Phayao Restaurants

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IN PHAYAO
1. Phu Thong Place for accommodation. 500 baht a night with brekky / 400 without. Excellent value for money.
2. Krua Thep Pub & Restaurant for great 70s-80s pop-rock music. Good food, staff & service.
3. Lakeview Pub. Good atmosphere & nice jazzy Thai music. Brilliant young lead guitarist & singer Mr Bird with the band Talents. They've also got a little 4 foot nothing female singer Floyd, (as in Pink Floyd.) Highly recommended for a cool night out.

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The crowd at the Lakeview is younger student orientated, compared to the mature adult players at the Krua Thep. Hit both in a night, I do.
 

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Yes, we totally agree. Had a great time at Krua Thep Pub & Restaurant, in Phayao. We always stop there when we pass through on the bike.
They have a good selection of blues CD's, too.
 

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globalgypsy wrote: Yes, we totally agree. Had a great time at Krua Thep Pub & Restaurant, in Phayao. We always stop there when we pass through on the bike.
They have a good selection of blues CD's, too.
The Krua Thep Pub & Restaurant.
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Good food, music & service.

GPS Waypoint: N19 09.781 E99 54.066
The Krua Thep is on the Phayao city map on the GT Rider Golden Triangle guide map.
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Look out for Cup Cake restaurant on the main road by the lake about as far south as you can go before the road turns back inland. The lady there speaks very good English ,went to Oz. where she learnt to cook, does the best brekky i've found in Phayao and it comes with a very good cappuccino, Fish and chips we ordered after brekky so she could get fresh from the markt. Lovely place to visit. feelthenoise,
 

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feelthenoise wrote: Look out for Cup Cake restaurant on the main road by the lake about as far south as you can go before the road turns back inland. The lady there speaks very good English ,went to Oz. where she learnt to cook, does the best brekky i've found in Phayao and it comes with a very good cappuccino, Fish and chips we ordered after brekky so she could get fresh from the markt. Lovely place to visit. feelthenoise,
Feelthenoise. :thumbup:
Just what we've been in need of in Phayao for a long time - a decent brekky.
If you've got any photos we would love to see them.
 

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The Planin Phao (salted fish), before and after. Includes ubiquitous V-sign

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feelthenoise;261862 wrote: Look out for Cup Cake restaurant on the main road by the lake about as far south as you can go before the road turns back inland. The lady there speaks very good English ,went to Oz. where she learnt to cook, does the best brekky i've found in Phayao and it comes with a very good cappuccino, Fish and chips we ordered after brekky so she could get fresh from the markt. Lovely place to visit. feelthenoise,
Jackpot a real breakfast in Phayao.
Thanks for the tip Feelthenoise.

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& the setting is cool. A relaxing spot for breakfast indeed.
 

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DavidFL;230449 wrote: IN PHAYAO
1. Phu Thong Place for accommodation. 500 baht a night with brekky / 400 without. Excellent value for money.
2. Krua Thep Pub & Restaurant for great 70s-80s pop-rock music. Good food, staff & service.
3. Lakeview Pub. Good atmosphere & nice jazzy Thai music. Brilliant young lead guitarist & singer Mr Bird with the band Talents. They've also got a little 4 foot nothing female singer Floyd, (as in Pink Floyd.) Highly recommended for a cool night out.

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The crowd at the Lakeview is younger student orientated, compared to the mature adult players at the Krua Thep. Hit both in a night, I do.
The Lakeview Pub is no more sad to say.
In its place a moo krataa BBQ restaurant.
 

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The Phayao foreshore has almost endless restaurants, plus new coffee shops / bakeries all over town.

What I like.
NONG ANG

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Its currently got a green interior.
GPS Waypoint: N19.16312 E99.90070

Food & service was good.

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Generous servings

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There are so many places along the south side, basically all offering the same thing, that I think the trick is to cruise past & see who has the most customers & then note if the customers are young or oldies, & are they eating or drinking. Some places are more popular for drinking & some for eating.

