Trip report - Bkk and Laos Pt1.

Sep 6th, 2005, 05:58 PM
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What a fabulous report, such great tips. We are counting the days to our trip in mid-October. Thanks again.
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Sep 7th, 2005, 05:47 PM
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Hi Bob -

Will certainly give the Pansea a go another time - it looks lovely.

Re restaurants in LP -- I don't think that the Nagas owns the other restaurants but the Management of the 4 restaurants is all done by L'Elephants owners - I think they are different people and just manage the restaurants - thats L'Elephant and Cafe Bat Van Sene that are owned by L'Elephant and both 3 Nagas french and 3 Nagas Lao are managed by them. There is a certain amount of overlap between them with food but the quality is excellent in all. L'Elephant being the most upmarket and the Cafe definitely a cafe but very nice.

Could be wrong about ownership but thats how I understood it.

FromDC - have a great trip - I know you'll love it - have you decided finally on where to stay?
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Sep 7th, 2005, 07:42 PM
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the cafe completely escaped us...where is it...we did like L'Elephant and are sorry we only got there once and we ate at naggas once but thought it only so so...the european one
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Sep 7th, 2005, 07:53 PM
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The Cafe Bat Van Sene is a little further down "Falang Way" towards the centre of town - ie just down from the Nagas and 3 elephants and opposite Wat Sene which is on the block next to Villa Santi.

I agree that 3 Nagas French is perhaps the least successful of the 4 restaurants. The Lao one is very good and I like the Cafe for simple and cheap food - the coffee is the same as in the others (and good) but substantially cheaper!
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