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“Best bar in Fisherman's village” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Billabong Surf Club

Billabong Surf Club
Ranked #60 of 439 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Bar, Thai, Pub, Australian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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!
Galle, Sri Lanka
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best bar in Fisherman's village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great Chilli, sports TV, and good atmosphere make the Bilabong a regular haunt for us. Service is very good and great view of the bay.

Visited August 2013
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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Hello There
Your comment has described The Billabong Surf Club in a nutshell. This is exactly what we are all about and I really appreciate that you were able to recognize this. Thank you for your favorable comments and please visit us again when you come back to Samui.

Graham Atkinson
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Relax”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

A good bar with good live music the night we visited. The drinks could be colder and few more lower tables would improve the atmosphere as most people have to perch on stools.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Pez132
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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Hi there and many thanks for taking the time to comment. We would love to have a section with different furniture perhaps a lounge area however the lay out of the Billabong will not allow this. As for the drinks being cold we do unfortunately experience power out on Samui and perhaps had one when you visited us. All that really matters is you were able to relax and hopefully enjoyed your selves.

Graham Atkinson
General Manager
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Bathgate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed in bophut for nearly 2 weeks and visited the billabong surf club most nights USA and her staff were some of the most friendly and welcoming me and my wife have ever met ! The food is top class and if there is something you want that is not on the menu the staff will more than accommodate !! The entertainment is also brilliant and got people up to sing along and get people on the dance floor !! I can't wait to one day go back !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank B18sav
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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hello and thank you for that awesome review

We pride our selves on trying to make every visitors stay memorable. Our staff are excellent and USA or Khun Mamm as I know her runs a "Fun Watch" and is always accommodating. I can see from the review date you were there on Tuesday the 27th and Jimmy the "Geordie" came in at very short notice and yes we had a great night.
I thank you again for your very kind words and excellent review and sincerely hope you will return and visit us again.

Graham Atkinson
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Bangkok, Thailand
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent location, good atmosphere, reasonable food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Right on the beach with a perfect view towards Phangan, the place is casual, has a good atmosphere thx to the choice of music and TV's running. All looks clean, staff is attentive
The menue offers a good choice of western and a small choice of thai food, however, the cooking of the western food could be improved. Prices are not cheap but ok.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaiMiTang
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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Maimi Tang

I thank you for your comments. The location is great and the atmosphere always friendly. I was disappointed to read that your "Western Meal" was not up to your expectations and would like to invite you back , if you are on the island for a meal on the house. We usually rate "above excellent " for our food so do call back and have a meal and drink on us.

I thank you again for your great rating.

Graham Atkinson
General Manager
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Baghdad, Iraq
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Little slice of OZ on Koh Samui...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our second trip out to the island since Oct 2012., My hubby is an Aussie, he made a joke, as to "why are we going to an AUSSIE bar, in Thailand?.. lol.. "Because" I SAID so, and it's AWESOME,.. THAT's why ;-), the view is perfect, right on the beach, watching the people, boats, and at night, the lanterns.. always have great tunes playing, and every sport imaginable on the telly's.. so much more than a "sport's bar".. the cooks are great, as are the bartenders and servers. Their breakfast special is OFF THE CHAIN.. 189 THB for a traditional English/AU breakfast style, complete with bacon, eggs ( shaped in the formation of OZ !!) , beans, sausage, stewed tomatoes and thick toast....THE BEST, that meal, along with a Singha draft ,and a couple Bloody Mary's to start the day off- "balanced" ;-) A MUST visit, world class, "get rid of the hangover" breakfast! LOVE this little place. The staff is really friendly, and attentive. Making sure we were well looked after. This is now our "go to" place, when visiting that side of the island, as our villa is in Taling Ngam, so we like to overnight there, 2500 THB per night, clean comfy rooms, to get our head down, makes it so nice to not have to drive after a few too many enjoying the local Village scenery, drinks, and sounds. THANK you guys for a great spot to always come back to ;-) THE BEST BAR FOOD !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Corinne I
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graham a, General Manager at Billabong Surf Club, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Corinne
Many thanks for that "Great" review. I could not have written it any better. You have covered every aspect of our business and what we set out to achieve. I am so happy you had a great time and perhaps next time you will stay a week end with us.
Thank you once again and do let us know when you return to Koh Samui


Graham Atkinson
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