The Krua Thep is still going but certainly seems to be struggling.
The new hot pub - restaurant would appear to be the Meeting Point, with hot PG-waitresses & live music.

The Parisien Cafe is right next door to the Meeting Point, is aircon & has a nice cosy atmosphere.

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more to come. Phayao is the go place ..
 

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The HUG PHAYAO

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on the "north-west" side of town, down by the lake.

A magic spot to make a nice impression.

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A large open air deck with a view

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The BIG view comes from up the tree.

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+ they've got some karaoke rooms & a pool table for the guys.

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highly recommended & well worth checking out.
If you have a 2008 GTR Golden Triangle map, on the Phayao city map it is where the Mai Nam Pub used to be.
Or GPS Waypoint: N19.17089 E99.89530

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Take the GF - she will be impressed.
The food + drink + service was all good!
Phayao is wonderful.
 

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Moving on from the Hug, 100 metres further North is

the Taukakai View Love @ Phayao.

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this place juts right out on the water & is considerably up-market from the HUG.

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enormous servings of good food.

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You can sit out on the terrace, if the rain & wind are not incoming.
Or you can sit inside with the band playing 70s hits -One Way Ticket.

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We were forced to retreat indoors from a gale force wind that was blowing over the drink stations.
It's all good fun.
 

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And last but not least, there is somewhere for breakfast.

The Cupcake

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Yeehar, 3 cheers for a real farang breakfast in Phayao.

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All set in a delightful fresh air garden

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with loads of nice cakes for back up desert.

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Phayao is a gem of a place with unlimited fresh air by the biggest lake in the North.
Only 2 hrs from Chiang Mai it is well worth checking out for an easy over night trip from Chiang Mai.
Don't hesitate to go. Jump on your bike early-mid afternoon & you're in Phayao for happy hour to watch the sun go down over the majestic lake.

If you want to know more about Phayao on GTR , go here


Doi Pha Tang - a meander. Chiang Mai - Chiang Kham - Chiang Khong return.

Phayao Province

Enjoy. It's all good out there.

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Tony's Place
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the new kid on the "block" in Phayao.
In a row of shophouses opposite the Gateway Hotel
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a big range of cocktails for 120 baht each
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Plus a big breakfast
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the real deal for some
+ big cups of coffee
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Tony also specializes in pizzas & burgers.

GPS: N19 10.339 E99 53.961
Just up from the town bus station & opposite the big Gateway Hotel
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Tony is a good guy & handled a lot of the dealings with police re the accident & death of Tom Forde last year.
Tony stepped up to the plate to do the right thing for all of us. He deserves support from all the expat bikers in Chiang Mai. So please drop by & give him your support.

Tony's BAR in Phayao
 

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I had dinner last night at U&Steak. Really nice food and gigantic servings, with every dish delivered with a huge amount of salad.
The plates are quite literally 3 times the normal size.
They have another restaurant out near Phayao university, and another in Nan, called the same. All can be found on Facebook searching for U&Steak.
I highly recommend this place for a great meal.
I had the pork “tenderloin in the fillet mignon, french” for 389 thb, and my wife had the “grill salmon steak” for 289 thb. My tenderloin was the whole strap, and the size of a small roast!

The restaurant is a couple of doors down the street and on the same side, from the Gateway Hotel, heading towards the bus station.

The only downside was they didn’t sell Leo Beer!!!
 

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Those plates are huge Dave :eek:


The restaurant our near the University, is that past the University on LHS heading south, have to walk up some stairs from hwy 1 to gain access, seating also out front ?
 

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Those plates are huge Dave :eek:


The restaurant our near the University, is that past the University on LHS heading south, have to walk up some stairs from hwy 1 to gain access, seating also out front ?

