Phuket is renowned for its exceptional Thai and International cuisine, with an abundance of restaurants catering to all tastes and preferences. Whether you prefer a laid-back beachfront eatery or a luxurious fine dining experience, Phuket has something for everyone. Many of these restaurants have stood the test of time, thriving for over a decade. If you’re a frequent visitor to Phuket, you’ll know the joy of returning to your favorite restaurant time and time again. To help you navigate the culinary scene, we’ve compiled a list of 11 of the best restaurants in Phuket, as recommended by both our staff and clients at Villa Getaways.
PRU (Plant, Raise, Understand) has retained its Michelin Star for the fifth consecutive year, the only in Phuket, and Michelin Green Star for the third year. It has been recognized as number 61 best restaurant in Asia by Asia’s Best restaurants 2022.
Inspired by the different eco-systems of Thailand, PRU achieves its culinary ambition – to elevate local ingredients to a new level. You can enjoy a 5 or 7 course culinary experience in the beautiful green surrounds of Trisara resort.
Silk Restaurant offers a blend of Thai and Western cuisine and is easily one of the best restaurants in Phuket. The menu includes grilled specialities, impressive seafood platters, and a vast array of vegetarian and vegan delights. If you are visiting Phuket in the Peak Season we recommend attending one of their BBQ evenings. Dine poolside, enjoy the generous buffet while you are entertained by musicians and performers. Silk is part of the Andara resort and villa complex in Kamala Beach.
3. Siam Supper Club
Siam Supper Club is unlike anywhere else in Phuket. Stepping into this restaurant from the palm tree lined streets of Laguna feels like you are entering another world. The dark wood walls, dim lighting and jazz music are such a contrast to the tropical surrounds yet instantly appealing. Once you taste the West Coast cuisine and try their famous cheesecake you will understand why this long serving establishment is still considered one of Phuket’s Best Restaurants.
One of the greatest pleasures when holidaying in Phuket is to dine by the sea. There are so many seaside restaurants to choose from but Kalido (formerly Palm Seaside) in Bang Tao is one of the best. While the restaurant is impressive in design and size, they have managed to keep the vibe relaxed and family friendly. The cuisine is Contemporary International with emphasis on fresh seafood. Enjoy a fruit cocktail as you look out to the water and enjoy the cool breezes on a balmy evening.
Bocconcino has made the move to a larger and more glamourous venue on Boat Avenue in Bang Tao. Keeping the same charm and lovely service, Bocconcino is a delightful choice when you are in the mood for good Italian Cuisine (or have some fussy children to feed!) Great for lunch and dinner, their food is consistently high quality and delicious.
Our clients all rave about Acqua and many regard it one of Phuket’s Best Restaurants. The futuristic design, creative lighting and black and white theme set it apart from any other. A fun and lively restaurant conveniently located in Kalim (between Patong and Kamala) offering award winning Modern Italian cuisine.
7. Mom Tri’s Kitchen
Highly acclaimed Mom Tri’s Kitchen is located on multi-level terraces surrounded by lush tropical gardens. A seaside favourite with expansive views of the Andaman Sea and white sands of Kata Noi Beach. One of the best places to sample authentic 5 star Thai Cuisine and widely considered one of Phuket’s best restaurants.
At the Amanpuri on Phuket’s West Coast, you’ll discover several of the Best Restaurants in Phuket. Dining at the Amanpuri is a luxurious experience that will undoubtedly be a highlight of your vacation. Each restaurant offers a unique cuisine and atmosphere, including Thai, Japanese, Italian, and Mediterranean. Regardless of your choice, exceptional service and breathtaking views are guaranteed.
9. Bennys Cocktails and Grill
Your new favourite Bar and Grill when you visit the West Coast, Bennys is a guaranteed good night out. A great place to get together with friends and enjoy the live music and great cocktails.
10. Blue Elephant
At The Blue Elephant in Phuket’s magnificent Phra Pitak Chinpracha Palace, you can savor delectable, genuine Thai cuisine and even gain culinary skills. Whether you choose to attend the cooking school or simply dine at the restaurant, the Sino-Portuguese architecture and gardens will provide a stunning backdrop for your gastronomic experience. Chef Nooror’s acclaimed dishes will surely impress you. Come and create unforgettable memories in Phuket.
11. Larome By the Sea
Experience the best of modern French cuisine at L’arome By The Sea, a sensational new restaurant located in Kalim Bay, Phuket, with breathtaking views of the ocean. Enjoy a luxurious dining experience and receive exceptional 5-star service from the dedicated team. This esteemed restaurant was awarded Thailand’s favourite restaurant in 2022, thanks to Chef Yannick Hollenstein’s impressive blend of traditional and innovative cuisine.
Another way to sample authentic Thai cuisine is to have it prepared in your villa by your in house chef. Choose from a menu or let the chef decide. Sample 5 star dining at cost price, without having to leave the comfort of your beautiful villa. This is especially enjoyable when travelling with children.
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