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AU$135 - AU$270
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Thai, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderfully unique experience, being taken on a journey by Chris with a story behind each of the 10 dishes served in their 'trust the chef' evening. Great atmosphere, great drinks, stunning pre dinner sunset and 10 unbelievable dishes of pure Thai flavour. Will definitely...be coming back on our next visit to Koh Tao. Thank you Chris and the family!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Love it, thank you so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I can not speak more highly of this restaurant. It is a food extravaganza over four hours with some lovely cocktails and the best view of the sunset. Chris and his wife (the chef) were the perfect hosts and every single course...was every bit if not better that the top cuisine I have tasted in the UK in all my years. Each course is preceded with a story from Chris on the ingredient's history, sustainability, medicinal purposes and seasonality. The resident DJ sets the vibe for an exciting evening.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for this spectacular review. Looking forward to hosting you both again tomorrow evening.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for excellent, authentic food, with great service and view. The set menu offers a wide variation of flavors from all over Thailand, great for foodies.

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't write a lot of reviews, but this restaurant deserves one! Great place for fine dining with a magical view of the sunset. If you want to experience what Thai food is all about, go to the gallery!

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing this one.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at the gallery restaurant last night and it was fantastic. Over cocktails we watched the beautiful sunset, we then sat down to a lovely feast with each course explained in fascinating detail by our host Chris. His wife was...working hard in the kitchen, turning out wonderful food and Chris’ son serving drinks with the other great staff. It was a really enjoyable experience that we would highly recommend to anyone visiting Koh Tao.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for this wonderful review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience and really friendly staff. As Chris mentioned it was his family serving us and offering authentic Thai food which was made to welcome guest into their home, I really felt this happened.

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After randomly coming across a link for the Gallery restaurant and reading about the concept my boyfriend and I knew we had to try it. As we were in Thailand for his birthday we wanted to try something special. Walking up the stairs to the...Gold Bar we were warmly greeted by our host who invited us to make ourselves at home, everyone was very welcoming and friendly. As per the advice of the owners we arrived at 6pm to enjoy drinks watching a beautiful sunset. As for the meal itself, all the dishes were amazing. Each dish was a journey, with each course being accompanied by a captivating story and some history behind it making it even more special. This wont be the cheapest meal you have in Koh Tao but as the saying goes you get what you pay for, and if your looking for typical Thai Cuisine you won't find it here. But if your looking for something truly special, made from the freshest ingredients lovingly put together by a super talented chef you will not be disappointed. The whole experience of The Gallery restaurant is truly something that will stick in our minds forever.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful and heart felt, this is why we make the effort, thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another Framed: environmentally friendly, tasteful, goosebumps causing, painting to add the Collection of the Gallery 💝📝📖📚✏️etc I have much longer version…100 characters are not enough at all…Tao might be famous for it’s depth’s-but the Gallery a real High experience in every facets. Chapeau! Nice to...meet you all…let me know if you’re interested in my “long” version…chockdeeka🍀More

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, thanks so much, yes please!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience; the real Thai food like it used to be. Everything looked like a piece of art and tasted even better. They serve Thai wine as well. The red Syrah was amazing

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much, hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 February 2024

What an experience!!! Myself and two friends only had two days on Koh Tao. We had heard about The Gallery from a local dive school. Chris and the team was able to fit us in as a last minute booking for our final night on...the island. Excellent from start to finish, the staff are very welcoming and attentive. The restaurant / venue itself is nestled into the hillside with amazing views out over the horizon to which you can watch (one of the best) sunsets I've seen on my travels. I myself have always been a fussy eater and was a bit apprehensive about the "trust the chef" menu including 10 courses chosen by the Chef, but "when in Rome" and I can honestly say the food that was served was not only presented with michelin star presentation but tasted absolutely devine. Throughout the evening and before each course, Chris spoke about the dish in detail, taking all the diners on a journey through Thailand explaining the origins of not only the dish in its entirety but each individual ingredient. A beautiful place and an evening I'll never forget. Definitely worth the visit no matter how long you spend on Koh Tao Thank you Chris, Chef and the Team at The Gallery JamesxMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2024

Thanks James, I’m so glad that we were able to make it work out for you. What a beautiful review, hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 24 February 2024

Wow, what a night. A 10 course ‘trust the chef’ menu with each dish beautifully presented and the origins and the benefits of each food explained by Chris with his wife, the chef, in the kitchen. It was a journey from the north to the...south of Thailand, transporting us back in time to some long lost unforgotten dishes which concentrate on medicinal benefits of plants and vegetables and taste divine. My wife and I have eaten in many fine restaurants all around the world, but never have had an explanation and presentation of each dish as we had at the Gallery Restaurant. The view of the sunset was amazing. The evening night lasted from 6 to 10 pm and the live DJ was an added bonus. If you’re looking for something different and want to try traditional Thai food as it is supposed to be, please make a reservation here .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

Thanks for the terrific review, it was a pleasure.

Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

My friends and I were fortunate enough to spend NYE at The Gallery, enjoying the Trust The Chef menu. The venue is situated up in the hills, overlooking Sairee beach, offering a great view at sunset. The whole establishment is very welcoming and comfortable, with...excellent staff. The 10 course menu was outstanding, with every dish beautifully presented and tasting superb. Chris does a great job of hosting the evening, informing the diners of the history of each dish. It really is a culinary tour of Thailand. Thank you for a wonderful evening, I look forward to seeing you for an equally memorable evening next NYE!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2024

Thanks for the great review, looking forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Chris and his wife are beautiful inside and out. Truly a special experience, perhaps the best dining experience of my life. The food itself is 10/10 delicious (aroy mak!) but the whole experience is amplified by the excellent service, heartfelt storytelling, vibey music, cool decor,...and beautiful setting. It’s obviously more expensive than other restaurants in Koh Tao, but worth every penny, especially for a special occasion. The respect for Thailand, and between the staff, is palpable. I learned a lot and hope to return soon. Thank you for a perfect evening ❤️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2024

The feeling is mutual, thanks for helping to create such a special atmosphere. Definitely a night that we will remember. Thanks for the beautiful review.

Reviewed 20 February 2024

Wow, what an incredible experience. The setting is stunning, perfect place to watch the sunset. The whole team at the gallery go above and beyond to make sure you have an unforgettable experience. My partner and I are vegan and vegetarian and this was well...catered for. The food was amazing and the history of each dish is explained so well. The DJ played great tunes all night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2024

Thanks so much, it was a special night, thanks to you guys. Please come again.

Reviewed 20 February 2024

One of if not the best restaurant experiences I have ever had - I have traveled extensively and live in Seattle, WA, and have had my fair share of fine dining but the Gallery view, food, cultural/historical background make for one of the most unique...and everlasting experiences one can have. Worth every dollar.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Gallery Restaurant , Owner at The Gallery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

This is so great, thanks so much.

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The Gallery Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5