Updated on 26/09/2022
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: 5 pm – 10 pm (last order is at 9 pm).
2. The Lazy Coconut
Feeling hungry, but don’t want to get off the beach? The Lazy Coconut is the answer for those in their ‘lazy day at the beach’ mood. Serving an international/Mediterranean menu, ranging from the light salad/fruit bowls, heavier meat dishes such as burgers, steaks, souvlakis, to shared foods such as mezze plate, tapas, and surf ‘n’ turf plates, guests are able to enjoy their beach day. With their feet in the sand, alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage in hand, under the shade of the coconut trees, guests can soak in as much warmth as they like, while listening to the calming waves.
The Lazy Coconut
Location: Bang Tao Beach, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 91 165 0235
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
3. The Siam Mumbai Indian Restaurant
One of the more popular eateries in the area, The Siam Mumbai offers an Indian menu, along with the Thai one. Both are good, with the Indian menu offering an alternative to those wanting to take a break from the familiar Thai flavours. The chicken dishes are the favourite of the patrons, especially the chicken tikka and butter chicken. Other favourites include the prawn biryani, garlic naan, and the very saucy curry dishes. The spice levels of the food items can be adjusted upon request to please the tastebuds of the customers. Good quality food across the board, combined with exceptional service and affordable prices, the restaurant is one that’s worth making a stop at.
The Siam Mumbai Indian Restaurant
Location: 69/77 Moo 3 Bangtao Beach Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 91 654 7386
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 11:00 – 23:00
4. SugarCane Restaurant
If the atmosphere of the SugarCane Restaurant doesn’t draw one in, then its menu surely will. The eatery serves Thai cuisine for the most part, and some European food to supplement it. Patrons swear by both, and would come back every time they’re in the area. The kids’ favourite item is the thin-cust pizza, whereas the adults have several favourites, like the famous steamed fish and other seafood-based dishes. Any curry chosen by guests is always a winner, as all of them have deep and unique flavour profiles. The chefs at the SugarCane are able to modify the food ordered by vegetarians to suit their dietary requirements. The restaurant resides in a trendy open-air building, with its high ceilings covered by wood and bamboo on top, adding to the wonderful ambiance of the whole dining experience.
Location: 326 Moo 2 (Opposite Sunwing Bangtao Hotels), Bang Tao Beach, Choeng Thale, Phuket 83110 Thailand
Phone: +66 76 314 256
Open: Mon-Sun 10:30 – 22:30
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 76 271 180
Opening hour: Monday-Saturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sunday 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm.
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 61527 7060
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: Thursday – Sunday 5 pm – 10 pm.
8. Albatross Cafe
Tre Restaurant is another alfresco style dining venue which is set on a beautiful veranda overlooking the stunning Proudly serving local food and wine since ‘98, Albatross Cafe is a calming presence in the Laguna area. Situated right by the waters of the Laguna, it has a dock for guests arriving by ferry, or alternatively, it is also reachable by bus. As well as local food, such as Pad Thai, chicken green curry, and banana blossom salad, Albatross Cafe also cooks International food, such as Australian tenderloin steak and Gambas al Ajillo (shrimps in garlic olive oil sauce). The two-for-one promo at happy hours (5 pm – 7 pm) adds to the serene dining experience by the lakeside.
Location: 48, 390, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Phone: +66 (0)9 8018 8122
Opening hour: Mon-Sun 10:00 – 22:00
9. Mrs B Bar & Table
Mrs B Bar & Table is a contemporary European-styled restaurant with a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The always changing menu at Mrs B Bar & Table 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 create the perfect environment for a memorable dining experience.
Mrs B Bar & Table
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-Sat 17:00 – 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: 2:30 pm – 11 pm daily (last order is at 10:30 pm)
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: Monday and Thursday, 6 pm – 10 pm.n-Sun 11:00 – 23:00
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