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“The best food i've had in Thailand” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Halfway Inn

Halfway Inn
Ranked #11 of 532 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We are pleased to announce that, on the 2nd October 2016, we relocated 'Halfway Inn' to the grounds of The Hill Resort, Patong, which is 450 metres past Christin Massage on the left hand side of the road heading South towards Karon, directly opposite PS Hill Resort. To avoid confusion the new place will be known as 'Halfway Inn - The Hill Resort' on popular social media. The old place will still serve food and drinks and will be known as 'Halfway Inn Bar'. The restaurant has a very traditional Thai theme with 10 individual 6 seater salas (bamboo huts) for 60 diners, standard table seating for 48 customers, a central 'Bamboo Bar' with stools for around 20 punters, and a large sports bar area with 2 pool tables, 2 large screen TV's, a 2 metre wide projector screen and enough space for a 5 piece live band. There is spacious off-road parking for up to 6 cars (or minibuses) and 30 motorbikes and easy access North (towards Phuket Town and Kamala) or South (towards Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai). There is also an access ramp for disabled customers at The Hill Resort reception steps (admittedly it needs some improvement). Customers, old and new, will welcome the fact that we have paid attention to the few negative reviews we have received on TripAdvisor (and constructive criticism from our regulars). There is now much more space between different dining groups, excellent washroom facilities, and (optional) segregation between the restaurant and sports bar areas (in one half you can enjoy what games are going on while dining and listening to the music whereas the other will be more discrete). There are also comfortable rooms available at The Hill Resort, which is currently being renovated, bookings can be made online or in person. Bed and Breakfast prices are reasonable, the pool and rainforest surroundings are very pleasant, with a swim up bar, jacuzzi pool and kids pool. Some of the rooms on the upper levels have views over Patong Bay. Nan is enthused by the fact that can now create her mouth-watering dishes from a very large, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, the size of our existing restaurant / bar area in Soi Kepsap. We are both excited by the opportunities this new property offers and we trust that all our customers, old and new, will enjoy their visit here.
Pune, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best food i've had in Thailand”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

I and my wife were in patong for oneday and since i had read about this restaurant on tripadvisor, i was hell bent on trying it. After searching for it for more than half an hour, we finally found it. Thank God it lives upto its reputation! We had Chicken in Cashewnut and Prawn & Broccoli of which the latter was the most beautiful food i had in Thailand. Dave and Nan, the owners are the most friendly hosts you'd see, with warm welcomes and goodbyes appearing to be the order. Simply put, a fantastic sports bar/home food combo that work really well.

  • Visited October 2013
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Maryborough, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Music too loud”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Dropped into the Halfway Inn for a light dinner. Food was fine. Service left a bit to be desired. Had to ask for a folk. Seating was restricted to bench seating or a couple of tables inside. The most annoying part of the experience was the loud rap music that was not to our taste.

Visited October 2013
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Thank 5555lottie
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Dave W, Owner at Halfway Inn, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Lottie

thank you for your review

I am pleased that you enjoyed the food, thanks also for your comment regarding the loud Rap music because this is one type of music that I have instructed my staff NOT to play as I believe the lyrics to be disgusting and inflammatory.

Our 'DJ' (i.e. anyone who knows how to use a laptop) has been instructed to play music appropriate to the clientele, normally something like 80's classic rock.

The team have also been instructed to do a sound check on a regular basis to ensure that our customers can eat and talk in comfort and your comments were discussed at our weekly staff meeting.

hope to see you again soon and thanks again for your comment.

Dave
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Shanghai, China
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“Phuket Surprise: Incredible Thai Cooking, Impeccable Service, Awesome Owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stumbled upon this place back in May 2013 when I was in Phuket with a buddy. We met Dave and his wife Nan, and Nan made us the best Thai food I had in Thailand... incredible Tom Yam soup! Amazing curries. Great stir fry. Wow! And Dave was great telling us local secrets.. we hung out there at least a little while almost every day.

I came back to Phuket this trip in October and brought 3 friends to try Halfway Inn and we happened to be there during there insane promotion of free BBQ buffet...the buffet was actually pretty good and the sausages were great. That made it crowded but Nan ran out and gave me a big hug and still cooked up her great Thai Food for us.

It's such a surprise because it just looks like a small expat bar on an off street with an unassuming name, but the Thai food is AWESOME and I eat Thai food usually 2/3 meals per day when I am in Thailand and like to try many places... but I will always go back to Nan's cooking. You definitely don't want to miss this place!!

  • Visited October 2013
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England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great place to watch the world go by!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

This place has the best food I had in Patong and the welcome bar the staff is second to none. Dave and Nan will come and chat to you about anything and everything. The atmosphere is lively all day long and they have a BBQ every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Fantastic for the solo traveller.

Nan can also do cooking courses and I will be sure to come back to try.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AdrianGame
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“One of the best in Patong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Dave and Nan run one of the best places in Patong. Food is fantastic, lunch or dinner we did both. Staff are great and everyone is made welcome. Even me with my young teenage kids.
One warning, Don't challenge Ood at a game of pool, you'll do your dough.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Neilo021
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