Angkor What? – the first and still the most popular watering hole amongst the backpacker crowd. Opening its doors in 1998, the cheap drinks and loud music ensures this bar is always packed!
Picasso – a stylish little cocktail and tapas bar on the quiet section of Pub Street alley. The artsy decor and cosy atmosphere makes this a great hangout. Try the tapas and sangria, both are delicious.
Temple Club – if you go to Pub Street you definitely won’t be able to miss this bar, in fact you’ll hear it first! With a huge sound system and reasonably priced drinks, Temple Club rivals the Angkor Wat? Bar.
X Bar – this rooftop bar has its very own 6 foot skate ramp as well as a huge screen and pool table. Late night drinks under the stars are a must here.
Siem Reap is a tourist mecca and has hundreds of different dining options to suit all palettes. Whether you want traditional Khmer or something European, there are restaurants catering for all cuisines. Wondering around the town is the best way to find one that takes your fancy especially along Pub Street and the alleyways, however here are some of our favourites:
Blue Pumpkin – this extremely popular cafe/restaurant offers delicious freshly baked pastries and danishes as well as an assortment of icecreams & sorbets. With a relaxing cushion lounge, a/c and free wifi this cafe is the perfect choice for breakfast or lunch.
Khmer Kitchen – You will notice a few of these dotted along the alleyways and there’s a reason for it. Serving up very affordable, authentic Cambodian & South East Asian dishes, this restaurant makes for a great place to sample Khmer style cooking. Try the fish Amok or beef Luk-Lak!
Le Tigre De Papier – A firm favourite amongst the bike race team, Le Tigre De Papier has an extensive menu offering Khmer and European delights. With its very own wood fire pizza oven, this restaurant serves up delicious pizza’s round the clock. Try the Khmer pizza, you won’t look back!
Maharajah – For a taste of India try this delicious restaurant on Sivatha Street or its partner restaurant, Taj Mahal.
Red Piano – By far one of the most well known restaurants in town, its Belgian influence touches both the food and the beer. With a stylish musical decor and great seating options, this is a popular choice amongst international visitors.
Temple Balcony – One of the most popular places on Pub Street, Temple Balcony serves Khmer and western food and includes a free traditional Apsara dance performance between 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Viroth’s – The stylish terrace garden setting and excellent Khmer cuisine is why this restaurant receives such great reviews. Situated in the Wat Bo area, dine here to get away from the crowds.
Viva – Siem Reaps first Mexican restaurant, offering a full traditional menu and freshly made tortillas. The frozen Margaritas are also delicious!