We stayed at Laguna, Cherntalay , on Bantao Beech .
We always eat out around the village but I am compelled to write about a special find that I think most people would otherwise miss.
About 50 meters past Tinley Place where most of the restaurants and bars are located, down a small private lane. We found this Bar / Restaurant called Eden. Unlike every where else, this place had space. It was an open thatched roof garden bar with a swimming Pool & Pool Table. What was so shocking was that the chef/ owner was actually highly experienced and was head chef of some top restaurants previously that would have charged fortunes for the same dishes that were served up here. There was a regular menu ,brief and interesting but the chef came out and discussed the meal with us made a recommendation that was tailored to our taste( not on the menu). It was fantastic, every dish, and so cheap compared to these other restaurants previously mentioned. We felt comfortable ordering several dishes to try new things because it still worked out cheaper than one dish from other places.
On top of this, because of the space , garden and the general relaxed atmosphere we were able to enjoy our meal with our kids, whereas in most restaurants everything is a little to formal or overly decorated or just to tighley packed to relax with restless kids around.
We came back a couple of times after that and the quality was consistent.
Before we left to go home we popped in a little later in the evening without kids in toe, just to say thank you ;only ,to find a real sociable bar atmosphere. There was a good crowd of really interesting characters, mainly expats living in Thailand. Great music and a really good social vibe. We left around 1pm because we were leaving the next day but the bar was still going strong after we left.
Thankyou Eden Bar for making our holiday complete.
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