Found John's Garden with my husband while looking for a nice place to have dinner with the two of us around Mae Nam. The setting was everything we asked for; a peaceful garden with beautiful traditional thai furnishing set in soft lighting.
John's garden serves mainly typical thai dishes and some European dishes as well (though did not taste any of the non-thai food so cannot comment on that). The thai dishes were lovely and well prepared, especially the prawn with black pepper and garlic was the best we've had on the island. If you like proper spicy food, "thai spicy", make sure to mention this when ordering. The food is somewhat pricier than at your typical road side joint, but the setting and set vie is what you pay for. The fresh fruit smoothies and desserts (especially flambéed banana with home made ice cream) deserve a special mention.
The waiters were really at tentative and service was quick and friendly.
The road leading to John's Garden almost made us turn around ( we were on scooter) due to the tacky bars and massage joints spread along the road, but fear not; you will find a perfect little haven when you reach your destination.
I recommend John's Garden for anyone who wants a break from the busy bustling of the island busier areas and is in need of a beautiful setting for a reasonably priced dinner. Will definitely be back.
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