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“Stunning setting for a high tea”
Review of McFarland House

McFarland House
Ranked #20 of 742 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Thai
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Good for: Scenic view
Description: McFarland House is a restored two-storey 19th century pavilion that has been transformed into a high-quality affordable restaurant with the best ocean view in Hua Hin, McFarland House also specializes in healthy cuisine and Thai-inspired signature cocktails focused on Thai flavours as well as the being the best venue in town for afternoon tea, à la carte breakfast and an unrivaled Sunday brunch experience.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for high tea in the afternoon. Service was good however staff could have been more attentive and trying to catch their eye to order additional items was not easy after initial order was placed.

The set high tea provided a varied and extensive offering which was good. Unfortunately due to to the heat some of the food was a little dried out and serving in stages would have been a better option.

The setting is absolutely stunning and more than compensated for the issues with food. One needs to remember this is not England, it is Thailand.

The iced coffee was a disaster (consisted of ice, coffee and water - had to order cold milk) and would recommend to stick to tea or a coffee.

Thank Mischa L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

McFarland House is located right by the beach in very cozy setting. Food menu is mainly European ranging from meat over seafood to healthy and vegetarian dishes. Food quality is good but nothing really special. I had fried salt and pepper squid as starter and jumbo prawns as main. And I started off with a lemongrass mojito which was too strong and not very tasty. All ingredients were fresh. Taste good-average. Sauces nothing special and for both dishes the same: seafood sauce -which is like a standard fish sauce with some chili in it - and aioli. Wines are really overpriced and wine list is rather limited, especially very limited choices offered by the glass (90% Australian). A bottle of Chablis (not even Premier Cru) is offered at 4000 THB++. When trying to ask for a glass of Pinot Grigio or other European white wine which is only offered by the bottle on the wine list, bar manager rejected referring to standard rules. To be fair, she tried to offer one of the standard by the glass choices complimentary to me, but unfortunately none of the offered wines (all Chardonnay, Sauvignon-blanc, Semillon) was what I fancied this evening.
All in all, nice set-up there. If you are looking for okay food right by the beach, it‘s a nice place to try. Would I come again - probably not!

Thank paulsX8109QG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Fresh food served in a stunning environment with wonderful ocean views. For breakfast try the avocado toast, served with 2 poached eggs, dijon, thai basil and conichons. Delicious. Burgers on the dinner menu, with proper chips not french fries also earns big ticks!

1  Thank TOOTSIE297
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The previous cheap fruit wine has been replaced by very decent Cesare Italian chardonnay and shiraz; the oysters, sashimi, foie gras and lamb rack are still here, glorious as ever. Perhaps even better. Asparagus and potato wedgies accompany the lamb, along with a rich demi-glace gravy any French restaurant would be proud of. There's much else, of course. I tasted the squid in yellow curry and the snapper grilled in banana leaves and the mussels and prawns; I don't know how many kalamata olives I ate. My lunch companion piled a plate 8 inches high with dessert, then had more. Service was gracious and efficient, smiles plentiful. We sat there cool under the fan, eating, drinking and enjoying the splendid sea view and and the fine musical duo for a full 3½ hours and it was absolute pleasure.

Big thanks to all the staff and congratulations on a fine achievement. Again, we will certainly be back.

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Thank nigelinthailand
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We joined this restaurant two times and both times one of the dishes was oyster. Fresh, just perfect. High prices for everything on the menu, but it was Worth it. The service was really Perfect, and we never forget the girl "Uni" or somthing like that! You was best!

Thank Knut J
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HyattR_HuaHin, Restaurant Manager at McFarland House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Knut J,

Thank you for your time reviewing us on TripAdvisor,

We are delighted to learn that you had a great time and enjoying our fresh oyster and other menu.
Also, thank you for the compliments to Khun Uni, we will certainly pass your feedback to her.

Thank you once again and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future.

Warm Regards,
Restaurant Manager
McFarland House

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