AS one of our favourite places to stay in Hua Hin, it’s perhaps no surprise that Rest Detail Hotel also gets our vote for being a great place to grab a bite to eat, too.
Sure, the hotel may not be centrally located, but ensuring its Rest Scene Restaurant is worth the short drive out of town is an artfully crafted menu of Thai and Mediterranean cuisine featuring dishes such as Grilled teriyaki snow fish with mayo wasabi sauce (B950++), Pizza Rest Scene (B350++), Spaghetti tom yum gung (B350++), and many more creative options.
Blending eastern and western flavours, the restaurant’s signature Grilled teriyaki snow fish provides plenty evidence of this. The plump, soft snow fish sits atop expertly grilled veggies and is served alongside brown rice and mash arranged in a two-tiered tower. Finished with a delicious, and glutinous, teriyaki sauce, a splash of wasabi mayo, and topped with fried ginger, the dish impresses in both taste and texture. A real winner, it was recently named best dish at the Makro HoReCa Challenge 2014.
Equally impressive is the Seafood Hua Hin skillet (B950++), an eye-popping serving of king prawns, squid, rock lobster, salmon, mussels and rice which, similar to Spanish paella, arrives at the table served in a large pan and is just perfect for sharing.
Located poolside near the beach, Rest Scene has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere that makes it a perfect venue for any dining occasion. Swing by on Friday and Saturday nights and, from 6.30pm-10pm, and the atmosphere is even better thanks to sultry performances of live jazz.
What’s more, visit on weekends and, alongside the a la carte menu you can choose from special dining promotions.
Every Friday is Charcoal Steak Jazz Night (which lives up to its name with a variety of grilled meats. Price depends on weight and type of meat); Every Saturday night there’s the Jazz Seafood Hua Hin Market, which offers a variety of fresh seafood cooked just as you like; and every Saturday during long weekends you can enjoy the BBQ Jazz Night Buffet Dinner, which features a wide variety of deep sea delights fresh from the grill.
19/119 Hua Hin Soi 19. Tel: 032 547 722 www.restdetailhotel.com