There is plenty of choice in terms of eating and drinking in Karon and Kata, both in privately run establishments and those that can be found within the range of resorts. Karon is very much a family-friendly town so you can expect to find restaurants serving children’s menus across a selection of international cuisines. Many of the bars and pubs that can be found along Patak Road East serve tasty pub grub, as well as imported beers and ciders. Both Kata Beach and Kata Noi are home to exclusive restaurants. Together with incredible views, the food and drinks served in such establishments are delicious and often award-winning. In addition to eating, you can also learn to cook some Thai dishes. There are quite a few cooking classes available within the many resorts around Karon. Here you will learn that the culinary art of Thai cuisine is an enjoyable experience that will teach you some new skills to take home with you. Eating out and going for drinks in either Kata Beach or Kata Noi gives you lots of choice with a variety of cuisines available. Plenty of these establishments offer al-fresco dining, making them the ideal spot for wining and dining at lunch or dinner. You’ll find bars, casual cafés, coffee shops, steak houses, intimate Thai eateries, and wine bars which all add to Kata’s charm, some of them also entertain you with a talented live band. A few bars on the hill towards Rawai offer refreshingly cold drinks, tasty Thai and international food, as well as views that will literally take your breath away at sunset.