Chiang Dao Nest 1 Restaurant
European Gourmet Cuisine in the mountains of Northern Thailand.
The restaurant at Nest 1 has received awards (including listings in Thailand Tatlers 'Thailand's Best Restaurants', and Chiang Mai Citylife's Dining Guide) and accolades aplenty (please take a look at our reviews section) since it's opening in November 2002.
This has not happened by accident. Wicha, Owner, Manager and Executive Chef, who already had experience at catering and running her own restaurant on Koh Chang, studied in the UK for 3 years, 2000 - 2002 (Norwich City College Catering College), while simultaneously receiving training and education from some top chefs at a number of fusion restaurants in Norwich.
For Wicha fine food is an ongoing obsession, and the education continues without end. She has amassed a sizeable library of imported food / cooking books, and enjoys dining out in quality eateries to gain ideas and improve upon her current knowledge. Given this, it is probably not surprising that there is such a strong focus on food at Chiang Dao Nest 1 and 2.
The restaurant itself is deliberately simple and unprententious (much like the resorts), with a casual, wear-what-you-like, relax and enjoy yourself atmosphere. The kitchen at Nest 1 follows the slow food ethic i.e. we try our best to serve people as quick as possible, but the kitchen is small and good food, with high quality, fresh ingredients cooked from scratch, takes time. Some things are best not rushed!
We source as much of our produce locally as we can, selecting the best quality and organic options where possible. This is supplemented by imported delicacies, ingredients which either can't be found in Thailand, or the quality gap is too high.
Advance reservations are not always needed, but recommended to avoid disappointment, particularly at weekends, and during the cool season (Nov-Feb). Please use this form for table reservations.
Breakfast - Served 8.00am until 10.30pm Daily (tea and coffee usually available from 7.00am onwards)
Please note that breakfast is not included in the room rate.
Please head to Nest 2 if you are looking for Thai / Asian style breakfast options.
To check out the Western / American / European / English selection of breakfast items that we offer and current prices (Oct 2011) please see - Nest 1 Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu - Served 10.30am until 15.30pm Daily
A wide array of Western / European dishes are available.
While there is a couple of Thai dishes on the menu we highly recommend you visit Nest 2 for Thai food at lunch time, where you will find a much greater selection.
To check out our lunchtime offering and current prices (Oct 2011) please see - Nest 1 Lunch Menu
Guests are also welcome to order items from the Nest 1 blackboard at lunchtime (between 10.30am and 16.30pm - very occasionally not available dependent on Chef availability)
15.30pm - 18.00pm Kitchen Closed (drinks available)
Dinner Menu - Served 10.30am - 15.30pm and 18.00pm until 21.30pm Daily - except some Thursdays please see Thursday Barbecue
Probably what the restaurant at Nest 1 is most famous for, a selection of gourmet European dishes divided into 3 courses, starter, main and dessert, changing regularly. Usually has something to satisfy most tastes, including vegetarian options. For an idea of options and prices (22nd Oct 2011) ase see the following Blackboard Menu
Childrens Menu - Served 8am until 15.30pm and 18.00pm until 20.30pm
We offer a selection of small dishes especially for children aged 12 and under, for details and prices please see Nest 1 Childrens Menu