Pattaya used to be a quiet fishing town, but it is now packed with hotels, cabaret bars, nightclubs, and most importantly, world class restaurants. It is here, on Second Road, that you’ll find Casa Pascal Fine Dining, a Pattaya restaurant run by a very welcoming husband and wife team.
This elegant little eatery is often touted as one of the best restaurants in Pattaya. It specialises in both European and Asian cuisines, so diners from all walks of life (tourists, expats, and locals) sit down to feast on dishes like smoked trout, Belgian stew, egg fried rice, and beef noodles. Casa Pascal even serves authentic German schnitzels and lamb ‘a la Provence.’
The menu is pretty extensive, so there’s something here to please all tastes and stomachs. The ingredients are carefully sourced and of a very high quality, but you won’t find sky high prices. For an upmarket version of Pattaya street food, the fried noodles with shrimp, chicken or pork are a real treat at just 370 baht (plus tax).
If you’re feeling extra peckish, you can pay more for a huge plate of classic comfort food. Beef stroganoff, lasagne, cannelloni, and French onion soup are all on offer. This eclectic mix of European dishes is what makes Casa Pascal one of the best restaurants in Pattaya. Don’t write it off for indulging in comfort though, as there’s plenty of luxury to be discovered too.
Take the sumptuous lobster bisque, for example, which is served in cognac or port sauce. Or, the salt crusted sea bass which is actually a traditional dish in Thailand. The fish emerges from the oven encased in a thick layer of salt. This is chiselled away to leave a tender, succulent fillet with just the right amount of seasoning. It is an impressive sight to see.
Diners can also order a plate of Wagyu beef. As any experienced foodie will know, this is one of the most desirable cuts of beef on the planet. At Casa Pascal, a 300g sirloin steak will set you back around 1250 baht. In dollars ($36) or pounds (£28) you’re looking at quite a steal for such expensive produce.
It is also worth mentioning the brunch buffet specials that the restaurant regularly serves. They are extremely popular with guests at the nearby hotels and offer some of the best food in Pattaya during the earlier part of the day. It contains everything from eggs to bacon, ham, sausage, pasta, potatoes, salad, fish, soup, bread, and a huge variety of fresh fruit.
You can choose to have your food grilled on an outdoor barbeque if you want to get that street food vibe. The buffet costs just 210 baht (for all you can eat), so it is also some of the cheapest Pattaya food, certainly on Second Road. This is what Casa Pascal Dining does so well. It combines high end ingredients with satisfying prices and service with a (big) smile.