The best Phuket restaurants in hotels and resorts offer top-notch services, along with well-plated dishes and excellent wine lists. The island's high-end dining scene is dominated by many hotel restaurants, where award-winning chefs serve up innovative Thai and international cuisine in luxurious settings.

    While Phuket is a renowned gastronomic destination that delights travellers with its street food, those looking for a romantic and sophisticated place to eat can easily find it just a few steps from their room/suite. The most popular restaurants in Phuket's resorts and hotels let you enjoy excellent meals throughout your holiday. 


    Boathouse Wine & Grill

    The Boathouse Phuket

    Boathouse Wine & Grill at The Boathouse Phuket occupies a prime location on the Kata beachfront, serving delectable French cuisine with Asian and Thai flavours. Designed in a stylish nautical theme, this 5-star restaurant has 2 dining areas – a spacious room with French doors and an alfresco terrace, both offering stunning views over Kata Bay.

    The restaurant is also reputed for the quality of its award-winning wine cellar, which stocks around 6,500 bottles of classical, organic, and New World wines. 

    Location: 182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6.30am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)76 330 015-7


    Kabuki Restaurant

    JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

    Kabuki at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa serves authentic Japanese cuisine. This stylish restaurant is run by Executive Chef Millist, who takes pride in serving classic Japanese dishes using top-notch ingredients. You can enjoy teppanyaki-style dishes, sushi, and sashimi, along with imported sake, Japanese-inspired cocktails, and wines. Kabuki also hosts a Japanese brunch on Sundays from 11am to 4pm. 

    Location: 231, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 338 000


    Sizzle Restaurant

    Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa

    Sizzle is a rooftop steakhouse at Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, at the southern part of Patong Beach. The al fresco restaurant has a simple design and seats only 32 diners at a time. It offers an intimate atmosphere, with staff members providing personalised service. Sizzle specialises in western cuisine, with farm-raised and grain-fed beef prepared in Cajun and Hawaiian flavours.

    Location: 39/9 Muen-Ngern Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 681 681


    Seafood at Trisara

    Trisara Villas & Residences Phuket

    Seafood at Trisara is a high-end restaurant where you can enjoy excellent dishes of freshly caught seafood in Phuket. It has 3 dining areas – an alfresco space next to a small private beach, a wooden-decked terrace under a pergola overlooking the sea, and an indoor space with elegant nautical touches.

    Seafood at Trisara is run by Thai Chef Kla, who has worked with Michelin-starred chefs in Sydney, New York, Singapore, and Spain. Must-tries include the stir-fried Phuket lobster with garlic, crab curry, and deep-fried sandfish.

    Location: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Thalay, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 310 100


    Sam’s Steak & Grill

    Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

    Sam’s Steak & Grill at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket serves excellent western cuisine in a classy and contemporary setting. Located on the hotel's ground floor, the restaurant has an open-air dining area and an intimate lounge that are separated by a glass-walled wine cellar. US and Australian steaks are must-tries at this upmarket steakhouse, though you can also find quality seafood and pasta on the menu. 

    Location: 52 Thawewong Road, Patong, Phuket, 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)76 370 200


    Panwa House

    Cape Panwa Hotel

    Panwa House is a Thai fine-dining eatery on Cape Panwa Hotel’s beachfront. It occupies a renovated 2-storey colonial mansion, which has an elaborate floortile work and teak fittings, large terraces, wide stairways, rattan sofas and colourful cushions.

    You can enjoy authentic local dishes, including tom yam goong, sautéed crab meat with green peppers, and steamed white snapper in lemon sauce. There are around 40 exclusive labels on Panwa House’s wine list – expect to pay around 1,200 baht per bottle. 

    Location: 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Wichit, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6.30pm to 11pm (May–October: closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)76 391 123


    The Grill

    Amatara Wellness Resort

    The Grill is an informal fine-dining restaurant at Amatara Wellness Resort, an opulent 5-star resort on the eastern side of Cape Panwa. The colonial-style restaurant has a rooftop bar overlooking the Andaman Sea right above its dining room.

    The menu consists of quality seafood and meat cuts prepared in a wide range of Thai, international, and fusion styles. Complement your meal with The Grill's signature cocktails or international wines (available by the glass and bottle). 

    Location: 84 Moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Wichit, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11.30am to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 318 888


    La Gritta is the signature Italian restaurant of the long-established Amari Phuket in Patong. Designed in a modern style, it has a stylish open-air lounge bar on the top, an air-conditioned dining room, and a terrace offering panoramic views of Patong Bay.

    The kitchen is run by Roman Chef Patrizia Battolu, who brings a great range of exotic flavours to classic Italian cuisine. Signature dishes include the potato gnocchi (pork ribs, Italian sausage and spicy tomato sauce), salmon tartar, and osso buco (braised veal shank with root vegetables) served with saffron risotto.

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    Location: 2 Meun-Ngern Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)76 340 112


    Mom Tri’s Kitchen

    Villa Royale Phuket

    Mom Tri’s Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant at Villa Royale Phuket, located on a hillside overlooking Kata Noi Beach. It has several dining rooms and terraces, all of which make excellent sundowner spots in the evenings.

    The menu includes traditional Thai and western delicacies, such as slow-cooked veal cheek in a red wine sauce and Phuket tuna Provençal. Mom Tri’s Kitchen’s wine cellar also deserves a mention as it stocks over 700 labels handpicked by its skilled sommelier.

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    Location: 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6.30am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 333 568



    Andara Resort & Villas

    SILK at Andara Resort & Villas has an extensive menu of Thai and Western cuisine, including grilled specialities, seafood platters, vegetarian and vegan dishes. The restaurant has a teak wood design, with large windows with views of the resort pool and the Andaman Sea.

    SILK also offers a Thai cultural night on Tuesdays from 6.30pm onwards. You can watch Muay Thai and traditional musical performances while enjoying signature dishes like gang phed ped yang (red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, lychee and grapes in coconut milk) and neua pad namman hoy (stir-fried beef with mushroom in oyster sauce).

    Location: 15 Moo 6 Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)76 338 777

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