Koh Phangan Sunday Roast at John’s Bar & Bistro near Thongsala on the Island of Koh Phangan



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Koh Phangan Johns Bar

Greetings and a happy & warm welcome to Koh Phangan Island News, still the one and only website offering fresh & up-to-date news about the Island Of Madness, formerly also known as Koh Phangan Paradise Island in the Gulf of Thailand.

After the recent massive responds to our article about the Same-Same Burger House at Hadrin Beach Koh Pha-Ngan and all the posted surreptitious advertizing about ‘John’s Place’ our Senior Food Analyst from Koh Phangan News headquarters, Fred van den StillLonelyLookingForHotChicks, went on an investigative mission to find out the awful truth about one of the islands most famous Sunday Roasts.

Welcomed by Sir John 1st and his sweaty armpits we were quite amazed by the friendly and relaxed atmosphere John’s Bar & Bistro has to offer. The ambient in the restaurant was real pleasant and warm thanks to our great hosts John 1st & John 2nd and also the wooden interior which made you feel cozy and comfortable.

Main focus of interest was the Sunday Roast which comes in different styles and flavors like chicken, pork, beef or lamb with all the trimmings and whistles starting from 195 THB. The Sunday Roast was well prepared and quickly served by Sir Chef John 2nd and the quality of the roast was good, tasty and fresh.

Though the slices of lamb were a bit too thin for my taste and the gravy tasted a bit like ready made stuff but the overall Sunday Roast dining experience at John’s Bar & Bistro was more than the average you could find on Koh Phangan Island and therefore deserves to be recommended!

So please give John’s Bar & Bistro a try if you fancy a proper British Sunday Roast while being on Koh Phangan Island.

John's Bar & Bistro Koh Phangan
John's Bar & Bistro Koh Phangan
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John's Bar & Bistro Koh Phangan
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John's Bar & Bistro Koh Phangan

Apart from the traditional Sunday Roast Sir John 1st has even more to offer! The extensive menu invites you for steak, salad, pasta, tapas, bar snacks, home made deserts and even authentic Thai food.

On Tuesdays John’s Bar & Bistro organizes a restaurant quiz evening, which seems to be quite popular in the U.K., and for a 150 THB (not sure about the price!) per person you’re welcome to eat as much as you can from the barbeque and participate for free in the John’s Bar & Bistro Quiz Evening of fun and laughter!

John’s Bar & Bistro can be found just a bit after Thongsala on the way to the west coast located just after the Masons Arms, another restaurant from the British Empire. Easiest way is to look out for the signs on the street. It’s just 300 meters outside from Thongsala so you simply can’t miss it.

Please check out the picture gallery -> Koh Phangan Sunday Roast – John’s Bar & Bistro Koh Phangan Island

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John's Bar & Bistro Koh Phangan

26 thoughts on “Koh Phangan Sunday Roast at John’s Bar & Bistro near Thongsala on the Island of Koh Phangan

  • November 18, 2008 at 2:11 pm
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    I ate here at the end of June with a bunch of friends who live on the island.
    great food, nice and relaxing atmosphere.
    Jon the chef wasnt working there then, but I have eaten his food many many many times at Jonnees restaurant in haad rin. Great chef! his burgers are majic.

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  • November 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm
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    Its great …but they dont make Yorkshire Puddings as good as me mums!!! And John, can you PLEASE cut down on the salt- we dont all like salty food!! – I need to drink gallons of water after eating at your place!!! But I agree this place is still great!

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    • November 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm
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      top place, a lot better than that skanky burger joint in Haad Rin. roast dinner 195bht or burger 425bht, i know where i go, roast all the way!! how much are the burgers here? im sure they cant be anywhere near as expensive as same same, and they prob taste better too. Up the Brits!!!

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      • November 26, 2008 at 7:43 am
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        Your posting was just mentioned to me … so I thought I would take a look … oh dear… here we go again … anti-Same Same… being skanky? Thats a word I use to describe YOU!!! … and would NOT use it to describe the Burger House which is clean and well presented ..and no I am not the owner from Same Same Burger but I do him very well and have known him for a number of years and I have to support his business in saying that this negative slagging is tiresome. You are obviously a monkey-brain as its already been explained that the cheapest burger is 110baht. There is no comparison – Johns place is a sit down restaurant with food appropiate to that and Same Same Burger is a take out place with food appropiate to that. You are obvioulsy rather demented and backward to continue this bullshit which has all been cleared up and explained clearly in previous postings and it is so tiresome to read your tirade. I think you should drop the ‘R’ add a ‘G’ and BUGGER off!(Burger off?? geddit?) I hope next time you have a sunday dinner at John’s that you choke on a Yorkshire Pudding and drown in his fucking gravy! Keep up the good work Becki:-) Oh and yeah … Up the Brits! …. tosser!

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      • January 20, 2009 at 10:24 am
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        hey body if you are that interrested in burgers just go to cool runnings that french dude is making the best ever!!!!

