Top 10 Restaurants in Patong Beach
Best Places to Eat in Patong Beach
Patong Beach, the most popular resort town in Phuket, hosts an outstanding choice of dining options. From Thai to Italian to French to Arabian to German to Indian to vegetarian, this cosmopolitan town has venues able to satisfy the choosiest of customers. As in all renowned tourism destinations it can be noted that, by Thai standards, prices can be pretty high.
Our Top 10 Patong Restaurants List below features long-established diners (the newest is Le Versace that opened in 2012) that, through the years offered their customers consistent quality dining and atmosphere. We also tried to present an eclectic choice in matter of cuisine style (Thai, seafood, international) and budget. Bon appétit!
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Acqua Restaurant is located at Kalim Beach, just north of Patong. This area is turning into something of a gastronomic hot spot. This area now hosts at least four high-end restaurants – places that are remarkable not only for their succulent food but also their setting, décor, and atmosphere. Undoubtedly the most notable venue on the Kalim dining scene is Acqua, a contemporary styled Italian restaurant, the labour of love of Sardinian-born chef Alessandro Frau who turns out impeccable award-winning Sardinian seafood dishes accompanied by excellent Italian cuisine. With clean lines, a futuristic design and great views out over the Andaman, Acqua is a leading contender for one of the most aesthetically pleasing restaurants in Phuket. Chef Alessandro's Sardinian roots are evident in his traditional dishes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
- Address: 322/5 Prabaramee Road Kalim Beach.
- Tel: 076 618 127
- Cuisine: Sardinian, seafood
La Gritta is without doubt one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket. Located in the compound of Amari Phuket at the southern end of Patong Bay, this fine-dining venue – as well as the whole resort - went through a complete refurbishing in 2013 before to reopen in 2014. The new La Gritta Italian Restaurant features a superb contemporary design throughout its two distinct areas respectively named: La Gritta, the restaurant itself which includes both indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining areas; and La Gritta Terrace – a modern cosy lounge partially open-air at the second floor. The two areas have stunning views over Patong Bay, and offer a unique place for a gourmet dinner under the stars, only ‘perturbed’ by the relaxing sound of the waves licking the shore, and the cool sea breeze refreshing the atmosphere and offering the ultimate tropical dinner. Read More...
- Opening Hours: From 10:00 – midnight
- Location: in Amari Phuket Resort at the southern end of Patong Beach
- Tel: 076 340 106-14
- Cuisine: Italian
Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed is the new project of the multi-talented and hyper-creative Chef Daniel Isberg, whom opened this new restaurant, lounge bar and boutique hotel in the former Brush Restaurant at Kalim Beach, at the northern part of Patong Bay in August 2014.
Home Kitchen’s arty design comes from the sparkling creative brain of another talented Phuket character – Australian industrial artist John Underwood – who is famous for recycling and transforming old stuff into splendid pieces of art. Set in a two-storey building with the second floor shaped as an upside-down boat’s hull opened to the sea, the venue is highly original and fashionable; a perfect place for a stylish sundowner before a fine dinner prepared by internationally recognized head chef. Read More...
- Opening Hours: From 16:00 – 23:00 daily
- Location: At Kalim Beach, opposite the street food court
- Remarks: Reservation recommended (mandatory for 'Chef Dinner')
- Tel: 093 764 6753
Joe’s Downstairs may have a humble-sounding name, but in point of fact it is one of Phuket’s most prominent restaurants. It serves modern contemporary international cuisine and dishes are all pièces de résistance with the emphasis on great quality and taste matching an outstanding dining location. The restaurant’s (‘down’) staircase lead to a perfectly located all-white restaurant settled on granite boulders overlooking the Patong Bay. It is an outstanding sundowner spot for cocktails, as well as a regular seaside watering hole for the young and affluent Phuket set. American-born Chef Aaron Hooper makes the art of good food seem effortless. Read More...
- Location: In Kalim, just north of Patong, Joe’s is just a few minute’s drive from the centre of town.
- Tel: 076 344 254
- Cuisine: modern contemporary international
Sam’s Steaks & Grill is Patong’s Holiday Inn Resort’s signature restaurant, serving excellent steaks and meat dishes. It is a classy air-conditioned and refreshingly designed steakhouse. Basically, Sam’s is divided into an open space dining area and a rather more intimate lounge with a modern wine cellar in between. This is fine dining without the excruciating pretentiousness often associated with it, indeed it’s quite the opposite – Sam’s staff members ooze enthusiasm. Sam’s has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high-quality products at reasonable prices. It doesn’t pretend to be the ‘best’ of anything but the combination of great service, opulent décor and design, excellent culinary skills, coupled with Thai hospitality easily catapults it into the higher-end restaurant category on the island, and rightly so. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00 last orders 22:30
- Location: at Holiday Inn Phuket
- Tel: 076 340 608
- Cuisine: Steakhouse
6. Patong Seafood Food Court
Patong Seafood Food Court is a magnet for all seafood lovers visiting Patong Beach. The dozen or so excellent fresh seafood restaurants make it the biggest open-air dining complex in this popular resort town. Simply make your choice of fish, crab, prawn, or lobster, and it will be prepared for you in a flash. Patong Seafood Food Court starts getting busy in the late afternoon and stays open till late. Diners like this place because of its easy-going atmosphere and friendliness and menus usually have photographs of the dishes on offer with fair prices. Many people start their evening there before crossing the road to The Royal Paradise Complex Bazaar for shopping or heading down to Bangla Road for a dose of craziness.
- Location: Opposite The Royal Paradise Hotel
- Cuisine: Thai, seafood
Le Versace is an outstanding – almost over-the-top - French restaurant located on Phra Baramee Road in the northern part of Patong Beach serving French dishes with panache. Its entire décor and furnishing is made of authentic Versace items – hence the moniker. It is also the highest open-air restaurant in Patong, with a superb lounge/terrace overlooking this popular resort town. The sounds are cool, the vistas impressive and the décor mildly jarring, but what about the cuisine? Gourmet connoisseurs will be happy to know that this restaurant is run by two members of the international Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, world renowned for its excellence and culinary expertise and the talent here at Le Versace is evident. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late. Closed Tuesdays
- Location: 206/56 Prabaramee Road, Patong
- Tel: 076 290 492
- Cuisine: French
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. Depending on the time, Higher can be two different places in one: from 18:00 – 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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – late
- Location: on the rooftop of Seduction Disco in Bangla Road
- Tel: 093 581 8162
- Cuisine: Contemporary International
Pan Yaah in Kalim has one of the best restaurant views of Patong Bay and serves up great Thai seafood and traditional dishes. Located in Kalim about one kilometre north of Patong along the scenic beach road heading up to Kamala Beach, it has been established for many years and has recently upped its act in terms of service, cuisine and décor to the point that it’s a great little place for romantic and intimate sunset and evening dining. The restaurant is set above large granite rocks and diners can hear the surf breaking below – very impressive. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily11:00 – 23:00
- Location: On the beach road between Kalim and Kamala
- Tel: 076 290 450
- Cuisine: Thai, seafood
Baan Rim Pa, serving top-of-the-line Royal Thai cuisine offers a special night out; a real dining experience that covers all the bases. Top décor, location, staff, chef, atmosphere, entertainment and of course food – Baan Rim Pa has them all. The whole idea behind Baan Rim Pa is to invite diners to sample Royal Thai Cuisine in regal surroundings and it succeeds well, except the seaside location puts the whole experience into overdrive. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
- Address: 223, Prabaramee Road, Patong (Kalim)
- Tel: 076 340 789
- Cuisine: Thai, seafood