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“Top of the Heap in Kata” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boathouse Wine & Grill

The Boathouse Wine & Grill
Ranked #23 of 148 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $70
Cuisines: French, Seafood, European, Thai, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Top of the Heap in Kata”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

As a former resident, and repeat visitor to Phuket, The Boathouse has always been in a different class from many of the other "Fine Dining" spots around the Island. Yes, its a special occasion spot (for most), but unlike so many other restaurants, both new and established, this place backs up that claim with both the service and food. I have been on a few occasions over the years, and yes there can be bobbles around communication (I talk way too much and fast) but staff are genuine and friendly. Highly recommended to get there early and enjoy an epic sunset watching the last of the surfers catching waves as the sun disappears into the sea. Its postcard perfect. On our recent visit my wife and I ordered a glass of champagne to start while taking in the sunset and as is custom I finished mine long before my wife and the charming manager (an expat from Argentina of all places) came by and gave me a little top-up having recognized me from our recent lunch at their beach Club Re Ka Ta which is just next door. It was a nice and unexpected touch. Food is good and while some is a little old fashioned and heavy for my tastes this seems to have been noted as there are some lighter touches now dotted around the menu. The set menus are always a solid choice as are the steaks. Wine list is best of Class and certainly best on the Island if not Thailand as a whole. There are a lot of places clamouring for your Baht in Kata, and Phuket. The Boathouse is one of the few that is worth repeat visits.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Best table phuket”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Best table for sure for the island south if not the entire island!
the only real gastronomic menu in Phuket.
and the view is as good as the food...

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
“Amazing food in front of the sea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

A superb experience in front of the sea. Great food and excellent service. Not to be missed if you're in Phuket.

  • Visited October 2013
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Salamander Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

On our recent trip to Phuket we took the trip to Kata from Patong for the most amazing meal at the Boathouse. Everything about the experience was superb. Firstly the location was exactly what we had hioed to find more of in Thailand. Located right on the beach with the waves lapping just outside our expansive window. fantastic views along Kata beach. The menu was extensive catering for all tastes with superb French and Thai cuisine. Our party of 4 all have very diverse tastes and everyone was thrilled with their choices. The wine list was something we were unable to match any where else in our Thailand travels. It was comprehensive and not absurdly priced. finally the service was first class. from the moment we walked in the door to arranging our transport back to Patong Beach we were blown away by the excellent treatment. I will certainly be visitng again I and will be letting all future travellers to Phuket know about this little gem.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Boathouse restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Superb food- Superb and friendly service in a classy environment- Impossible to beat in Phuket!!!

Elsch

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