The Tavern

The Tavern

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$1.00 – $2.00
CUISINES
Bar, International, European, Thai, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant allow dogs or considered pet friendly?
About
The Tavern sportbar&restaurant is located in the centre of Kata tourist area inside a busy soi . Tourists and holiday makers are always made to feel at home in the relaxed and familary atmosphere!Serving thai and European food,cocktails,wine and icecold beer! Open since 1 april 2005 The Tavern has been entertaining guests in Kata successfully for many years.5 TV screens,showing all NRL,AFL,SUPER RUGBY EPL AND F1 also a free pooltable and other games.
PRICE RANGE
$1.00 – $2.00
CUISINES
Bar, International, European, Thai, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style, Sports bars
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: The Tavern
1. Lovely staff and great owners
"This place is a great little one stop shop."
5.0 of 5 bubblesPhilrod60
2. Pie chips and mushy peas
"wow the stake and ale pie was amazing. "
5.0 of 5 bubblesCoco N
3. Top dollar food
" Firstly the Thai food is outstanding "
5.0 of 5 bubblesBrad S
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles706 reviews
Excellent
588
Very good
69
Average
29
Poor
14
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Tuenchai
Pattaya7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Due to the affect that Covid 19 has had on tourism, there are not many restaurants open in the Kata Beach area, however and thankfully "The Tavern" is open for business. My family and I visited in the evening and were greeted by the owner John who's English. He made us feel immediately welcome and his staff were on hand to take our orders in a timely fashion. My two kids ordered the ribs to share, which was lucky because the portion was massive and they wouldn't have been able to finish a portion of ribs each. The ribs were delicious and I can highly recommend ordering them. My husband had the sausages and mash which comes served in a large Yorkshire Pudding with gravy in a jug. The portion is also very large and my husband said it the best sausages and mash he's every had anywhere. I had Thai food which was also delicious with a really good portion size. We also enjoyed some drinks whilst our children played pool. When the bill came we were pleasantly surprised with just how fair the prices are, considering the quality of the food this place is an inexpensive place to eat and drink. If you visit the Kata Beach area and want to try English food then I can highly recommend that you visit "The Tavern".
Written 25 October 2020
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Nikoleta K
Lithuania5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Definitely one of the best Tom Yam soups I’ve had in Thailand (and believe me, I’ve had a lot). Also, one of the not so many places that could get the level of spicy just right - when I told I want a bit less than medium spicy in other restaurants, they usually brought a soup not hotter than an avocado :) The quality of the food was amazing, the portions were generous and the service was just perfect. A place that other restaurants should learn hospitality from. Special thanks for the waitress Muay for being so professional and friendly.
Written 2 February 2020
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sheila b
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I have to say that we visited here again this year. Now John and Minny have been running this place for a while you can really see the changes. The food both Thai and European are really the best in Kata. The only complaint possible by anyone would be the portion sizes are too big.The fact that they now do a fabulous Sunday dinner makes this place even more special. Both John and his wife Minny are absolute stars they treat everyone with love and make everyone feel special whilst sharing local knowledge this bar is just a delight to visit
Written 3 February 2020
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Mandy-Jane McClenan
Malvern Wells1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Firstly, I'm not a great fan of Sports Bars.... well I wasn't until I visited The Tavern and spent both Xmas Day and NY Eve soaking up and enjoying its wonderful chilled atmosphere and fabulous food and cocktails! There are many reasons why I am keen to highly recommend The Tavern; here are just a few! For the wonderful warm welcome you will receive from John (the owner) as you enter the bar will make you instantly feel at home; The relaxed vibe of the bar will make you want to stay, whether it’s for the sports, the cocktails, or the food it will have you hooked in an instant!! Then there is the amazing food that Meaw John's wife serves up again you won’t be disappointed. The Tavern serves both Thai and English dishes. Meaw is a fabulous cook and host and the food is excellently priced and tastes great. The range of drinks on offer is vast including the cocktails, the staff are excellent bar tenders and will be able to produce pretty much any cocktail you are keen to be served! I feel it’s important to mention that although it's a sports bar, don't let put you off if you aren’t particular a sports fan, couples, families and even lone travellers are all made to feel welcome by John and Meaw who go out of their way to make your experience of The Tavern an excellent one whether you are keen to catch up on a Game or just fancy a few excellent drinks, or a fabulous meal (I guess that’s why I kept going back!!) I am truly homesick for this wonderful chilled out friendly bar/restaurant. You, will be well looked after by John, Meaw and their wonderful staff; If you are staying in Kata Beach a visit to The Tavern is a must!
Written 16 February 2020
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JaybirdTravels
Midrand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 solo
The Tavern is by far the best bar I've been to in phuket, starting of with the bar itself located in soi Malisa and its a lovely atmosphere with all the sport you would need to watch, frequently visited by expats and holiday makers, the owner John is a great host and caring man making sure all customers are taken good care of. The head chef his wife makes the best beef steak and pork ribs you will find anywhere in phuket and the bar staff are absolutely great, not forgetting the lads in the BS corner Lindsey, Phil and Henry many thanks to John, Meow, Lekki, Mouria and the other staff for making my first visit to Thailand so special. I recommend The Tavern to anybody visiting phuket Thailand.
