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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 #15 of 358 restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $133
Cuisines: Thai
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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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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Exceptional food and service. Kim and his staff make you more than welcome in these stunning surroundings. New set menus due in the near future and we will certainly be back to try them.

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Yes its pricey but its worth every penny. The menu showcases the best Royal Thai Cuisine has ro offer. We have the tasting menu ( Legacy ) and food was excellent! Food portions are generous and they even catered especially for my 8 yr old son who does not take spicy food. Their tom yum goong was the best I... More

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Hong Kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After trying the top ten restaurants in Phuket, as voted by TripAdvisor users, I found this to be the best for local cuisine and dining experience. The menu is inventive and fresh, the staff attentive and friendly and the building very unique. Be sure to put the Blue Elephant into your list of places to eat when you next visit... More

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Hong Kong, China
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We could only choose a menu but that was not a loss. We had excellent food that was creative and inventive and the staff were all nice and attentive. The restaurant is very pretty decorated and I loved the little store selling Thai-food out front so I can try cooking some dishes at home!

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Regina, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Went on the recommendation of staff at our hotel. The restaurant is in a beautiful old building and decorated with Thai/Asian antiques. The bar was very good and had a really nice selection of imported Belgian beers ( an unexpected treat) as well as a nice array of cocktails. The food was tasty and beautifully presented and provided a nice... More

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Odense, Denmark
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Thank you for excellent dining last night. We really enjoyed. This was only my second visit but we shall come back. The Chef p'Sumbat is so creative and clever as the food is realy good but indeed also the presentation which we appreciate. I did visit many restaurants around the world so have big exoerience. Flemming

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Apparently there are 12 Blue Elephant restaurants around the world. Whilst visiting Phuket the lonely planet guide insisted that dining here was a treat not to be missed. How could we resist? Set in a fabulous old Sino-European mansion, the restaurant is superb. We chose a set tasting menu, washed down with an Argentine Chardonnay. In a word "sensational". Classy... More

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Interesting and elegant setting for quality Thai cuisine with several good non spicy options - the one chilli symbol is not that hot. Good attentive service and old world charm. Particularly liked the duck breast in tamarind sauce. A bit on the pricy side but worth it for a splurge.

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