Full English Breakfast in Pattaya

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So recently I went to Pattaya for a few days and naturally had a couple of vicious hangovers to deal with. The kind that tend to linger if you don’t sort them out head on.

My magic bullet for hangovers is always a decent full English breakfast, so I checked out 2 of the more popular places in Pattaya:

The Pig and Whistle Pub on Soi 7

and Robin’s Nest on Soi Diana

 

The Pig and Whistle Pub

 

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The location is halfway down Soi 7 next to the large green Rosie O’Gradys Irish Pub that is impossible to miss.

 

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I went in mid afternoon and found the service staff to be frosty when sitting and ordering my food. I ordered:

Full English Breakfast 175 baht

Mug of Tea: 35 baht = 210 baht

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On first glance the food looked great, that’s why I gave it the thumbs up in the video. But when I started eating the breakfast was overloaded with grease and very heavy. The fried eggs were served on top of a piece of fried bread that was just too soggy and not crispy at all. The beans were not very tasty and only a tiny portion was given.

The most disappointing item were the sausages, undercooked and almost inedible. The toast was poor too, very thin and dry and only one piece given. The mushrooms and fried potato were pretty average. The bacon looked good but had chewy fat through it so was not the best.

 

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The best part about the breakfast was the solitary tinned tomato piece, only because I haven’t tasted them for months! I ended up leaving half a plate of  food because of the poor quality offerings and won’t be going back in a hurry.

 

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Everything seemed a bit tired and dated, with no energy or enthusiasm from any of the staff on my visit. I’ve seen more cheer at a funeral.

 

On to the 2nd breakfast location:

 

Robin’s Nest

 

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Robin’s nest is on Soi Diana near the LK Metro entrance, on the LK Metropole Hotel side.

 

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I went mid afternoon again, and found the service to be impeccable. I sat outside to do a spot of people watching and a very pretty middle aged Thai waitress (although heavily makeup’d) smiled warmly throughout and was a delight to look at while I was there.

 

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I ordered:

Full English Breakfast = 169 baht (tea included)

 

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Overall this breakfast was pretty decent. Much lighter than the Pig and Whistle version and I wolfed the whole lot down in less than 10 minutes. The sausage stood out as much better because it was actually cooked properly.

 

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The bacon was decent, the eggs nicely cooked with not too much oil left on and the fried potatoes were fresh. The beans were nice and the tomatoes average. The only thing that was bad was only one piece of small thin toast came with the meal (2 pieces of toast should be standard).

 

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Inside there was quite a few customers around for an afternoon in late October, a sign of a popular establishment.

 

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Inside the bathroom above the urinal there was this humorous pic, a nice touch.

 

 

Above is a short video of the 2 breakfasts.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

 

I’m pretty picky with my English Breakfasts and can find faults in even the best places. Both served only one piece of toast and both mixed the tomato in with the beans. Annoying.

The Pig and Whistle was the big disappointment. Poor service coupled with poor food, and it wasn’t surprising to see why the place was not that busy. Maybe I’m being a bit harsh in this review, the breakfast overall I would probably rate as average (just not to my tastes). But getting bad service can be infuriating as it just leaves a sour taste all round. In the video above you can even see the waitress not even say goodbye to me as I left! I know Pattaya is a high traffic tourist city, but this is very poor form wherever you are in the world.

 

Robin’s nest was doing a pretty decent trade for mid afternoon and you could see why, from the good service and also the good value and high quality food served. I will be back on my next visit for sure, the next time I wake up in Pattaya with a hangover!

 

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Comments 8

    1. Bexwell

      A problem I found with the iRovers was that often it was full of people just watching sport, if you wanted breakfast you struggled to find a seat, I found myself on more than one occasion sat at the bar eating or not being able to find a seat at all and having t go elsewhere.

  1. sunderland stephen

    Always use Robins nest never had any complaints but I stay on Soi Diana It’s handy as well . They do an all you can eat before 11am never made it . Weatherspoons at the top of the soi not bad . The Sailor bottom of soi 7 gets good reviews .

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      Bangkok 112

      Thanks for the suggestions Stephen, I’ll try to check out Weatherspoons and Sailors in the future. I didn’t know about that buffet breakfast at Robins, but I wouldn’t be able to make that as usually I don’t rise until midday in Sin City! 🙂 Have a good day mate.

  2. Ba77le

    Try the sailor bar in Soi 8 , breakfast include coffee for 65 bht.Also Cocktails for around 60-80 bht …greetz

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      Bangkok 112

      Hey man, thanks for the suggestion. I’ll add it to the list of places to try when I’m next in Pattaya 🙂

  3. Bengali traveller

    Thanks for your info. Never paid a visit to Pig & Whistle but visited Robin’s Nest numerous times and even stayed there also.

    I am quite a food-freak and have a strong fascination for full English breakfast

    I would not prefer P&W for a breakfast after going through your info and the video with the photograph. Even if I go, would not order a breakfast there for sure.

    I had full English Breakfast in Robin’s nest. The quality food served indeed but I also had problem with the number of toast they served. I had to order another toast and butter plate to satisfy my tongue and stomach.

    I would like to refer to the Link Hotel, located in Soi Bukhao just off the main road. I stayed there for a couple of nights and ordered the full English breakfast on the second day. They surprised me with both their quality and quantity. Baked beans served in plenty, toasts were good in size (two in number), egg was well-cooked, Bacon and sausage was large and just made me happy….tea/ coffee included

    Altogether it was 160 baht I guess (visited in April this year)

    Perfect, no?

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