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“Nice location for Sunday Brunch.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RockPool Samui

RockPool Samui
80/32 Moo 5 | 80/32 Moo 5, Bo Phut Amphur Koh Samui, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 234 500
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Ranked #76 of 327 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Asian, Tapas, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: With it's breath taking views and unrivalled ambiance, RockPool is by far one of the most beautiful dining locations on Koh Samui. Resting on the rocks just two meters above the ocean, RockPool brings you the ultimate seaside dining experiance. Sit back and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon brunch, award winning tapas or British Chef Martin Selby's decadent a la carte menu while listening to the waves gently lapping the rocks below. This is one of the absolute "must do" dining experiences on the island and is open for beautiful breakfasts, gourmet lunches and romantic dinners.
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“Nice location for Sunday Brunch.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Went to Rock pool at the Karma Resort after doing the temple runs of North East Samui.After an adventurous cart ride to the back we were greeted warmly by head chef Martin for a comfortable tented seating overlooking the peaceful bay.The only bad sign was it was A damned hot day so we suffered a little despite the fans.Lovely oysters,sashimi and a fully cooked BBQ plus all the usual Thai offerings such as Massaman and nice pannacottas ...loved it.Certainly the pool was very welcome on this day.Big plus for the excellent musical accompaniment on guitar...great place..

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great view - great food - leisurely brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This restaurant is situated at the bottom of a long drive in a golf cart from the entrance of the hotel. It has entertainment while you are dining which adds to the ambience of the whole experience. The view is spectacular overlooking the sea and rocky outcrops. Food ranged from a spread of oysters, smoked salmon, prawns, mussels, scallops; then to a range of soups such us a seafood laksa which was to die for; a marinated duck soup, and a range of different curries. Other areas had scotch quail eggs, salads, desserts, cheese and fruit. Then there were the roasts with accompanying vegetables, or your choice of steak, specialty sausages, marinated fish which could be cooked to order - what more could your want!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“What a place for a wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

We had our daughter's wedding here what a place amazing staff and location if you want a wedding to die for this is it thanks again to all ( the wedding planer amazing the venue picture perfect you all made it a day we will remember for ever thanks Martin and all your amazing staff) Raymond father Elesha & Zac x

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice view and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We went to this restaurant as our friend highly recommended (both the view and the food). The view was absolutely great and they put us under the shade with the big fan since it was very hot that Sunday. We were greeted by the chef and he was very nice. The food choice wasn't as much as I would have expected (meaning less) but the food was in good quality and taste. This made up of the disappointment :-)
If you are a drinker (wine or beer), their packaged offer 2400 Bht for 4 hours (including buffet and unlimited refill of the listed drinks) would be excellent. As my hubby and i didn't really drink, we just paid for the buffet (i think it was like 1250 Bht) and ordered fruit shakes and a cocktail separately.
If you want to sit close to the beach, you need to make reservation or else you will be arranged to sit upstairs indoor but still can see the beach with no problem. It will be a nice hanging out place if you have couple of friends to go with otherwise you will not be able to truly enjoy the whole 4 hours Sunday brunch.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“AMAZING!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I recently got married at the Karma and had our reception at Rockpool. Words cannot describe how amazing it was. The food was incredible and every dish was Devine. All our 43 guests were blown away from the canapés to the buffet to the desert. The cocktails were fabulous (we even had signiture cocktails to match the colour of the bridesmaids!) I have to especially thank Martin, you are amazing at your Job and your talent, dedication and skills are one in a million. Thank you to everyone at Rockpool for making our day one that everyone who attended will be talking about for years to come.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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