Saturday, 19 September 2015

Review of L’Alcove in Hin Kong

One recently opened restaurant on the west coast of Koh Phangan has quickly made its presence felt on the island. That restaurant is L’Alcove. It is a French run restaurant serving European food on the beach. This restaurant is part of a growing trend on the island away from ‘standard menu’ restaurants that used to cater for backpackers visiting the island.

Two French women have decided to make Koh Phangan their home. They have put a great deal of time and love into creating a friendly little beach bistro in Hin Kong. They try to bring a taste of France to the island with such menu items as duck confit, fresh bread, charcuterie and homemade cheese cake. Naturally there is a wine list. For those whose budget doesn’t quite stretch to French wine there is of course ice cold beer, soft drinks and cocktails.

There is a relaxed and friendly ambience to L’Alcove. There are tables inside the small restaurant as well as on the beach. The restaurant is a basic open structure with wood panelling and thatch roof. The restaurant is airy and light. They have opted for a red theme with the cushion colour and lower wall.

They play a good selection of chilled out tunes. On Friday and Sunday nights there is live music (normally jazz by Katarina) these musical soirees are accompanied by a fire show by the self-dubbed ‘Magical Ninjas’.

The beach where L’Alcove is located is called Hin Kong. It is on the west coast just a few minutes away by motorbike from Thongsala. It is a quiet beach less frequented by tourists and the ideal spot to watch a sunrise and enjoy great food and drink. It is also just up the road from Ananda Wellness Resort. After some rich and delicious French food you can always assuage your guilt by trying some detox.

L’Alcove is open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Sunday.


Address: 15/1 MOO 6 Hin Kong
Telephone: +66 94 579 3769