Palm Seaside Restaurant, Lounge and Bar is another successful venue by Twinpalms Resort on Surin Beach. Twinpalms is known to be the Phuket pioneer for all kinds of popular party and dining venues such as the first brunch on the island (Oriental Spoon) and the first real beach club (Catch Beach Club). Palm Seaside is a cool and trendy seafront restaurant set at the southern end of Bangtao Beach. Open for lunch, dinner and beyond, Palm Seaside is a great place for a relaxed lunch and turns more into a lounge venue in the evening.
You can choose to sit in comfortable sofas by the sea, in the central area surrounding by ponds, or as we did, in more traditional tables and chairs on each side of the restaurant. Palm Seaside managed to create a soft atmosphere with lounge music played at the right volume in a very cool beach club setting.
We had some fresh spring rolls as starters and they were surprisingly huge. We then enjoyed by a seafood platter consisting of 4 imported oysters, 2 blue crabs (90 baht per 100 g) King Prawns (290 baht per 100 g) and Maine lobsters, which seemed to be an odd choice when in Phuket. You can ask to replace the Maine Lobster with Phuket Lobster (400 baht per 100 g, so expect to pay 2,000 baht) but the price is surprisingly high.
Now If you are in Phuket for the seafood, our recommendation would be to go to a local seafood restaurant such as Kan Eang or Floating restaurant but Palm Seaside offers a good dining experience in tropical laid back atmosphere with fun drinks and friendly service (they speak real good English) a perfect holiday spot to chill out with your friends.
Location: South Bangtao Beach, Phuket
Open: Lunch: 12 noon – 4pm, Dinner: 6pm – 11pm (last order)
Phone: +66(0) 94 480 0883