A trendy restaurant in Phuket
Sriwara is a new trendy but casual restaurant located halfway between Phuket Town and Chalong, not far from the famous Wat Chalong, serving excellent Thai food and some Indian-inspired dishes. The French bistros inspired the concept, which explains the setting, counter, flooring and casual atmosphere. The name Sriwara means majestic beauty, just in case you wondered, and it explains why so much effort was invested in the design and decor.
As you arrive at the vast parking, the restaurant is surprisingly imposing and beautifully designed, especially in the evening with all the lights on. The trees surrounding the main building add to the beautiful setting, with red carp swimming leisurely in water ponds.
As you walk in, the decor is elegant with a lot of details; it is obvious that the owners invested a lot in the architecture and design. The place is spacious and bright, with high rooms surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass walls. An imposing bar counter in the main dining room occupies the entire back wall, with beautiful mosaic flooring and chandeliers above it; it is worth a photo.
The clever light distribution in such a complex design also plays a big part in the warm and elegant atmosphere. The main room is imposing yet welcoming and casual, making you feel instantly at ease.
There is enough space and partitions between each table to feel comfortable, creating a very unique atmosphere. Visitors can choose among the many sitting combinations possible, from long tables for families or friends gathering on the first floor to small couple tables at the mezzanine overlooking the immense bar counter.
At the right end of the bar is a small stage where a band performs live music every night. The result is welcoming and pleasant, making Sriwara worth driving to for lunch or dinner with friends or family.
The food focuses on local ingredients for the four regions of Thailand, with a blend of Asian and western cuisines. The menu offers a wide choice and is superbly illustrated with large, appetizing photos that help select your lunch or dinner. Even unknown dishes look good and, from experience, are always worth trying.
Chef’s own recommendations
Fettucine with grilled river prawn and spiced shrimp oil (590 baht)
Coconut milk soup of red ant caviar with Malindjo leaves (390 baht)
Norwegian salmon cream cheese roll served with truffle mashed potatoes (790 baht)
Sriwara Bistro Info
Location: Chaofa Road
Address: 5, 57 Moo 3 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130
Hours: 9 am – 11 pm
Phone: 076 626 699
Sriwara Bistro Map
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