Saturday, April 27, 2013

Phuket Boat Quay

What a great spot AND it's on the way home!

I visited there with Russell from Russell's Sunset Bar because he always likes to try a new place - all be it Fatty's is a clear winner for him!

Phuket Boat Quay restaurant was not quite open when we visited - in Thailand they are referred to a 'Soft Opening' and it was clear that we were there then.

The spot has got potential and we will return but I think that we visited on a 'warm up' - i think that it is smoothly running now though (a late review) so we will certainly pop in...

I think that Happy Hour is at 7 until 8 
- 99 Baht a cocktail...

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Phone Number: 076 391 528
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address:11/1 Moo 7, Sakdidej Rd, Tambon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83110
Hours: ?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Phuket Rendez-Vous

This was just on the outskirts of Phuket Old Town and a new restaurant is always worth a visit.

So we did - the small restaurant was really quite intimate and were made to feel quite special - the decor was clearly new but you were not made to feel uncomfortable if you were having a look at things.

We had a number of different items to choose from - the menu seems really to cater for the Western Market so we had a delve.  The deep fried cheese straws were crispy and quite clearly fresh - fabulous!

Then came the avocado salad - looked beautiful and the dressing was lovely but the avocado was not ripe, it was rigid to cut - maybe it's me getting old and this is the way to eat fresh avocado?

Then the chop had far too much garlic dressing over it that the meat was no longer a distinguishable meat and the chop was far too fatty - this is one of my wife's favourite dishes...

Then the Irish coffee - I love to drink Irish coffee and was excited to see that there was a trolley set up to prepare the coffee (Like at work) but the coffee was not of quality and overpowered by the amount of alcohol and then the 'squirty cream' was added...

I think that this was (January 2013) the soft opening...

Phone Number:  076 213 221
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address:  Takuapa | 41/1 TaladnuaPhuketThailand Phuket Town

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

i46 Old Town

I visited this coffee shop a whilst ago and it was time to tidy up the hard drive - I apologise for not mentioning them previously - they are on facebook however but...

Click here for my initial visit with them.

The shop was interesting, full of character and it was clearly their home. 

The walls were adorned with pictures of their family.

I was clearly made to feel special and welcome in their home.

The coffee was a cafe mocha latte and it was served with biscuits and it hit the point perfectly - and the family were wonderful.

An interesting place to visit - the coffee as sweet and only a little strong (I was a wimp that day).


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Phone Number:  (M) 081 895 4795
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 46 Krabi Rd, Tambon Talad Nueng, Phuket Town
Hours: 8:00 - 16:00

Monday, April 8, 2013

Backpacker Coffee in Phuket Old Town

I always choose to return to a coffee shop because sometimes the air conditioning might be broke, the staff might be unwell, it might not be a good day...

After my first escape to the Backpacker in Phuket Town (although very convenient for Thai Airways Office and waiting for the bus) the coffee was terrible. I chose to visit there after a visit to the Por Tor Festival with Jamie in Phuket last year and the beer was cold, cheap and there was a happy atmosphere.

The coffee midday whilst waiting for the bus...

Have a beer instead.

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