Written 21 March 2020
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divingwithmickey
London12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
Very impressed with the food. I had heard a lot of good things about the Sunday Roast at the tavern so went and had one today honestly thinking I will easily find something wrong because I'm english and we love our Sunday roasts and we do like a moan too. I was beaten, the atmosphere was the first thing I noticed, friendly staff behind the bar and waiting tables. The owner John was around and made a point of going to every table making sure all his customers were happy with the food. I cant remember having a roast so good. The meat, I had the beef, was mouthwatering the Yorkshire must have been cooked in the traditional Goose fat they were amazing everything was great. Definitely a favourite bar of the locals as there were a few people there at a time of very few tourists. If I had to say anything bad is that I'm going to be putting on weight now I've found this place.
Written 1 November 2020
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Stuart B
Patong214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
Just had the most fabulous Sunday Roast at The Tavern Sports Bar, Kata. Very, very tasty. Well cooked and presented with good portions. The gravy is thick and flavoursome with all the meat juices. At first we thought a little expensive compared to other Restaurants, but comes with a free desert included so that makes it all ok. We picked the roast beef and was not disappointed but next time I will try the Lamb Shank. Comes with all the usual veg and nicely roasted potatoes & 2 Yorkshire puds. Will definitely be back and can recommend to anyone. Apart from the roast, they have a great menu of Both European & Thai food that all looking very inviting.
Written 27 September 2020
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Barnsley a
Greater London6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
This little gem is tucked back at the end of an unassuming soi. Arrived today for Sunday lunch to find the place busy with people eating and enjoying themselves (great sign in current tough times). We had the lamb & beef roast dinners and was bowled over with both the quality & portion sizes, the chef has perfected the roasts. 2 desserts were included in the price (450thb) a chocolate lava cake and icecream & homemade apple crumble, both were excellent quality too. Living in South Phuket for 7 months, and this is by far the best roast we have found. Going back for the steak next time. If you're looking for bistro/gastro quality food and pub prices, its here.
Written 12 September 2021
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Damianwestwood
Chelmsford22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 friends
The Tavern offers a home from home Sunday roast that Aunt Bessie would be proud of... The bar has live music as well as a number of large screen TV's showing premier league football, cricket and motorsports.. The Beer is cold and the food is exceptional.. Great surroundings with a friendly atmosphere.. the staff are amazing and the service is excellent...
Written 13 November 2021
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Joe S
Singapore78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
We went for a Sunday roast lunch and we were not disappointed. We had one roast beef and a lamb shank to share, and even though my partner is pregnant and therefore asked for the beef medium well, it was still juicy, tender and delicious. I can only imagine how it would have tasted if we had gone for medium rare in normal circumstances. After a week of Thai food, where you can’t really go wrong, then this British style roast lunch was a bit of a gamble, but the gamble paid off. Owned and run by the chef, and what a good chef she is.
Written 3 April 2022
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slycett420
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Visited today for Sunday roast, food was lovely, beef was cooked how you like it, vegetables were tasty & the roast potatoes & Yorkshire puddings (yes you get 2) were the best, free dessert also. Great value & brilliant service from all the staff & John the owner. Well worth a visit
Written 20 March 2022
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EnyaThackray
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
🍽 SUNDAY ROAST 🍽 Sorry about the presentation but it was a home delivery and I’m always that eager to get tucked in that I eat it out of the tray 😂 The only thing I miss from home is a decent roast! I’ve tried many Sunday roasts on the island and whilst they are nice ... The Tavern Sports Bar is in my opinion the most authentic Sunday roast like you would get from home. Loads of meat 🥩 (Lamb shank is amazing) Mashed potato Crispy roast potatoes Carrots Broccoli Peas 2 beasty homemade Yorkshire puds Lovely gravy The desserts to go with each week are always great too. Along with really helpful friendly service. Now I just need to visit for a pint or 5 😁😁
Written 5 July 2020
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ndesjard
Shanghai98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
We went as a family for the Sunday roast and the food was absolutely delicious. Lamb shank was tender and juicy and the roast beef was also excellent, as was everything else on the plate! Adults and kids loved it. The manager John has been very helpful , doing his best to accomodate our family. Everything was just perfect.
Written 19 July 2020
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pauline g
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
The roast was the best we've had in a while. The meat was delicious and perfectly cooked. We even had a chocolate mouse included in the price. The atmosphere was great with live music and the staff was super friendly.
Written 18 October 2020
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Retha B
Abu Dhabi8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
John the owner, was extremely helpful and kind. We had the roast dinner on the Sunday and asked if he could accommodate me for my birthday the following Friday. He was very kind and did a beautiful roast because I let him know the day before! Thank you for your amazing service, delicious food and great atmosphere at The Tavern.
Written 6 August 2021
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