A great Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town
Blue Elephant Phuket is not a casual Thai restaurant, but contrary to what most people think, it is not outrageously expensive (We didn’t say cheap though). Blue Elephant Phuket is perfect for a special occasion, a dining experience to share and remember. We wrote about Phra Pitak Chinpracha Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion, a fantastic old mansion that used to be a governor’s house, abandoned for a long time in Phuket Town.
Blue Elephant Phuket received a ‘Michelin Plate’ rating from the Phuket Michelin Guide. A ‘Michelin Plate’ is a recognition of excellent food.
Seen from the street, Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion always had the majesty of a place with a long and mysterious history. They returned the mansion to its original grandeur, and you can now drive up the immense garden alley, leave your car under the trees and proudly climb the stairs like a celebrity to enter the famous Blue Elephant.
Dining in a hundred years old governor’s house adds a new dimension to the experience. The Blue Elephant is a long-established cooking school from Bangkok and a great place to invite your guests or for a romantic occasion. Take the time to walk around the park with your glass in hand and appreciate the majesty of the Sino-Portuguese architecture, shaded by immense trees that witnessed moments of Phuket’s fascinating history.
As you explore Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion, it becomes easy to imagine how they held parties and ceremonies within these walls. Then climb the stairs to the second floor and walk through the several large rooms with their dark wooden floors and the many windows so typical of this era. Then, it’s dinner time, and you will walk through the ‘Blue Elephant Gallery’ to the air-conditioned indoor or outdoor dining area. Service is as impeccable as you expect it to be, and the restaurant and table setting is beautiful.
What to Order
We could give you the full menu, but the list is too vast and original; you need to browse it yourself. To help your culinary experience, Blue Elephant marked the recommended dishes on the menu with Red Elephants. The most unusual dishes always tempt us on the menu because what would be the point of ordering dishes you could eat in any restaurant?
Even though it certainly would be different, names like ‘Buffalo Satays’ and ‘Steamed fish in Bamboo’ never fail to trigger our curiosity. The Lamb Curry Massaman and Duck Massaman were also great. None of the dishes we tried on three occasions was spicy.
The price was 1,500 Baht per person this time, and none of us had more than a cocktail and a beer or two. Blue Elephant Phuket is also one of the Best Cooking Schools in Phuket.
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Blue Elephant Phuket Info
Location: Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion in Phuket Town
Address: 96, Krabi, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83000
Open: 11.30 am – 10.30 pm
Phone: 076 354 355
Dress Code: smart casual
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