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“Fabulous food, friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ELLA Bar & Bistro

ELLA Bar & Bistro
100/19-20 Soi Permpongpattana (Soi Post Office), Thaweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
+66 80 785 0996
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Ranked #55 of 404 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Bar, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: ELLA Bistro is a new, concept bar, restaurant, and boutique hotel.Aimed at tourists and locals alike who want more than the average fare, ELLA serves fresh, inspired cuisine in a setting to match. We look forward to serving you.Raising the Bar in Phuket's Patong City.Form follows function at our beautiful minimal design ELLA Bistro.Concrete truly lays the foundation, softened by reclaimed wood, reinforced by industrial steel finishes.We have serious coffee, and we truly love food.We have created a constantly evolving and changing menu.Music is as important to us as breathing.We don't want the ordinary.Our menu of Breakfast and lunch is served all day and evenings are about experiencing the other side - the cocktails matched with the atmosphere!Our ideas, thoughts, inspiration and ingredients come from our collective journey.
Denmark, Australia
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“Fabulous food, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed at Ella and really enjoyed the bar and bistro. The all day breakfast menu was great, the tapas and main meals we sampled were also excellent. The duck teriyaki and pork belly were our favourites, but honestly, we enjoyed everything we ordered. The wines we sampled were good and the mojitos fantastic. The staff are friendly and the music is well chosen. The coffee is excellent although we would have preferred the option of a bigger cup/serve. I can't speak highly enough of Ella. If you are not staying there it is well worth seeking out when in Phuket.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Soo good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Excellent food, had tapas for dinner. Pork belly, rib eye, cheese platter and vegetable spring rolls were all perfect. flavors were excellent. Chef knows what they are doing

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“A great night.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We visited the Ella Bar earlier this year, and we'll certainly go back there when we visit Patong again next month.

It can be a little diificult to find, but once you do it's well worth it. (Head down one of the streets off the main promenade road).

The food was excellent, and the live cabaret act was fantastic. The female singer (Harvey?) and the guitarist (Dennis) were a great accompaniment to the restaurant/bar. It all leads to enjoying the food & cocktails in a lovely atmosphere.

A great, entertaining evening away from the action-packed Bangla Road !

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“Worst ever experience !!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We came in a group of 16 but were charged 31,500 bath for some tomyams, fish, rotten prawns ( 10 of us were down with diarrhea ), vegetables, oysters, pork and prawn cakes - total for the food was 20000 bath. When we asked for the breakdown of the bill the lady owner refused to do so and threatened us. We were told that if we are not happy we should just pay and leave - what a response!!! This is definetely NOT the place for any normal travelers who are on an average budget and want a happy holiday but definetely a MUST for those who don't mind paying extravagant sum for below average and rotten food and love being threatened . I would gladly attached the receipt and also the doctors certification (the diarrhea for some of us were so bad till we have to visit a doctor) to prove my case . Thanks ELLA for making my Phuket trip the most memorable of all!!!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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ELLA2555, Owner at ELLA Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Hello,

Firstly it is quite obvious that you have written this nonsense for retribution and not for review purposes. Headlines like "WORST EVER' , and multiple "!!!" is rather childish and subjective.

We are not in the habit of airing our dirty laundry on the internet, so we wont be squabbling with you, suffice to say that quoting your version of figures, bills, and numbers of pax on Trip Advisor is kind of irrelevant to the public. Again - this is a slander review and nothing more.

The facts are;
1. your party booked the whole of ELLA Bed hotel, then cancelled at the very last minute - but we let it go and didn't charge for cancellation and the loss of room revenue from empty rooms.
2. You booked food for 17+, 14 people showed up - and you simply didn't want to pay.
3. You had every intention of trying for a discount via disputing the bill with us long before you had even arrived. This a little birdy tells us ;)
4. You then tried to get the bill halved, was refused and asked leave for good reason which we wont bring up.

As for citing "rotten food"? that "sent you to the doctor" - really lame and childish mate. You're meant to be an educated MAN and so on.
Other's sampled the food without a problem.

It's disappointing but not unexpected that you would choose to take this path (from the safety of behind the internet's skirt of course) after all we did to accommodate you.
We honestly can't think of another venue in Patong who would have done so.

I don't know if your group had had a prior dispute over venues or what, but it was quite evident that at least half your group were determined not to enjoy the evening, no matter what.

Sorry you see this choice of action as an educated, and mature way to fight your battles, but I guess that's you. Lighten up fella, life's much nicer if you focus on the good things, and you'd have had a great night if you'd allowed yourself.
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“What a fabulous place !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were told about this bar by my brother-in-law who has been working in Phuket for the last 4 years - he said if you're looking for top-class food, great cocktails and live music then look no further.

He was correct !

It's situated down a cul-de-sac street, directly off the main sea-front road, so I guess they might not get much passing trade, calling in just by accident. However, once you've been there it's a definite 'return venue'.

My wife had the blackened tuna, which was superb ! The 6 of us eating all said it was one of the best meals we had during our month in Thailand. The owner & bar staff were all very friendly, whilst showing a true Western professionalism.

We're heading back to Phuket next month, Ella Bar will certainly be on our agenda to visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ELLA2555, Owner at ELLA Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you muchly,

We enjoyed having you at ELLA.
Don't be a stranger !!
:)
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