European Gourmet Cuisine in the mountains of Northern Thailand.
The restaurant at Nest 1 has received awards and accolades aplenty 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 as a chef 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, UK.
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 both 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 recommended to avoid disappointment, particularly at weekends, and during the cool season (Nov-Feb). Please use the contact form for table reservations.
Breakfast - Served 8.00am until 10.30pm Daily (tea and coffee are 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 (June 2017) please see - Nest 1 Breakfast Menu
Lunch - Served 10.30am until 15.30pm Daily
A wide array of Western / European dishes are available, including a number of vegetarian options.
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 (June 2017) please see - Nest 1 Lunch Menu
Guests are also welcome to order items from the Nest 1 blackboard at lunchtime (between 10.30am and 15.30pm - very occasionally these items are not available, dependent on Chef availability) Blackboard Menu (Example from 19th November 2016. Please note that menu items do change, as do prices.)
We usually have a few additional dishes on our Special Lunch Blackboard Menu (Example from 19th November 2016. Please note that menu items do change, as do prices.)
15.30pm - 18.00pm Kitchen Closed (drinks available)
Dinner - Served 10.30am - 15.30pm and 18.00pm until 21.30pm Daily - except most Thursdays from November to February when we have our famous Thursday Barbecue . For details please see Thursday Barbecue
Dinner is probably what the restaurant at Nest 1 is most reknowned for. A selection of gourmet European dishes divided into 3 courses, starter, main and dessert, changing periodically. The dinner menu usually has something to satisfy most tastes, including vegetarian options. For an idea of options and prices (Example from 19th November 2016) please see the following Blackboard Menu (Please note that menu items do change, as do prices.)
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 (May 2017) please see Nest 1 Childrens Menu
Drinks - For details and prices of our drinks / beverages offering (June 2017) please see ... Nest 1 Drinks Menu (bottles of Wine, and a selection of Thai Craft Beer and Imported beers are also available, priced individually, please ask the staff.). Last orders for drinks is usually around 9.30pm.