360° Bar & Lounge in Layan
360 Bar & Liunge at The Pavilions Phuket near Layan Beach is so out of the way, you almost have to deserve it. With so many restaurants in Phuket, picking a new romantic dining venue, we haven’t yet tried was going to be challenging. But once again, Phuket hides little gems you need to take the time to discover, and The Pavilions Phuket is one of them.
The wooden gate opening on the property is rather massive and intimidating, like approaching some celebrity’s private villa. The road then climbs under a beautiful double arch of bamboo trees leaning over the way. Once parked, a buggy will take you up to the 360 bar… a lovely hilltop terrace with striking views… it’s not really a 360 view, but it’s such a lovely place to have a cocktail before dinner.
A nice breeze was sweeping through the terrace, clouds were gliding fast and low over our heads, and sunset colours were basking the horizon… blah, blah, blah… I’m getting carried away. Back to the practical side: it was happy hour when we arrived… 50% on all drinks! Does this mean the same price as any bar but in a luxurious and romantic setting? I am so going back just for the happy hour!
The light was fast declining, so we moved to the restaurant, located lower in the resort but with an equally beautiful view of the far ocean.
The building lobby is beautifully decorated in an old Sino-Portuguese house style, while the restaurant is more ‘Thai contemporary’. Large bays open on the sea and, despite being a bit quiet initially, felt very cosy. Food is essentially Thai with some international dishes… and we enjoyed each dish. I had pan-seared Foie Gras followed by a perfect sirloin, while she had a delicious tuna Carpaccio with a white snapper as the main dish. It was very well presented and served, not too copious, just right! But we couldn’t make it to the dessert… what a shame! Now we have even more excuses to go back there, and so should you!
360 comes high on our upcoming ‘15 Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket‘!
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The Pavilions Phuket Info
Address: 31/, 232/1 Moo 6 Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Open: 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tel: 076 317 600
The Pavilions Phuket Map