Run by Martin Selby, a Brit with an impressive culinary resume, The Larder is one of Ko Samui’s top restaurants for those looking for a break from Thai dishes. Ingredient sourcing is paramount, and the menu focuses on boat- and farm-to-table specialties. Truthfully, everything is good but the gastro-pub fare is the best. Enjoy sea bass fish and chips, Scotch eggs, and crab cakes with poached quail eggs. There is a robust wine list and the cocktails here are outstanding and innovative. The Old Fashioned Swine uses house-infused bacon bourbon, maple syrup and orange bitters; the Winter Garden blends gin, elderflower, sake and fresh cut herbs.