Exploring the beautiful area of Bang Tao Beach is a must-do when visiting Phuket. Bang Tao has managed to keep its natural charm, while still providing enough activities and ‘things-to-do’ for tourists. There is also an abundance of amazing dining venues serving a wide range of authentic Thai food and international cuisines. Here’s our pick of the best restaurants in Bang Tao Phuket.
1. Palm Seaside Restaurant & Lounge
Palm Seaside Restaurant & Lounge is a beautifully designed, modern beachfront restaurant located right there on the shoreline of Bang Tao Beach. As you walk through the main entrance of the venue you will find the freshest seafood options straight from the Andaman Sea, stored in live-water tanks waiting for you to make your selection. Simply pick the fish/lobster/crab/prawns/squid of your choice and the restaurant’s team will prepare your seafood according to your taste. Whether you want a traditional Thai dish or something more ‘western’, the talented chefs are able to take your fresh seafood choice and turn it into something amazing! Palm Seaside is also a great spot for sunset drinks in the afternoon.
Palm Seaside Restaurant & Lounge
Location: Toward the southern end of Bangtao Beach (700m from the Palm Seaside resort)
Phone: +66 94 480 0883
Opening hour: Mon-Sun | Lounge & Bar: 16:00 – Late Night | Restaurant: 18:00 – 22:00 (last order)
2. DeDos Restaurant
DeDos is a small restaurant with a big reputation for offering up some the best meals in the Bang Tao area. The venue is located in a narrow two-storey townhouse near the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort complex. The DeDos menu contains a fusion of refined cuisines including a blend of French, Thai, Japanese and Mediterranean dishes. The atmosphere and décor at DeDos provide patrons with a casual, relaxed yet classy dining experience. There is also a private upstairs mezzanine area that can host up to 24 dinner guests and is available for private bookings and parties.
Location: 8 Lagoon Rd. Cherng Talay, Bang Tao
Phone: +66 (0) 76 325 182 1
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 17:00 – 23:00
3. Dream Beach Club
Dream Beach Club is a mix of a fine-dining restaurant and a beach club. The large waterfront venue is located at the very northern end of Bang Tao beach, in a beautiful setting, right on the sand. Dream beach Club is known for its easy-listening music, luxurious cuisines and lively signature cocktails. Inside there is a classy dining area to enjoy delicious meals such as their famous Dream Beach burger (consisting of a gold leaf encrusted bun, Wagyu beef, black truffle cream and foie gras, as well as bacon, cheddar cheese plus more). Outside is a more relaxed pool area where you can go swimming, kickback on comfy lounge chairs, listen to some chilled music and enjoy the tropical atmosphere with a few drinks.
Dream Beach Club
Location: Soi 2. Behind Boat Avenue, Lagoon Road, Nth Bang Tao beach (near Layan Beach)
Phone: +66 (0) 98 048 3500
Opening hour: Mon-Sat 11:00 – till late | Sunday: From midday till late
4. Tatonka Restaurant
Tatonka is a long-established restaurant which is located just outside of the trendy Laguna complex at Bang Tao Beach. The restaurant is best known for its unique fusion menu which blends Asian and western flavours with an intense Cajun influence. Tatonka means ‘big deer’ in Native American, which is the reason why the restaurant’s décor is outfitted with a rustic North American-Indian theme. Some of the most favoured dishes here include the Sashimi spring rolls wrapped in Saigon paper with honey wasabi dipping sauce, Blackened bonito (tuna) with cucumber seaweed salad and the Sichuan duck breast with crispy wonton noodles. Tatonka offers a reasonably priced and well-rounded menu, a fabulous wine selection and a relaxed yet exquisite dining experience.
Location: 34 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Bang Tao
Phone: +66 98 048 3500
Open: Mon-Sat 18:00 – late | Closed on Sundays
5. Black Cat Restaurant
Black Cat has become extremely popular with locals, expats and international tourists. Black Cat’s drinks menu offers a wide choice of international wines, delicious fruit cocktails, as well as a great selection of local and imported beers. Their food menu serves up a wide variety of both western and Thai style dishes. Here you can order anything from a tuna steak or homemade lasagna and pair it with a traditional Thai papaya salad. The food at Black Cat is simple, nourishing, reasonably priced and generous in size. The atmosphere here is always relaxed with an easy-going ambience. Black Cat’s cheerful English-speaking staff make it one of those restaurants you will want to come back to purely for the amazing service!
Black Cat Restaurant
Location: Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd (between Bangtao police station and Laguna Phuket entrance).
Phone: +66 76 325 155
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 11:30 – 23:30
6. Siam Supper Club
Siam Supper Club is a stylish jazz-themed restaurant and bar that is located on Tinlay Place at the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort Complex. The menu mostly features Western-style cuisine which includes delicacies like truffle honey roast chicken, pan-roasted mahi-mahi fillet, baked French onion soup and a great choice of pizzas and pasta. They also offer a selection of traditional Thai dishes such as massaman curry and tom yam kung (hot and sour Thai soup). Live soft Jazz music is played by talented musicians every single night, which makes for a relaxed atmosphere and elegant dining experience.
