Our list of the best restaurants for kids in Koh Samui is pretty sure to satisfy both children and their parents. We all know about the ups and downs parents have to go through when it comes time for dinner as many children are choosy regarding food. Negotiations, ultimatums, and tantrums are, alas, often part of a parent’s duty. Fortunately, going for lunch or dinner with children in almost any restaurant in Thailand allows mom and dad to take a welcomed break…most of the time, anyway.

    We’ve come up with this list of where to find the most family-friendly dining venues in Koh Samui. All these restaurants have a children’s menu or, at least, dishes that will please your little ones. Several of them also feature facilities dedicated to kids.

    It may not be genuinely exotic, but Central Festival Samui is one of the best places for families to dine with young children. This 90,000-square-metre dining and shopping complex is located in the center of Chaweng and houses at least 20 restaurants, cafés, bakeries and ice cream stalls. It’s sure to provide ample choice for even the pickiest children.

    Most of the dining venues available belong to national or international chains, which ensures a certain level of quality and consistency. Another definite plus about Central Festival Samui is that it has children’s playing neighborhoods, cool attractions and gaming arcades.

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    Location: 209/3 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 913 000


    The Beach Club @ Buri Rasa

    The Beach Club is the signature restaurant at Buri Rasa Village, one of the most popular resorts on the Chaweng beachfront. The Beach Club features 3 dining neighborhoods: right on the beach, on the pool deck, and in an open-sided room situated behind the pool. This layout allows families to leave their children playing in or around the pool while safely keeping an eye on them.

    Food-wise, The Beach Club @ Buri Sara features a great choice of Thai and international dishes, including children’s favorites such as burgers, pasta, and sandwiches, not to mention a long list of ice creams and cakes for dessert.

    Location: 11/2 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84320 Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 956 055


    Kob Thai is a very pleasant restaurant a short walk from Lamai town center. Set in a decent-sized garden around a bathing pool, the restaurant features 8 Thai-style salas for guests to dine in. The design of the venue is particularly adapted for families as children have plenty of space to have fun.

    Under French management, Kob Thai Restaurant specializes in genuine Thai food but the menu also features a few western delicacies. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxing.

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    Location: Haad Lamai 3, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)82 534 9325


    Leonardo Ice Cream

    Established early 2015, Leonardo Ice Cream has conquered the taste buds of an increasing number of gourmands in Samui with its high quality, homemade products sold through 3 outlets. Lamai houses the main factory on the main road through town and an outlet at Hin Ta & Hin Yai (a third outlet is located near Big Buddha temple).

    Run by a passionate team, Leonardo Ice Cream sells ice creams and sorbets made from the freshest ingredients following traditional French recipes according to the latest European hygiene standards. What could be more pleasing for children than a delicious ice cream or sugar-free sorbet?

    Location: 137/2 Moo 4, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +66 (0)92 847 7385


    H Bistro is the sophisticated flagship restaurant of the equally sophisticated Hansar Samui Resort. Established on Bophut’s beachfront, right at the entrance of the popular Fisherman’s Village, H Bistro features both indoor and outdoor dining neighborhoods, the latter offering splendid views to Koh Phangan in the background.

    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, H Bistro serves a great choice of Mediterranean and Thai dishes prepared with high-quality ingredients. It’s a great place to indulge your family with a touch of fine dining.

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    Location: Hansar Samui Resort, 101/28 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10.30 am, 11.30 am to 5.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 245 511


    Angela's Bakery & Cafe

    Located on the side of the Ring Road passing by Maenam, Angela's Bakery & Cafe is a long-established restaurant, and one that’s highly regarded. Featuring 2 dining neighborhoods – under a pergola on the front side and in an air-conditioned room – Angela’s is a vividly colored venue with a large amount of food-related paraphernalia as its décor. The menu features all-day breakfasts, cold cuts, sausage rolls, and other western favorites that will equally please adults and children.

    Location: 64/29 Moo1, Route 4169, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 427 396

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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