Bangtao is an enclave of high-end villas and upscale hotels in Phuket, featuring an ample array of amazing dining venues to choose from. Follow our guide to discover some of the best restaurants in Bangtao.
1. Mamma Mia Grill and Restaurant
Relish succulent steaks and a few Scandinavian favourites at Mamma Mia Grill and Restaurant. Serving a wide range of barbecue fare including ribs, kebabs and steaks cooked to your liking, Mamma Mia also serves a set Swedish menu including a classic toast Skagen and a sweet apple crumble. If you’re looking for a break from all the Thai restaurants in Bangtao, Mamma Mia is a great choice.
2. Twinpalms Seafood
Twinpalms Seafood exudes elegance, inviting visitors to indulge in some beachfront fine-dining. Opt for one of the sunken lounges set amidst the swimming pool, or select a standalone table for a more intimate setting. Treat your taste buds to a fabulous seafood platter or choose a dish from the elaborate Thai fusion menu.
3. Riverside Restaurant
Riverside is a casual eatery providing a vast selection of genuine Thai dishes. Try their papaya salad or go for the authentic chicken curry cooked with coconut milk. Don’t forget to leave some room for the mango sticky rice dessert!
4. Green Leaf Restaurant
Green Leaf Restaurant is a simple, open-sided, beachfront venue offering catch of the day submerged in ice in front of the venue. Succulent lobsters, king prawns, calamari, octopus, oysters and a variety of fish can be steamed, fried or grilled to your liking, and come served with a side salad and fries.
5. Pooh and Friends
One of the most frequented venues in the area, Pooh and Friends is a simple local eatery serving mouth-watering Thai dishes in an unpretentious setting. Savour a wide selection of amazing local dishes and pay half you would spend elsewhere. The chicken massaman and fried red snapper are simply to die for. Keep an eye out for the owner’s cure pet cat!
6. Da Maria
Da Maria is another simple local eatery serving amazing homemade Thai cuisine and an ample selection of Western favourites at a superb value. Flavourful and filling, all dishes are cooked with the locally-sourced organic ingredients, maximising the freshness and quality of the food served.
7. Sugar Cane
Nestled under an eye-catching tapered roof, Sugar Cane is a high-end restaurant featuring a modern setting and a sophisticated atmosphere. Sample their shrimp cakes for starter and green curry for the main, and leave some space for the dessert, they are all gorgeous there too. If you’re looking for restaurants in Bangtao for marking a special occasion, Sugar Cane is a great choice.
8. The Bistro
The Bistro is a must-visit if you are travelling with kids. The contemporary cafe serves delicious fresh juices and scrumptious international dishes, but the real highlight is the free ice cream which your children will get after finishing their dinner! The menu highlights include Pad Thai and grilled chicken breast.
9. The Siam Mumbai
A quaint and bright Indian establishment located up the road from the beach, the Siam Mumbai is a real find if you’re craving for some authentic Indian food. The friendly service, cosy setting and a range of fantastic food which will diversify your seafood-Thai diet attract a mix of tourists from all across the globe.
10. Aloma Seafood
Aloma Seafood is an attractive beachfront dining venue fringed by tall trees and exuding a romantic atmosphere. Featuring eclectic furniture and comfy bamboo tables set right on the water’s edge, the restaurant serves succulent seafood and juicy steaks, and offers an elaborate wine carte to complement your meal.
And there you have it – Team Ministry’s picks for the best restaurants in Bangtao. Don’t see your favourite on the list? Share it in the comments below!