Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Exploring Soi Romanee [toc] Soi Romanee (Soi Romani), in the historical centre of old Phuket town, is a short street with a long and colourful history. Today it is home to souvenir shops, fancy ice cream parlours and small but posh guesthouses, but it wasn't always like this as long ago: the posh Soi Romanee was the red-light district of Phuket Town! We were always fascinated by the old houses

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Chillva Night Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

What to do at the Chillva Night Market? [toc] Chillva Market Phuket is one of the best weekday night markets on the island. Everyone seems to love them, Thai teenagers, more than everyone else. Every town in Thailand has a surprising amount of these shopping and eating playgrounds, and they are always packed, so it's no surprise that there are now more than 9 Night Markets in Phuket. Chillva Market

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The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

A true heritage hotel in Phuket Town [toc] The Memory at On On Hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic and best-known heritage hotel on Phuket Island, and this is for a few reasons. Built in 1927 and called Un Un Hotel at the time, the hotel possesses a strong Sino-Portuguese personality in a very central location on Phang Nga Road, the heart of old Phuket Town.   The hotel was

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The Grind Cafe Phuket at Underwood Art Factory

The Grind Cafe Phuket

A restaurant and theatre hidden in plain sight [toc] The Grind Cafe Phuket is a surprisingly beautiful restaurant and art gallery hidden on the busy by-pass road near Phuket Town. Chances are, you probably drove in front of it and didn't know that such a special place existed, and we didn't know either! The cafe has long been known as the Underwood Factory but only started to get noticed recently.

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Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen – Phuket Town

Surf and Turf by Soul Kitchen in Phuket Town

Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen [toc] Surf & Turf by Soul Kitchen is a small Thai-German-owned restaurant on Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town that received a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide. The menu is short but changes monthly, and Chef Tom takes great pride in composing European-Thai dishes, including some vegetarian options. Each plate is beautifully, and the food tastes delicious without being overly sophisticated. The restaurant

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Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Town

Jadjan Restaurant in Phuket Towm

A Michelin Restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Jadjan is a local Thai restaurant hidden on the outskirt of Phuket Town, and not many travellers know that a former chef from a 5-star hotel in Bangkok runs it. If you are familiar with Thai food, you will appreciate the unique flavours of the southern food prepared at Jadjan, which has a deeper taste than usual. The dishes are so good that

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The Charm Dining Gallery Phuket Town

The Charm Dining Gallery in Phuket Town, Dibuk Road

The Charm Dining Gallery [toc] The Charm Dining Gallery opened in a century-old Thai house of Phuket Town. The location on Dibuk Road is the perfect way to end your exploration if you decide to spend a day wandering the old streets. The food is an excellent choice of southern Thailand, and typical Phuket dishes and the price is right, a perfect final touch to your historical tour. Dibuk road

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Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Best Kanom Jeen in Phuket Town [toc] Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin (ขนมจีนสะพานหิน) is a long time favourite restaurant in Phuket Town where mostly locals come for a late breakfast, lunch or even dinner. The restaurant is vast with plenty of space between the table, superbly clean and spotless with a friendly team. The atmosphere is very pleasant, open on one side to let the breeze flow in and with a

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Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา)

Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town

A discreet Michelin Restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] Hong Khao Tom Pla is a discreet and long-established restaurant in Phuket Town, named after its famous fish rice porridge speciality. Behind this modest appearance is a little gem, so good that the Michelin Guide awarded them a 'Bib Gourmand', which is a sign of good quality and good value cooking. If you are a visitor to Phuket, you probably would walk

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Baan 109 Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan 109 Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

A fun restaurant on Thalang Road Baan 109 is a fun vintage looking restaurant as well as a casual bar on the popular Thalang Road, the historical street of Old Phuket Town where the famous Sunday Walking Street Market is held every weekend. The name 'Baan' means house and the number 109 is the street number. The restaurant is in one of those typical shophouses and inside, you'll find an

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Hog’s Head Pub Phuket

Hog's Head Phuket

An unusual coffee shop in Phuket Town [toc] Hog's Head Pub is a new fun coffee shop and bar taken straight out of a scene of the Harry Potter world and tucked between 2 shophouses on Yaowarat Road in Old Phuket Town. The pub is somewhat discreet and looks a lot like an Irish pub from the outside, but if you look at the facade, something unusual will probably catch

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Kor Jaan Night Market in Phuket Town

Kor Jaan night market in Phuket Town

A small night market in Phuket Town [toc] Kor Jaan (Lahd Kor Jaan in Thai) is a new night market set along a canal on Kra Road, in a lesser-known part of east Phuket Town. With such a hidden location, Kor Jaan market seems to address more to locals than to tourists, but as always, everyone is welcome to visit. This is actually your chance to experience some real local

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Torry’s Ice Cream in Old Phuket Town

Torry's Ice Cream Shop in old Town

An Ice Cream Shop in a Sino Portuguese Shophouse [toc] Torry's Ice Cream Boutique is a beautiful little coffee shop set in Sino Portuguese shophouse in Soi Romanee in Phuket Town. The homemade ice creams are excellent, and the menu even includes a few variations around Phuket speciality desserts, a perfect break during your exploration of Phuket old streets. Soi Romanee is unmissable as it is just off the famous

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Lady Coco Phuket – Restaurant and coffee shop

Lady Coco in Phuket Town

A restaurant and coffee shop in Phuket Town [toc] Note: Lady Coco is temporarily closed Lady Coco is a restaurant, coffee shop and Salon de Thé, part of the now legendary ‘The Memory at On On Hotel’ on Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town. The On On Hotels became famous for appearing in the opening of the movie ‘The Beach’, with Leonardo Dicaprio in 2000, making it an extra

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Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town – A Walking Guide

Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town

A walking guide to Phang Nga Road [toc] Phang Nga Road is another historical street that runs parallel to the famous Thalang Road, in Old Phuket Town. Phang Nga Road maybe is less known, but it has a lot of charms, a few local restaurants, and several important historical landmarks and museums. As you walk around, take the time to look at the superbly renovated architecture. What to see and

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Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Where to find great Kanom Jeen in Phuket? [toc] Kanom Jeen is, without a doubt, our favourite Thai breakfast on weekends. We'll never miss a chance to go to 'Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin' or 'Pa Mai Kanom Jeen Restaurant', on Satun road in Phuket Town, just next to the Blue Elephant restaurant if we manage to wake up early, of course. Pa Mai Restaurant is open from 5.30 am to

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Blue Elephant Phuket – Thai Cuisine

Blue Elephant Phuket

A great Thai Restaurant in Phuket Town [toc] 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

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