Asian adventure 2011: dining in Phuket

by | Jan 16, 2012 | Food & Drink, International Travel, Travel

The Pavilions are part of Relais & Chateaux, a group of small boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants; Fearrington House, one of our favorite North Carolina restaurants, is a member of this group, so we were excited to try their offerings. They did not disappoint.

Breakfast
Our booking included a champagne breakfast each morning at the main open-air restaurant, The Plantation Club, or in your villa. We went for the restaurant each morning where they had a selection of cold items, fresh breads and fruit, and hot breakfast items off a menu. There were a mix of traditional Western choices (eggs, bacon, potatoes) and Eastern fare (stir-frys and soups). Over our three days we tried the french toast, waffles and eggs benedict (Leandra’s favorite) and all we tasty.


The Plantation Club open-air restaurant

Lunch
We only had lunch at the resort on our first day. After lounging at the beach all morning we decided on a late lunch and went to open air restaurant. We both went for more traditional Thai fare – beef massaman curry for Leandra and a Papaya Salad with roasted chicken for me.

Tea
The Pavilions has a complimentary tea service each afternoon and on Tuesday we tried it out. Well, Leandra did, Eric just had the cookies :)

Dinner
Monday and Tuesday night we had drinks and appetizers at 360 during their happy-hour at sunset. All cocktails are 50% off and you get to enjoy the sunset, what’s not to like?  Wednesday night we also had drinks at sunset, then dinner at the Plantation Club restaurant. This time Leandra had tuna tartare while Eric choose a pulled pork stir-fry dish. For the great quality of the food, the prices were very reasonable.

our favorite drinks @ 360 bar
Delicious mojito and one of their signature drinks, a Hex Appeal.

lights at 360 bar
cozy outdoor seating at 360 bar

sunset
sunset from the 360 bar

Our Itinerary

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