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Top 10 Roast Dinners in Phuket

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Many of us are away from home living as ‘expats’ on this tropical island and while we all love Thai food, especially street local food, sometimes we miss the comforts of home. And what’s more homely than our extensively researched (we all love a good roast) Top Ten Sunday Roasts, in no particular order.

1. Les Diables, Boat Lagoon

The Sunday Roast at Les Diables has been an institution in this town for many years, and populated by locals and tourists alike. The ever-changing Sunday Roast at just 500 Baht offers an appetizer, soup, main course and a choice from the word famous cake cabinet. The owner Peter Webber was Head Pastry Chef at the Mandarin Oriental, and believe me it is hard to choose just one cake. The roast options are often beef wellington, pork shoulder, lamb, duck and chicken, fish and vegetarian options are available also. With a limited seating capacity we highly recommend you book. Available Midday – 5pm.

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2. Thong Dee, the Kathu Brasserie

Popular with the University crowd and especially locals in Kathu, this for me is the best of the best Sunday Roasts on the island. With options of just choosing one meat, (chicken for example 290 Baht) or a combination, you don’t need to worry about food envy from your friends, you can have the beef, lamb and chicken. Served with twice-cooked crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire puddings. Open from 2.30pm on Sundays.

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3. The Irish Times, Junceylon Patong

These boys do a roast right! Many punters are seeking shelter at The Irish Times from the shopping in Junceylon and around the streets of Patong. At just 399 Baht you can choose from lamb, pork, beef, ham and chicken, all served with the traditional trimmings including fabulous Yorkshire puddings. Also included in the price is a selected beverage. Incredibly busy on a Sunday for the roast, it is essential that you book. Roast available from 12.30pm – 8.30pm.

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4. The Surin Bay Inn, Surin

Off the beaten track, this little gem serves consistently good Sunday Roasts, that we have enjoyed for many years. The roast menu changes weekly, so the special roast menu is presented each week at the table, options included pork, lamb, beef, and chicken all served with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and trimmings. Especially good if you want to catch the game on the big screen TV’s dotted around the place. Roasts available from Midday.

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5. Hole in One, Kathu

It may not be fancy and you need to get in early for fear that they might run out. But it’s a great roast and there’s plenty of it. Serving starts at 4pm on Sundays. Hole In One is your typical ‘farang’ eat bar with the attentive bar girls, pool table and great value food all week. You’d drive past it without really thinking much of it except that their roast really deserves a go. We’d give you a link to their Facebook page or website but they don’t have one. So drop in one Sunday and try it out. Chicken roast starts at 260 baht.

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6. The Islander, Rawai

Located in a quiet area down the very South of the Island, this place is well supported by locals and tourists alike. Popular throughout the week for their various blackboard food specials, the Sunday Roast is once again an institution among locals. Starting at just 290 Baht for lamb, chicken, pork or beef all served with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings and a few surprises, it’s well worth the trip down South. If the sun is shining a touch of lawn bowls might be on the cards too, or watch live sporting action throughout the day. Roast available from Midday.

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7. Peppers Sports Bar, Laguna

Located in the very lively entrance to Laguna and Boat Avenue district, where there are a number of great eateries and local hangouts, Pepper’s Sports Bar is exactly what you’d expect from its name, a traditional English Pub with good pub ‘grub’. Live sports action throughout the weekdays and bustling on the weekends, the Sunday Roasts is consistently good with their lamb, pork and chicken options, served with green peas, roast potatoes and a sumptuous gravy. Priced at just 350 Baht it’s a steal. Roast available from Midday.

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8. Shakers Restaurant and Pub, Nai Harn

Most famous on the island of Phuket for its “all you can eat bbq ribs“ which are just delicious, there is no other way to describe them, moist and sweet they fall from the bone! But stamping their mark on the very competitive Sunday Roast market, the spit roast served with all the trimmings are excellent, the menu changes often including pork, chicken, lamb and beef. Open from Midday.

