Top ChoiceItalian in Hat Patong

Acqua

At Phuket's top Italian restaurant, amid sleek, monochrome decor, you can dine on homebaked focaccia, deliciously creamy buffalo mozzarella and house-made pumpkin-stuffed cappelletti coated in delicate Gorgonzola...

Top ChoiceThai in Hat Patong

Ta Khai

Inspired by traditional fishing-village architecture, with lotus ponds, a glassed-in pavilion and skilled Trang-born chefs, the outstanding, seaside southern Thai restaurant at the Rosewood Phuket is a standout...

Top ChoiceInternational in Hat Patong

No 9 2nd Restaurant

Deceptively simple, with wooden tables and photo-strewn walls, this is one of the best and busiest restaurants in Patong, thanks to its inventive and delicious mix of Thai, Japanese and Western dishes. It's a...

Top ChoiceRibs in Hat Patong

Naughty Nuri's in the Forest

Meat lovers crowd out an enormous, semi-open, multiroom space with swaying rattan lamps at the hugely popular Phuket outpost of this Bali-born, Australian-Indonesian-owned ribs specialist. Make sure you order the...

LGBT in Hat Patong

Phuket Pride Week

Although Bangkok and Pattaya host big LGBT+ pride celebrations, Phuket Pride is widely considered to be the best in Thailand, possibly even in Southeast Asia. Dates have changed several times since the festival's...

Breakfast in Hat Patong

Ella

This moulded-concrete, industrial-chic bistro-cafe is a stylish surprise down a slightly scruffy soi. Inventive all-day breakfasts mean spicy Rajasthani scrambled eggs, massaman chicken tacos, veg-stuffed...

International in Hat Patong

Home Kitchen

Shaped like a ship's hull, this beautiful, quirky dining room and cocktail bar is one of Patong's most original restaurants, with white leather, faux-faded tables, floaty fabrics, burning lanterns and neon...

Antiques in Hat Patong

Baanboonpitak

Hidden in this dusty antiques repository at the southern end of Patong is a vast array of teak sculpture, Buddha images, delicate paintings, some excellent bronze work, massive buffalo-skin drums, bejewelled...

Mediterranean in Hat Patong

Rustic Eatery & Bar

This stylish, indoor-outdoor restaurant under a canopy of bamboo at the southern end of Patong beach is very popular. It has excellent gourmet pizzas, solid (if pricey) Mediterranean-style mains and charming...

Beach in Hat Patong

Hat Freedom

If Patong is getting to you, escape to this more peaceful slice of golden sand and clear aqua water. It's just 15 minutes or a 1500B (return) long-tail-boat ride south around the headland from Hat Patong. You can...

Italian in Hat Patong

La Gritta

This spectacularly positioned, smart Italian restaurant serves generous portions of deliciously creamy pasta, gourmet pizza and meat and seafood mains such as Australian beef and fried lemon-and-wine snapper....

International in Hat Patong

Lucky 13

At this expat fave you can gorge on excellent, flavour-packed sandwiches, no matter what time of day or night. Pick your bread (baguette, ciabatta, focaccia) and layer on the fillings. Smoked salmon with wasabi?...

Thai in Hat Patong

Kaab Gluay

At the north end of town, busy, semi-open-air roadside Kaab Gluay is a hit for its authentic, affordable Thai food, with switched-on staff to match the unpretentious dining under a huge roof with ceiling fans....

Thai in Hat Patong

Chicken Rice Briley

This is one of few places in Patong Food Park to offer sustenance while the sun shines, and it's almost always busy. Steamed chicken breast is served on rice alongside a bowl of chicken broth with crumbled bits...

Bar in Hat Patong

Nicky's Handlebar

This fun biker bar welcomes all, wheels or not. Once a bit of a dive, Nicky's has never looked better. There's a good selection of beers and the menu encompasses Western and Thai cooking, including what the team...

Thai in Hat Patong

Baan Rim Pa

Baan Rim Pa

Refined Thai fare is served with a side order of spectacular views at this elegant institution hanging over the rocky far northern end of Hat Patong. Standards are high, with prices to match, but romance is in...

Thai in Hat Patong

Orchids

Get fantastic Thai food in a homey, friendly setting with attentive staff. The larb gai (minced-chicken salad with chilli, mint and coriander) is delicious, and Orchids serves all your favourite noodle, rice,...

Cabaret in Hat Patong

Phuket Simon Cabaret

About 500m south of Patong, Simon puts on colourful cabarets that are wildly popular with (and now slightly catered towards) tour groups. The 600-seat theatre is grand, the costumes are feather-and-sequin...

Gay in Hat Patong

Zag Club

Packed-out Soi Paradise favourite Zag Club hosts fabulous, shimmering LGBT+ cabarets at midnight, 1.30am and at one or two other times. In between, everyone drinks and dances to booming chart-toppers. It's...

Club in Hat Patong

Illuzion

Still the most popular of Patong's megaclubs, Illuzion is a multilevel mishmash of dance and gymnastics shows, international DJs, reggaeton nights, all-night electronic beats, LED screens and more bars than you...