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“Superb Service Excellent Food - A Winning Combination”
Review of Sails - CLOSED

Sails
Cuisines: Asian, European, Seafood, Thai, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 14, 2014

When we learned that both the chef and Head Barman had changed from last year we were a bit concerned that perhaps standards had slipped - but 'au contraire' - if anything they have reached new heights of excellence.

We were greeted by friendly, smiling and totally professional 'Mac', who is simply wonderful. The drinking part of the evening was well in hand with Mac, who combines a deft had at mixing drinks with friendly conversation and information.

Bar presentation was what you would expect in a 5 star hotel and the brands of alcohol served were top shelf.

We had starters at the bar and the lamb kofta and salt and pepper squid were divine. Simply outstanding.

We chose a variety of small dishes for dinner and every single thing was perfect.

Sails is in a great location and should become a mecca for travelers to Surin Beach but I fear it is yet an undiscovered treasure as it was not at all busy when we there (which is great on one hand but not good for the owner).

Price-wise it is in mid bracket - certainly the not like the horrendously expensive places on Surin Beach and not a cheap beachside restaurant - pretty much at the right value proposition.

Thoroughly recommend Sails as an up and coming restaurant on the beach in Surin and suggest you get in soon before this place is packed every evening.

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1  Thank PenDreighton
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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We recently dined at Sails and had a great experience. The massaman curry was fantastic! The cocktails were great quality and the overall atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

1  Thank MissNut23
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

As we arrived, the staff were decorating their Xmas tree which they promptly let us take over! The food was amazing, great Thai dishes surved up beautifully! A must eat in Surin! Set right on the beach with the waves crashing in the background!

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1  Thank McSpawf
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

One word to sum up at SAILS "Outstanding". The food is a real mixture of Thai, Western and Fusion food. There are also tanks full of fresh seafood. The menu offers something for everyone - even the adventurous eater. The Thai food is possibly the best I've eaten in Phuket. And the "Pan Fried Shrimp with Green Pepper corn, capers and chili dressing" as known as "Prawn campus" is definitely worth ordering, as is the Marryland crab salad - I could go on and on. The setting is beautiful, right on the beach with a great bar in the middle of the restaurant which is perfect for sunset cocktails. A top tip would be to try the lunchtime specials, start from 100.- THB for lunch, a real bargain, I don' think there is anywhere cheaper on the beach for lunch. For sure, I will be back here everytime when I go to Phuket.

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1  Thank Khanassanan C
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We wanted to check this place out since it was so highly rated, however was disappointed with the seafood. After waiting about one hour for a whole, lemongrass stuffed bbq fish (local delight) it came to our table lukewarm, almost cold. Not impressed! We asked them to take it back to warm on the BBQ (which they did).
I ended up with food poisoning the next day (however my friend did not, and we ate the same food), so diners be cautious!

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Thank Melissa M
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