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“Great food!”

Benny's American Bar & Grill
Ranked #9 of 289 Restaurants in Choeng Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $41
Description: Inspired by the American bars of London that flourished in the golden age of travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Benny's American Bar & Grill serves classic cocktails and fresh grilled meats in an intimate and convivial setting between Surin and Bangtao beaches. Each Benny's cocktail has been selected to unveil the mystery of a certain time and place, from the dark glamour of a Hemingway bar in Cuba to the vitality of New York City to the pastel dreams of Venice and beyond. Benny's food menu highlights comfort and no-nonsense freshness, with flavourful pork ribs, steak tartare made tableside and New Zealand lamb among the star attractions. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend. Welcoming and warm, Benny's is the place where you're made feel at home, whether you've travelled here from across the globe or across the street. Founded in 2015 by Benedikt De Bellis, a long-term resident of Phuket from Italy, who brings his hospitality expertise working with several luxury hotels and restaurants in Europe and Asia to this new labour of love.
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Description: Inspired by the American bars of London that flourished in the golden age of travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Benny's American Bar & Grill serves classic cocktails and fresh grilled meats in an intimate and convivial setting between Surin and Bangtao beaches. Each Benny's cocktail has been selected to unveil the mystery of a certain time and place, from the dark glamour of a Hemingway bar in Cuba to the vitality of New York City to the pastel dreams of Venice and beyond. Benny's food menu highlights comfort and no-nonsense freshness, with flavourful pork ribs, steak tartare made tableside and New Zealand lamb among the star attractions. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend. Welcoming and warm, Benny's is the place where you're made feel at home, whether you've travelled here from across the globe or across the street. Founded in 2015 by Benedikt De Bellis, a long-term resident of Phuket from Italy, who brings his hospitality expertise working with several luxury hotels and restaurants in Europe and Asia to this new labour of love.
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

I eat the Bbq ribs and my wife take tenderloin steak, they both were excellent! Service and ambience too. We definetly come back before we leave to home next week. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank janzu2015
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

Awesome Dinner in a well run restaurant, Staff were very attentive, Drinks and Dinner were well prepared. Owner came over to check and make sure everything was as ordered. It fills up quick and would suggest making a reservation

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank kato65
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

In this part of Thailand, eating well is effortless. You can walk into around 20 different restaurants and get great fresh food in them all.
But from the moment you walk into the stylish & well-lit restaurant of Benny's, things go up a couple of notches
Food is simple & brilliant and caters for both Western & Thai tastes.
No trip to Bangtao is complete without at least 1 x visit here.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank Keith150
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Went with some friends for dinner. When I called to get a table I was told I couldn’t get 7.30 but 8.30. We agreed and arrived late but only got our table at 9.30. In the interim hanging in the bar the service was non existent with no updates on progress. I have been here before and found it good outside of high season. Nice setting and place but not up to par when they are busy.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Fredrik_68_sth
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181benediktd, Owner at Benny's American Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

You seem to have forgotten that you booked a table for 4, showed up with 5 people and were warned that there would be delays in finding you a bigger table. We also blocked 5 seats at the bar for you, so you could eat starters while we waited for a larger table to vacate. But sure, go ahead and blame us.

Stay classy Freddie.

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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my partner and another couple. From the moment we arrived the service was incredible. One to one attention from a very friendly female waitress who had good humour and a desire to help. The food was simply beautiful. Creme Brûlée was the very best I have ever tasted with a wonderful show to make it crispy at the table.
Thank you so much for a perfect evening. Oh and the cocktails... best in Phuket!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ruthl683
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