Bangtao Beachfront Restaurants

Beach Dining in Bangtao

Bangtao beachfront restaurants offer that most delightful of experiences - dining with your toes in the sand. With Thailand's regulations around use of public land (including beaches) this is actually a surprisingly rare experience, even in Phuket. However, Bangtao Beach has a generous share of great places to eat.

Most of the available eateries are pretty similar to each other, with bamboo tables and chairs in the shade of colourful beach umbrellas and a menu of cheap and tasty Thai and international food. Some stand out for their unique style, others for their unexpected menu items and some for their fantastic friendly service. There are also several beach clubs and first-class restaurants to be found along Bangtao Beach - more than anywhere else in Phuket. Take a look at our list of places offering beach dining in Bangtao and see which best suits your tastes.

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Most Popular Beachfront Restaurants in Bangtao

  • Palm Seaside

    Palm Seaside is a beautifully designed modern venue featuring large open-air spaces for dining under the stars. Read More»

  • Catch Beach Club

    Catch Beach Club

    Catch was the first beach club to open in Surin Beach on Phuket west coast in 2006. Directly opposite Twinpalms Phuket, Read More»

  • Xana Beach Club

    Xana Beach Club

    Set on Bangtao Beach in the grounds of Angsana Laguna Phuket, Xana is one class act and expertly run. No compromises are Read More»

All Bangtao Beachfront Restaurants

The Beach Bar & Grill

As with most of the restaurants along this part of Bangtao Beach, The Beach serves mostly Thai food, with a few western options. The list of western dishes available is a little longer than average, including fish fingers, pizza and various soups. Recommended dishes include the Hawaiian ham and bacon sandwiches (230 baht), fried shrimp with tamarind sauce (200 baht) and barbecue pork spare ribs (300 baht). The bar is quite a fun place, with signposts pointing the way to distant countries (which costs 10 baht to take a photo of) and a friendly resident dog (free to photograph).

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Next to Pit Thai Food, Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)89 685 8141
  • Cuisine: International
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The Beach Cuisine

The Beach Cuisine stands out as one of the most highly-rated restaurants on Bangtao Beach. A well-established venue on the rocks separating the Best Western Premier from the Andaman Bang Tao Bay Resort, it specialises in barbecued seafood, prepared in a wide range of styles, most notably, French and international. Prices are higher than the average for the area, with pan-fried dory fillet costing 250 baht and a grilled tuna steak at 350 baht, but many of the ingredients are imported, including the Canadian lobsters. Chef and owner Maxine is renowned for his friendliness, regularly coming out to chat with diners.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Between Andaman Bang Tao Bay Resort and Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)93 668 5182
  • Cuisine: French, International
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Bluesiam Beach Club

Bluesiam is probably the southernmost place to dine with the sand nearby, though it is actually positioned up on the rocky shore. A classy, quiet beach club, their menu is modest but boasts some excellent Thai dishes and a few western ones. They're especially proud of what would ordinarily be considered staples of Thai cuisine, including Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Southern end of Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66(0)7 638 6595
  • Cuisine: Thai
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Boom Restaurant

Boom Restaurant is southernmost beachfront restaurant in Bangtao that's actually on the sand. It's a simple sort of place, with bamboo furniture and multi-coloured beach umbrellas acting as a makeshift roof. The menu is written in English, Russian and Thai, and contains mostly Thai food, with a few international options like sandwiches and burgers. The quality isn't astounding, but it's pretty much what you'd expect for an average dish priced well below 200 baht. Popular options include the sandwiches, as well as the green curry and pad Thai.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Next to Silmie Restaurant, in front of Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach
  • Cuisine: Thai
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Captain Kook Seafood

The strange name of Captain Kook Seafood apparently comes from a typo - it was supposed to be named after Captain Cook. It seems unlikely that the famous seafarer would have dined on deep-fried shrimp (200 baht), spaghetti Bolognese (150 baht) or tom yam soup (180 baht). The menu at the restaurant also includes a range of Thai and international dishes, with prices averaging between 150 and 200 baht. The seating is right on the beach, with bamboo chairs and tables, red tablecloths and blue beach umbrellas.

