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“used to be great, now average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pesto Restaurant

Pesto Restaurant
Moo 1, Laguna Road, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 82 423 0184
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Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Thai, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Everything we do in the kitchen, from using subtle textures and flavours, to seeking out the freshest local produce has the same objective: to stimulate the palate and delight the senses. Our menu which is inspired by authentic Mediterranean and Thai flavours creates a fusion of tradition and innovation, uniting yesterday and tomorrow. Our aim is to transform classic Mediterranean dishes through the use of bold, Asian inflected seasonings and unexpected flavor combinations to draw the basic essence and nuanced flavours of quality ingredients to the fore and allow them to truly shine.
Hong Kong
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“used to be great, now average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

In our last October visit review on trip advisor I raved about this restaurant. In a revisit two nights ago the level has dropped quite a bit. While not being bad at all and still cheap, the food is now back to average. It feels like they have changed the chef as the difference was big

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kamala, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great value friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Great Thai or international food at a good price. They are sometimes a bit busy so get there early

Visited March 2012
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This gem of a restaurant came as a recommendation to us from a friend in Phuket and we were all pleasantly surprised. From the outside you would have thought that this is your typical Thai restaurant, however serves fantastic western cuisine and the presentation is outstanding. It is the first restaurant that I have been to that has a “do not have” board rather than the usual “todays special” board. Very good price structure considering the standard and portions of food served. It is a BYO wine restaurant so would advise stopping in at Wine and Taste on your way there.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Food was quite good for a small local restaurant. Downside was my salad was swimming in dressing and a type of fusion Thai/ Western rather than authentic Thai which I prefer. Upside was that it was extremely reasonable, clean and quite good service. if it had not been so inexpensive, I would have only given a three rating but given the price, I think it is very good value, and for people on a budget, a great find.

Visited February 2012
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Phuket, Thailand
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Get what you pay for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The food is average quality, but it is cheap. Good variety of western/Thai on the menu. The atmosphere and service are acceptable for what it is.

Visited February 2012
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