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“Dinner well-executed!”

The Boathouse Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 161 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: French, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Whether your palate prefers authentic Thai culinary traditions or sophisticated Western cuisine, savour leisurely lunches and fine dinners in our refined yet relaxed setting directly on Kata beach. The proud recipient of the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine spectator every year since 2006, the Boathouse Restaurant has been synonymous with fine cuisine in Phuket for almost three decades. The gastronomical excellence of the haute cuisine is further enhanced by the restaurant’s idyllic setting along Kata Beach with its stunning panoramic views. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with a different dining experience wherever you choose. Our regular guests from around the world consider this one of the most romantic memories to be made in Phuket.
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We joined the “Wine Evolution or Wine Revolution?” dinner event in March 2014 and had a great time. We were staying at the Boathouse for the weekend and upon learning about our love for wine, the manager recommended we join the dinner.

The evening started with a champagne reception and oysters, moving on to a four-course dinner of scallop tartar, veal cheek, wagyu striploin and dessert, accompanied by two Italian wine pairings for the first three courses and a limoncello to go with the dessert. The veal cheek braised in Asian spices was one of the best expressions of French-Asian fusion cuisine I've experienced. The commentary from their sommelier Georges Ciret only made the evening more memorable and we definitely felt that we learnt something about Italian wines that night!

We were seated by the ocean and had a great view of the French band La vie en Rose. While the ambiance was lovely and romantic, the only complaint we had was the lack of air-conditioning - we were sweating by the second course and the champagne and oysters grew warm quickly. The service was prompt and professional, but this would be expected at a dinner event hosted by the Boathouse itself.

It was the most expensive meal we had in Phuket, but considering the amount of wine and food we had (free-flow champagne reception + 4 decent-sized courses + 6 glasses of wine + limoncello + coffee/tea for USD90), we thought the price was fair compared to what we would pay at home and it was well worth it.

I've been to Phuket several times before and I do not think there is a comparable French restaurant in the area. If you're tired of Thai food, this would be the restaurant to go to. Be sure to ask for a table to by the sea to catch the beautiful sunset.

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Thank YSzeto
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Try to get a seat on the sofas for sunset - absolutely stunning view. The best place for sundowners in Kata Beach. The welcome is warm, and they have happy hour on wines by the glass between 5 and 7 (the only place we found to do this). They also serve fabulous nibbles - some sort of little dried fish with cashews, very moreish. The service is excellent, and every night we went there was lovely live piano music. Dinner was excellent, as is the wine list. I would highly recommend this place - it is not cheap and nor should it be. It is a little oasis in an otherwise hectic island. At the very least, go to watch the sunset and have a drink at the bar.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Traveling on an extended business trip in Asia is great fun, but occasionally I miss the long, rosé-fueled lunches of the Riviera. The mix of french and thai choices on the menu worked so well for my lunch table of friends, and we all easily found something we really liked.
Service was excellent, all courses arrived promptly, and we enjoyed every dish.
The wine menu was good, and it was great to get my hands back on a fine rimmed wine glass.
Ok - it's not quit like sitting on La Croisette in Cannes - but we are in Thailand, and this was a good effort. Would love to go back.

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Thank Colin B
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We hesitated coming here because of some of the recent reviews but we were glad we decided to give it a go! We were two couples and neither were disappointed with the service and great food. The food was well cooked, tasty and good sizes. The setting is romantic and the perfect setting for a quiet and more sophisticated dinner. Yes, the prices are higher than what you might pay elsewhere but we honestly found the food to be of a very high standard and still a lot cheaper than what we would pay at home for that kind of meal and setting.

Thank Katie C
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Good food and wine - nice alternative to Mom Tri (where we stayed). Had excellent meal with bunch of friends who were staying locally. Not perfect but well worth a go. Not cheap though :)

Thank Richard A
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