there are not that many restaurants in Chiangrai, but still some good ones. Here are places that we have visited recently.
Aye’s Restaurant, Khun Aye speaks fluent English and runs a fine establishment, located opposite to the entrance to the Nightmarket. Well-balanced menu from fresh Baguettes, to Steaks and Thai Food, good choice of wines and excellent value, food fresh from the grill is highly recommended. Khun Aye is a busy lady, she also owns an excellent Pizzeria, about 6 doors up from her main restaurant towards the hotel.
The Golden Triangle Café & Inn provides excellent International and Thai Food; the Thai Menu is very interesting as it explains the thinking behind the Thai Cuisine, good food and good value. This is situated about 400 yards from the Nightmarket, turn right as you exit the market walk to the traffic lights, turn right again and it is on the other side of the road around 150 yards down.
There are plenty of good food stalls in the Nightmarket Foodmarket also a good Thai Restaurant – Rattanokosin – full of Thai Antiques you get a great view of the Nightmarket from the upstairs section, well worth a visit.