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“British food in Thai style - Ugh!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of coconut's bar

coconut's bar
Ranked #135 of 269 Restaurants in Chiang Rai
Cuisines: Bar, Thai, British, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: excellent english breakfasts, dinners, sunday roasts, salads, chillies, & the chunky chips are fantastic, very friendly & the owner is english & called kevin, establishment very clean, staff english speaking, pool table & different events for expats, every culture welcome.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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34 reviews
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“British food in Thai style - Ugh!”
Reviewed March 30, 2011

I went twice just to see if the food really was as bad as I thought it was the first time - and yes it is. The restaurant looks run down like no-one cares, the staff are bored and hardly interested and the food is very poor. First time I had the Sunday roast with pork. The vegetables were OK but the "roast pork" turned out to be a very over-cooked and super tough Thai style pork chop. Despite chewing for a long long time - I gave up trying to eat it. Second time I tried the vegetarian Chilli sin Carne. Ugh. It was disgusting. Crunchy mixed vegeatbles in a sickly sweet Thai style sweet and sour sauce and no hint of the usual Mexican flavours. I complained so they swapped it for a Vegetable Stew. This appeared as partly cooked carrots, cauliflower and potato swimming in a bland, watery soup with a bit of stock flavouring added. It was inedible. If you really want to eat British food - go to Chiang Mai - and get fantastic, authentic food at Domino on Huay Kaew Road or pretty good food at Ye Olde Bell on Loy Kroh Road

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Thai first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“If your British.. Go! If your not...definately go!”
Reviewed March 10, 2011

If British means polite, happy, friendly service, really good full English breakfast and BBC news, then you don't get anymore British than coconuts bar. All things traditional can get warped and changed to resemble little about what is good about them in the first place.. Not this breakfast. Went to this place a number of times and didn't get to sample all the menu but, what I had was nostalgic. This place does a good Thai curry as well. This isn't fine dining, it's reasonably priced, good old fashioned scran.

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1 Thank moffit808
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Cornwall
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Freindly Bar, Great Food”
Reviewed October 25, 2010

The coconut bar is located in the middle of 'Chet Yot Road', the popular bar and Restraunt street in Chiang Rai. Open all day, English and Thai themed, good food, and great for Sunday roasts when missing uk food. Very welcoming, and good prices. A home from home.

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1 Thank travellingyocal
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great bar, people & atmosphere”
Reviewed September 17, 2010

Coconuts is on a strip with many bars and restaurants. They have an amazing variety of music (couldn't think of a song they didn't have). There is pool table and darts, FREE internet and good food. I spent time there every day I was in Chiang Rai!

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1 Thank Abarnett118
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