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Top Choice Italian in Hat Patong

Acqua

Dine on, say, home-baked focaccia, deliciously creamy buffalo mozzarella and house-made pumpkin-stuffed cappelletti coated in delicate Gorgonzola sauce at Phuket's top Italian restaurant, amid sleek, monochrome deco…
Top Choice Thai 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 is a standout on Phuket's…
Top Choice Asian 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 rare f…
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 in…
International in Hat Patong

Home Kitchen

Shaped like a ship's hull, this beautiful, quirky-chic 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 ligh…
International in Hat Patong

Ella

This moulded-concrete, industrial-feel 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 omelettes …
Georgian in Hat Patong

Georgia Restaurant

The influx of Russian visitors to Patong has seen a corresponding rise in eateries catering to them. Cosy Georgia is the pick of the bunch, turning out Russian salads and steaming dumplings alongside delicious khach…
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 service…
Beach in Hat Patong

Hat Freedom

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