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Reservations are essential! 

Trust the Chef

At The Gallery Restaurant we offer a unique dining experience like no other. Trust the Chef. is just that, no menu, no descisions, just sit back and enjoy the journey as we guide you through each of around 10 courses of traditional, authentic Thai Cuisine, much of which has been largely forgotten in modern Thai culture.

We only offer one sitting each night, for which reservations are absolutely essential, at least one full day in advance.

We do not offer delivery or takeaway and there is no a la carte option.

If you are looking for the best restaurant on Koh Tao, searching for the best food on Koh Tao, desperate to experience the best Thai food on the island, all while enjoying an amazing panoramic sunset view, then look no further.

The Gallery Restaurant is not suitable for young children!

Welcome to The Gallery Restaurant

Explore a marvelous array of flavours and experience excellent service in our cosy and chic, gourmet, authentic Thai restaurant. Every detail is given great attention at The Gallery in order to provide you with the ultimate dining experience. We believe that people travel to Thailand to experience Thai culture and genuine Thai cuisine, while enjoying the friendly and welcoming people and the spectacular scenery and weather that the country has to offer.

When creating the concept of The Gallery, Chris and Chayaphon Clark traveled the country far and wide leaving the bounds of their island home behind. It is with this is mind as they explore the wonders of Thailand that they lay out their desire to create a restaurant that stands high in quality, way above anything Koh Tao has experienced before; but more than that, above and beyond all other Thai restaurants in Thailand.

Chris moved to Koh Tao in 1996 after completing a degree in Marine Biology while working in some of the top restaurants and bars in Cape Town to fund his student years. Chayaphon, nicknamed "Pbu" arrived on Koh Tao in 2001 from her paternal town of Chumphon where Grandma imprinted her sensational taste and love of great Thai cuisine upon Pbu. Pbu's mother, from Bangkok, an incredible cook, also gave her a culinary upbringing that has born one of the best and most humble Thai chefs in the Kingdom. Her love of great food, attention to detail and passion for creativity and culinary knowledge fuel the absolute essence that is The Gallery. All the way through Chris' life, since youth, he has worked on developing a photographers eye, above and below the waves. His fine art photos of the night sky and Koh tao landscapes are available for purchase on instagram @thegallerykohtao.

Chris and Pbu became a team around 2003 and married in 2012, the same year that they opened The Gallery. It is a family business, with that warmth at the core of its success, and creativity, art and culture breathe a fresh perspective into this authentic Thai dining experience. One thing is for sure, you will not find anything like it on Koh Tao and many will indeed say that The Gallery Restaurant is among the best Thai restaurants in Thailand.

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