4 of us looking to eat in Lamai and after a few dinners on the main strip, wanted to go a little up market so we walked into the Patio.
Once you get through reception you are greeted with a well laid out water garden which turns into a bit of a walk to the beach bar and the Patio restaurant.
As we approached, we could hear the dulct tones of Thai music and then spotted Thai dancers on stage which was a bit of a bonus. Initally at least.
They did have space and we were shown to a table which was not acceptable as one of our table was directly under a spot light which was powerful enough to grace a theatre so we asked to move. The first response was to advise us that there were no tables left and so as we walked out they "managed" to find us a table in an acceptable spot.
The view as others have commented over looking Lamai beach is nice and does set the evening up well.
We went for the thai cusine in the main (one indian dish) which was all good. Well presented, and tasted fine although it is between 2 to 3 times more than other restaurants with similar thai food fare and quality in Lamai as you are paying for the ambience. The wine list is limited and very over priced when compared to other quality restaurants on Koh Samui which was dissapointing.
The service was passable - we did have worse and better on Koh Samui. The food arrival was a little disjointed. One final point was the Thai music referred to earlier in the review. This went on for about an hour and for those of us who are not familiar with the subtle variations in thai music, it became a little dull and was certainly too loud. Apologies for those who enjoy Thai traditional music. Perhaps two sets of 30 minutes with a break would be better?
As this is a resort as well as a restaurant there were a number of honeymooning couples a dinner as well as children playing. This was not a disturbance but I am aware that there are many who prefer a no children atmosphere.
So all in all would I say go? If you are in Lamai and you are a little fed up with eating with the continuous sound of motor bikes and cars driving up and down the main street, then go but be prepared to pay 15 Pounds per head and not 5 pounds per head for food and a lot more for beer and wine. There are other restaurants on the beach to try too but sadly we did not have time to make the comparison.
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