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“great location suitable for large parties and a children's play area”

The Windmill Chiangmai
Ranked #1,765 of 2,396 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Cuisines: European, Chinese, Japanese, Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 23, 2014

On our travels, we'd been past this, mainly outdoor, restaurant. It's in a huge area with acres of parking and different seating areas. The large Windmill close to the road means you can't miss it. Opens for breakfast at 8am and closes about 11pm. Holds several hundred people, but there's plenty of attentive staff and beer maidens filling and refilling your glass.

We arrived for an early dinner on a Friday evening around 6pm, when the place was emptyish - it started to fill out from 7pm onwards. The menu was extensive, but not really catering for vegetarians. Standard farang and Thai dishes on offer.

I ordered fried river fish with a chilli sauce, which turned out to be a very tasty spicy sweet and sour - and plenty of it. Standard dishes of same-old veggies and rice - nothing different to write home about. I've had countless plates of cauliflower, broccoli, stalky greens with a bit of corn and mushroom and carrot slices - all lightly cooked and boring taste.

Overall, both the fish and its sauce were excellent - just how I like it. The rice and veggies -forgetful. Note: again, must remember to ensure all dishes turn up at the same time - I hate it when a plate of veggies turn up, and then a rice dish, and some time later the main dish. By that time the earlier dishes are warm at best. It seems to be a country-wide Thai custom.

My partner ordered a pork combo - ham, pork, crackling etc with a salad type veggies and chilli sauce dips. Perfectly edible and very different - something to think about when we revisit.

And we will. Staff catering for everything, place in a pleasant setting, all very clean and modernish, with colour-changing lighting playing over the restaurants roofs. Even a band playing a mixture of Thai and Western music. Cost - absolutely amazingly inexpensive - our meal with beer, juice shake, and water came to a measly 14 quid. Ideal, both for a party and a quiet twosome.
Recommended.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Came here for dinner with family and also with friends. Great atmosphere, great for kids to run around. Food is OK, nothing stand out with either the Thai or foreign food. Only dish I thought was nice was the fish with แกงส้ม. Serves are a little on the small side.

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