Restaurants Datai Bay

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THE GULAI HOUSE

THE DATAI LANGKAWI

+60 4 959 2500

infodatailangkawi@thedatai.com.my

www.thedatai.com.my         

 

Opening Hours: 6.30pm - 11.00pm

Seating Capacity: 100 guests

 

Unless you dined at The Gulai House, you did not really experience Langkawi! Situated in the heart of the rainforest, the atmosphere is simply breathtaking! The Malay-style building with a thatched-roof and the rustic feel of a traditional Kampung house has an open concept, with lush green foliage reaching into the windows, and sounds of wild birds and frogs providing spectacular background music. The spacious restaurant is divided into various sections, providing open dining area as well as secluded nobat that offers privacy for families. 

Celebrating indigenous local customs, you will be welcomed with a hand-written place card on a leaf from a timber tree, and the attentive waiting staff, dressed in traditional costumes, will hold out a ceramic bowl with pure water for you to wash your hands. Serving a unique blend of authentic Malay and Indian dishes from spicy starters and fragrant soups, through scrumptious wok stir fries, traditional curries, and tandoori baked dishes to locally-inspired desserts, the cuisine is poetry for all of your senses! Begin your evening with the Gulai House sampler platter that includes grilled fish and prawns wrapped in banana leaves, chicken & beef satays prepared on charcoal grill, and pakoras with cucumber raita and tamarind chutney. After indulging in a crab - lemon grass soup, choose grilled garoupa in banana leaf, with fresh coconut and Langkawi spices, fried lobster with spicy curry gravy or beef rending with blue ginger, lemon grass and grated coconut. Dals with black and yellow lentils or home-made deep fried Indian cheese with saffron sauce are an excellent choice if you are a vegetarian. The perfect finale? Pandan crepe with sweet coconut filling and vanilla ice cream, or black rice porridge with coconut milk. Whether you are hoping to spend a truly memorable evening while in Langkawi, or looking for a venue for your wedding, the iconic Gulai House is the most beautiful place you can possibly find!

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THE PAVILION

THE DATAI LANGKAWI

+60 4 959 2500

infodatailangkawi@thedatai.com.my

www.thedatai.com.my         

 

OpeningHours:  6.30pm -11pm

Seating Capacity: 80 guests

Floating above the green foliage of the rainforest, with shy Dusky Leaf Monkeys peeking from the canopy of the surrounding trees, The Pavilion at The Datai has a truly spectacular setting. And with soft Thai music in the background, permute tabletops, white orchids and the flickering light of candles, the atmosphere is just dreamlike.

 

Repeatedly awarded by Malaysian Tatler for out-of-this-world culinary creations, The Pavilion is famous for its traditional Thai cuisine. The passionate Thai Chef, Donny Hemna, prepares each meal a la minute, 

using fresh Thai herbs, partially grown in his own garden. An advocate of healthy cuisine, he likes to keep salt, sugar and oil to a minimum, allowing the natural flavor of the ingredients to take central stage. The service is outstanding, and all dishes beautifully presented - whether in a gorgeous ceramic bowl on tiny legs, or on a hot plate covered with a cupper lid adorned with a carved wooden fish.

 

Begin your evening with a crispy soft shell crab in Thai chili oil, or spring rolls with prawns and lemon grass. Popular main course is the stir-fried hand chopped beef sirloin with hot basil. Or if you are a fish lover, choose the delicious steamed snapper with garlic, lime, chili and lemon grass. Accompanied by rice with cashew nuts served in a pineapple, and Chardonnay from Barossa Valley available exclusively at The Datai - it is a symphony for your taste buds! The perfect finale? Juicy mango with coconut sticky rice sprinkled with sesame seeds or the famous water chestnut dumplings with shredded jackfruit and coconut syrup. If you don’t consider yourself a gourmet already, one visit to The Pavilion will change it.

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HORNBILL CAFÉ

+6 04 - 959 2700

rafiq@elsclubmalaysia.com

Opening Hours: 7 am - 8pm

 

Planning to visit the spectacular Temurun Waterfall or to enjoy a scenic ride along the winding road that leads through the pristine Machinchang Geoforest Park in the

northwest of Langkawi? If so, the ‘Hornbill Café’ is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or dinner break!

 

While part of the award-winning ‘Els Club Teluk Datai’ which has many believe that access is exclusive to elite club members and avid golf players - the café is open to public. So a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal and great service in a truly amazing setting!


With a magnificent backdrop of the marbled limestone peaks of the Gunung Machinchang mountain, the café is facing

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If stopping by for a drink, you will enjoy the outdoor terrace with cozy sofas and rustic tables made of tree stumps. A creamy Café Latte and a strong Espresso are available as much as the undisputed local favorite, Teh Tarik! If you prefer cold beverage, order a freshly pressed tropical juice, enjoy a draught Tiger or Heineken or relish the wonderful view in style - sipping ‘Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc’ or the golf legend’s ‘Ernie Els Signature’ wine. Once ready to order a meal, take a seat in the breezy indoors furnished with dining tables. If in the mood for a light snack, savor a ‘Twister Wrap’ with a roasted chicken, tomato-onion salsa, pesto mayonnaise, guacamole and cheese wrapped in a tortilla. Staying for a three-course meal? Start with the crunchy Caesar Salad with sundried cherry tomatoes, anchovies and crispy croutons, topped with parmesan cheese. Best followed by ‘Fettuccine Aglio Olio’ topped with grated parmigiana cheese or by ‘The Els Club Homemade Burger’ with grilled beef bacon, fried egg, cheese and caramelized onions served with fries. If you would like to enjoy a local favorite, opt for ‘Chicken Rice’ that comes with flavorsome chicken soup and is accompanied by a steamed pak choy, homemade chili sambal, and minced ginger. Complete your dining experience with the ‘Teluk Datai Cendol’ - a local dessert served on shaved ice and made of rich coconut milk, red beans, glutinous rice, creamed corn, grass and green jelly, and palm sugar. Far too enchanted by the surroundings to leave after you finished your meal?! Take a short buggy ride to the shores of the Andaman Sea, stay for a tennis game or roll a few putts on the putting green. Who knows, you may get so excited - the next time you visit, you will book an introductory class with one of the skilled Troon Golf instructors. By the way. If planning a private event - make sure you ask for a tour of the ‘Els Lounge’ on the first floor. An amazing venue with a breathtaking view - just perfect for a birthday party or a truly intimate wedding with the ceremony taking place on the dreamlike shores!





perfectly manicured lawns flanked by a 10 million years old rainforest that stretches all the way to the turquoise Andaman Sea. So while you wait for your meal to be served, you may catch sight of hornbills, spot a family of dusky leaf monkeys and with some luck, you may even get to see an eagle returning to his nest in the canopy of a nearby tree.