The Resort’s splendid restaurant and bar
BANYAN The Resort occupies one of the most beautiful areas of Hua Hin. Nestled between verdant rolling hills in a private valley far removed from any ugsome form of pollution – blaring music, bright lights, petrol fumes coughed and spluttered from bikes and cars – it’s a true haven of relaxation, one where you can really hear yourself think, where time seems to flow at a more reasonable pace, and where, on a cloudless night, you can marvel at a vista of a million and more stars.
Called Lemongrass Restaurant & Bar, the resort’s all-day dining restaurant is open daily from 6.30am-11pm and serves an enticing buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner menus of Thai and Italian cuisine, and a good selection of mouth-watering steaks and burgers.
Adjoined to the restaurant is the Lemongrass Bar, a family-friendly sports bar, open from 9am-11pm, which serves international and Thai snacks and features a pool table, darts board, and Nintendo Wii games system.
Bold, clean flavours abound at Lemongrass Restaurant. Dishes like Braised lamb shank, and Tasmanian salmon with zucchini pancakes, arrive at the table artfully presented and redolent with rich, alluring aromas; love at first sight, and at first bite. Lighter options, such as the Chicken, mango and avocado salad, are just as impressive – healthy yet still full of bountiful flavour.
Burger fans, meanwhile, should definitely wrap their chops around the meaty and marvelous Banyan burger, while steak fans will be delighted with a stab at the Angus beef tenderloin 'Rossini.' Just perfect when served medium rare.
A must visit this month is the restaurant’s Valentine’s Day Promotion (actually held over two days: Thurs Feb 13 at B2,499 for two persons with a bottle of Prosecco; and Fri Feb 14 at B1,499 for two persons), which will feature a set gourmet dinner menu and a special performance by the Trio Jazz Band.
Banyan The Resort, Hua Hin, 68/223 Hua Na, Nong Gae, Petchkasem Road
☎ 03 253 8888 www.banyanthailand.com