A stunning Cliff
When in Koh Samui, the choice of restaurants is so large it might become a bit confusing for a relaxed holiday mind, such as mine, to make a decision – I am always on the lookout for delicious cuisine, using only the freshest of ingredients, in a great atmosphere, with a stunning view and good service, while not being too crowded. Not easy, you would agree!
The Cliff in Koh Samui exceeded my expectations with its high standards, from the food selected – fresh fishes caught by local fishermen, spices grown locally but coming from Spain, Italy and Portugal, organic veggies, the 21 days aged beef coming from Australia that has never been frozen – till the atmosphere. The modern open restaurant with its delightful terrace is perched on top of a cliff, with a magnificent view on the crystal clear water. Located between the busy and noisy Chaweng and the more quiet Lamai beach, The Cliff is a foodie and nature haven, that has been awarded locally and internationally since its opening in 2004.
The menu, created by the talented italian chef Sergio Martelli, is a mix of italian dishes realized to perfection and asian deliciousness. I had the Cozze al Vino Bianco to start with (Mussels from NZ in a creamy white wine sauce), and was appealed by the smoothness of the sauce, and the freshness of the copious mussels. One can also follow the italian way of eating by starting with a primi piatti such as the Spaghett frutti di mare, and then go on for secondi piatti with some tender and grilled to perfection Australian beef. I opted for lighter and was instantly seduced by the Gamberoni al limone & aglio, very generous and tasteful prawns in a delicious fragrant light sauce.
The Cliff in Koh Samui is the ideal place to enjoy delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere while overlooking the magnificent sea. If you are not too hungry though, keep in mind that the portions are very generous, which means one dish should be enough.
With whom? lovey dovey, friends
Price range? RM25 – RM70
Favorite place ? A table on the terrace
Contact: The Cliff, 124/2 Tambon Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui – tel. 077 448 508
Opening hours: everyday, 12pm – 11pm