There is around 170 restaurants in Ban Bang Niang area and here is a short list of popular places to go and eat and places to make new friends.

Hill Tribe Restaurant

The Hill Tribe Restaurant is located on the main road, Petchkasem Road, in Bang Niang. Serving traditional Thai dishes from the north of Thailand it has become one of the most popular Thai restaurants in the Khao Lak area. It is highly recommended to make a table reservation as they are quite busy.

Dishes like the lemon chicken, spicy banana flower salad and the seafood hot plate are some of the most popular dishes among both tourists and Thai people. Of desserts the sticky rice with mango is the absolute preferred.

The Hill Tribe Restaurant is open from 1-10pm and you can make reservations on +66-93-648-3860

The Boat Cafe and Bistro

The Boat Cafe and Bistro is located on the main road, Petchkasem Road, in Bang Niang. It is right on the corner of the entrance to the Tsunami Boat 813. On the menu you can find Thai dishes as well as pizzas and burgers. Many tourists stop here to enjoy the air-conditioned restaurant for lunch or a coffee, they have excellent coffee too, after visiting the tsunami boat.

As the serving is not one of the fastest in Khao Lak one must have a little patience when ordering food. Of the more popular choices are the full English breakfast and coffee and smoothies.

The Rusty Pelican

The Rusty Pelican is world famous for its Mexican food, burritos, sizzling fajita, nachos, homemade tortillas with salsa, burgers, and the latest addition to the menu some German dishes such as Wiener schnitzel and bratwurst are also becoming more and more popular. There is a children and a vegetarian menu as well.

Ice cold beer, frozen margaritas and other cocktails, high end tequila, makes the Rusty Pelican unique in serving Mexican food in the Khao Lak area as well as having drinks that you can only have here. On top of all this there is also a pool table you can play on free of charge.

The World Famous Rusty Pelican Mexican Restaurant is located on Bang Niang Beach Road, a five minute walk from Bang Niang Beach itself.

If you come in a large group it is recommended that you make a reservation on 076 486 852

Ayisha Fine Art Fine Wine

If you are into art and wine then Ayisha Fine Art Fine Wine is just a couple of minutes away. Located in Bang Niang, on the main road, it is easy to find, a few minutes’ walk from Bang Niang Market, just opposite the Honda motorbike dealer. Ayisha is an absolute gem, with the artistic skills of Ying KanyapornPannit it is a pleasure to watch her paint while enjoying a fine glass of wine.

At Ayisha you can enjoy a variety of outstanding food; lasagna, of burgers there are beef, lamb and duck burgers with fried potatoes on the side cooked to perfection, and with a good glass of wine a cheese platter with imported cheese is always a good choice.

Even though Ayisha Fine Art Fine Wine is a wine bar they also serve ice cold beers. Of wine there is a wide selection of imported wines as well as a selection of imported malt whiskeys.

If you wish to talk to the owners of Ayisha Fine Art Fine Wine call this number 087 275 2725

Gecko Bar

Gecko Bar is located on Bang Niang Beach Road, about 100 meters from the light cross on the main road. Gecko Bar is a pool and sports bar. Put your name on the blackboard and play pool against the last winner on the table, there is also a fussball table here. This is also a great place to watch football from the various European leagues here, when they are on you can watch two different games on the two wide screen TV’s.

Beers and cocktails are what people drink at Gecko Bar. There is always a great atmosphere with a wide range of music playing in the background. People of all ages, of many different nationalities, are always present at Gecko Bar. It is well known as a late night bar where people hang out for a good time and everyone talks to everyone.

If you wish to arrange a party you can call Lynn and Black here 081 415 4167