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Red Snapper Restaurant & Bar, Koh Samui

So what's the secret? Just what is that magic formula which makes one restaurant stand out from all the others? Is it the location? Or maybe the ambience and friendly service? Most certainly the food is a huge factor. But it's usually a mixture of all the above ingredients in perfect proportions that forms the recipe for success. And Red Snapper Restaurant & Bar is one such establishment that's got the formula absolutely spot on!

Right, let's start with the location. Well, it couldn't be easier to get to, as it's on the northern section of Chaweng Beach Road itself, next door to the landmark Chaweng Regent Beach Resort (there's free parking for restaurant customers opposite). And being in this busy shopping area adds to the overall vibrancy of the restaurant.

Step up into the enticing entrance of Red Snapper and you'll have your first choice of the evening – where to sit. Maybe along the 20-seater exterior terrace that's shielded from the pavement by a long line of elegantly trimmed rice-grass that's growing from pots immersed in an aqueduct, which spans the entire frontage. Or perhaps in the 60-seater air-conditioned restaurant itself with its clean, modern lines and various water-features, including a unique pebble-stone waterfall that cascades down the side of a wall.

And if you're there just to have a drink, or if you're waiting for a table, there's a spacious lounge and bar area, too. Comfy sofas here-and-there dotted amongst huge, whicker-sculptured pillars. Pot-plants, flagstone flooring and splashes of bright multi-coloured backlit wall panels create a contemporary cosmopolitan atmosphere that manages to be both cosy and sophisticated at the same time (you could certainly dress up a bit to come here, although you wouldn't feel out of place if you didn't).

Now onto the food, and that's under the expert control of the highly skilled executive chef and her 'men in whites' kitchen brigade, so you can be totally assured of having the very best cuisine.

In addition to the magnificent 'Char£grilled', 'Sizzling Platters' and 'Pasta & Gnocchi' selections, and 3-course tasting menu on offer, there's also a selection of 'favourite Thai dishes and a most intriguing (and delicious!) Mediterranean cuisine á la carte menu (there are exciting new monthly and daily specials too!). And an excellent way to start off the evening is by choosing either the vegetarian Duck Carpaccio with olive tapenade, foie gras and a dash of truffle oil and trumpet mushrooms, or the Pan-fried Scallop and Tiger Prawns with crunchy Thai vegetables and lemongrass pie with curry cappuccino.

For mains, the Red Snapper Fillets with black ravioli, saffron, crab, prawn, asparagus, white wine and cream is highly recommended, and the Fettuccini Allo Scoglio – scallop, prawn, squid, green mussels, tomato sauce, parsley and white wine is also deservedly popular and is a perfect example of the executive chef's creative culinary skills. And it's worth noting that there's a sumptuous complimentary salad bar available with all main dishes.

When it comes to desserts at many of Samui's top restaurants, the choices and standards start sliding away – but not so at Red Snapper. Try the heavenly Chocolate Lover with a chocolate fondant, 70% chocolate mousse, chocolate macaroon and violet ice-cream, or the Apple Pistachios Crumble with figs, vanilla créme Anglaise and bourbon vanilla ice-cream and you'll see exactly what I mean!

"... and the nightly entertainment which
comes in the form of a super-talented band."

But there are two more additional ingredients to Red Snapper's already perfect recipe for success which places the restaurant and bar firmly into the top few on Samui. Firstly, there's the unbelievably tasty range of cocktails available here which have been especially designed for the restaurant by world renowned mixologist – Joseph Boroski – on one of his frequent visits. Blended using a winning combination of East and West flavours, they're the perfect drinks for sipping on in the bar/lounge area before or after your meal.

And the second extra-special attraction here is the nightly entertainment which comes in the form of a super-talented band that performs every night (except Sundays) from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm. So there's no need to go hunting

around Chaweng after your meal to find somewhere smart with live music to continue your evening. Simply move over to the comfortable lounge area and carry on your evening here.

All-in-all, Red Snapper offers a complete night out including excellent food with professional entertainment in elegant surrounds at reasonable prices. And if that's not a perfect recipe for a lovely evening on Samui, I don't know what is!

The restaurant is open from 5:00 pm until 12:00 midnight (kitchen closes at 10:30 pm).
For reservations and further information, telephone 0 7730 0200-4.


Red Snapper Restaurant & Bar, Mediterranean Cuisine
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