Catch Beach Club - Phuket
Surin Beach Restaurants & Dining
Catch was the first beach club to open on Surin Beach on Phuket's west coast back in 2006. Beach clubs are popular all over the world from Barcelona to Bombay but it's the Spanish who seem to have gotten beach dining down to a fine art and there is a Mediterranean charm present here. Directly opposite (and belonging to) Twinpalms Phuket, Catch club is one of the most chic and trendy restaurants on the island.
The cool layout and snazzy background music does a lot to help things along, but really, Catch Beach Club is simply in a fantastic location, nestled into sand dunes and directly facing the sea so as evening approaches, a flame-red sun drops into the mottled Andaman Sea. The twinkling stars up above are equally impressive, as are the spotlights in the palms.
Set in a long one-storey open-sided building, the club has three main sections (apart from the beach itself): a large covered dining space which houses seating for up to 100 guests set around a large open kitchen, the DJ booth and the club’s reception desk; an open-air wooden deck surrounded with tropical plants accessible through a staircase at the back of the reception; and the Magnum Bar, an air-conditioned room dedicated to private parties in which Moët & Chandon champagne is served by the magnum (hence the name).
Featuring a white-themed modern décor with durable ersatz water hyacinth tables and chairs, glass mosaics on the walls, white wooden flooring, and turquoise cushions (towels and large cushions are available for people who wants to enjoy the beach under the coconut trees’ shade), Catch is a stylish and extremely popular venue on Surin Beach. White-clad staff members are punctual, polite and perceptive. From 16:00 until late a DJ rocks the place with the latest fashionable tunes; saxophonist, bongo players, and fire dancers also join the party on a weekends.
Catch Beach Club is a prime place for hip boys and girls to chill out at and appreciate the fine wines and food available. With a more than capable 60-label wine list and an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine there's clearly a wine to suit all palates here. Most definitely a place to take your time over dinner, the Catch Club covers culinary bases with ease in its two separate menus for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu features a good choice of light snacks such as sashimi (five pieces – 250 baht), Asian tapas (330 baht), classic club sandwich (350 baht) as well as more hearty dishes like seared yellow fin tuna steak (610 baht) and Thai rotisserie chicken (half-chicken – 350 baht).
Some of the lunch menu dishes are also featured in the dinner menu in which guests also find delicacies such as rock lobster thermidor (650 baht), baked pork and beef lasagna (420 baht), and more. A special option is available in both menus: the “WOW” Dishes to share (for two) with a short selection of recommended dishes such as grilled Wagyu beef (served diced sautéed potatoes, green beans, Béarnaise & peppercorn sauce – 3,500 baht), Japanese platter (28 pieces of sushi, sashimi and maki – 2,160 baht).
A popular evening buffet (reservation recommended) is set on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (19:00 – 22:00); for 1,590 baht++ per person, guests can feast on a large buffet composed of salads, sushi, sashimi, pasta, kebab, grilled/roasted seafood and meat, and desserts (it also includes one half-bottle of wine). Catch Beach Club’s Sunday seafood brunch is also a highly anticipated event, costing only 990 baht++ (food only).
Catch Beach Club
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
- Location: Catch Beach Club is on Twinpalms Phuket's beach
- Remarks: all prices mentioned above are of July 2014
Purchasing a 500 baht day-pass allows customers to use beach towels, mats and cushion, as well as eat/drink for that amount.
- Tel: 076-316567