With a good local reputation, a friendly British owner and staff members who enjoy a joke, A-One is highly recommendable. Serving mostly Thai and international dishes with a British touch, A-One has soft lighting, good background music – so take a date there.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
- Location: Next to Blue Bayou bungalows on Beach Road
- Cuisine: International, Thai
Krua Thara is a long-established restaurant that has been catering for tourists and locals alike with a choice of authentic Thai cuisine blending fresh seafood and exotic spices. Krua Thara (‘Thara Family’) seems to encapsulate the entire Nopparat Thara dining scene: live fish tanks, fresh seafood baskets, bright lights and welcoming staff members. It’s miles away from fine dining but delivers the goods – spanking fresh seafood – in an unpretentious manner. The restaurant settings and décor are rather basic, but the restaurant’s location – right next to Klong Haeng fishing pier – and atmosphere – genuine laid-back southern Thailand ambience – are winners when accompanying a delicious and hearty meal.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: Klong Haeng, north end of the beach
- Cuisine: Seafood
There are three La Casas in the Ao Nang general area but this is the only genuine Italian one (the others being ‘Ithailian’ and ‘Indialian’). With a wood-fired pizza oven, ample seating and happy staff La Casa is worth a visit. Set back from the road, diners can enjoy the views of the surrounding limestone crags and peaks over lunch or early dinner.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
- Location: Southern end of Beach Road
- Cuisine: Italian
Luna Beach Restaurant
Luna Beach Restaurant is a culinary addition to the long-established next door Luna Beach Bar which has been (and still is) the main nightlife entertainment venue at Nopparat Thara. Located on and overlooking the beach in a similar setting as the close-by Wangsai Seafood Restaurant, Luna Beach is a large, covered terrace that allows guests to enjoy their meal or drink caressed by the Andaman Sea breeze. With over 50 cocktails available and all the usual suspects in matter of beer, spirit, fruit shake and juice, Luna Beach is a perfect place to enjoy sunsets.
The menu features a good choice of Thai, seafood and international favourites which come at very reasonable prices (cheese-burger at 110 baht, tom yum shrimps at 120 baht, tom kha with chicken at 95 baht). Unpretentious and laid-back, Luna Beach Restaurant has all the necessary ingredients to please anyone.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
- Location: south end of the beach toward of Ao Nang
- Tel: 081-0855686
This classy restaurant is part of the Sala Talay Resort and specialises in seafood and Thai dishes. Obviously, being part of a high-tone resort ups the level and with a Swiss chef, English-speaking staff, smooth professional service and a nightly live guitarist, the stage is set for a romantic evening out with good food.
- Opening Hours: 17:30 – 23:00
- Location: In Sala Talay Resort, central Nopparat Thara
- Tel: +66 (0) 75 810 888
- Cuisine: Seafood, International & Thai
Large, bustling and aimed squarely at tourists, Wangsai is beachside seafood dining. Hardly intimate, what it lacks in atmosphere it makes up in location and food. The eatery features an open kitchen, a large car park and ample seating.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Southern end of Beach Road towards Ao Nang
- Tel: +66 (0) 75 638 128-9
- Cuisine: Seafood, Thai