We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Disappointing”

Billabong Surf Club
Ranked #55 of 444 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A lively Australian beach bar and restaurant sat in the heart of the popular Fisherman's Village in Koh Samui. With cold beer and cocktails, an Aussie pub menu, a full Australian and International sports program and great live music, this makes The Billabong Surf Club a must visit pub!
Ko Samui, Thailand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Maybe it's just not y scene but traveling to Koh Samui Thailand and sitting in a bar listening to the TV blaring with football and car racing just doesn't do it for me. Nice views over the ocean if you get one of the 6 seats at the bar. Food was terrible. Overpriced and deep fried. The order came incorrectly. The waitresses are rude and uncaring. Will never go back.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Fiona H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Hi Fiona
I concerned to read your comment and a little surprised. We are known as a "sports Bar" on the island and show live sports whenever possible. Friday is a busy day for us with walking street live music and the live feed of AFL football. I do advertise on a notice board in front of the Billabong the days coverage of live music, live sport and perhaps you might have missed this. The other patrons in the bar always insist on "atmosphere" meaning could you please "turn it up". As for the service and receiving the wrong order I will personally put this right if you are still on the island. Please come in and see me and select your choice on the menu, on the house, and I will make certain it is not "deep fried" and you can be assured I will have a word with my staff who have usually scored the highest accolades from most customers in the past having contributed to The Billabong winning the 2013 TripAdvisor award for excellence

Graham Atkinson
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

380 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    172
    145
    40
    9
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“service needs a bit of improvement but burgers very good”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Service was a bit of a shocker. Waited a long time for all food and drinks to arrive (had to wait quite a bit on 2x meals to arrive). Had to ask to turn music down as was so loud we couldnt hear each other. When the food finally came it was good. Only complaint was the spaghetti bolognaise my 7 year old ordered was extremely spicy (although menu said mild)! Looked like they used the same sauce/meat as their spicy nachos. Burgers were very tasty though.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Brigitte B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Hi Brigitte
I have spoken to my staff and can assure you that the music will be kept at a low level during the day however we do have live music three times a week and we cover most sport. During these occasions the volume is turned up in order to maintain the "atmosphere" of the moment and we do advertise these events on the notice board in the entry. As for the service I have reviewed this with my staff, and look forward to perhaps having a drink with you and your family if you are still on the Island.

Kind Regards
Graham Atkinson
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Want to celebrate ANZAC day in Samui?”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Good drinks, good service, right on the beach. Western food available. Views are amazing, kids can play on the beach while you have a cocktail/beer or two. They celebrated ANZAC day and showed dawn parade - nice

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank DHwellington
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
graham a, Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
I thank you for remembering us. It was a special day for both Australia and New Zealand and one we should never forget. Having you there made even more special. I remember you both watching the Dawn Service from the terrace bar. Please come and see us again as we always welcome returning friends.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great for a Drink and Western Food”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

There is always some kind of live music going on and although Fishermans Village as a whole can be a bit quiet, this place always has a few people in.

The western food is good and every day they have a different special.

Sit at the back and you will get stunning views over the sea to Koh Phangan

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank CareyJBaird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing hang out place.”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Billabong bar is a great bar. Food is amazing a must try. Atmosphere is awesome if you just wish to hang out and have a few drinks. Later at night it really comes alive with great live music. Highly recommend you check it out. Don't forget to say hello to graham the manager as you'll see he's a very friendly and welcoming guy.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Koprek
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Billabong Surf Club also viewed

Bophut, Ko Samui
 
Bophut, Ko Samui
Bophut, Ko Samui
 

Been to Billabong Surf Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing