Article updated on July 2019
Gourmet dining; upscale eateries; and relaxed yet elegant bistros. Phuket is a gastronomic delight of incredible restaurants, serving up world-class cuisine from across the globe. Thailand’s most popular beach holiday destination, Phuket has blossomed into a fine dining hub with talented chefs conjuring up exciting culinary creations for the sophisticated diner.
With a smorgasbord of mouthwatering menus at some of the finest restaurants, here are 8 Phuket Top Tables that promise a truly wonderful dining experience, listed in no particular order.
Silk Restaurant & Bar
Where: Kamala Beach at Andara Resort & Villas
Cuisine: Thai & Western
Style: Contemporary, stylish and chic
Sophistication with al fresco poolside and terrace dining by the sea, Silk Phuket has a reputation for injecting a wonderfully modern twist to its expertly created dishes. A sleek, sophisticated interior, Silk exudes a strong sense of individuality and identity from its oversized lanterns, sleek polished floors and its consistently flavorsome menu. The creation of Hong Kong dining and nightlife gurus, Silk is perfection by design with every detail carefully considered and cared for; a true sign of quality. For reservations, call +66 76 338777 ext 680.
Where: Naithon Beach at Trisara Resort
Style: Sophisticated, fresh and modern
Tables in the sand, on a wide deck and terrace or in the cool interior; Trisara Seafood is a 5-star restaurant with a bright and breezy ambience. The blue and white décor and nautical touches, alongside the louvered shutters, add a nostalgic seaside charm to the clean, contemporary style of Trisara Seafood. The menu expertly combines the simplicity of stunning seafood dishes with the best ingredients. Whilst the restaurant is set in a spectacular location, Trisara Seafood is all about sharing great seafood, by the sea, in a beautiful part of the world. By its sheer essence, there is an uplifting, almost Mediterranean vibe here that adds a real sense of occasion, celebration and pure enjoyment. For reservations, call +66 76 310100.
Breeze Cape Yamu
Where: Cape Yamu (seafront)
Cuisine: Contemporary French-inspired
Style: Fresh, laid-back, Sunday brunch
A true food-lover’s restaurant, Breeze has a chilled-out, down-to-earth ambience that belies the seriousness of the culinary talents in the kitchen. The luxurious menu stuns with each dish a visual feast of color and fine ingredients. Breeze is a celebration of food; sharing great dishes with loved ones in a beautiful location. The open-sided restaurant and stylish, yet understated décor, aside from the giant outdoor chessboard, invite diners to kick-back, relax, and enjoy, making Breeze a favorite for a leisurely Sunday brunch. With a menu that changes constantly, one visit may not be enough. For reservations, call +66 81 271 2320.
Where: Kata Beach
Cuisine: French & Asian
Gourmet food, beautifully presented; Boathouse feels special without being overly opulent. Instead, it has a dress-up but relaxed vibe with its stunning right-by-the-beach location. Enjoy al-fresco dining or dine in the spacious interior with a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors looking out to sea. Boathouse is famed for its extensive, award-winning wine cellar too, with over 30 wines by the glass and 800 plus labels. For reservations, call +66 76 330 015.
Where: Natai Beach
Spain’s youngest ever 3 Michelin star chef, Eneko Atxa has been voted the 19th best chef in the world. What else is there to add? Aziamendi is a gastronomic paradise for Basque food lovers. The quirky interior has a futuristic, almost outer-space design set in a natural beachside style, which is in itself a talking point. At Aziamendi, the only 3 Michelin star chef in Thailand is the real star, taking center stage with some of the most inventive, extraordinary and intriguingly artistic dishes to ever grace a plate anywhere, let alone in Phuket. Aziamendi is not simply dining; it is an experience, from the main dishes and degustation menus to the stunning pintxo and small plates. For reservations, call +66 61 813 2676.
Where: Phuket Town
Cuisine: Royal Thai
Style: Opulent and traditional
Globally recognized for preserving the often long-forgotten recipes of Royal Thai dishes, Blue Elephant epitomizes authentic Thai cuisine at its absolute best. Set in the atmospheric old town of Phuket, the restaurant setting is a grand gesture; a 100-plus year colonial-Chinese style mansion complete with original checkered flooring, teak staircase and columns. The luxurious interior with outdoor, balcony-style seating and the menu of layers of Asian flavor complexity create an appetizingly winning combination; a must-visit restaurant in Phuket. The stark difference of the modern, futuristic bar suggests the creative energy of Blue Elephant is just as strong as its reputation suggests. For reservations, call +66 76 354 355.
360° Bar & Grill
Where: Layan Beach (hilltop)
Style: Glamorous restaurant with a view
Stunning sunsets over an expanse of green with sea views, 360° is an elegant and glamorous restaurant set in an incredible location for watching the sun go down. Transparent cube tables and Love Portion cocktails, tapas and an artistically presented menu really inject 360° with a unique, modern elegance; a breath of fresh air from its lofty hilltop position. The two-level deck seating, white sail feature billowing over the bar and lit torches through the bamboo, give 360° a chic, beach-club feel too. A sense of fun is also part of the vibe with visually interesting dishes and a great atmosphere. For reservations, call +66 76 317 600.
Where: Kalim Beach
Style: Upscale and modern
One of the ‘up-there’ restaurants in Phuket that defines fine cuisine, Acqua never fails to leave an impression. The contemporary, on-trend design creates an inviting, relaxed, albeit chic, dining space that reveals great taste throughout, from the superior ingredients in each dish to the well-thought-out lighting and every aspect of the modern décor. The stunning Italian wine cellar and beachside location simply secure Acqua as a true top table in Phuket. For reservations, call +66 76 618 127.
Where: Naithon at Trisara Resort
Cuisine: European and Thai
Style: Elegant and homey
PRU, which stands for “plant, raise, understand,” is Phuket’s first-ever Michelin star holder. It is a sophisticated fine dining restaurant located inside the luxurious Trisara Resort in Naithon. PRU’s innovative farm-to table dining uses ingredients that are purely sourced from Thailand including the resort’s own farm, Pru Jampa. Instantly setting the mood as you enter the restaurant is PRU’s interior design which is both elegant and homey, made more beautiful by the atmospheric lighting. The combination of local and international design accents also pays homage to the restaurant’s delightful mix of Thai and European culinary offerings. For reservations, call +66 76 310 100.
Dining in Phuket is an exciting part of your vacation and discovering the many luxuriously wonderful restaurants here is an exhilarating culinary journey.