VT Namnueng Phuket Restaurant is really a special venue for dining in Phuket Town. Opened in July 2015, this Thai restaurant is set in a superbly renovated Sino-Portuguese house originally built at the end of the 19th century by one of the most prominent tin mining barons of this period, Phra Aram Sakhonkhet.
Standing at the back of a 1,400sqm plot of land featuring a splendid French formal garden, the restaurant’s dining rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests in a vintage décor inspired by classic French styles (again) from 17th and 18th centuries. VT Namnueng Phuket Restaurant’s menu is, in keeping with its décor, classic: you could sample most of the dishes that made Thai cuisine so appreciated around the world.
VT Namnueng Phuket Restaurant’s premises take you way back in time. The original mansion is a genuine Baba Peranakan house (Baba Peranakan are the Chinese descendants settled in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore during the 19th century) used nowadays for private parties, yet opened to visits when not in use.
The restaurant’s actual dining rooms occupy a building added to the original house during the ‘60s by its second owner – Pengsiam Anyasakul, a man famous for his festive receptions who needed space to house his friends and family. Partially abandoned for almost 30 years, the house and land was leased in 2013 by a charming wealthy couple from Petchabun in northern Thailand. They invested a lot of money into reviving this property and opening it to the public.
VT Namnueng Phuket Restaurant’s menu features all the most popular dishes of Thai cuisine. With specialities from north, northeast, central, and south Thailand, one can take a gastronomic tour of the whole country with one meal here. Favourites such as chicken with cashew nuts, prawns with tamarind sauce, Isan sausages, fresh spring rolls, green/red/yellow curries, and roasted pork, to name just a few, are available at surprisingly very affordable rates (100-200 baht per dish) for such stylish settings.
Summing up, VT Namnueng Phuket Restaurant is the perfect venue to discover simple Thai cuisine in a place charged with history. The concept of the restaurant makes it a great venue for small and large group dinners and for private parties. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant is extremely busy most days.
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VT Namnueng Phuket
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Along Wichitsongkram Road in Phuket Town
- Tel: +66 (0)76 354 500