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Phuket foodies

by Amy Bensema

Phuket foodies

L’Arôme by the sea

@ Kalim Beach

Food type: French, Fusion, Steaks & Grills
An elegant French restaurant located on the shores of Patong Bay, offering Fusion French cuisine with stunning sunset views and creative beverages. Perfect for special occasions. 0 7634 6271

Sears & Co Bar and Grill

@ Patong Beach

Food type: Asian, Seafood, BBQ, Steaks & Grills, Western
A stylish bar and grill, with indoor and outdoor spaces. Offers great meats and fish on the grill with great entertainment experiences at any time of the day. 0 7664 5999

SALA Restaurant

@ Mai Khao

Food type: International, Seafood, Steaks & Grills, Thai
Al Fresco dining at its best, on the shores of Mai Khao Beach. Enjoy an extensive menu of fresh seafood, international flavours and Thai delicacies 0 7633 8888

The Deck Beach Club Patong

@ Patong Beach

Food type: Beach Club, Asian, Seafood, BBQ, Steaks & Grills, Western
The sea-facing chill-out beach club, the perfect place to kick back and relax whilst listening to DJ beats and enjoying light bites and signature beverages. 0 7664 5999


@ Nai Harn

Food type: International, Mediterranean, Seafood & BBQ, Thai
Fresh & contemporary dining concepts combine with a stunning seaside location to inspiring effect at The Nai Harn. 0 7638 0200

Rock Salt

@ Nai Harn

Food type: Seafood & BBQ, Mediterranean, Thai
Rock Salt is a popular beachside restaurant with an idyllic position overlooking the Andaman Sea. The location inspires lazy breakfasts, long lunches, extended sunset happy hours, & indulgent evening dining affairs. 0 7638 0200

My Grill Restaurant

@ Naka Yai Island

Food type: Steaks & Grills
The ultimate al fresco dining. Enjoy My Grill, an open beachside grill house, offering the freshest seafood and juiciest steaks with a southern Thai influence 0 7637 1400

We Camping Phuket

@ Kathu

Food type: Thai, European
Favourites: Homemade Romanian & European stews, salads, pizza, pasta, BBQ and in-house bakery. Thai food and Jim Jum Issan buffet. FoodPanda, Grab, Line. Live music from 6pm 098 017 4481

La Casina Rossa

@ Kathu

Food type: Italian, Deli shop
The restaurant is cosy, elegant but not formal, has a romantic garden with a lake view. Original Neapolitan pizza 061 726 4260

Baan Fai Dang

@ Cherngtalay

Food type: Thai, Pubs, Clubs, Lounges & Bars, Vegetarian
Restaurant/sports bar providing all your favourite Thai dishes cooked in a homestyle manner. Two pool tables and an extensive long bar for meeting and chatting with friends. Outdoor dining area 084 446 9199

The Boathouse Restaurant

@ Kata Beach

Food type: International, Cooking Schools, Steaks & Grills, Thai
Dine against the romantic backdrop of the Andaman Sea, The Boathouse remains true to its award-winning classic Mediterranean and authentic Thai culinary traditions 0 7633 0015-7

Da Milano Phuket

@ Patong

Food type: Italian, Eurasian, Thai
Located in the famous Patong Beach Road, Da Milano Phuket serves wood-fired oven pizza along with a selection of European and Thai food 098 393 8353

LA TAVERNA Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar

@ Ko Kaeo

Food type: Italian
La Taverna is very well known since 2004, located within the Phuket Boat Lagoon. Serving traditional Italian food and pizzas. Quiet, low traffic with child-safe grassy area 0 7660 2391

Viet Van Phuket

@ Rawai

Food type: Vietnamese
Viet Van is a food truck concept based around a vintage 1969 Volkswagen Camper Van. Our mission is to bring the fresh flavours of Vietnam to the people of Phuket 084 744 4330

