Layi Nakalay Road ”Millionaires' Mile”, Kamala
The restaurant at Paresa is perched high on the Kamala cliffs amongst lush virgin forest and majestic banyan trees, with breathtaking sunset views over the Andaman Sea.
Open time: Daily 11am-midnight
Resevation: Tel: 0 7630 2000www.paresaresorts.com
Perched high above Kamala Beach in the slopes of Millionaire’s Mile, Paresa Resort is known as the ‘Heaven of All Heavens.’ Offering up stunning panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, a charming dining setting and a finely curated menu, Talung Thai restaurant makes good on that heavenly promise.
We arrive at Paresa just before sunset. As these are unprecedented times, we have our temperatures checked before being allowed inside the resort. Making our way to Talung Thai, we stop to take photos before choosing our table. The views from the al fresco dining area are simply breathtaking.
Exemplary precautions have been taken at the restaurant to ensure guests’ safety. The menu is now available to scan by QR code, staff are all wearing face shields, hand sanitiser is available on the dining table, and dining utensils are neatly wrapped in plastic. As this was my first restaurant review since the outbreak of the pandemic, I was pleased and reassured to see such measures.
We are all peckish, and peruse the menu at a devastating speed. Based on recommendations from the staff, we settle on the Phuket speciality of Moo Hong, the signature dish Paresa Paradise Bowl, a Four Cheese Pizza and a side of Buttered Mashed Potato. It takes no time for the food to arrive, and we tuck in. The Four Cheese Pizza is truly the standout dish. A thin and crispy crust topped with Gorgonzola, Parmigiana, Edam and Honey Black Truffle, the pizza is indulgent yet also light and delicious. The Paresa Paradise Bowl is a fresh salad mix with huge avocado chunks, and the Buttered Mash Potato is rich and creamy; simply divine. The Moo Hong stays true to local flavours, with the perfect amount of decadence and spice in each bite.
Dining at Paresa is an exceptional experience. While the resort is private, Talung Thai restaurant is most definitely open to the public. It is a beautiful venue to indulge in a fine dining experience at an affordable price point. Parking is available on-site; and reservations are requested.