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It's vibrant – yet relaxed. It's highly professional – yet fun. And above all else, it's bringing a whole new style of 'street-side' dining to Samui. In its first few years of operations, Stacked has already become one of the island's most popular restaurants. And here's why…

For a start, it's ideally located in the middle Chaweng Beach Road, next to the new OZO Chaweng Samui resort, so finding it couldn't be easier.

Raised two metres above street level means that there are a few steps leading up to this smart and attractive restaurant. There's wooden decking along the wide street-frontage terrace, and around one side, where there's seating for 110 diners to watch the daily catwalk of passers-by and enjoy dining-under-the-stars. And take a step into the 75-seat air-conditioned interior and you'll be met by one of the most attractively designed eateries on the island.

Modern wall sections of yellow, grey and green tiles with blonde wood, hammered copper and black steel here and there combine perfectly with some rustic elements, such as the 'old' corrugated-iron roof over the show kitchen and the water-pipes which form the foot-rails along the bar. And there are lots more of these novel design touches throughout the restaurant: service stations with mini herb gardens above (from which the chef occasionally comes along to snip some for adding to the dishes), assorted dining tables with inset ice-buckets, homemade-pickle in jars on every table, comfy sofas interspersed with lovely shelving displaying various products along the walls.

And sports fans will be pleased to learn that there are several large-screen TV's which show live international sport (including coverage of all the major events).

So onto the cuisine – that's billed as 'international comfort food', and the man in charge of the kitchen – Executive Chef Matthew V.C. Rubin. And he's the perfect person to be at the helm of such an extra-ordinary restaurant, having extensive culinary experience, including his most recent position as 'Thailand Group Executive Chef' for The Eclipse Group Bangkok/Phuket, which operates the famous Coyote Mexican Restaurant and Q Bar brands, amongst many others.

Stacked's menu is packed with temptations, with 'starts' including a "Grilled Caesar – grilled Romaine, Caesar dressing, candied bacon, Parmesan and anchovy sourdough croutons," and a "White Bait – local whitebait, herbed semolina crumb, lemon, tartar and malt vinegar reduction."

And the unique BYOB – Build Your Own Burger comprising 100% fresh ground imported prime beef, with the pork, chicken and seafood burgers being made from the freshest, highest quality local products is one of the signature dishes. The Stacked standard is a sourdough or multigrain bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and choice of fresh, grilled or caramelized onion. Slaw and choice of fried on every plate.

"... and so onto the cuisine – that's billed
as international comfort food."

Definitely 'not your average' burgers, here are two of them to show you what to expect. Firstly, there's the Aristocrat which is a wagyu beef burger with foie gras, chanterelles, rocket, brioche bun, white truffle butter and demi-glace, and then there's the appropriately named Samui Bad Boy, with its pulled pork, bourbon BBQ, cheddar, jalapenos, salad and chiabatta bun.

And although Stacked specialises in burgers (albeit the fine-dining version) it also offers an interesting and appetising range of other dishes too, such as the Maine Lobster – chargrilled, lemon-shallot butter, salsa verde, grilled sourdough and crisp greens, and the Alaskan Coho – wild salmon skewers, white miso, ginger broken rice, ratatouille stir fry and spring onion cake.

There's also the Wagyu Tomahawk, 800g long bone rib-eye on the menu to satisfy steak-lovers that demand the very best. And children are very well catered for too in this family-friendly restaurant, with their very own fun menu (mains and desserts) that they'll love!

The 'sweets' section of the main menu is as well-thought-out as the rest of it and offers even more temptations, including both the PB&J – chocolate truffle & peanut butter ice-creams, strawberry crisp and brioche cinnamon toast, and the Warm Apple Crumble hot out of the oven with berry compote and vanilla bean cream.

And in addition to all the great food on offer, there's an extensive wine list and one of the largest selections of imported bottles of beer on Samui, and these include Greene King IPA and even Crafty Old Hen. Oh, and there's also an innovative range of cocktails created by a renowned international mixologist.

Yes, with all of the above on offer, Stacked has surely become one of Samui's 'special' restaurants!

Stacked is open from 5:00 pm until late,
with bar food still being available after the
main kitchen has closed.
For reservations and further information,
telephone 0 7791 5200 or 0 7791 5222.

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below is a list of the restaurants we have reviewed. the list is consisting entirely of the ones we feel are worthy of recommendation.
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