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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 #34 of 623 restaurants in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Sydney
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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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