An iconic restaurant in Phuket Town
Natural Restaurant Phuket looks at first a bit confusing. Locally known as ‘Tamachart Restaurant’ it has been a long-time favourite for many Thai and expats. It might not be as good as it used to be, but it is still a great place for dinner or a drink in Phuket Town.
This huge open house with a wooden roof, set in the middle of town, is almost unnoticeable when driving through Phutorn road (near Jui Tui Shrine). From the outside, it looks rather small unless you step a bit away from it to apprehend its full size. Then, the next thing you’ll notice is the decoration.
Made of bits and pieces, full of plants, greenery and waterfalls, discarded bicycles, computers converted into aquariums, radios, fishing equipment and old toys, it comes all together in a charming and fun fashion. Don’t stop at the decoration… explore! Upstairs is even more surprising. The restaurant seems to have grown over the years like a plant on a wall: terraces, stairways and balconies grew in all directions. It is definitely a surprising restaurant and feels like a giant treehouse in the middle of a concrete jungle.
Here are four dishes recommended by the restaurant
1. Moo Hong Phuket (หมูฮ้องภูเก็ต): simmered pork in black bean sauce
2. Koong Lai Suea Tod Kratuem Prik Thai (กุ้งลายเสือทอดกระเทียมพริกไทย): stir-fried tiger prawns with garlic and pepper
3. Kaeng Poo Kanom Jeen (แกงปูขนมจีน): white rice noodles with spicy crab meat coconut milk curry
4. Yum Phak Miang Tod (ยำผักเหมียงกรอบ): crispy local leaves served with spicy sauce
The menu is Thai with some interesting dishes and even unusual drinks (try dragon fruit juice, it looks strange but tastes good) and the prices are good.
Natural Restaurant Info
Location: Phuket Town
Address: 62/5 Phuthon, Bangkok Rd, Talat Nuea, Phuket 83000
Open: 10.30 am -11.30 pm
Tel: 076 214 037M
Phuket Natural Restaurant Map