Michelangelo’s Bar & Diner

@ Phuket Town

Food type: Italian, International, Pubs, Clubs, Lounges & bar, Thai
Michelangelo’s Bar & Diner has live music nightly, a DJ & ‘Magic Man’ show & dinner. Enjoy live satellite sports and live entertainment in this ‘Old Phuket Town’ venue 080 553 2361

Macaw Café & Restaurant

@ Rawai

Food type: International & Thai
Newly reopened under new ownership, MACAW Café & Restaurant boasts an ideal location on Rawai Beach. With plenty of seating and an outdoor terrace, the restaurant features a varied menu of international & Thai favourites. Highly recommend is their Pizza Macaw Special, a gooey, delightful mess of mozzarella cheese, beef tenderloin and Bearnaise sauce. Make sure to check out the café & restaurant’s nightly dining specials, too! 083 423 7562

Tann Terrace

@ Karon Beach

Food type: International & Thai
Located directly on Karon Beach, Tann Terrace is popular with the Instagram crowd for its trendy interiors and sublime sea views. The restaurant features a simple menu of international & Thai favourites which include pasta, pizza, and fresh seafood. Breakfast is available, and there are also plenty of cakes and pastries to choose from. Go in the late afternoon for a coffee and enjoy watching the sun set across Karon Beach 094 156 4546

El Hefe Phuket

@ Phuket Town

Food type: Mexican
Newly opened in Phuket Town, El Hefe Phuket is a Mexican restaurant featuring authentic fare as well as a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and seafood options. Sample authentic Quesabirria Tacos with beef, tuck into Chicken Alambre Tacos topped with bell peppers and grilled cheese, or try Eggplant Tacos for a light bite. The restaurant also offers a wide range of Mexican breakfast favourites, including Beans & Cheese Burritos and Chile Relleno Buritos 096 363 5668

Greek Taverna “Blue”

@ Chalong

Food type: Mediterranean
A simple restaurant located in Chalong on the way to Kata, Greek Taverna “El Greco” 2 serves up authentic Mediterranean favourites from classic recipes and fresh ingredients. Tuck into authentic Kebabs, Gyros with Lamb and Souvlaki Chicken or try the delicious Fried Feta Cheese. The restaurant is big on flavours, portions are ample and prices are on point 083 521 6613

Capri Express Restaurant

@ Chalong

Food type: Italian & Thai
Nestled into the Yak Yai Market on Chaofa East before Chalong Circle, Capri Express Restaurant Chalong offers up Italian fare such as pizza and pasta, classic Thai favourites and a good cup of coffee. The varied menu and fair prices make this restaurant a favourite with the expat crowd. Do try their Fettuccine Bolognese, Chicken Breast Parmigiana and Caprese Sandwich 062 975 2592

Sandwich Box

@ Karon Beach

Food type: International
An adorable little café, Sandwich Box Karon Beach specializes in sandwiches and wraps. Come here for tasty bagels topped with bacon and cream cheese, chicken and chia wraps, ham and cheese baguettes or fresh coffees and teas before heading out for a day at Karon Beach 089 161 1686

Sugar & Spice Restaurant at Sugar Inn

@ Kata Beach

Food type: Thai
Recently reopened, Sugar & Spice Restaurant serves traditional Thai food right in the heart of Kata. The charming, open-air restaurant has a varied menu of classic favourites such as Pad Thai with jumbo prawns, green curry with chicken, steamed fish with soy sauce and even the classic northern favourite, Khao Soi with chicken. The food here is authentic, and the owner very nice. Sugar & Spice Restaurant is a good pit stop before heading to Kata Beach, and a good place to gather for lunch or dinner with friends 081 970 6503

Foodies is compiled by Amy Bensema, copywriter & content creator
Amy is an American expat who has lived in Phuket since 2008. A longtime contributor to Window on Phuket, Amy seeks out unique local experiences & off the beaten path attractions which truly highlight the island’s natural charm & Phuketian flavour. She also writes feature articles on travel & Phuket’s dynamic dining scene.

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