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“Gotta Try The Irish Stew!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of U.N. Irish Pub

U.N. Irish Pub
Ranked #131 of 2,044 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: HE U.N. IRISH PUB was originally established in August 1992 by Rosemary O'Connell (from County Monaghan) and her husband Daeng Putthawiteree (from Chiang Mai). Opening as The Crusty Loaf Bakery it quickly developed into a restaurant specializing in Western food and a local venue to come and meet new and old friends, usually over a few drinks. When licensing laws (yes they do exist) required that premises selling alcohol advertise as such, Daeng put up a chalkboard saying The Irish Pub. In 1998, Rosemary returned to Ireland as she wished her children to have an Irish education. Daeng remained but brought a new partner into the business, an Australian - Alexander (Sandy) Cullen. In 2001, after 9 years, Daeng left to open a new establishment. Since then, various owners from various nationalities (including German, Karen, English, Thai, Australian and Kiwi) have been involved with the running of the business. As none of these folk have been Irish, it was decided in 2003 (over a few drinks) to add The United Nations to the name, thus giving the establishment the full name of The United Nations Irish Pub, Restaurant and Crusty Loaf Bakery, or The U.N. Irish Pub for short. The current partners are Australian, Thai and Kiwi but the intentions of the pub remain the same, that is, to provide a casual Western/Thai atmosphere with good food and drinks at a reasonable cost.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Gotta Try The Irish Stew!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

A pub and bakery, My Wife has a caesar salad and an open egg mayo sandwich, she described her food as fabulous, I had an Irish Stew and it was also wonderful. They also have a great selection of beers and Cider. Really easy to recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank acerockolla
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essex uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place to eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Menu was hard to choose from as I wanted everything!! If your missing some "Home cooking" This is the place to find!! Good value and great tasting!!

Visited March 2013
Thank carni
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Popular meeting place but the food disappoints”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

heavy, fried, tasteless, little to recommend the food. Pub food in London has come so far, but hasn't made it to Chiang Mai. Stick to the beer

Visited November 2012
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Still hungry”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went there twice for breakfast during my holiday in Chiang mai. Pleasant enough surroundings & service was fine too. However the portions are meagre at best. They have a nice display of fresh baked bread to takeaway which tempted me in.
My 1st visit, I had a bacon bap (bread roll), which consisted of 3 very skinny rashers of streaky bacon. Disappointed, but didn't think too much of it.
2nd visit, I chose the ham & cheese baguette. I didn't think it was possible to get such thin slices of both ham & cheese. Both baguette & bread roll were fine, just unbelievably stingy fillings.
It was convenient to where my guesthouse was, but Amazing Sandwich on Huay Kaew road is way, way better.

  • Visited February 2013
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5 Thank ningaloo25
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Decent food, on the pricey side”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Went here last night since my sister is visiting and it was close to her guesthouse. There's a downstairs bar with some small tables, an upstairs area where there was some quiz going on and a back patio with some tables that were closed since it was raining.

I had a craving for pizza, and it was good if maybe a bit pricey. But what I don't get is how they can charge so much for the local Thai stuff. We're used to dishes being in the 30-50b range, and you just feel cheated when someone else charge 3 times as much for the same thing.

That said it's a pretty cozy place, and the staff was nice and friendly. I'd possibly return for breakfast, since my sister said they make a mean omelette.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Mårten L
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