The boathouse in Kata Beach has been a culinary landmark in Phuket for more than two decades. The location is fantastic, the food and wine exceptional, but the time had come to bring this restaurant to new fresh trendy life.
The beach front dining hasn’t change that much… you are still siting just by the powdery white sand of Kata Beach. What makes a romantic diner perfect is in the quality, originality and creativity of food, accompanied by a sunset view on the Kata bay and a smooth and discreet service. The excellent wines just add the final touch… I’m not a connoisseur, but the Boathouse has a well established reputation.
So they certainly got all the elements right. Our dinner was perfect! The table right above the beach and the view just as you see it on the top photo!
Here I will list the courses as thy came, so if you know about wines, you will get a better picture. ‘Pan seared duck foie gras poele with chanterelle mushrooms‘ accompanied by a sweet ‘Jurançon Famille Castel 2009’ French wine, followed by a ‘Open raviole with rock lobster, shellfish and morel sauce‘ served with a ‘Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre, Domaine Droin’ also French. Then a “Lamb loin with Cepes mushroons” with a red ‘Château Ferrande, Graves 2007’ and to wrap the experience, a “Crispy almond Napoleon cake with green apple sherbet” with a sweet ‘Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Domaine des Bernardins, 2005’ (I took notes! No way I would remember all this). You also can try their Thai menu.
Faa had a delicious ‘Gaspacho’ as entree, then a tender ‘Rack of lamb’ cooked to perfection. Looks like I had all the food and she had nothing, but we usually share everything 😉
Price wise, the four course menu with selected wines was 3,400 Baht and Faa’s selection 3,000 baht. Lady and gentlemen, it was definitely worth it, but we are now officially broke! 😀 Therefore I hope you enjoy the next story: ’10 Great Romantic Restaurants in Phuket’!
The restaurant wasn’t full but if like us you prefer to secure a beach front table:
The Boathouse is number 38 on Phuket Map by Phuket101