Mata Hari Restaurant
If you are looking for a top meal at one of the most desirable restaurants in Pattaya then you need to look no further than Mata Hari on Thappraya Road in Jomtien.
Mata Hari is one of THE most established restaurants in Pattaya City, and has been serving top quality European and Thai cuisine to happy diners of the city for many years.
It is advisable to prior book especially at weekends if you are considering frequenting Mata Hari as it has a very large and loyal clientele. On arrival you will be greeted at the door and warmly ushered into the cozy bar area, on ordering an aperitif you can peruse the menu and specials board for your evenings selection.
The owner Louis Noll has fashioned the decor to be comfortable European style, with little pretense or over the top embellishments. In fact the bar area could be easily confused with a trendy wine bar.
Mata Hari is also renowned for its first class service. The waiters are smartly attired, clad in long black aprons, attentive although not overly gushing. Although Louis backs away from the tag Fine Dining it certainly is a very apt description of Mata Hari. The combination of the high quality of food, service and surroundings certainly reflects a fine dining restaurant experience.
There is much to choose from the extensive menu that embraces both traditional European fare and Thai favourites, while specialities like the bitterballen, smoked eel, and pea soup are a reflection of Noll’s Dutch heritage.
Starter options include: Garlic prawns with tomato and chillies, Whitebait fritters, Pata Negra jamon Iberico, warm goat’s cheese with honey vinaigrette and Mediterranean fish soup.
There is just as an extensive choice of main dishes, each perfectly cooked to the diners liking: Steak Diane, thin beef fillets with whisky and garlic, pan-fried crab crusted red snapper and the sublime Ossobuco aromatic.
If you have a sweet tooth, the dessert trolley is laden with sublime delicacies including the dark and white chocolate mousse and warm sticky date pudding with honey ice cream.
One of Mata Hari’s great delights is the well stocked, and varied wine cellar, which is one of the best in Pattaya.
Pol Roger Reserve Brut, Dom Perignon and Laurent – Perrier Rose head the Champagne contingent whilst the selection of Red Wine wine is vast indeed. Eight countries are represented with fine wines such as; Chateauneuf du Pape, St Emilion Grand Cru, Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore, Amarone, Penfolds Private Release Shiraz and Faustino 1 being amongst the selection available.
Fruity and crisp white wines will complement any fish dish and here too the choice is wide; Sancerre “Les Bonnes Bouches”, Chablis Reserve de Vaudon, Twin Islands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Penfolds Private Release Chardonnay.
Mata Hari is not somewhere you would frequent everyday, it is somewhere quite special and that is it beauty.
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