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9. La Gritta, Patong

This is by no means your traditional Sunday Roast, however any list that does not include La Gritta at The Amari in Patong would not be complete. I can hear you say an Italian restaurant is no place for a Sunday Roast, and ordinarily I would agree with you, but the pork, tenderloin, lamb and tomahawk, all from the grill served with seasonal vegetables and sides, is amazing. The Chef de Cuisine Patrizia knows her way around a grill, more expensive than others on the list however worth a try for a special occasion and wonderful experience. Open from 10am – Midnight.

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10. Angus O’Tool’s Irish Pub, Karon

Off the main street in Karon, just 500 metres from the beautiful beach, Angus O’Tool’s Irish Pub has dine in specials all week long that stave of the hunger pains for locals and tourists. The Sunday Roast consists of beef, lamb, chicken or pork all served with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings. Roast available from 2pm.

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Originally from New Zealand, Donna Toon has been living in Thailand for the last 9 years with her husband Scot and their two boys Jackson and Oliver. After graduating with a Degree in Hospitality Management, Donna has travelled the world with a desire to develop her craft. A recent move from hospitality has seen Donna immerse herself into the media and radio industry, consulting for a number of media companies.

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Na-Oh, taking off daily into a brand new culinary adventure

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A restaurant with a theme, a grand gothic theme – a flying vessel taking survivors of a post-apocalyptic world to a safe zone.

Na-Oh (a play on Noah and his journey-to-safety story) promises that its menu will constantly change to reflect a new theme set by the restaurant every three or four months, usually reflective of the various destinations the ‘journey’ will take you.

This flight of fancy is an old Lockheed L10-11, an 80s domestic flyer in the US now re-imagined as a restaurant in Bangkok’s Thonburi district as part of the Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Night Market, on the west side of the Chao Phraya.

The 55 metre, 150 tonne former jet that’s been permanently parked at ChangChui since 2017 is finally whisking passengers off on culinary adventures.

Formerly flying for Thai Sky Airlines fleet, the L10-11 was about to be scrapped when Somchai, the celebrated clothing designer and founder of fashion label FlyNow, flew to its rescue.

Upon boarding for what’s billed as a “futuristic food journey”, guests have five and five-course dinners to choose among – ranging from 1800 – 2800 baht.

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But when boarding the plane this time you’re entering a whole new world of imagination – the look is gothic, sumptuous, art-deco, eclectic and lush.

The restaurant owners have replaced the 400 airline seats with vintage sofas and chairs and added fancy chandeliers. Old steamer trunks serve as tables.

And adding to the ‘weird’ is a range of taxidermy hanging on the sides of the old plane –  all are certified legal and ethical, meaning they died of natural causes.

Once upon a time surly baggage handlers would hurl your luggage onto a waiting trolley at an airport, but here the former luggage compartment is now a 10 seat lounge with high-backed maroon sofas.

The cockpit is a private dining room with a classic chesterfield.

You get the idea, Na-Oh is high on style, but what about the food? It’s fine dining with a thematic twist. Mostly Asian-inspired simple flavours, the owners describe the culinary experience as a futuristic food journey. So, expect the unexpected. Check out the current menu at Na-Oh HERE.

Compared to the dramatic interior and wow-factor, the degustation menu-style offerings are a secondary matter. But if you’re looking for that different dining experience in Bangkok strap yourself in, stow your tray table, open up your window covers and open up your mind to a new culinary experience.

Na-Oh is open daily, except Wednesday, from 6 to 11pm.

Bookings on 02 007 7070 or find out more HERE.

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Thong Dee, the Kathu Brasserie loved by foodies and Phuket locals

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The Thaiger was invited to a special ‘taster’ at one of our favourite restaurants on the island of Phuket, Thong Dee. As usual, the food spoke for itself – no fuss, classy, so so tasty, eclectic. The Thaiger was a guest of the hosts Patrik and Ponchan for the evening.

Thong Dee – The Kathu Brasserie, located in Kathu in a quiet soi less than 15 min drive from Patong or Phuket Town has become a popular go-to foodie destination, away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket. The atmosphere at Thong Dee is certainly friendly and relaxed but also chic and stylish. The restaurant offers open-air dining where locals and visitors comfortably sit and watch the tiny world of Kathu go by.