  • Location: Next to Laila Thai Massage, Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)93 909 3876
  • Cuisine: Thai, International
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Catch Beach Club

Catch is one of Phuket's finest beach clubs, with an impressive food menu also available from 11:00 to 16:30, and a snack menu available at other times. Top choices include the signature Catch Beach Salad (containing crab meat, asparagus, avocado, fish roe and French dressing - 350-450 baht) and the rotisserie chicken marinated in a Thai-style Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 02:00
  • Address: 202/88 Moo 2, Bangtao
  • Tel: +66 (0)65 348 2017
  • Cuisine: International
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Golden Fish Restaurant & Bar

Golden Fish pulls off the beach hut look quite well, with a selection of thatch-roofed salas available, as well as bamboo tables and chairs out in the sun or the shade of the trees. The menu focuses on barbecued seafood, prepared in typical Thai styles. Dish prices around 220-280 baht each are a little higher than many of the places around them, but portion sizes are generous and the service is friendly. As with most Bangtao beachfront restaurants, there's a small selection of western dishes on the menu, too.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - late
  • Address: 323/4 Moo 2, near Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)94 196 2955
  • Cuisine: Thai
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Green Leaf Restaurant

The southernmost of a line of little beachfront restaurants near the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Green Leaf boasts draft Singha beer for sale at 79 baht per glass, 199 baht per jug and 550 baht per 3-litre tower. Food-wise, the menu covers Thai and international favourites, with prices around the 150-200 baht mark. Popular dishes include steamed mussels with Thai herbs, tom yam soup and green curry. The seating is in the shade of trees and colourful beach umbrellas, with bamboo tables covered with red and green cloths.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Near Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Bangtao
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 263 3773
  • Cuisine: Thai, International
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LUX Beach Club

LUX Beach Club Phuket is part of the Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort. You can enjoy a late breakfast, lunch or dinner, with western bites such as salads and burgers or Thai flavours which make use of the abundance of fresh seafood in Phuket. There are also more hearty plates, such as rack of lamb with vegetables Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 01:00
  • Location: Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)65 037 7385
  • Cuisine: Western, Thai
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Palm Seaside Restaurant & Lounge

Palm Seaside is not exactly on the beach, being so far towards the southern end of Bangtao that it's virtually on the rocky headland separating it from the next bay. However, it offers probably the finest food by the sea. Palm Seaside stylishly blends smart and casual materials - marble, wood, and aluminium - to create Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 - 01:00
  • Location: Southern end of Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 631 6500, +66 (0)94 480 0883
  • Cuisine: International
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Pit Thai Food

Pit Thai Food is one of the larger Bangtao beachfront restaurants. There are two sections of bamboo tables with pink tablecloths and orange beach umbrellas. Despite the name, the menu includes some western dishes, including bruschetta (120 baht) and fried breakfasts (250 baht). They're quite proud of their fruit smoothies, range of coffees and banana pancakes, too. The average price for Thai dishes is 150-180 baht. Free Wi-Fi is available.

  • Location: Next to The Beach Bar & Grill, in front of Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)80 534 5922
  • Cuisine: Thai
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The Promenade Bar & Restaurant

The Promenade stands out among the row of beachfront restaurants near Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort for its menu of international dishes. While many similar restaurants have a few western choices among their Thai menu, few feature Mexican food, pizzas and Teriyaki chicken sandwiches. The restaurant is also remarkable for its appearance, with a selection of covered salas to sit in, as well as white-painted bamboo tables covered with black-and-white checked cloths. The bar has a happy hour between 18:00 and 22:00 and the service is noted for its friendliness.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Near Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Bangtao
  • Tel: +66 (0)91 826 6254
  • Cuisine: International
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Silmie Restaurant

Silmie Restaurant has a colourful look, with bright orange tablecloths and blue sea cushions. Found right on the beach, they are rather proud of their banana pancakes. In fact, their signs advertising pancakes are bigger and brighter than those showing the restaurant's name! Other items on the menu are mostly Thai with a few burgers, kebabs and spaghetti dishes. As an added bonus, the meat is all halal, making this restaurant suitable for Muslim travellers. Prices average around 150 baht each, but slightly more for seafood. Free Wi-Fi is available.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 24:00
  • Location: Next to Boom Restaurant, in front of Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)84 628 5480
  • Cuisine: Thai
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Xana Beach Club

Xana Beach Club is mostly known for its great beachfront pool and cool parties, but the restaurant is also impressive. The menu is Mediterranean-influenced, with noteworthy dishes including the tuna carpaccio with barbecued vegetables and the outrageous Xana 'no rules' burger which features a 240-gram wagyu burger and a host of optional toppings. Don't forget to Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 24:00
  • Location: Angsana Laguna Phuket, Bangtao Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)7 635 8500
  • Cuisine: International
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