Looking for a romantic restaurant in Phuket? Whether you are hoping to impress on a first date or to appreciate an intimate meal for two with a long-term loved one, we have rounded up five of the island’s best restaurants for you to enjoy.
We looked for the most atmospheric and intimate restaurants that are also able to deliver great dishes by well-trained, English-speaking staff. Five places where you will feel as close as you’ll ever be to your loved one and which you will remember as a significant part of your Phuket dining experience.
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La GrittaAmari Phuket in Patong Beach
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. 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 cosy, modern lounge partially open-air on 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: +66 (0)76 292 697
Mom Tri's KitchenVilla Royale in Kata Noi Beach
Every once in a while the perfect dining experience crosses your path. All you have to do is go with the flow and let it happen. Location and décor are definitely important but these two key factors without good food just don't work. That's why Mom Tri's Kitchen Royale at Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach is such a clever act: it balances the three factors perfectly and invites the diner simply to appreciate and enjoy some fabulous cuisine in a divine setting.
Immediately as you enter the property a sense of elegance pervades. Carp play in stone pools and the beautifully landscaped garden complements the lush and tastefully illuminated interior. Live music from a baby grand piano drifts through the night air as well-presented waiters guide you to your table. If a businessman could capture the early evening magical feel at Mom Tri's Kitchen Royale and sell it he'd be a very, very rich man indeed as this is intimate and elegant dining personified. Read More...
- Location: in Mom Tri's Villa Royale
- Tel: 076 333 568
Joe’s DownstairsPatong Beach
Joe’s Downstairs is one of Phuket’s most prominent restaurants. Enjoying a stunning location on the granite cape that separates Patong from Kalim beach, it overlooks the Andaman Sea and offers a splendid sundowner spot, perfect for sipping a skilfully mixed cocktail in good company. Joe’s Downstairs kitchen is run by the talented American-born Chef Aaron Hooper, who creatively blends flavours from all around the world in his dishes. With its remarkable location, sophisticated setting, and delectable cuisine, Joe’s Downstairs should be on the bucket-list of every epicurean coming by Patong. Read More...
- Address: 223/3 Prabaramee Rd. T. Patong A. Kathu Phuket 83150
- Tel: +66 (0)76 344 254
Diavolo RestaurantParesa Resort near Kamala Beach
Way below, the sea sparkles and shimmers in the early evening light. The sun hovers above the horizon as shadows on the wooden deck terrace lengthen. A gentle breeze ruffles the napkins as we enjoy our vodka martinis in one of the most impressive dining locations on Phuket’s chiseled and beach-indented west coast.
This is Paresa, a five-star resort located along Millionaires’ Mile – one of Phuket’s most renowned addresses. Diavolo, , one of the resort’s restaurants, is unusual in concept as it shares space with Talung Thai, the resort’s signature Thai restaurant. Read More...
- Location: In Paresa Resort, Nakalay Road (Millionaires’ Mile), Kamala
- Tel: 076 302 000
On The RockMarina Phuket Resort in Karon Beach
On the Rock is one of the oldest established restaurants in Phuket and is rightly regarded as an institution on the island – a place where families, lovers and friends can count on eating spanking-fresh seafood in a great setting. As the name suggests, the restaurant is at the end of a rocky promontory in the grounds of Marina Phuket Resort, which feted its 25th anniversary in 2010. Read More...
- Location: 47 Karon Beach Road
- Tel: 076 330 625
Wok Pagoda KitchenBetween Kata and Chalong
Wok Pagoda Kitchen is the latest trendy restaurant in Phuket and probably one of the most significant openings this year. There are quite a few reasons to experience this new place; not only Chef Tummanoon is an internationally recognized chef from the acclaimed Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale but the restaurant is also set in a superb location on a hill overlooking Chalong bay. On a clear day you can even see all the way to the famous Phang Nga Bay! (Apparently you can even see all the way to the famous Phi Phi island but we were not that lucky). The excellent food is complemented by a great wine list, so get ready to experience some really good grand crus. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: on the hill between Kata and Chalong
- Tel: + 66 (0)76 608 899
Da MaurizioPatong Beach
There are very few restaurants that emit romance, mode and sophistication in the same breath, yet at the same time deliver world-class cuisine. Naturally, one tends to think in clichés in this select department: New York, Paris, London, even Buenos Aires and Tokyo – and one certainly envisages a severely damaged wallet after dining out at one of these venues.
Think again; Phuket’s award-winning Da Maurizio may be expensive by local standards but on the international stage, and more specifically the Southeast Asian stage, it really is one of the best bargains for lovers of fine dining, wine and excellent service. Read More...
- Location: On Patong Beach Road
- Tel: 076 344 079
Sizzle RestaurantAvista Hideaway Resort & Spa in Patong Beach
Sizzle, at Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa in the hills above southern Patong, is in one of the loveliest locations possible, enjoying lofty views over two gorgeous beaches and a sunset vista at certain times of year that is almost instantly addictive. This rooftop steakhouse seats just 32 and as a result it enjoys an intimate atmosphere with staff members providing optimum personal service. Helmed by US-born Executive Chef Timothy C. Westaway, his many years of culinary experiences around the globe are showcased in Cajun and Hawaiian influences to an extraordinary degree, making Sizzle one of the most eclectic yet well-defined five-star restaurant experiences in Phuket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
- Location: At Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, Patong
- Tel: +66 (0)7 668 1681
Old Siam RestaurantThavorn Beach Village & Spa near Kalim Beach
Old Siam is the perfect restaurant for an authentic Thai dinner in a very peaceful environment. Located in Nakalay Bay, on the private beachfront of the long-established yet opulent Thavorn Beach Village & Spa, Old Siam is one of the few restaurants in Phuket at which guests can still enjoy a delicious Thai Royale Cuisine dinner with their toes in the sand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30
- Location: on the beachfront of Thavorn Beach Village, Nakalay Bay
- Tel: +66 (0)7 629 0334
Black GingerThe Slate Resort in Nai Yang Beach
Black Ginger Phuket is part of the wider The Slate Resort and is set on an island in the middle of a lagoon. Access to this restaurant is by boat only and will take you across the flame-lit waters to the main venue, where you can enjoy modern twists on traditional Thai dishes.
The restaurant has its own organic garden, from which many of the ingredients are freshly sourced. When it comes to Thai plates, you can order specialities such as Somtam (green papaya salad), the spicy Tom Yum seafood soup, or southern-style Yellow Fish Curry. One unique point about this restaurant is that they also serve traditional Thai delicacies not often found in fine dining establishments, such as cha-plu leaves in batter with chilli sauce, as well as crab and pork spring rolls which you roll yourself right at the table. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 – 23:00
- Location: The Slate, Nai Yang
- Tel: +66 (0)7 632 7006