The Boathouse Kata Beach

The Boathouse Kata Beach
The Boathouse Kata Beach
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The Boathouse Kata Beach

The boathouse in Kata Beach has been a culinary landmark in Phuket for more than two decades. The location is fantastic, the food and wine exceptional, but the time had come to bring this restaurant to new fresh trendy life.

The Boathouse hotel was acquired by the well known luxury resort Trisara and the restaurant was entirely redone in a white bright design.  Serving French and Thai Cuisine, the place feels trendy with a sober elegance and does retain a bit of the ‘sailing’ mood.

The beach front dining hasn’t change that much… you are still siting just by the powdery white sand of Kata Beach. What makes a romantic diner perfect is in the quality, originality and creativity of food, accompanied by a sunset view on the Kata bay and a smooth and discreet service. The excellent wines just add the final touch… I’m not a connoisseur, but the Boathouse has a well established reputation.

So they certainly got all the elements right. Our dinner was perfect! The table right above the beach and the view just as you see it on the top photo!
I went for the boathouse special degustation menu which comes with the right glass of wine with each course. Not cheap, but a chance to try wines you might never have a chance to drink. Luckily Faa doesn’t drink so the ride back home was safe. She ordered a la carte.

Here I will list the courses as thy came, so if you know about wines, you will get a better picture. ‘Pan seared duck foie gras poele with chanterelle mushrooms‘ accompanied by a sweet ‘Jurançon Famille Castel 2009’ French wine, followed by a ‘Open raviole with rock lobster, shellfish and morel sauce‘ served with a ‘Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre, Domaine Droin’ also French. Then a “Lamb loin with Cepes mushroons” with a red ‘Château Ferrande, Graves 2007’ and to wrap the experience, a  “Crispy almond Napoleon cake  with green apple sherbet” with a sweet ‘Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Domaine des Bernardins, 2005’ (I took notes! No way I would remember all this). You also can try their Thai menu.

Faa had a delicious ‘Gaspacho’ as entree, then a tender ‘Rack of lamb’ cooked to perfection. Looks like I had all the food and she had nothing, but we usually share everything 😉
The Boathouse Kata BeachIf you feel like a drink before or after your meal, you can also sit down at the beautiful bar or enjoy a sunset from the second floor terrace.

Price wise, the four course menu with selected wines was 3,400 Baht and Faa’s selection 3,000 baht. Lady and gentlemen, it was definitely worth it, but we are now officially broke! 😀 Therefore I hope you enjoy the next story: ’10 Great Romantic Restaurants in Phuket’!

The restaurant wasn’t full but if like us you prefer to secure a beach front table:
Reservation: 076 330 015:


The Boathouse is number 38 on  Phuket Map by Phuket101

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 22 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I now manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including, and