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Banyan Bar

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Bar, British, Pub
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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
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66 822869740
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England, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of the bars in Koh Tao are very much the same same but being British I saw the humour in their signage when passing by and wanted to visit , a bit rough around the edges but good atmosphere and a great place to relax talk some BS and share some stories.

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Thank maninasuitcase1905
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Had many great times in Banyan! Some loose party nights during the evening times with live music and BBQs, also fantastic meals for dinner and awesome Sunday Roast...

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Thank Mark W
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

My favourite bar on Koh Tao! It's so different than any other place on Koh Tao. You never know what to expect there and probably that what makes it so special, it might be crazy, or chill and remember if you go there dive is the only 4 letter world they don't use there

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Thank Kasia F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here for a Sunday dinner. My first Sunday roast in 8 month! Very big portion for 300 Bhat, great value. The whole menu looks amazing! Cant wait to go back and try something new. So chilled and laid back!

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Thank Kate M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here twice in two days since the food was so good. Had chicken gougons and meatballs! Both amazing! Second time had the chicken gougons again and a burger - both very tasty! Cheap drinks and food also. Would definitely recommend for a casual dinner and drinks!

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Thank elfmorris
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place from our walk in and out of town! Honestly the best place to eat in Koh Tao. Lovely staff who are great craic and super friendly/efficient. Fabulous fresh food at very reasonable prices - we had chips and gravy (my friends fave) chicken goujons, a burger and pulled pork burger as well as chorizo tacos.... More 

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Thank Naomi F
Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

You have to try the chips, cheese and gravy! If you have been travelling in Thailand for a while and sticking to a local diet great! but every once in a while it's nice to have something from home so treat yourself to their Sunday Roast too, one of the best I've ever had!

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Thank JenniScott5
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Saw the reviews on trip advisor and knew this was a must!! Anywhere offensive and rude is great!!! The atmosphere really was chilled and the drinks so cheap! Sailor Jerry's and coke 140baht, this is free pour and strong!!! We really like it here but as an English Essex girl I struggled with the gross loos!! But it was worth... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Very nice place to have a drink. You never know with this bar if it's going to be crazy or chill and this is why it is so charming! I recommend to try this bar where there are many possibilities such as be in or out, play billiards, chill in a couch or enjoy a concert! Moreover the staff is... More 

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Thank leco83
Koh Tao, Thailand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

If black tie, national dress, and red carpets are your preferred nights out this bar is probably not for you. Unless your national dress is a kilt. But if you enjoy drinking, you are very good at drinking, and you would rather take the piss out of friends than sip tea you have found your bar. If you live by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $7
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Koh Tao
  • Phone Number: 66 822869740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?