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“Excellent food and great friendly service too”
Review of The Grill

The Grill
Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Cape Panwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $101
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Known as one of Thailand's Best Restaurants, The Grill serves the freshest seafood and the best meat cuts in a variety of local and international styles with an exceptional wine list.
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great friendly service too”
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

From the beautifully cooked scallops to the playfully presented amuse bouche the meal was a delight from start to finish. We visited with our 2 year old daughter and the staff did everything they could to make us feel welcome in a restaurant whose food is some of the best we have tasted in Thailand. Ok, the menu is not Thai but there are a few Thai twists to some of the dishes such as the steamed fish with lemongrass. Expensive, but not at all poor value for money. If you are staying at the hotel it is a must. If no,t then if you are looking for something western for a change then you should give it a try.

Visited November 2013
Thank sunl0unger
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Accomplished and playful cooking!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Eating western cooking in a beautiful Thai resort is like wearing a waistcoat to the beach. Phuket is relaxed, unstuffy, and baking hot. Thai food is sensational, and perfect for the climate.
Even so, the Grill at the Regent entertained us, and fed us fabulously well.
The restaurant is run by chef Justin Baziuk. It occupies a tasteful, if unexciting, beige room. If not for the charming Thai waiting staff, we felt we could have been in any dining room in the western world.
The menu was not very adventurous, but was well executed. There was exceptionally light, crunchy bread and smooth butter, both made by the resort staff.
There were three plump scallops (from New Zealand, because apparently, local scallops are too puny).
There was a delicious sharing plate, meant as a starter for two. This had a few local touches like crunchy salted prawn crackers, and diced ripe mango (served beside a caramelised slab of foie gras), as well as the Thai sweet/sour/spicy flavour combo, but in two shot glasses of gazpacho. It also featured a delicate sashimi tuna raviolo with caviar, and a couple of silken slices of salmon, cured in whisky and smoked on the premises.
We had been served an amuse bouche of gazpacho before our starters. Before our main course, we were also given a passionfruit sorbet with a surprise of a dusting of popping candy.
The mains were a generous chunk of (marginally overcooked) salmon with intensely sweet roasted tomatoes. The sides outshone the fish: fresh, nutty asparagus with hollandaise sauce, and fluffy potatoes with rosemary and garlic and perfectly salted.
Seafood risotto, the other main course, was as creamy and toothsome as anyone might wish for, but the rice, prawns, scallops and mussels were a bit under-seasoned. The risotto came with (slightly incongruous) shavings of parmesan, or possibly manchego.
Dessert came early with a couple of glasses of complimentary mojito granita, festooned with pink cotton candy.
We then demolished a Valrhona chocolate platter with milk ice cream. An accompanying espresso was one of the best we've had in Thailand.
There was a well-chosen wine list (with the usual high wine prices for Thailand). We had a dry, tingly prosecco.
Service was perfect - thoughtful and efficient.
The Grill has a set menu that offers good value for three courses, as well as a la carte dishes, including grilled Wagyu and Australian steaks, rack of lamb, duck breast and chicken.
The restaurant gives no sense of locally sourced or seasonal Thai cuisine, but it certainly provided us with very accomplished, playful and refined cooking, a warm welcome, and some very happy, near-the-beach memories.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Maylene K
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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Grill is serious 5 star dining. The freshly baked breads made on site, the exceptional selection of meals with high calibre produce....and the desserts! The pastries and sweets are to die for.

An absolute must restaurant. And while it is a bit quiet, this just makes for a relaxing and romantic evening with stunning views and exceptional staff.

Going back there for my birthday in two days and I can't wait!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank laceywebb
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Phuket, Thailand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good food and service, shame about the atmosphere”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

The food was lovely, and a bit different. The 1500 3 course seemed like a good deal. The dessert was worth it - especially the chocolate textures. Just a pity there is no atmosphere and it feels like you're in a hotel function room. I'm sure the views are great in the daytime, but most people eat dinner later....

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Stephen B
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Phuket, Thailand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“We ll be back , just replace the speakers in the bar”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

My wife and I dinned last night at the Grill and over all it was pleasurable experance. It's our second time as we live in the area. If you're looking for a western food experance this is the place to dine! We prefer it over Sri Panwa for value and food , but lacks atmosphere and this could easily be improved by replacing the speakers. The speakers in the bar above the Grill were dreadful and made the whole thing rather irritating. However the views are great in the bar , but the restaurant badly designed and lacks atmosphere for what it is. The food great and both times we've paid the 1500 for a selection of 3 courses and they may be small in dish size but filling over 3 courses. The service is a bit upper lip for my likes , but certainly can't complain. We ll be back again , as its reasonably good value for what you get and the only other option , locally is Sri Panwa and we've found that to be lacking in certain areas of late.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank pedroviet
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