2gether Restaurant & Bar - Phuket
Popular Dinner in Karon Beach0
2gether Restaurant & Bar is one of the most popular diners in Karon Beach on Phuket Island’s west coast. Established in 2005 and under Swedish management, the restaurant has been rewarded by Trip Advisor as the ‘Best Karon Beach restaurant in 2012 and 2013’. Located on Patak Road, at the intersection with Lung Pho Chuan Road some 350m from the beach, 2gether is also a guesthouse featuring rooms and apartments.
The menu is in Swedish and English, and presents a perfect selection for international travelers, with choice dishes from Sweden (the obvious meatballs), Italy (pizza, pasta), French (Chateaubriand Provençal), Australian (beef), and of course Thai choices. Top-notch quality food served in generous portions makes this restaurant a great place for families and groups.
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Talking straight, 2gether restaurant’s location and exterior is not very sexy; this area along Karon Beach back road looks a bit run-down despite efforts made by a few business owners (including 2gether’s) to get their façade repainted. Two large golden elephants flank the entrance door which leads to the L-shaped dining room painted in black and gold. The dining room is furnished in contemporary style and can host up to 80 diners. A bar corner features sofas, high tables and chairs made from durable ersatz water hyacinth, and there’s a small stage on which a talented guitarist/singer performs daily (except Mondays) from 19:00 till late.
The atmosphere at 2gether changes from relatively quiet at lunchtime (its location doesn’t attract many punters at midday) to frantic after 19:00; the restaurant is packed almost every nights with an international clientele counting a large number of Scandinavians. The live music played here is soft enough to not disturb customers’ conversations and is mostly composed of international evergreens from the past 30 years.
As mentioned, 2gether restaurant’s menu satisfies most tastes, and the quality of the food served here is on par with the popular status of the venue. The two favourite dishes here are barbecued skewers served with three different sauces and potato-gratin (595 baht) and planksteak beef tenderloin served with fresh asparagus, béarnaise sauce and pommes duchesse (695 baht for 150g). The restaurant has some special promotions that run until the end of the season 2013-2014 such as pizza primavera at 199 baht, chicken cashew nuts at 99 baht, and Mojito cocktails at 99 baht.
By Thai standards prices are pretty steep but again, the quality of the food is worth the price. Four set-menus are also available from 595 baht (shrimps with mayonnaise, sour cream and dill; pork fillet with sauce béarnaise and French-fries; ice-cream) to 996 baht (shrimp cocktail with fresh asparagus; cognac-flambéed beef tenderloin with pepper sauce and potato gratin; Irish coffee).
2gether Restaurant & Bar
- Opening Hours: Daily, Nov - April: 08:00 to 23:00, May - Oct: 10:00 to 22:00
- Location: On Patak Road East, near Lung Pho Chuan Road intersection
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