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Blue Elephant Phuket

96 Krabi Road | n 96 Tambon Talad Neua, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
076 354355
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Ranked #45 of 876 Restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $133
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Royal Thai Cuisine now available in Phuket Town in the century old, Sino-Portuguese Governor Mansion. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Function rooms available. Reservations recommended. Cooking classes for individuals and groups.
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185 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The food is Royal Thai cuisine and the setting is an old governor's mansion. The food not only was delicious but was presented in such a beautiful way you almost felt guilty eating it! For sure it was picture worthy for you foodies. After dinner the Manager took us for a tour of the cooking school which was equally impressive.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building and the food and service match. Highly recommended. Next time would like to do the cooking course as hear they are great.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was the Phuket Governor's mansion and boy, was he a lucky man. Beautiful heritage building in its own grounds, comfy bar with extensive cocktail menu, plenty of unusual items and artifacts to ponder in the various rooms and one of the best Thai meals that I've ever experienced, faultlessly presented and served. A no-brainer for a retun trip and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited the Blue Elephant around 3pm, hoping for a late lunch but was told they were closed! Hopefully seeing our disappointed face, the service staff allowed us to enjoy dessert which we accepted gratefully! The creme brûlée in coconut was awesome ( the fragrance of the coconut nicely complimented the creme brûlée); the sticky rice with mango was great... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My partner and I had our best meal in Phuket at this restaurant. Amazing food served in beautiful surroundings. We ordered several starters to share - all of which were outstanding. Mains were delicious too. A must for foodies who appreciate authentic Thai.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a beautiful mansion to have lunch in! The food was beautifully presented, delicious and just a bit expensive. But, it IS an experience as it is such a special place.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I recommend this place for fine Thai dining. Really special Thai food prepared very well. I have been a few times, including a cooking school there some time ago. This isn't cheap but it is worth the baht. Thai lifestyle TV show was filming while we were there so it's on the media radar too.

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Barueri, SP
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I booked the restaurant vie e-mail and immediately they answered me confirming it. As soon as we arrived we we greeted by the manager (a really nice guy from Morocco) and he asked if we wanted to proceed to our table or enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. The first impression from outside the restaurant is amazing - the house,... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Firstly the ambience of this historic building is amazing and a must see. The staff speak good english and are attentive, helpful and very polite. We had dinner there and then went back because we liked it so much. Both nights were very good. We really liked the prawn pad thai and the massaman curry lamb.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We enjoyed a great meal here. The menu is wide ranging and the food is lovely. we went for a tasting menu and were not dissapointed We asked for the food to be prepared not too spicy and the staff were only too happy to do this The setting is fabulous and made for a great dinner/ experience We strongly... More

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