I haven’t been to that one Gav. John who was working at the Phayao city restaurant when I ate there, told me about the other 2 branches.
 

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P W Nature Farmers is a great farang food restaurant in Phayao. Maybe the only one in fact. Peter and Won who own and run it are great people, who serve really good food at very affordable prices.

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Won makes beautiful all natural fruit smoothies, as well as bakes her own cheesecakes, usually with a different flavour each week.
Peter does homemade lasagne and a great chicken parmigiana, along with all the other fantastic items on their menu. He also makes his own sausages which are as good as you will find anywhere.

They also make, bottle, and sell their own label apple cider vinegar (I believe they also supply Rimping markets in Chiang Mai), natural honey, sesame seed oil, all healthy and off the farm. They also bake their own bread as well...delicious!

They are open from 1100 each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So if you are in the area and feeling hungry give them a try. I highly recommend their place. It is located at the following map reference:


PW Nature Farmers
175, Ban Tom, Mueang Phayao District, Phayao 56000, Thailand
+66 97 116 8965
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They can be found on Facebook under “PW Nature Farmers”


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There is plenty of parking available with a couple of tents for cover as well.

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A really nice place run by really nice people!

Menu below:

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P W Nature Farmers is a great farang food restaurant in Phayao. Maybe the only one in fact. Peter and Won who own and run it are great people, who serve really good food at very affordable prices.

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Won makes beautiful all natural fruit smoothies, as well as bakes her own cheesecakes, usually with a different flavour each week.
Peter does homemade lasagne and a great chicken parmigiana, along with all the other fantastic items on their menu. He also makes his own sausages which are as good as you will find anywhere.

They also make, bottle, and sell their own label apple cider vinegar (I believe they also supply Rimping markets in Chiang Mai), natural honey, sesame seed oil, all healthy and off the farm. They also bake their own bread as well...delicious!

They are open from 1100 each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So if you are in the area and feeling hungry give them a try. I highly recommend their place. It is located at the following map reference:


PW Nature Farmers
175, Ban Tom, Mueang Phayao District, Phayao 56000, Thailand
+66 97 116 8965
Google Maps

They can be found on Facebook under “PW Nature Farmers”


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There is plenty of parking available with a couple of tents for cover as well.

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A really nice place run by really nice people!

Menu below:

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Yes I've got fond blurry memories of an afternoon & night at Peter's last year.
Good food, service & expat company.
I can also vouch for the apple cider vinegar, home delivered to Chiang Khong.
 

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P W Nature Farmers is a great farang food restaurant in Phayao. Maybe the only one in fact. Peter and Won who own and run it are great people, who serve really good food at very affordable prices.

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Won makes beautiful all natural fruit smoothies, as well as bakes her own cheesecakes, usually with a different flavour each week.
Peter does homemade lasagne and a great chicken parmigiana, along with all the other fantastic items on their menu. He also makes his own sausages which are as good as you will find anywhere.

They also make, bottle, and sell their own label apple cider vinegar (I believe they also supply Rimping markets in Chiang Mai), natural honey, sesame seed oil, all healthy and off the farm. They also bake their own bread as well...delicious!

They are open from 1100 each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So if you are in the area and feeling hungry give them a try. I highly recommend their place. It is located at the following map reference:


PW Nature Farmers
175, Ban Tom, Mueang Phayao District, Phayao 56000, Thailand
+66 97 116 8965
Google Maps

They can be found on Facebook under “PW Nature Farmers”


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There is plenty of parking available with a couple of tents for cover as well.

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A really nice place run by really nice people!

Menu below:

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I can vouch for the Greek Salad & Garlic Bread & Beer Lao White.
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Daddy's Hero Cafe & Bar

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A magic little juvenile cafe & bar with a pool table.
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With a bonus of being aircon to escape the afternoon heat.
Run by the sweet Ms Mai.
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A nice selection of super heroes & beers.
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Something different & worth checking out sometime.
 
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