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Blue Elephant Phuket

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.

Blue Elephant Phuket

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.

Blue Elephant Phuket

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.

Phuket Blue Elephant restaurant

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.

Blue Elephant Mansion the way it looked before

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?

Dinner at Phuket Blue Elephant

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.

Dinner at Phuket Blue Elephant

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.

Photos of Blue Elephant

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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
Cuisine: Thai
Price: High
Dress Code: smart casual

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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!