A well known landmark in the Jomtien restaurant scene, Linda’s has been open for over twelve years. Situated on Thappraya Road on the left hand side as you approach the Hanuman statue, it is perfectly located.
The restaurant is considerable and comfortably seats 200 people, with a fully air conditioned dining room and tables outside on the verandah for those who wish to dine al fresco. The table linen is starched white and the waiting staff are pristine in their maroon uniforms.
Linda’s specialises in Norwegian and northern European fare, but also caters for Thai patrons. Linda, the owner, spent many years in Norway where she honed her passion for the cuisine.
As you would expect many Scandinavian dishes stack the menu such as Lutefisk, which is a cod fillet with green peas, other specialities include Bacalao, home-made fishcakes, fish balls, lamb with cabbage, and roast pork Juletallerken.
There is a wide choice of Norwegian dishes: Norwegian rice stew, small beef dinner, fried pork belly, poached salmon, beef snadde, fried potato dumplings, salted cod, beef meatballs, and fish pudding.
As well as all this there are Pasta dishes, pizza, and seafood. Linda’s also offers very reasonably priced daily specials: boiled beef, beef stew, beef meatballs, potato dumplings, lamb in cabbage, fish au gratin and roast pork.
The restaurant is spotless and is divided into two areas, the inside dining room is fully air conditioned with comfortable chairs and decent sized tables at the correct dining height. Outside is a large terrace which sparkles with chit chat from the excited diners and provides a most convivial atmosphere.
At the back of the dining room is a large cocktail bar, that diners can enjoy having a pre-dinner aperitif.
Linda Eiksund is half Norwegian and half Chinese, and actually spent 20 years living in Norway. It was always her dream to introduce her beloved Norwegian food to Asia and on Christmas Eve 2005 she opened Linda’s restaurant in Pattaya.
According to Linda, the Thai ladies that frequent her restaurant love the Norwegian dishes more than anybody else, and their particular favourite is the Norwegian salmon.
Linda loves to celebrate all the typical Norwegian holidays and festivals, which makes the restaurant a popular place for Scandinavian expats. The portions are on the slightly large size and the pricing is not too expensive.
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