Most of the resorts have their own Thai and western restaurants in Baa Tai, and there is a nice little bohemian village scene emerging in Ban Tai village, with a decent bakery and a few Western-focused establishments as well.
And with Tong Sala so nearby visitors are never short of quality restaurants in which to dine. All different types of cuisine are easy to find and the standard of Baan Thai restaurants rises consistently year after years so you are guaranteed to find a few gems during your stay.
Recommended Baan Tai Restaurants
Bangers and Mash
As Koh Phangan’s hippest entertainment venue, Bangers & Mash is a must-try place that offers friendly staff, pool tables, cold beer, great cocktails and premium spirts. The menu offers a range of Thai and Western dishes and the dance floor shakes to modern jazz, funk and hip hop.
This 24-hour fast food sports bar offers top notch Western favourites such as juicy burgers and real Italian wood-fired thin-crust pizza as well as plasma TV screens with all the latest action.
Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar
There’s fresh seafood and authentic Thai food from a local fishing family at this idyllic seaside Baan Tai restaurant by the pier. Relax in the tropical garden with long tail boat seating offering sunset views. There’s a fully-stocked bar and fishing trips are available as well.
This Mexican restaurant in Baan Tai is actually towards the main town of Thong Sala but is worth including here for it’s delectable range of top nitch jumbo burritos at prices to make a hardened backpacker smile. The daily 16:00 – 18:00 happy hour offers Chang beer at an unbelievable 40 baht while there are 120 baht margaritas which pack a real punch. There’s a pool table and it’s open for lunch so you can make an early start to festivities.
Kokomo Beach Bar & Restaurant
This Baan Tai restaurant is situated at Baan Manali Resort with stunning views of the ocean. Kokomo’s menu offers spicy Thai dishes as well as international favourites such as pasta and steaks and the bar offers a range of powerful cocktails to put hairs on your chest.
Nira’s Home Bakery
The original European bakery on Koh Phangan which was opened in 1985 and still packs in hordes of tourists desperate to get a bite of their homesickness-abating pastries, bread, cakes, sandwiches, hot drinks and specials of the day.