Some visitors may choose to play it safe by sticking to the well-known restaurants and bars of Pub Street, but we encourage you to venture out and explore the many charming lanes and alleyways of Temple Town.
Siem Reap is so much more than Pub Street. We’re going to start off on Alley West, because that’s where Gelato Lab is. The ice creams and sorbets are as good as anything you’ll find in Italy, and we’re not just saying that. The owner has dedicated himself to his art and has been trained by the world’s Master craftsman.
At Crep’Italy the menu has a huge selection of meat and fish dishes, pizzas from their wood-fired oven, and homemade pastas, along with French galettes and crepes, celebrating the French region of Brittany’s most famous treat!
Central Prestige is a boutique hotel with six stylish rooms, some elegant architectural characteristics, and a roof terrace affording exceptional views over the city centre.
Meanwhile, you can pick up some finely crafted, locally-produced homewares at Khmer Ceramics.
The Passage, straight across the road from Alley West and parallel with Pub Street, is where you’ll find a slew of shops, bars and cafes, including Chamkar, the town’s favou rite vegetarian restaurant.
Crossing over to the other side, The Lane is a lively little spot with a gentle mix of shops, bars and restaurants that are a world, a galaxy away from Pub Street’s bawdy offerings.
This is where you’ll find Il Forno. In a very sweet little space, they knock out the most delicious wood-fired pizzas, pastas (including homemade), and primi that you’ll find in Siem Reap, plus a selection of mouthwatering desserts. All recipes are based on those of owner Ed’s 94-year-old grandmother, who in his words is still “rocking her kitchen back in Italy”.
There are also plenty of shopping opportunities in The Lane for that perfect souvenir of your holiday, so take your time to have a look inside the many small businesses in the area.