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French bistro with a sea view, homemade food, nicely ambiance
US$8 - US$18
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
French, Cafe, European, Thai
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

We came here by coincidence - were about to go to Coco... Strolling along the street and saw this lovely, stylish, a little crazy location. Quickly changed plans... and are so glad we did! Great kitchen, the tuna tartar and the 'Salad Delight' are a...dream. The salad for once has a real dressing and the bread served to both dishes heavenly. So tasty. Then the duck, cooked for hours, as tender and tasty as we never had a duck. A must if you like duck. And for closing the Belgium Chocolat desert...again wonderful! We were really surprised about the great food and the prices are very reasonable for what you get, not only the taste and quality, also the quantity. Everything perfect, don't miss it while you're on Koh Samui! On top a very nice host - thank you, we'll come again, not by coincidence next time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

We loved this French bistro in Fisherman Village in Bo Phut. Fresh salad and ingredients, excellent foie gras, beef filet, duck confit not to mention the home made fries. Good choice of wine as well . And the desserts...to die for!! And the owner Agnes...is such a great host... highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2020

We really much enjoyed this very special place. The decoration, the style atmosphere and set up by the beach is perfect. Very friendly and caring service staff. Now for the food simply a pure delight! Honest, passionate hearthy cooking! A very nice change nowadays comparing...to so many picturesque failures... Thank you for the delicious experience we will be back! A&CMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020

During our short stay in Koh Samui, we happened to have our first dinner at this wonderful cozy beach-front restaurant. Each dish's preparation, the integration of flavors, and attention to detail made each bite taste so satisfying. We enjoyed dinner and the service so much,...we purposely fit in another dining visit (also rewarding) before our departure a few days later (even though by then we were staying on the other side of the island). The French and Thai menu options are also reasonably priced. We wrapped up our dinner with a delicious crepe and a specialty ice cream. We indeed left each time very satisfied. Our compliments and recogntion to the chef, owners and staff.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 30 May 2020

Discovered this place as myself and companions were walking along Fisherman's Village. Having tried some of the restaurants along here, I opted for this one and glad it was another right choice! Greeted by the owner himself, Stefan, who welcomed us in all the way...to our table and we chose a spot by the beach, right on the sand- ambiance very nicely done! Dinner was delicious with the tuna tartare, the beef, and their porkchop with mustard - the highlight. Shame we had no room in our stomach for dessert, their portions were just so big it filled us up completely. Otherwise, everything was just great: the food, friendly welcoming people and not too overwhelming prices. We had a wonderful dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 May 2020 via mobile

Popped in today basically just to get out of a downpour but the friendly staff and gorgeous staff swayed us to stay. We decided to share a couple of starters but they were expensive compared to mains so ordered 2 mains instead. Pad Thai and...garlic and pepper were really good ... we will come back again soonMore

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 8 May 2020 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and it was amazing. Any business during this time (Covid19 lockdown and curfew) would be affected but this restaurant gave us beautiful takeaways when they were unable to open and last night the fillet steak and homemade fries made...my partner a very happy man, the tuna tartare was pretty dam good too, just a shame we had no room for dessert. They need a big shout out for not dropping their standard and quality during this horrible time👏👏👏 .see you soonMore

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 23 March 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful diner at the beach with our feet in the sand. Had lovely scallops, everything was really fresh. Highly recommend this little restaurant. We were served by Jack, he was so helpful and made us have a great night.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Was waking looking for somewhere to eat this place took or fancy. Instantly welcomed in and give a choice of tables from on the beach to a balcony or inside the main area. We chose the balcony which gave excellent views. Menu is hand written...and a little difficult to read but an excellent specials board led us to Beef Bourgogne. It was so delicious and filling, but still managed to save space for a piece of apple pie, also scrumptious.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Last meal in bophut and all four of us were seriously disappointed. Made to feel really unwelcome arriving at 9.30. Was told at 9.40 when looking at the menu...kitchen closes at 10! Pregnant front of house so rude. Food non descript. I really would not...bother. Nice looking restaurant but that's about it. Starters and main meal came out at the same time which usually isn't a problem but in here it clearly felt they wanted us to eat quickly and leave asap. Would not recommend. Try nirvarna restaurant two doors down, they know customer service, you will not be disappointed, food and service is lovelyMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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