Higher Restaurant is currently closed for renovation
Higher Restaurant & Lounge is a trendy venue with industrial-style décor, located at the highest floor of the Seduction Disco building on Bangla Road, Patong Beach’s prime nightlife area. Its opening sliding roof allows its guests to dine and party under the stars. Covering a total area of approximately 600sqm and divided in five sections, the restaurant offers superb views into the animated and crowded (after 20:00) Bangla Road and to the northeastern part of Patong.
Depending on the time, Higher can be two different places in one: from 19:00 – 22:00, it is an excellent restaurant serving contemporary international cuisine prepared by one of the most renowned long-established chefs in Phuket, Ronnie Macuja. After 22:00 until late, Higher becomes a fashionable lounge club softly rocked by international DJs playing house beats. Higher is the perfect place to start off a long night of partying in Patong as it is snazzy yet remains reasonably priced.
The entrance of Higher is right between Tiger and Seduction discotheques on Bangla Road. A pretty long escalator brings customers up to the large top level of the building which features, on its polished concrete floor, two slightly raised dining sections around the entrance, one dining section along the open-side of the space, two lounging areas with sofas, armchairs and low tables, and two bars.
The dining sections present different types of furnishing aimed at completing the industrial touch of the venue, such as wooden tables with metal legs, wooden chairs, and office-style chairs. The colouring of Higher is specially intelligent as the dominant grey tint of the floor and walls is enlightened by subtle touches of vivid greens, reds, and blues. During dinner hours, the venue is gently rocked by unobtrusive classic pop and rhythm and blues tunes mostly from the ‘60s (these boots are made for walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra, 69 – année érotique by Serge Gainsbourg, or I put a spell on you by Jay Hawkins, to name a few).
Higher Restaurants serves a small yet great choice of contemporary international favourites. The menu counts only five pages, in which most diners could find something for their taste from classic Caesar salad (280 baht) to fish & chips (290 baht) to Wagyu burger (310 baht) to pizzas (five types available - 290 baht) to pastas (six types available – 380 baht) to eye fillet of beef ‘chateaubriand’ (for sharing – 2,150 baht) to green curry chicken (290 baht) to sushi-mango sticky rice (290 baht). There is indeed something for everyone. Four vegetarian dishes are available and are clearly marked in the menu.
The drink menu is thicker than the food one, with classics (Mojito at 310 baht) and signature (Prohibition Iced Tea – a Long Island iced tea served in a tea pot and served with vodka-infused orange quarters – 310 baht) cocktails, a wine list featuring no less than 36 labels (white, red, rosé, champagne and sparkling wines), plus all the usual suspects in the matter of spirits and soft drinks - it is definitely impossible to stay thirsty at Higher Restaurant.
With delicious food and drink, chic décor, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service, and affordable rates, Higher Restaurant and Lounge is just the right choice for dining in the heart of Patong Beach.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00
- Location: on the rooftop of Seduction Disco in Bangla Road
- Tel: +66 (0)93 581 8162
- Cuisine: Contemporary International