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“Nice place, nice menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Alternative - CLOSED

The Alternative
Price range: $3 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Krabi Town, Thailand
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place, nice menu”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This place is really nice and the cosy balconys are really nice to laze on. The food is a nice change to the rest of the restaurants in El Nido and tastes great!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank AudreyMartin
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,558 reviews
924 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,268 helpful votes
“The most unique restaurant in El Nido!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We booked a pod for dinner so we could enjoy the sunset. These pods hang over the ocean and you are supplied with cushions for comfort. Dont worry they are well supported! There are no tables and chairs in the Pod. The view is beautiful and you can hear the waves crashing down below you. Even though we were quite high every now and then as the waves crashed down below with velocity you would get a spray of seawater.

There are still conventional table and chairs both inside and seafront on the balcony where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.

Unfortunately as we had a late lunch we werent hungry when we arrived at the Alternative. We just opted for their pumpkin soup and their home made bread, washing it down with a few drinks.

Quite frankly even if the food was ordinary you would enjoy this place as its nice and rustic and has a great romantic feel about it as you watch the ocean and boats returning from Island Hopping.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank tommomelbourne
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antibes
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“original place, I love the hanging nest!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

A good place for vegetarian, but before all, I love the view and the hanging nest to eat over the waves. Good to chill out! Wifi available.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank philippe o
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice place to chill”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We came here often for a nice cold
Drink in their nests overlooking the bay. The food was good but they get so busy in the evening that the wait to order, food to arrive, pay your bill is quite long! Wifi on battery so 24/7 unlike the electricity.

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1 Thank Kate G
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Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Zen”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Ground floor is not very attractive. First floor is more. Only the music is too babacool with zen music
Really beautifull view on sea from terrace
Incredible sofa overlooking the sea
Nice juice

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1 Thank jeromeBali
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