Feast on sweeping views of the sea as you wine and dine at Phuket’s best beachfront restaurants!
Villa travellers on vacation in Phuket are a lucky lot, for the island is home to a myriad of dining establishments. If you enjoy nothing better than inhaling the seabreeze and feasting on panoramic views of the coastline as you wine and dine, read on, for we bring you a list of the best beachfront restaurants in Phuket:
1. Boathouse Wine & Grill, Kata Beach
Fine and classy, Boathouse Wine & Grill possess an elegant charm, and puts diners immediately at ease with its relaxed vibes. The well-situated restaurant hugs the shore, overlooking the pristine, sandy beach and turquoise waters. Apart from excellent views, diners can also enjoy soothing tunes played by a live jazz band while they tuck into an array of sumptuous fare.
Guests may choose between the Thai set menu, French set menu, or the decadent four-course degustation menu. Do not miss out on the well-recommended Thai seafood and rock lobster dishes, for we have been told that they taste absolutely divine.
2. Diavolo, Kamala Beach
Sitting atop a cliff, Diavolo overlooks the boundless blue sea and sweeping coasts. The inviting restaurant welcomes diners with a selection of Thai and Italian delicacies. Decorated in a bold red-and-gold theme, the restaurant exudes vibes of warmth and grandeur. Guests have the option of dining indoors, or outdoors in the spacious and breezy deck.
With its fine setting and romantic ambience, it comes as a pity that the restaurant has garnered mixed reviews about its service. However, its excellent location is a huge redemption point, and it serves as a great spot for guests to enjoy sundowners while taking in mersmerising views of the sunset.
3. Home Kitchen Bar & Bed, Kalim Beach
It is hard to find another restaurant similar to Home Kitchen Bar and Bed in Phuket. The two-storey restaurant boasts sophisticated and stylish interiors, a fantastic ambience and offers diners with beautiful views of the coast.
Guests should prepare themselves for feasting on an array of gastronomical delights, such as tender, melt-in-your-mouth slow-roast pork belly, an aromatic lamb tenderloin marinated with anchovy and rosemary, and a refreshing cucumber sherbet and seaweed salad.
The fashionable bar also offers a trendy setting for enjoying sundowners before a decadent dinner. Guests can opt from a diversity of unique, well-made cocktails concocted by the in-house mixologist.
Lastly, the friendly and prompt service provided by the staff rounds off a pleasurable dining experience at this restaurant.
4. Mom Tri’s Kitchen, Kata Noi Beach
Perched on the headland between the Kata Yai and Kata Noi beaches, Mom Tri’s Kitchen overlooks the scenic seas, offering its lucky visitors with magnificent views of its lush surroundings. Be sure to arrive early in the evening to catch the gorgeous sunset views while you wine and dine.
The interiors of this posh restaurant does not disappoint either – the dining section is beautifully decorated, adorned with quirky antiques and art pieces. The kitchen is helmed by two talented executive chefs who put together an extensive menu containing a selection of Western, Thai and innovative fusion dishes.
5. Trisara Seafood Restaurant, Choeng Thale
Villa travellers in search of a fine restaurant for a special night out will not be disappointed by Trisara Seafood. Situated along the northwestern coasts of Phuket, the restaurant sits at the base of a steep hill next to the shore.
It is impossible not to be impressed by the stunning setting. The interiors are tastefully decorated, with touches of blue and turquoise lending pops of colour to the muted colours and elegant design. Diners can choose to dine in the cool, air-conditioned interiors, outdoors on the terrace, or on the pristine, sandy shores along the coast.
Guests will be charmed by the menu, which boasts a good selection of Western-style seafood dishes prepared with a touch of Oriental flavours.