly chilly wind was made warm by the bonfire, giving a touch of romance.

The food was prepared to perfection. We ordered salads that were an aromatic blend of lovely herbs, roma tomatoes and a selection of olive oils and parmesan cheese, some perfectly done pasta dishes a lamb dish and a risotto. All the dishes were done to perfection. And of course, they have a great selection of wines that they know how to serve in style. The best part was the surprise birthday celebration! They were told about it when we came and at the end, all the restaurant staff members came around our table, with a large piece of their best cake and candles, singing Happy Birthday to the birthday person. This was on the house, we were informed later What a nice gesture!

The best thing about the whole experience was the warmth and perfect manners of the restaurant staff. They were very courteous and served with lots of love and happiness.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank AtulaA
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear AtulaA

Thank you for posting your review and for taking the time to share so many details of your dining experience with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your surprise celebration so much and I will certainly pass on your praise to the rest of the Favola team.

Once again AtulaA, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and please keep Favola in mind for any special events - we look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm regards


Scott Freund
Director of Culinary + Service
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Bangkok
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“So Sad”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This used to be a great Italian eating place. A group of us all had pizza. The food was awful. The pizza was like a piece of dried out Turkish lavash thinly spread with sauce. The serving was small and too expensive for what it was.

Visited March 2014
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear BangkokCAT,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your recent dining experience with us. We very much appreciate it as it assists us with improving the quality of our products and services.

I am sorry that we have not met your expectations in Favola. Your comments I find quite surprising as we normally only receive very positive feedback about the offerings, in particular Favola. The kitchen Brigade that manages Favola is the same team of five years ago, with a majority of the same Pizza’s on the menu and all made in the same way.

Thank you and regards


Scott Freund
Director of Culinary + Service
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Sydney Australia
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent service, food and ambience”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

My wife and I dined in house at the Favola Restaurant on two occasions during our stay at the Chiang Rai Le Meridien Resort.

The restaurant was spotless, the staff were very attentive and professional, with the food some of the best we've dined on. The restaurant itself overlooks the river and outdoor bar area. At the time we stayed there were few guests but the quality of the establishment, staff or the food were definitely not to blame.

Well worth the experience if you are either staying at the Hotel, or in the vicinity.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Scamfinder
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Dear Scamfinder

I was so proud when I read your review and would like to thank you for choosing to dine with us during your stay at Le Meridien Chiang Rai. When I shared your review with the team here they were delighted that they played a part in creating some wonderful holiday memories for you both. The beauty and tranquillity of the resort certainly makes for a relaxing and interesting holiday and I am also pleased you found time to dine twice with us during your stay. Once again Scamfinder, thank you for your wonderful review and from all of us here, we wish you safe travels back to Sydney.

Regards

Scott Freund
Director of Culinary + Service
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Lier, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
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“Delicious lunch buffet”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

If you want a splendid and delicious lunch buffet go to Favola restaurant in Le Meridien hotel. Only 249baht (including tax and coffee) for a varied buffet : different soups ,choice of hors d'hoeuvre, thai and western main dishes and dessert buffet. Indoor modern airconditioned or outdoor dining area. Impeccable service. We stayed in another hotel in Chiang Rai (Dusit Island resort) but we don't regret our trip to Favola.
I guess that the lunch buffet is only available during weekdays.
Also dinner buffet available but 449 baht.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank ludovicvn
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, 15 May 2017
Dear ludovicvn,

Greetings from the Food and Beverage team at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort. It was a real pleasure to read your five star review.

Since your last visit we have implemented an Italian inspired a la carte offering for lunch at Favola. Our Lunch Buffets are offered at our all day dining restaurant, Latest Recipe from 11:30 - 14:30 at the price of 399THB Nett per person.

We do hope to welcome you back at the hotel.


Best Regards,

Jean-Marc Pougnet
Food and Beverage Manager
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Absolutely beautiful ambiance, with cozy indoor seating and outdoor seating. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Nicksjuzunk
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Dear Nicksjuzunk,

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent experience at Favola. We genuinely appreciate you sharing your impressions of our restaurant and of the outstanding service you received. As you are a Chiang Rai local, we look forward to welcoming you back soon, the next time you are planning on a riverside dinner.

Regards

Scott Freund
Executive Chef
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