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  • November 21, 2008 at 4:49 am
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    Johns buger comes with cheese bacon chilli sour cream etc etc and is only 195b and frys come with that aswell and its just the best your ever going to have. We forgive them for beening brits.

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  • November 21, 2008 at 7:01 am
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    Well it’s about time you found this little gem Becki… The best Sunday lunch on the island by far… This is a superb place to eat any day of the week actually… I have never found anything to complain about, except John of course. This is a popular spot particularly on a Sunday afternoon, plan to arrive early on Sundays!

    CAUTION don’t criticise spelling errors on the menu boards, that doesn’t always sit very well with Mr John (previously known as John the pie man) he made great pies too.

    If you haven’t tried the Banoffee pie for dessert then you really should. It’s to die for!

    The sweaty arm pits are just a response to slaving over a hot stove in the tropics preparing some fantastic British food for hungry farangs. A big thanks John for your hard work and great restaurant/bar. Can’t wait to get back there to join Fred in some food analysing and maybe a few beers to chase it down…

    Glyn

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    • January 20, 2009 at 10:50 am
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      there is no such thing as british food but john(the pie man) is defenitly a great chef.do i have to remind you that the english favorite dish is indian curry

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  • November 21, 2008 at 9:44 am
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    I’m asking me why you are all going to thailand!?!?!? You want to eat your own food, want to go shopping in a super market, you need aircondition and television, tell the thais how they have to live and work, build very strange buildings (like the english pub near thongsala) and at last destroy the nature (Haad rin) I go there because I like Thailand and the culture. But I do not need english food or lifestyle at all!
    Cheers!

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    • November 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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      Blah-blah-blah… Better you stay “farangland”, and let people who are living here -not visiting- enjoying some decent comfort food, without criticizing the way of life you’ll loved to acquire!
      To John, keep on going…
      Michel

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    • November 22, 2008 at 6:12 am
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      We all go to Thailand for our own reasons. The Thai culture is more important to you than it is for others and that’s okay!

      You may not like English food or the life style and thats okay too. We are all different and we should all be respectful of other opinions.

      Glyn

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  • November 21, 2008 at 2:27 pm
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    Over cook it then pile high it on the plate with minimum flavour add some granulated sauce and dish it at low price, will always be a big hits

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    • November 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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      great place, great food, great quiz master last tuesday!!!

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  • November 24, 2008 at 6:15 am
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    I agree about he salt – too much of it especially in the mashed postatoes – is this why all english peoples piss smells so bad??? Too much salt in their diet??? ever go to a toilet in a bar in London …. disinfectant is a requirement!

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    • November 27, 2008 at 11:41 am
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      Toilets smell all over the world equally m8 trust me! In fact cactus bar’s toilet is probaly the worst ive smelt in the world, down to cleanliness not salt!

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  • November 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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    Have some comments been censored? Spelling mistakes, Size of Danish Manhood etc.

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  • December 5, 2008 at 8:23 am
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    I am not english, but like the food in john’s very much!!!
    Sundayroast is good too!
    And John is a lovely bloke.
    michael

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    • December 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm
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      Is that John the pie man???

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  • December 16, 2008 at 11:33 am
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    Nice foto of jolley john but who is the ugly balding ginger bloke next to him . not a chef I hope.

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    • December 16, 2008 at 1:39 pm
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      Yes I think he does pretend to be a chef ! But as you say Nice pic of ‘John the Pieman’
      I met him once in some Wine bar/ Art gallery ?? near his shop what it was doin on kophangan god no’s? very strange just like the guy who own it !!

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      • December 16, 2008 at 1:45 pm
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        I thought that was some sort of gay bar. Was the owner a right guumpy cunt with a fat Jap as his wife? Think he ws called Ste.

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        • December 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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          Yeah I remember Now , but the place has shut down, apprently he has had numerous business in the area, and all over world all ending in same way, he’s from Oz ! Had to leave owing loads of cash thats why he here.

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          • December 19, 2008 at 7:11 am
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            Well Dummy, your certainly living up to your name… Now you need to get a life!

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            • January 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm
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              I NO who you mean his wife is a FAT jap, well its not his wife she just makes him wear a ring! He’s old enough to be her dad, you’ll meet him in bars on kophangan looking for some one to go into business with but DON’T bother. He’s just a loser

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              • January 21, 2009 at 7:39 am
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                can you all stop judging people especially when you know nothing about it.the guy is australian, he s not married and he has a japanese girlfriend who s not fat at all.he s an interresting and cool guy and has done a lot of charity work before.he didn t fuck anybody up,it s that english twat who was working with paul at the boatyard,i think his name was baz…

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                • February 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm
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                  I have just checked out your story and the guy Baz was not working with paul at all just had a place near him , I do remember Paul and what a Twat HE was and his BARgirl partner who had seen more pricks that the vantana Dart board ! I do no he’s back there soon and heads are gunna role……….

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