The signature restaurant at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort in Kamala
Open time: Daily 6pm-10pm
Resevation: Tel: 0 7623 1234www.hyattregencyphuket.com
Hilltop dining with a view every evening from 6-10pm. Sip your favourite drink while watching the sun plunge into the Andaman Sea, from an epic hilltop viewpoint.
Sensational Views and Creative Cuisine at Sunset Grill
Contemporary by design and elegant in execution, Sunset Grill is a romantic restaurant showcasing superb sunset views. Located in the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, the restaurant offers a varied menu that includes choice cuts of meats, fresh local seafood and crisp local market vegetables.
The views from Sunset Grill are simply breath-taking and, as we’re seated, my dining partner and I look around and appreciate the aesthetic of the restaurant. It’s modern with a relaxed atmosphere, yet classy enough to impress even the fussiest of diners.
I’m immediately impressed with the menu. The appetizers are creative, while the variety of main courses is interesting. There’s a very affordable Gourmet Dégustation Menu as well as a Vegetarian Dégustation Menu. I appreciate a resort of this calibre offering the latter, even though I’m not a vegetarian.
We order a variety of dishes to sample, and are happy with the presentation when they arrive. After snapping a few photos, we tuck into lush starters, including an exquisite Cold Cantaloupe Melon Soup topped with crispy Parma ham, Thai basil and cayenne pepper. The soup works well. The texture is cool and icy, while the flavours are a really sensational combination. It’s an interesting appetizer, and one I’m delighted that we ordered.
Main courses include a creamy Mushroom Ravioli, a Confit of Duck Leg (consisting of pomegranate syrup, chana masala and brown rice) and Monk Fish in a green curry sauce served with brown rice. While all the mains are tasty, the Monk Fish is the real standout. The green curry sauce is perfectly spicy, and the fish melt-in-your-mouth tender. The brown rice on the side adds an earthy taste that makes the whole dish work so well.
When the dessert menu is presented, we don’t hesitate. We choose a Sicilian Cannoli, a decadent Chocolate Fondant and a Moscato Sabayon. The Moscato Sabayon is a wild berry passion fruit sorbet that’s tangy but without being bitterly sweet.
The dining experience at Sunset Grill is one that I highly recommend. The restaurant is really top notch and affords glorious sunset views across Kamala Bay, the service is attentive and helpful and the food is both innovative and creative; simple dishes with freshly sourced ingredients big on flavour.
Sunset Grill is open daily from 6:00pm until 10:00pm and the dress code is smart casual.