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Phuket foodies   by Amy Bensema

  Around Phuket

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

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

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 contemporary French cuisine with stunning sunset views and creative beverages. Perfect for special occasions. 0 7634 6271

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

JARAS Restaurant

@ Kamala Beach

Food type: Thai
Authentic Thai flavours combined with modern technique and presentation. Sitting amongst the pine trees overlooking the spectacular view of Kamala Beach, Jaras is a sophisticated contemporary restaurant that combines authentic flavours and progressive presentation throughout the dining experience 0 7662 9999

Cosmo

@ Nai Harn

Food type: International, Mediterranean, Seafood & BBQ, Thai
Dazzling expansive ocean views make the perfect backdrop as you indulge in some unforgettable contemporary dining. Offering western and Thai classics with a stunning breakfast selection at The Nai Harn Phuket Resort’s Cosmo restaurant 0 7638 0200

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

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

The Family Restaurant

@ Chalong

Food type: Middle Eastern & Mediterranean
Located in Chalong, The Family Restaurant features quirky interiors, and a robust menu of homemade Middle Eastern & Mediterranean favourites. With a focus on fresh, wholesome ingredients, the dishes at The Family Restaurant are full of flavour and textures with portions big enough to share. Recommendations include the Shakshuka, Chalong Plate and Shawarma varieties 076 604 586

Hana Cafe + Bar

@ Phuket Town

Food type: Japanese
A stylish cafe in Phuket Town, Hana Cafe + Bar serves up authentic Japanese comfort food favourites and is popular for heaping bowls of Ramen. For a real treat, try the signature Miso Ramen topped with chashu pork and shoyu eggs, a perfect interpretation of Hokkaido-style ramen. Add crispy gyoza and chicken karaage as sides for a well-rounded, tasty Japanese meal 095 435 3949

Cannelle Bakery & Co.

@ Nai Harn

Food type: International
A welcoming, pet-friendly community space in Nai Harn, Cannelle Bakery & Co. serves up fresh, homemade pastries and features a diverse menu of breakfast & brunch favourites, sandwiches & bagels, salads & bowls, select Asian delights and pasta. Cannelle Bakery & Co. is a great space to work remotely or catch up with friends over a delicious coffee or tea and a bite to eat. Highly recommend trying the Cinnamon Rolls here! 083 520 0200

Hern Coffee and Bistro

@ Patong

Food type: International & Thai
Located on the Patong Beach Road, Hern Cafe and Bistro is a stylish, open-air cafe specialising in breakfast, brunch and Asian fusion dishes. Popular for its strong coffee and craft beverages, Hern Coffee and Bistro also excels at delivering an affordable, delicious dining experience. Try the Pulled Pork Spring Roll, Lamb Shank Rogan Josh or tuck into Thai favourites such as Phad Thai or Phanaeng Gai 076 344 135

New York Burger Co.

@ Kata

Food type: International
Tucked away in Kata, New York Burger Co. is a hidden gem. The small, simple restaurant serves up authentic American smash burgers as well as homemade French fries and onion rings in a no frills setting. Fresh ingredients and classic recipes combine for delicious flavours. Highly recommended is the Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger and the delightful, homemade Mac & Cheese bites 080 718 3141

Lakeview Restaurant

@ Kathu

Food type: International & Thai
Nestled into the heart of Kathu, the Lakeview Restaurant boasts a charming atmosphere and a menu with enough variety to suit every taste. Lakeview Restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine and serves up popular favorites such as Phad Thai, but also has an International menu full of pastas, steaks & grills, and healthy salads. It’s a nice restaurant to enjoy a family lunch or a romantic evening with your loved one 093 574 2773

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@ Phuket Old Town

Food type: Thai
Located in Phuket Old Town, Punte Phuket is a cafeteria-style local street food restaurant serving up Phuketian specialties and classic Thai favorites. Featuring Peranakan-style decor, the minimalist restaurant excels at serving up a true local dining experience. Must try dishes include Kang Som, Khanom Jeen with Phuket crab curry, traditional fried chicken and crab cakes. Punte Phuket offers up a Phuket cultural food experience, and is a great place for visitors to the island to dive into the local food scene 098 671 4856

Bucha Gallery & Restaurant

@ Chalong

Food type: Thai
Tucked into an antique shop and art gallery in Chalong, Bucha Gallery & Restaurant specializes in home cooked Southern Thai food from the Pak Phanang district of Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The interesting restaurant features an elegant setting and a wonderful, authentic Thai menu. Definitely try Southern favorites such as the Fermented Beef Skin in Coconut Curry, Nam Prik Kapee and Fried Sandfish with Turmeric and Garlic 061 176 5562

REACH Plant Based Kitchen

@ Nai Harn

Food type: Vegan & Vegetarian
Located in Soi Saiyuan in Nai Harn, REACH Plant Based Kitchen is a favorite amongst the healthy eating crowd. Offering up a plant-based menu of vegan and vegetarian delights, the restaurant is small in space, but big on flavors. Try the Vegan Pumpkin Curry, Vegan Khao Soi or Vegan Pizza for a healthier, plant-based take on popular dishes 061 604 4397

Islander

@ Rawai

Food type: International & Thai
A favorite sports bar & restaurant in Rawai, the Islander serves up quality pub grub and international comfort food in a lively setting. The self-described ‘normal family pub’ serves up hearty portions of Cottage Pie, homemade Beef Lasagne and good burgers while also being popular for its Traditional Sunday Roast with all of the meats and choice of sides 098 516 9237

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. https://bensemaamy.contently.com

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