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Where to Eat in Bang Tao

Where to Eat in Bang Tao
There are a lot of upmarket and luxury hotels located around Bang Tao, creating a distinctive yet low-key nightlife. The Laguna – a complex of six upmarket hotels linked by a land and water shuttle service – is fully self-contained with restaurants, bars, entertainment and leisure activities both by day and night. It's all there. If you feel the need to get a more local view, there are lots of bars and small restaurants in the area that provide great food at very reasonable prices.

1. Albatross

Albatross is a charming and pleasant dining venue as it has one of the best locations in Phuket. It stands waterside at the Canal Village inside Laguna Phuket facing the five-star resorts. Popular dishes includes chicken sate, vegetable spring rolls, filet mignon served with French fries or baby potatoes, chicken with cashew nuts, penang shrimp (shrimp in curry and coconut milk) and BBQ'd Phuket lobster. Regular live music from 19.00 to 22.00. Happy hour is from 17:30 to 18:30 and again from 21:30 to 22:30.
Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 22:30 (last food order) and the pub closes at midnight
Location: Inside Canal Village, part of the Laguna Phuket resort complex
Tel: +66 (0) 76 270 958

2. Andaman Bang Tao Bay Resort Restaurant

If you are looking for a place that is not too crowded for a nice start to the day, check out their breakfast or later on you can just sit and chill out with a cocktail at the open-air bar and restaurant while enjoying the amazing sunset and white sands at Bang Tao Beach.
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Location: Bang Tao Beachfront
Tel: +66 (0) 76 270 246
Cuisine: Seafood, Thai and steak

3. Chao Lay

At the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket, you can sample some Southern Thai and local Phuket dishes at Chao Lay. This air-conditioned restaurant with its traditional Thai architecture has floor-level Thai-style seating and a view of the lagoon accompanied by traditional Thai music.
Location: Inside the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 101
Cuisine: Thai

4. La Trattoria

At the Dusit Laguna Hotel there are plenty of options to choose from, but lovers of Italian food will enjoy La Trattoria, a sophisticated Italian haute cuisine restaurant with a view of the sweeping lawn. Try the delicious homemade pastas and round off your meal with refreshing Italian homemade ice cream. Open daily from breakfast throughout the day.
Location: Inside the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Hotel
Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 324
Cuisine: Italian

5. Puccini at Sheraton

The Sheraton’s signature restaurant, Puccini, a northern Italian restaurant, offers a mouth-watering menu and great food in a decidedly elegant setting.
Location: Inside the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 101
Cuisine: Northern Italian

6. Ruen Thai

Ruen Thai, a beautiful Thai-style restaurant set by a romantic lagoon serves excellent Thai food in a traditional setting.
Location: Inside the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 324
Cuisine: Thai

7. Saffron

The Banyan Tree Phuket, known for its health-conscious spa treatments, also has some interesting restaurants. Saffron features Middle-Eastern and Asian dishes prepared and served on unique pottery dishes at surprisingly reasonable prices for a five-star resort. It has a relaxed ambiance and serves lunch and dinner daily. The beautifully situated Watercourt restaurant overlooks calm waters. Chefs prepare exquisite meals including Asian seafood with a Mediterranean touch.
Location: Inside the Banyan Tree Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 374
Cuisine: Middle-Eastern and Asian

8. Babylon Beach Club

One of the few high-end, non-hotel restaurants on Bang Tao Beach. Looking straight out over the Andaman Sea, the menu is full of interesting authentic Italian and Thai dishes with the freshest market vegetables and seafood, hand-picked every morning from local Thai markets and international suppliers. Booking is recommended.
Opening Hours: 2:00 – 22:00 (closes early in low season from May – October)
Location: Situated between the Amora Hotel and the Laguna Beach Resort Hotel
Tel: +66 (0) 8197 05302
Cuisine: Italian and Thai

9. Black Cat Restaurant

This is a friendly semi open-air and bamboo-style French restaurant, where locals and visitors mix for good food and a friendly ambiance. Black Cat is well known for its warm service and inexpensive meals. The menu includes pizza, fresh tuna in lime sauce, fried mixed seafood, burgers, masaman curry and tom yum goong. Like most restaurants outside the Laguna complex, it offers a free pick up service for diners. Ask for Philippe, the owner. Read More...
Opening Hours: Fri to Wed from 11:00 – 01:30 and Thu from 16:00 – 01:30
Location: Between Cherng Talay Police Station and Tinlay Place
Tel: +66 (0) 76 271 180
Cuisine: Thai, French and International

10. Blue Bell

Blue Bell is one of a few lake-side restaurants near the Laguna Phuket where customers can also enjoy a lake view in an open-air atmosphere. If you're not sure what to order, be brave and try the famous tom yum goong or green curry with chicken and fried mixed vegetables. You can’t go wrong with these famous Thai dishes. Prices are reasonable.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Location: next to The Hand Made Shop near the entrance of Laguna Phuket resort complex
Tel: +66 (0) 81 892 7215
Cuisine: Thai

11. Café Java

Café Java was established over a decade ago but eventually moved from the original location in Kamala to Bang Tao Beach. Located inside Bang Tao Lagoon Bungalows, Café Java offers fine French and Thai cuisine overlooking the bay. Try the seafood salad with asparagus and hot dressing and sea bream timbale with eggplant. And don’t forget to complete your meal with the chocolate mousse. It’s yummy.
Opening Hours: 07:30 – 23:00
Location: Inside the Bang Tao Lagoon Bungalows
Tel: +66 (0) 87 266 8664
Cuisine: French, Thai, Seafood