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“Just awesome”

Halfway Inn (Restaurant)
Ranked #8 of 565 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Thai, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are pleased to announce that, on the 2nd October 2016, we opened a second 'Halfway Inn' in the grounds of The Hill Resort, Patong, which is 400 metres past Simon Cabaret on the left hand side of the road heading South towards Karon, directly opposite PS Hill Resort. To avoid confusion the new place is known as 'Halfway Inn - The Hill Resort' on Facebook and the old place is known as 'Halfway Inn Bar, Patong'. The indoor covered restaurant has a very traditional Thai theme with 10 individual 6 seater salas (bamboo huts) for 60 diners, 12 standard tables providing seating for 48 customers, and a central 'Bamboo Bar' with stools for around 20 punters. There is also 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. Outside there are a further 3 salas with seating for 18 customers and what will be a covered BBQ sala. There is spacious off-road parking for up to 4 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 (although, 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 watching live sports while dining and listening to the music whereas the other area is a bit more private). 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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
“Just awesome”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

I was in Phuket for three nights and went there every single night . The very first time u go there you r greeted by Dave and Nan the owners who make u feel absolutely welcome. The next time u walk in there u get treated as if u have been a regular customer for ages . It's just like walking into ur neighbourhood pub . The bar girls are great and very friendly . Wone ( I'm sure I'm spelling it wrong ) was just brilliant - she made sure I was never waiting for a drink, was able to strike up conversations and was just nice to everyone who came into the bar ( she also happens to be a very good pool player , looking back it looks like Dave's checklist for hiring staff probably includes how good they r in pool ) . The killer pool that takes place there every night is great fun .
If what u r looking for is the typical patong 'R' rated stuff then this is not probably ur kind of place - but if u just want to go have drinks make friends ( they have loads regulars who come there and are also quite friendly ) and just enjoy then this is absolutely the place to be . Had an brilliant time here and am definitely going back there .

Thank Joejohn104
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Dave W, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Joe

thanks for taking the time to write a review, your comments are very much appreciated especially regarding the friendliness of our staff. It was a pleasure to meet and socialise with you and you know you are welcome here anytime.
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great Staff, Food and Service”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a great place this is. Whole family went there for tea and ended up going back another 5 times during our stay in Oct - Nov. Dave you made us all feel welcome and always happy for a chat. Nan, your cooking is fantastic and great big serves too, always had food left on our plate, couldn't fit it all in. I love the ice cold beer to Dave. We're coming back in April minus the kids so see you then, will be there for Dinner. Jason, Loretta, Jayde and Kiara from Perth.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank jason c
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great Place mate!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

G'day Dave & Nan. Bit disappointed in some of the negative comments I have been reading lately. Some of these customers must be expecting to be seated at the Queens table. We were there in April 2013 and thought your place was fantastic. Food, drinks & the atmosphere spot on mate. Will be back in Patong in 2 weeks so will catch up with you all again soon. Hope the Aussies are on their way to being 2 nil up in the Ashes. Regards. Andrew & Susan.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Andrew W
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Thursday night for BBQ. Owners Dave and Nan very welcoming and friendly.
Food was excellent. Neither good nor drink were expensive.
Showing football and rugby!
Would definitely recommend.

Thank Cinders1702
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Budget, friendly, Delish!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We strolled down here for lunch off the back of its Trip Advisor Rating and were very happy with our decision.
Dave greeted us and Nan took our orders and cooked our food. A very warm and friendly personal experience!
We are 4 26yr old males who had just done a workout and had no idea on Thai food so we said to Nan "we're really hungry, can you bring us out a pile of dishes with meat in them" :D
They all tasted great but we liked best:

Fried Cashew Nuts - Chicken
Fried Curry Paste - Chicken
and we ordered another Fried Rice dish twice it was that good!

Played some free pool while we waited and all up we paid about 300B each and walked out full and satisfied.

Highly recommended :)

  • Visited November 2013
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Dave W, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review, November 20, 2013
thanks Jon, for taking the time to give us a really good review! My wife, Nan, is particularly impressed with young travellers who have the good manners to show their appreciation where it matters, by letting everyone else know about our business by writing a few complimentary words on Trip Advisor.
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