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“Pleasant food but strong opposition close by”

Heidi's Gardenrestaurant
Ranked #104 of 637 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: European, Swiss, Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Very nice atmosphere. Good Quality and reasonalbe prices. Friendly place with a very nice service. We serve authentic Thai Meals, European and Swiss Specialties. We have a good selection of Wines from different Countrys. Our Cocktails are Original and very famous. Groups and Familys are welcome.
Canberra ACT
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“Pleasant food but strong opposition close by”
Reviewed July 20, 2011

When you are staying in Hua Hin for a while its great fun to be able to explore the different restaurants and try them out at your leisure. We found Poolsuk Road had a number of good eating places and tonight it was time to try Heidi's- a place that has been reviewed a number of times on many forums.

Heidi's promotes itself as a place catering for the Scandanavian travellers and has a menu to tempt these people. However, it also has a reasonable range of Thai food.

You will be disappointed if you are looking for the garden- there is none although there is a range of pot plants and some vines along the walls. The floor is green coloured concrete and its an oldish establishment but neat and clean.

The spruiker in a white shirt and tie out the front is happy to show the four of us to our table as the place is not doing much trade tonight. There are perhaps two or three tables occupied. Over the road people are clamering for a table at the popular Moon Smile and Platoo "restaurant" which is full as it can get. People are waiting outside.

We peruse the menu. Food and drinks are noticeably more expensive than the little eating places over the road. We are talking an extra 60 baht for a large beer (about $A2 ) and the food is around 40-60 baht more expensive per dish than the opposition so is it worth the extra? We were about to find out....

We order. Pad Kapua Gai (fried chicken with basil and chilli) 130 baht. Penang Curry. Mixed vegetables - "thai style", whatever that means. 90 baht.Chichen with cashew nuts. 160 baht. fried noodle with chicken, vegetables and chilli.

We ask for a couple of large Leo beers at 150 baht for a large bottle- Our request is denied- Its Buddist Lent holiday and no alcohol can be served. We protest we are not Buddists but hot and weary Ozzies just looking for a coldie on a hot and humid night.........Sorry guys, its to be a bottle of water at 20 baht, a soda water at 25 baht and two ginger ales at 40 baht for us tonight. Looks like the mini bar back at the hotel will get a work out when we go back.

Back to the food. The shredded chicken and basil was a very small serve and not value for money. However, it was very good with a delicious sauce and just the right amount of spice for me . 8/10

The Penang curry was also a very small serve but was tasty and full of flavour. It had a nice little kick- I suspect chicken may have been in short supply in the kitchen tonight. 7/10

The chicken and cashew nuts was a good sized serve and the Lipstick Lover declared it the best she had had for quite a while and this is her favourite dish. There were plenty of vegetables, cashews and a fair portion of diced chicken. It was nice and spicy but not too much. 9/10

The fried "Thai Style" vegetables were good and a largish offering was presented. Baby corn, cucumber, wombok, union, cauliflower and carrot, garlic and ginger. It was yummy. 8/10

Overall thoughts? Well, probably value wise not as good as some of the other places over the road. Nevertheless the food was good although overpriced. The service got off to a flying start and we initially rated it as a 7/10 but somehow the TV got involved for the wait staff and it dropped out quickly to a 4/10 at the finish. The place is pleasant enough but the competition over the road is stiff and they will need to lower prices to be competitive or just have to be content with less customers. Our final bill was 895 baht for the four of us (no alcohol).

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2 Thank rovingrabbit2
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Oslo, Norway
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“Delicious thai food - and very cheap! :-)”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Definitely our best meal in Hua Hin so far! We'll be back!

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Thank Marte K
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Hua Hin/Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Restaurant with good food in a nice and friendly athmosphere”
Reviewed June 7, 2011

I eat at heidi restaurant in hua hin. The food was very good and delicouses. I eat the spare rips. I think this was the best spare rips i ever eat.The staff was very nice and friendly. I can recommend everyone to eat there.

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Thank mikehuahin
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