Siam Supper Club
Location: 36 – 40 Lagoon Rd (inside Tinlay Place at the entrance of Laguna Phuket)
Phone: +66 76 270 936
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 18:00 – 1:00
7. 360 Degrees
360 Degrees is an alfresco style restaurant perched high up on the hillside at the northern end of Bang Tao beach. The outdoor dining area offers outstanding panoramic views of the daily sunset and makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic evening. On the menu, you will find a diverse and exquisite selection of meals from around the world, including favourites such as smoked salmon roll with goat’s cheese, spicy lamb shish kebabs and Pan-fried fillet of sole with sautéed spinach, potatoes and garlic butter saffron sauce. There is also an on-site sommelier (wine expert) to help patrons choose the best wines to complement their dishes.
360 Degrees Bar and Restaurant
Location: 31/, 232/1 Moo 6 Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Bang Tao (inside the Phuket Pavillions Resort towards the northern end of the beach)
Phone: +66 76 317 600
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 17:30 – 23:30
8. Tre Restaurant
Tre Restaurant is another alfresco style dining venue which is set on a beautiful veranda overlooking the stunning lake at Banyan Tree Resort. The candle lit tables, soft music and always pleasant staff provide the perfect ambiance to enjoy a delicious dinner in a truly romantic setting. The menu here offers guests a fine dining experience with creative and unique Western-Asian fusion. Tre restaurant is famous for its mix of French and Vietnamese cuisine which include delectable dishes such as pan-seared scallops with lotus fried rice, Wagyu beef pho soup with truffle infusion and a warm ricotta tart with sliced pomelo, soft hazelnut mousse and vanilla cream.
Location: 33, 33/27 Moo 4 Choeng Thale, Bang Tao (inside the Banyan Tree Resort)
Phone: +66 76 372 40
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 18:30 – 23:30
9. Bampot Kitchen & Bar
Bampot Kitchen & Bar is a contemporary European-styled restaurant with a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The always changing menu at Bampot could easily be found at any one of the finest restaurants across Europe, however, the prices here are very affordable and much more reasonable. The selection of dishes on the menu include a variety of exquisite meals such as pork belly with bean ragu and red pepper, ‘beer can’ chicken with vegetables and asparagus with broad bean risotto. Also, make sure you try one of the unique cocktail concoctions available at the bar — such as the tangy Magosteenelini (gin, mangosteen, chocolate liqueur, spiced bitters, soda, topped off with a chilli). The open-kitchen where you can watch the head chef at work, the friendly staff and always relaxed atmosphere at Bampot create the perfect environment for a memorable dining experience.
Bampot Kitchen and Bar
Location: 19/1 Moo 1, Lagoon Road, Thalang, Bang Tao (located at the entrance to the Laguna resort complex)
Phone: +66 93 586 9828
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 18:30 – 00:00
10. CUT Grill & Lounge Bar
CUT Grill & Lounge Bar is a mix of a classy Phuket lounge bar and a high-quality steak restaurant. Here you will find some of the finest cocktails on offer, as well as the finest cuts of beef, lamb, pork and chicken. The menu here also boasts an impressive selection of high-quality vegetarian options including tapas plates, salads, pasta, vegetarian pizzas and Thai cuisine. However, the grill menu is definitely the star of the show and offers meat lovers an amazing choice of rotisserie chicken, Australian Black Angus and New Zealand lamb — all prepared on a wood charcoal grill to get that delicious smokey BBQ taste. Open for both lunch and dinner.
CUT Grill & Lounge Bar
Location: Soi 4 Srissoonthorn Road Thalang Moo 1 Cherngtalay, Bang Tao (Behind the Villa Supermarket on Boat Avenue)
Phone: +66 93 638 8921
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 11:00 – 00:00
11. Golden Fish Restaurant & Bar
Golden Fish is located right along the shoreline of Bang Tao beach and is one of the most popular dining spots in the area. The venue is renowned for serving up some of the freshest seafood Phuket has to offer and the nightly live music performers create the perfect ambience for a memorable night. The menu at Golden Fish consists of a mixture of both European and Thai style dishes, including delicious meals such as Tiger Prawns with glass noodles, grilled lobster with Thai herbs and a wide variety of traditional seafood curries. Be sure to get here in the late afternoon so you can enjoy the magnificent sunset views over the ocean.
Golden Fish Restaurant & Bar
Location: 323/4, Moo 2, Cheorntalay Thalang, Bang Tao Beach (Along the waterfront towards the Northern end of the beach)
Phone: +66 94 196 2955
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 11:00 – 23:00
12. Baan Talay Restaurant
Bann Talay is an authentic Thai restaurant which specializes in fresh seafood and Southern Thai cuisine. The menu serves up all of the traditional Thai favourites including delicious Pad Thai noodles, Tom Yum soup and the always popular red, green and massaman curries. The restaurant is centred around an open-kitchen in the middle of the venue, where you can observe the talented local chefs prepare all of your meals. Traditional Thai music playing in the background is the perfect complement to enjoy a truly authentic Thai dining experience. You also have the choice of air-conditioned indoor seating or alfresco dining outside overlooking the tranquil waters of the Laguna resort lagoon.
Baan Talay Restaurant
Location: 10 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Bang Tao (located inside Angsana Laguna Resort complex)
Phone: +66 76 358 500
Open: Mon-Sun 11:00 – 23:00
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