Restaurant The Pavilions, Phuket 31/1 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang ตำบล เชิงทะเล ภูเก็ต 83110 Published on: 26-06-2016
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Why 360 Phuket Pavilions Restaurant is special ?
With so many restaurants in Phuket, picking a new romantic dining venue we haven't yet tried was going to be challenging. But once again, Phuket hides little gems you need to take the time to discover, and Phuket Pavilions is one of them. Of course we heard of it before... but it is so 'out of the way', you almost have to deserve it.
The wooden gate opening on the property is rather massive and intimidating, like approaching some celebrity's private villa. The road then climbs under an beautiful double arch of bamboo trees leaning over the way. Once parked, a buggy will take you all the way up to the 360 bar... a lovely hill top terrace with striking views... it's not really a 360 view but it's such a lovely place to have a cocktail before dinner.
A nice breeze was sweeping through the terrace, clouds were gliding fast and low over our heads and sunset colors were basking the horizon... blah, blah, blah... I'm getting carried away. Back to the practical side: it was happy hour when we arrived... 50% on all drinks! This means same price as any bar, but in a luxurious and romantic setting? I am so going back just for the happy hour!
The light was fast declining so we moved to the restaurant itself, located lower in the resort but with an equally beautiful view on the far ocean.
The building lobby is beautifully decorated in a old Sino-Portuguese house style, while the restaurant itself is more 'Thai contemporary'. Large bays open on the sea and despite being a bit quiet at first, we felt very cozy. Food is essentially Thai with the some international dishes... and we really enjoyed each dish. I had pan-seared foie gras followed by a perfect sirloin, while she has a delicious tuna Carpaccio with a white snapper as main dish. It was very well presented and served, not too copious, just right! But we couldn't make it to the dessert... what a shame! Well, now we do have even more excuses to go back there, and so should you!
360 definitely comes high on our upcoming '10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket'!
How to get to 360 Phuket Pavilions Restaurant?
If coming from Route 402 (Phuket's central artery) turn west at Thalang traffic lights onto Route 4030 and drive to the next village where you will see a black-on-white sign saying 'Phuket Pavilions 3km' at a right-hand fork in the road.
Turn right here; 360 is located in Phuket Pavilions Resort so park downstairs and take the shuttle electric car up to the restaurant.
- A stunning sunset location
- Great view, fantastic cocktails, and good food
- A bar restaurant with great view over Bangtao Beach
- Living your dream in Paradise
- A perfect place to watch the sunset
- Main cuisine Thailand
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu YES
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
The Pavilions, Phuket 31/1 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang ตำบล เชิงทะเล ภูเก็ต 83110
Tips for you
This restaurant is exceedingly good. The restaurant states tapas style, however it is more like each tapas is a starter as they are significant portions - this is explained to you when you are given the menu. The best dishes we had, which were excellent, were the popcorn prawns, which are actually grilled tiger prawns with this most delightful lemongrass and coconut sauce, the lamb massaman (think this is how it is spelt), the beef sliders and the foie gras. The prices are extremely cheap, we paid less than 80 dollars for 2 people including all the food 7 'tapas', 2 pina coladas and a beer. Having said all the above, by far the best part of this experience was Valerie. I and my wife would like to send a big thank you to the service that she provided, we both agreed that hers was the best service either of us has ever experienced. First, she took over from a Thai girl as we were asking questions she could not answer, then she made excellent recommendations, removed the edamame from our receipt, when we never asked, only because it came after the first of the 'tapas' and provided engaging conversation throughout the meal. Her mood the whole night was contagious and we were both drawing to talking with her more than an hour after we had finished our meal. In conclusion, great restaurant made fantastic by Valerie.