Unique Rural Restaurant
It’d be difficult to find a more relaxed setting for dinner than The Farmer Restaurant & Bar. For a start, there’s nothing quite like it; this is the only restaurant on Samui to be situated in a rice field. As such, it’s an amazingly peaceful place to dine. You can hear the cries of cicadas out in the fields, watch buffalo grazing and while evening falls on the hills just to the south.
The Farmer is part of FuramaXclusive Farmer’s Resort & Spa, a new resort that comprises 45 villas and pool villas. An elegant place to stay, its restaurant offers some wonderful choices when it comes to food.
At the restaurant you can either sit inside the open-air dining rooms or outside on the large terrace. Either way, you’ll enjoy the unusual sense of peace that comes from being in a thoroughly rural, unspoiled spot.
The dishes are top-quality Thai, using recipes that are generations old and have been handed right the way down to the present owner and the chef. These are completely authentic dishes, prepared with great flair. The results are delicately-nuanced textures where every ingredient and taste is balanced. To sum up: you’re in for a treat when you eat here. Not surprisingly, The Farmer won a Best Restaurant award from Thailand Tatler.
The menu’s extensive and covers the full gamut of Thai food. Particularly recommended is the crispy fried duck, which is served on an immaculate square white plate, along with spicy dipping sauce and a heart-shaped portion of rice. The tastes are sublime.
The curries are equally wonderful. They’re slow-cooked with a precise blend of spices that brings out their succulent flavors. Try the chicken massaman or the massaman lamb shank. They’re exceptionally well- prepared and mouthwatering. Incidentally, there’s currently a 30% discount on the crispy fried duck and chicken massaman, both at lunch and dinner – definitely worth taking advantage of.
All main courses come with a selection of five different rices, each of which comes wrapped in banana leaf. Touches like these will only enhance your dining experience.
The Farmer also operates a pick-up service, offering free round trips if you’re in the Maenam or Bophut area. If you’re coming from other areas, it’s just 300 Baht – whether you come as a couple or a group.
Eating at The Farmer is always a very satisfying experience and even more so, given its amazingly calm and beautiful setting.
077 447 222, 077 247 979