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“One of the highlights of our trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Sea Wrap

Restaurant Sea Wrap
@ Hotel Peace, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #177 of 301 Restaurants in Bophut
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
“One of the highlights of our trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

We had a great evening, not so much because of the food but more for the situation, without doubt it was one of the highlights of our visit to Samui. We went there specifically so as to have dinner on the beach sitting on beanbags at low tables. We often enjoy dining on the beach at 'normal' tables but sitting on beanbags on the sand brings the whole evening to a completely higher dimension. Nice number of lights around as well so enough light to eat by but not too many to destroy the mood. Doubt it would be so much fun in the daytime under a hot sun, or in the evening with a large group or family, though no doubt it would be some fun, but dining under the stars as a couple on the beach was a wonderful experience. And after the meal one could just stretch out completely on the bean bag and sand and watch the stars - even if it is somewhat cloudy as it was when we went! Then afterwards, a nice walk on the beach to the hotel that we were staying at.
There is another restaurant down the beach which also does dining on the sand on beanbags but their stretch of beach is quite short so the tables are crammed too close together. The Sea Wrap had just enough space to allow some degree of privacy.
Not worth going to the Sea Wrap for the food though as although it was quite nice and well presented, the actual taste was only average. Also the menu was extremely short with really very little choice. We had spaghetti carbonara, good portions and tasty but bacon/pancetta etc flavour was too mild. The pork fillet mignon with a mushroom sauce looked very nice but although very pleasant, there was only a thimbleful of the mushroom sauce. As it was a thick cut of pork, slightly overcooked, it meant there was virtually no sauce for the pork and it was too dry to do without a sauce. The creamy potatoes were excellent but the vegetable parcel was too undercooked for my liking. My wife had the fresh seafood 'special' which involved going up into the main restaurant to choose which fresh seafood one wanted and to choose one's salad, which was then brought to one's table, together with some chilli sauces and fried rice. Even less choice for dessert so we just had a cafe latte plus a scoop of chocolate ice cream and a scoop of strawberry ice cream - neither very good though OK.
We found the service to be very friendly and whilst not the fastest, we are in Thailand after all, which is well known for polite service but not quick service! Prices were somewhat on the high side but not OTT. Would definitely recommend for a romantic evening, especially if you can get a 'front row' table on the sand, as we did.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

The setting is beautiful; lying on cushions amd watching the moon is idyllic. The service is very friendly although our food was a little slow to arrive. I suspect ordering a seafood platter slowed down our order as the tables around us were served faster. The food was pretty good and reasonably priced. The wine list is also reasonably priced- a rare find in Thailand. There was live Thai music and traditional dancing on the night we went which was great fun. Overall it was the most enjoyable dinner of our holiday. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Highly not recommended”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011 via mobile

We came to the restaurant only for a drink. It has a very nice location on the beach. As for the rest it was very disappointing: wet sitting pillows, long waiting for service, drinks prepared without any care and a bottle of water for 300 Baht (about usd10) imported from Norway. Worst bar we experienced in Thailand.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“This place needs new management. Stay Away !”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

This was by far the most disappointing evening for us on the island. The food - tomato/rocket pizza and a salad were worse than airline food.

There was no sign of any senior staff to make a compliant, the waiters were all busy watching the fireshow on the beach. All 10 of them.

This place gets a good review in a Local Dining Samui Guide. But later we found out this was just a disguised marketing campaign.

Unless you really hate the person you take here, do yourself a favour and stay away.

Worst of all they have us a comments card, which we filled in, and then as we walked away I could see it getting cleared into the trash with the rest of the food.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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