The FACES gallery & gastro bar is without a doubt the nicest restaurant in down town Chiang Mai aesthetically-wise. You will feel like you have been transported back Centuries in time the moment you step through the door. The interior is so magical and exotic, filled with giant plants and terracotta sculptures.
They serve an interesting mix of traditional Thai and Italian food in beautiful surroundings at reasonable prices. The FACES gallery are known for their wonderful wood fired thin crust pizzas.
The pizzas are perfect, thin crust, Italian style, served piping hot straight out of the beautiful wood fired oven. They cost around 300 baht which is about what you would expect to pay for a wood fired pizza in such a beautiful setting. An ample glass of house wine costs 180 baht.
Some of the other highlights include: Steak, Ribs, Club sandwiches, Crispy Pork, Pad Thai, Red Curry with Chicken and vegetables plus plenty of other traditional Thai dishes. There are plenty of options for our vegetarian and vegan friends as well. An all-day brunch is also served from 10:00 a.m.
The drinks menu is extensive and includes: local and imported bottled beer, wine, cocktails and the coffee is delicious.
The FACES often have live acoustic music with mood setting volume in the evening or jazz music playing at other times.
The FACES gallery & gastro bar is unique experience, a must for every visitor to Chiang Mai. It has a jungle type ambience in the heart of the Old City. The service could be improved but you will quickly forget about that and be amazed at the wonderful surroundings.
Tip 1: Bring some bug spray as there are some mosquitos due to the jungle like surroundings.
Tip 2: Although the FACES serve some tasty Thai delights – the Wood fired pizza is their specialty.
Open hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Address: Phra Sing, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: 089 009 6969