Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Top of the Reef

Top of the Reef is a fine dining restaurant situated inside the Cape Panwa Hotel and Spa at the South end of Phuket.

There has not been many changes since I first visited and this has led to some of it's charm. If you are looking for something changing then this is not it.

There have been some small changes with regards to the menu but generally if you look at the images on the links below there was not.

But we certainly enjoyed our dinners again...

Previous visits
 2) March 2012  
 3) September 2012  
 4) November 2011  

Phone Number: 076 391 123
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000
Hours: 18:30 - 23:00

Monday, May 29, 2017


Riceberry is somewhere which we came across because it was between the King Rama 9 park and the Weekend market in Phuket Town.

Well it never seems to be very busy at all when we visit - maybe it is waiting for the rest of the road (Hong Yok) to be busy. The restaurant seems to be based on a Western style with proper chairs and tables.

Jemma likes the fish and chips here.

The Thai food is always tasty and 

there are some more interesting dishes to choose from.

The deep fried bananas is always something to share at the end of the meal.

Email: none
Phone Number:  076 522 880
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 31, Wirat Hong Yok 3 Rd
Hours: 10:30am - 10:30pm  


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Central Food Loft

Central Food Loft is on the top floor of a popular shopping mall - Central Chidlom. It is tastefully organized and there are a great number of choices for you - from Asian food to French mussels.

You take a card when you enter and then give the card to each cooking station and they add on what you have received - much like a traditional food mall but I would imagine that this description would not be well received.

It is a wonderful spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Bangkok - the service was exemplary and the air-conditioning was welcoming.

However if you are looking for some delicious food then it was not what we found - but if you are looking for a 'trendy and upmarket dining concept' - then this is successful.

The cakes were very nice though.

Phone Number: 02 793 7070 
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 1027 Ploenchit Rd, Lumpini, Pathumwan
Hours: 10am - 10pm


Monday, May 22, 2017


Phuketique is a wonderful coffee shop to wait whilst you are waiting for a local bus to arrive. It was called Coffee Max but this did not last very long.

This is certainly a popular place to wait for something - the last time there was a lot more toys inside to to play with.

I always sat outside... Sitting at the Roundabout it is always interesting, always something different.

Then there was a monk today.

Certainly a place to sit and watch the world...


Website: unknown
Phone Number:  076 215 359
Email: unknown
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: Suriyadej Traffic Circle, Phuket Old Town
Hours: 10am - 9pm

Friday, May 19, 2017

Big Chicken (Krua Tungtong)

This is a popular place for many people who live here to visit - we have visited a number of times, more than I have posted here!

The main food here is quite clearly 'chicken' and it really is quite delicious and certainly fresh!

You must have a beer with it though...

Of course there is Som Tam for us to eat with the chicken.

Then some delicious Thai crispy catfish and green mango salad 
- yum pla dook foo.

Always a pleasure...

Previous visits
 1) 2014 
 2) 2012
 3) 2010

Phone Number: 076 321 546
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: nr. Phuket Country Club, Tambon Kathu, Amphoe Kathu
Hours: 11:00 - 21:30

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pancake Corner and the Coffee Club (The Limelight)

Pancake Corner is somewhere which we go more often than we should because it is a total indulgence - it is not cheap and the helpings are small. BUT we keep going because we love the indulgence....

If you love the chocolate then this is certainly a place to visit...

And who ate the most?

I thought that this poster was great - see you again

But the coffee is just okay...

Best just to stick to the chocolate something...

Previous Visits
 1) March 2016 (Phuket Town)
 2) January 2017  (Limelight)

Phone Number: 082 419 5445
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Limelight Lifestyle Mall
Hours: 10am - 10pm

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Street Food - fruit

Fuit is something that I am guilty of not eating enough of.

So imagine my pleasure when there is a local guy standing at the side of the road ready for me to chop up fresh pineapple for you.

Every day and here he is with the coffee man...