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Halfway Inn (Restaurant)

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19 Sirirat Road | (next to The Hill Resort), Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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+66 85 253 3278
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nan and Dave, who started off with the Halfway Inn Sportsbar some years ago, expanded some seven months ago to the Halfway Inn Resturaunt, and it is a must visit for genuine tasty reasonably priced Thai food. My wife did a Thai cooking course with Nan about six years ago in the tiny kitchen of their Sports Bar. What she... More 

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Thank Zyron26
HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear Zyron26 Thanks for giving us a great review, Nan is very pleased to see that you have put the skills learned in her cooking class to good effect over the last few years! it's always nice to see returning customers who have seen how our business has grown from 'Halfway Inn (Sports Bar)', a converted mini-mart in Soi Kepsap,... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

******MUST VISIT IF IN PHUKET****** My wife and i had the pleasure of dining here on two occasions and throughly enjoyed each visit. Before arriving in Patong I had researched via trip advisor for good Thai places to eat and the Halfway inn restaurant was one I liked the look of due to all the positive comments. On our first... More 

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear Paul F C thanks for giving us an awesome review, for letting us know which Chicken dishes you both had to eat on your first visit, and your '10/10' rating. I particularly like your detailed description of the cooking class you did with Nan, from the issuing of hats and pinnys, pen and paper, to the use of 'FRESH'... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited with family food was ok but the service and personal attention was great, getting there is easy if you have own transport or the hosts help you in calling for a cab.

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Thank vijay_shekar
HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear vijay_shekar thanks for taking the time to give us a review, hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Patong. see you next time from me (Dave), my lovely wife and Head Chef (Nan), 14 month old son (Dan), our ferocious (!) Shitzu guard dog (Freddie) and all our delightful Thai staff. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fab food, fresh, large servings so make sure you're hungry and excellent company, so welcoming

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear dave_natalie thanks for giving us a short but sweet 5 star review, well received and I will let all the girls know that their efforts are appreciated. safe travels and we hope to see you again soon from me (Dave), my lovely wife and Head Chef (Nan), 14 month old son (Dan), our ferocious (!) Shitzu guard dog (Freddie)... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stir fried vegetables with fried rice was terrific! I tried the pad Thai at every restaurant we went to as well as the fried rice hoping to be blown away or at least be able to say "they don't make Thai like this in NYC". Not until we came to halfway did I have this experience. The pad Thai... More 

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear Stephanie M thanks for giving us a 5 star review, I particularly like your comments about the stir fried veg and fried rice, 2 quite simple dishes to make but Nan adds that little bit of extra TLC into all her cooking and you can tell that customers really appreciate all the effort she puts in. One of the... More 

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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurants have a combination of good food and good service... the Halfway Inn are halfway there. Service was impeccable. Upon arrival were presented with ice cold wet wipes to cool us down and clean our hands. Soon after ordering we were greeted by the chef and part owner (wife of owner) who checked how spicy we wanted our meal.... More 

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear Akoporo47 Reading through a lot of your other reviews it would seem that you are a very difficult customer to please and very free in your opinions on how things should be. However, it would have been more useful if you had written some hard facts and told us which dishes you had, so that I could discuss your... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find amongst the many different Thai restaurants here. Very clean, friendly staff and amazing food !! Watch out for those chopped chili's though, they are spicy indeed ! Definitely would recommend this for authentic Thai food. Take a taxi though a bit away from Patong Beach

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear Rosi C thanks for giving us a top rated review, I like your comment about the chopped chillis being 'spicy indeed' also your recommendation for Nan's dishes being 'authentic Thai food'. safe travels and see you next time from me (Dave), my lovely wife and Head Chef (Nan), 14 month old son (Dan), our ferocious (!) Shitzu guard dog... More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank You to Dave and the staff at this amazing new Restaurant .We had the privilege of spending an evening there and celebrating Daves Birthday.Great food cold drinks a very reasonable prices. This was our first time at the new place but will not be our last

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear BayBarra Thanks for coming to our new restaurant to celebrate my 55th birthday where around about 30 of us had a great time playing Killer Pool, eating from Nan's delicious buffet and drinking lots of beer. I always celebrate my birthday 2 days early on 23rd April (St.George's Day) because ANZAC Day (my real birthday) should be dedicated to... More 

Fraser Coast, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a bit of the beaten track in Patong but a quick cheap taxi ride will deliver you to the best damm Thai food you will ever devour! We were warmly greated by Nan, Dave and their very cute little boy Dan. Such lovely hospitable hosts. The best Penang curry I have ever had, everything we ordered was better... More 

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear IntlDept thanks for giving us a glowing review, your comment 'the best damm Thai food you will ever devour' made me chuckle! I'm particularly pleased with your other comment about all the food being 'better than excellent' as we have had some less than complimentary reviews recently which were a bit unfair to one of the most talented Thai... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very tasty. Relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff, affordable price (I can say cheaper than another restaurants), service was amazing. We had two Thai dishes and it was Yummy. Also restaurant provide us complimentary fruits. And very important thing waitress brought moskito spray even we didnt find moskitos so it was nice. We really enjoyed to eat there. Nothing to... More 

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HalfwayInnDave, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review

Dear Salamat A it was very nice to meet and chat with you when you visited here yesterday and thanks for giving us a very complimentary review which I will show to all our staff so that they know that their efforts are appreciated. hope to see you again soon from me (Dave), my lovely wife and Head Chef (Nan),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $18
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Sirirat Road | (next to The Hill Resort), Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Kathu  >  Patong
  • Phone Number: +66 85 253 3278
Description
We are pleased to announce that, on the 2nd October 2016, we relocated 'Halfway Inn' to the grounds of The Hill Resort, Patong, which is 450 metres past Christin Massage on the left hand side of the road heading South towards Karon, directly opposite PS Hill Resort. To avoid confusion the new place will be known as 'Halfway Inn - The Hill Resort' on popular social media. The old place will still serve bar snacks and drinks and is known as 'Halfway Inn Bar'.

The indoor covered restaurant has a very traditional Thai theme with 10 individual 6 seater salas (bamboo huts) for 60 diners, 12 standard tables providing seating for 48 customers, and a central 'Bamboo Bar' with stools for around 20 punters. There is also a large sports bar area with 2 pool tables, 2 large screen TV's, a 2 metre wide projector screen and enough space for a 5 piece live band. Outside there are a further 3 salas with seating for 18 customers and what will be a covered BBQ sala.

There is spacious off-road parking for up to 5 cars (or minibuses) and 30 motorbikes and easy access North (towards Phuket Town and Kamala) or South (towards Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai). There is also an access ramp for disabled customers at The Hill Resort reception steps (although, admittedly, it needs some improvement).

Customers, old and new, will welcome the fact that we have paid attention to the few negative reviews we have received on TripAdvisor (and constructive criticism from our regulars). There is now much more space between different dining groups, excellent washroom facilities, and (optional) segregation between the restaurant and sports bar areas (in one half you can enjoy what games are going on while dining and listening to the music whereas the other will be more discrete).

There are also comfortable rooms available at The Hill Resort, which is currently being renovated, bookings can be made online or in person. Bed and Breakfast prices are reasonable, the pool and rainforest surroundings are very pleasant, with a swim up bar, jacuzzi pool and kids pool. Some of the rooms on the upper levels have views over Patong Bay.

Nan is enthused by the fact that can now create her mouth-watering dishes from a very large, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, the size of our existing restaurant / bar area in Soi Kepsap. We are both excited by the opportunities this new property offers and we trust that all our customers, old and new, will enjoy their visit here.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?