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Mars Bar

Main Road Bangniang | Ban Bang Niang, Khao Lak, Thailand
+66 84 746 5951
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Ranked #7 of 177 restaurants in Khao Lak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: You can't miss Mars Bar it's the bright orange building with the masssive smiley face sign on the edge of the main road 200 meters down from the 7-11 at Bang- Niang market just past the TMB bank.You will always find a warm welcome cold beer and delicious home made English style pub grub.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: You can't miss Mars Bar it's the bright orange building with the masssive smiley face sign on the edge of the main road 200 meters down from the 7-11 at Bang- Niang market just past the TMB bank.You will always find a warm welcome cold beer and delicious home made English style pub grub.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We landed in here during a walk around Khoa Lak, we were made to feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door. The guy who owns it is an ex-pat and is lovely, went for a holiday and stayed!!! We only went for a drink, however, the menu was good, so we had dinner and were not disappointed,... More

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Grovedale, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The guy who owns this bar came for 2 weeks and is still there 7 years later. The music is good and he serves English Meals including Fish and Chips and all sorts of pies. I had a superb steak and Kidney.

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NZer in Oz
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Sadly, we heard about The Mars Bar quite late into our stay in Khaolak. Had we known about it sooner they would have seen a lot more of us! Such a friendly welcome every time, good people on both sides of the bar, cold beer and good food. Mars makes you feel right at home quickly and is justifiably proud... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi i'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Mars bar ,as you say it's quite quiet in low season but when people like yourselves come in the bar and enter into the spirit of things then it's always a good night. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My first visit since Sept 2013 and the welcome from Mars was just as friendly as on previous occasions. I tried a Cornish Pasty with chips and gravy for dinner. Great home-made pasty … fabulous chips (the best). It’s not fancy, but the service is good, and the food is great. Check their non-Thai menu at: http://marsbarcafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/food-main-menu.jpg

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hello mate your review was fantastic , thanks ,we try to everyone feel welcome and we're always making new additions to our menu so i'm really pleased you enjoyed your second visit to Mars bar.Thanks again for the review and i'm sure we'll see you again next year . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

Bowral, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Came here twice during a recent holiday and both times, we were hugely impressed. First time we came for drinks but couldn't resist a plate of home made onion rings which were amazing. We were so delighted also by the owner and how welcoming he was. The bar is clearly a local expat hang, which we usually avoid but we... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

What a lovely review , thanks very much.I always try to treat every body the same be they tourists or locals and i know what you mean about some ex- pat bars and how unfriendly the staff and patrons are. In my book every one is the same and everybody is our friend. I am very passionate about my food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Last night we were lucky enough to head to Mars Bar at the advice of TA forums! It definitely exceeded our expectations. The owner Mars and his wife, along with all the girls who work there were so accommodating and lots of fun! The food was amazing varying from traditional Thai, British (my wife loved the mushy peas), with the... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi there you two , yes it was a night to try and remember, thank you for being such fun and getting right into the spirit of the bar , the bell was rung a lot that night. I'm glad you both enjoyed our food i'm making a new batch of mushy peas as we speak and i've got a... More

Khao Lak, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Mars is a cool guy, as is his wife and the other staff who work there...Very helpful and knowledgeable about the area as he's lived her for, I think, 7 years... The staff are very welcoming to the patrons...not overbearing, yet always up for a bit of banter and I've found the patrons to be great fun. I'd been eating... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Ha ha ha ha thanks for that fantastic review it certainly made us all giggle, brilliant.I'm sure we'll see you again before you leave and you can have more of my sausage. Thanks again mate see you soon . Cheers Mars and Maem. More

newcastle
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

What a great bar/dinner,great company,great food,great prices,only bad thing found it on our last day of our hols, always next time and thanks for the lift to the sarijon mars. Barry and lesley

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Hi there it was a pleasure to meet you both and it's never a problem to give our guests a lift on a rainy night back to their hotel. Thanks for your great review i'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Mars bar , you know where we are now so we'll see you next time. Thanks again. Cheers... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I have to admit, we probably wouldn't have stopped here on first glance but because of previous reviews here we called in on our way to the market opposite. Having walked from our hotel in the middle of the afternoon, we were really hot and desperate for something cold to drink. We stopped in and were greeted straight away. Cold... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Good morning and thanks for your review, it's always good to meet people from my area of the UK. I'm pleased you liked our food and cold beers and i hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Thanks again for the review and hopefully see you next time. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

U.K
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We don't normally do the ex-pat thing while on holiday but after seeing this place advertised in a local magazine and the owner coming from our neck of the woods at home decided to give it a try after visiting the market. So glad we did there was a lovely friendly atmosphere, we had chips pie mushy peas & gravy... More

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mars58, Manager at Mars Bar, responded to this review

Ey up me duck , it was nice to speak a bit of Derbyshire with you Chessy people. Thanks for the great review i'm really pleased you enjoyed our food and Quiz night it's always a good night. Thanks again ,take care and see you next time. Cheers Mars and Maem. More

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