Saturday, 8th October, 2011
Things are changing at one of the oldest established pubs in Pattaya. Shenanigans Irish Pub on the first floor of the Avenue Pattaya is now in the hands of publican Mr. Antony Hughes, and like a new broom he brings his own talent and fresh ideas to this very popular sport themed pub on Second Road. No need to worry as the quality of the service, and the food remain top notch under the supervision of Executive Chef Samea. Antony is emphasizing the Irish warmth and charm with a few new additions to the menu, and you will be pleased to learn – he has slashed prices on some of the popular dishes.
With approximately 800 square meters of wall to wall timbered panels and lofty ceilings, Shenanigans offers a touch of Irish welcome to everyone. There are widescreen TVs throughout all playing an enormous variety of sporting events from all over the world.
The sports room remains with full size pool tables and board games, as does Margarita Madness serving great Tex-Mex dishes and the largest selection of Margaritas and Tequila in Pattaya.
Chef Samea’s menu covers a wide range of delicious dishes, including Thai and of course Irish favourites, some with a splash or four of Gaelic nectars Guinness and Jameson’s Whiskey.
Excellent starters with a selection of Homemade Soups such as Ham and Pea at 110 baht, and Snacks from 95 baht for 6 Chicken Wings to Smoked Salmon at 195 baht!
Main course meals include the popular Fish and Chips (240 baht), Chicken Kiev (250 baht) and a super assortment of Steaks such as Australian Rib Eye (525 baht) and Fillet at 445 baht. The most popular Tex-Mex dishes remain on the menu, such as Chili (295 baht), Fajitas (425 baht) and Burritos (295 baht). For the hungriest of people, the All Day Breakfast is great value at 290 baht. Not to forget the Irish favourites, such as Irish Stew, Beef and Guinness Pie (295 baht) and the Castlemahon Chicken Pie and Cottage Pie, both at 240 baht.
All Thai dishes such as Pad Thai and Tom Yam Khung are 165 baht a portion.
Then there are the Special Night offerings. Each day from midday to 11pm, there is a special themed All You Can Eat dish (around 260 baht), and on weekends the ‘all you can eat’ Carvery at 450 baht.
For starters we tried an excellent Country Pate (140 baht). An equally tasty Prawn Cocktail (140 baht) followed. Then on to the main course with house specialty, Beef and Guinness Pie, tender chunks of Beef in a rich Guinness gravy and light Puff Pastry topping. Well worth trying!
For Veggie lovers, go for the first-rate Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Pie (225 baht). It was then over to Mexico for sizzling Fajitas (425 baht) grilled Chicken and Veggie combo with Guacamole, Peppers, Sour Cream, Salsa and Tortillas. Do leave room for the tempting desserts, such as Lime Pie and Bread and Butter Pudding – both at 99 baht.
The range of drinks is enormous, especially first class draught Guinness. Prices include tax.
So, make a point of visiting Shenanigans for grand traditional pub grub right in the middle of Pattaya.