Food and Beverages

Top Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket is famous not only for its gorgeous beaches, but also for its scrumptious dishes offered at several restaurants in this island. So, if you happen to be in this part of Thailand, you're in luck because of the variety of top restaurants in Phuket to choose from. Read along and check out these highly recommended restaurants that guarantee every guest with the finest gatronomic experience.

1. DeDos Restaurant

Bask in the serene ambience at DeDos Restaurant, situated on Tinlay Place, in Phuket. This restaurant features a wide range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Thai and Japanese. It is run by a Swiss-Bolivian chef named Pablo Blattman who specializes in French cooking techniques. Thus, you can expect high quality dishes bursting with flavor and aroma, coupled with aesthetically-appealing presentation for an outstanding dining experience. When it comes to decor, ambience, food and service, DeDos Restaurant does not disappoint.

2. La Gaetana

Foodies who prefer a more laid-back and casual restaurant with a beachy vibe to it should check out the La Gaetana, in Phuket Town. This decades-old building was transformed into a restaurant with quite an interesting interior design. In fact, you will feel as though you are entering an antique shop with brightly-colored walls contrasting the dark ceiling and flooring. As for the dishes served, you can choose from a selection of Italian recipes featuring beef, tuna, duck breast and salmon.

3. Acqua Restaurant

If fine dining is what you want, then it is worth heading out to Acqua Restaurant, located in Kalim Beach. It is an upscale Italian restaurant noted for its contemporary decor and breathtaking views of the pristine waters. Here, you have plenty of options for the dishes including the swordfish and yellow fin tuna carpaccio with cherry tomatoes and capers, fresh artichokes salad mixed with bottarga and grilled tuna fillet on a bed of zucchini and eggplants topped with oregano sauce.

When it comes to the best dining experience, these top restaurants in Phuket have plenty to offer. The extensive food selection, first-rate service and impressive ambience of these restaurants will make you want to come back for more.

4. Mom Tri's Kitchen Royale

Every once in a while the perfect dining experience crosses your path, and all you have to do is go with the flow and let it happen. Location and décor are definitely important but these two key factors without good food just don't work. That's why Mom Tri's Kitchen Royale at Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach is such a clever act: it balances the three factors perfectly and invites the diner to simply appreciate and enjoy some fabulous cuisine in a divine setting.

Villa Royale straddles the headland separating Kata Yai and Kata Noi beaches on Phuket's west coast. Kata is some eight kilometres south of Patong. Drive to the south of the resort town and follow the road over the hill to Kata Noi. Villa Royale on the right and has ample parking space in its beautiful gardens

The wine cellar here deserves a mention: with over 700 labels and a skilled and seasoned sommelier it’s no great wonder that this cellar wins consecutive ‘Wine Spectator’ Awards of Excellence year after year. The restaurant also offers a rotating selection of 18 wines by the glass with excellent choices.

There are two executive chefs at Mom Tri’s kitchen, handling the western and Thai side of things respectively. The menu is extensive and veers from traditional dishes to fusion creations. The anti pasto is very well presented and is a perfect starter along with a complimentary cup of fresh gazpacho and beautifully fresh home-baked bread. For mains, slow-cooked veal cheek in a red wine sauce with porcini mushrooms and roast vegetables is a heavy dish made lighter by the excellent French rosé while Phuket tuna ‘provençal’ with carrot puree, roast yellow pepper, and cherry tomato ketchup is somewhat lighter in texture.

Mom Tri’s is an experience. It’s an all-round assault on the senses in the best possible interpretation of the expression. It certainly is not cheap and diners should be aware of this fact but in certain facets such as location and atmosphere it’s a very hard act to beat.

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