The restaurant is currently ranked #1 on TripAdvisor (April 2019), undoubtedly a favourite for foodies looking for quality in a breezy brasserie which doesn’t burn their wallets. But the journey to finding this perfect balance was certainly not a smooth one.

Established on the 25th December 2010, married couple Patrik Lundgren, from Sweden, and Phonchan Chiarram, originally from the Buriram province, opened “Thong Dee Restaurant & Bar”, literally meaning “Good Gold” in Thai, a colloquial expression that better translates as “Good Quality”.

Thong Dee began as only a dream for the two. Phonchan already owned her own bar at only 21 and Patrik always considered himself a devout foodie. He was the one to make the bold decision to become restaurateurs. With the help of Patrik’s mother, the couple, with their love for F&B and strong entrepreneurial spirit, made that dream into reality.

“I consider myself a genuine foodie and always had a huge passion for food. I rather have a big bill from a fabulous restaurant then a trendy nightclub” – Patrik

Phonchan never had any formal training as a Chef but with Patrik’s belief in her skills and Patrik’s mother’s training, Phonchan started in her own restaurant as the cook. Here she not only had the opportunity to develop her delicious family recipes but began experimenting with Western and European cuisine.

The menu opened with 80 % percent Thai food until Patrik realised it was an already over-saturated market. “We had to be different from that “green curry” you can eat anywhere in Phuket”. Over the next 6 years the restaurant went through huge changes, both in layout and in menu.

Through the first stages, they enlisted the talents of André, a young chef who worked in France & Scandinavia at Michelin fine dining establishments, most notably, at Restaurant Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen. It was from him that Phonchan learned the fundamentals of fine dining, such as mise en place and creating stocks and sauces.

He also taught me about the art of plating and classic dishes from French cuisine as well as fusion creations” – Phonchan

In 2016 they partnered up with an experienced Irish chef, from whom they learned about the strict operations of running a restaurant and creating a positive flow in the kitchen.

“He also taught me a lot form the European and English kitchen, such as the Sunday roasts, chicken liver parfait and desserts” – Phonchan.

The couple found their groove through their own culinary explorations, research and development combined with the knowledge of experienced chefs.

“…almost all of the dishes on our menu are different from how I learned from the start, both in Thai cuisine and European. I discovered in the world of cooking, all dishes can be made from the chef’s own interpretation.” – Phonchan

Patrik describes the cuisine at Thong Dee in detail as – European with French, English & Swedish influences in addition to authentic Thai dishes with premium main ingredients.

You will find Patrik at the front of house being the charismatic host, paying close attention to detail and customers’ every need. Thong Dee’s client’s range from local expat families and friends looking for a taste of home, and tourists looking for finer Thai food and good wines to match. Thong Dee has also become a favourite spot for local F&B industry management staff.

People flock from around the Island and even globally to experience Phonchan’s signature Thai duck dishes, even stews and Swedish meatballs. The also offer ever-changing weekly specials. Their Sunday Roast is also a drawcard, that attracts playful groups and families looking for a wide variety of succulent roast meats.

In the future, Thong Dee are considering to expand into Phuket Town, where the offering will be much more focused on classic European Brasserie cuisine, with starters, salads and steaks and a high value wine list and of course, the same friendly service in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere.

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Thai suki restaurant customer injured as gas cooker explodes

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A gas canister has exploded at a Moo Katha or ‘suki’  restaurant in the Ram Inthra area of Bangkok. Moo Katha is a very popular kind of restaurant around the country.

Thai Rath reports that Sompong Kaew-art posted on his Facebook that he had been near the restaurant when he heard an explosion. Passersby first thought a tyre had blown out somewhere. But later they found out that a gas canister, used to heat the pan on the table, had exploded.

Poh Teck Tung foundation medics treated a woman at the scene before taking her to hospital. His Facebook post has since been read 40,000 times with 27,000 comments as Thais warned their friends about the exploding gas canister at the restaurants.

SOURCE: Thai Rath

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