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Twinpalms Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Eating

Breakfast at the Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar is a western-style buffet - patisserie, fruit, Bircher muesli, fresh juices and cold cuts - with hot food cooked to order by a brigade of pleasantly chatty chefs. If you’re there on a Sunday, save yourself for the incredibly popular brunch, which features a huge range of fresh seafood. Join Phuket’s ex-pat business community and regular visitors to graze on smoked salmon, roasts, cheeses and seafood. Finish off with berries, chocolate fondue and crème brulee.

In the evening, the restaurant morphs into a sophisticated, back-lit eatery serving imported seafood (such as Sydney rock oysters) alongside indigenous black and blue crab, tiger prawns and white snapper. You’ll also find some beef and chicken dishes on the Asian-inspired menu. If you need to rest your taste buds, resort to familiar pasta and pizza options.

The pool bar is open throughout the day and features a menu of international and Thai lunches and light snacks which are served up by super-friendly staff. If you're into your wine then you're in luck, as the Wine Room has over 200 labels and 3,000 bottles available to sample, and it won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Meanwhile, down on Surin, Catch Beach Club is open for drinks, lunch, dinner and twice-weekly beach barbecues. It's so hip it slithers. Wear high heels, no matter how impractical. There’s also a chilled out wooden shack, otherwise known as the Bongo Rum Bar which, as the name would suggest, serves a range of rums. If you’d rather unwind somewhere a little livelier, head to Bimi Beach Club, Phuket’s only all day beach club (open 10am-7pm) to sip cocktails.

Outside the hotel, particularly in high season, you’ll find plenty of cheap fish restaurants on the beach. We liked Taste and Twin Brothers), or for a phenomenal Thai meal, try Silk, a restaurant in a shopping mall (honestly) just round the corner from Twinpalms. Even vegetarians will be spoilt for choice.

How guests have rated the food:

Eating:
90%

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Features include:

  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Walk to restaurants
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea making
Save to favouritesPrintMailTwinpalms PhuketSince it opened in 2005, this Swedish-owned resort has been heralded as the hip place to stay: a monochromatic design revolution with clean lines and isosceles roofs. The open, airy lobby, with its high-flown ceilings and glossy floors, sets the style and marks the transition from town to tranquillity. Shady, stream-lined walkways lead to the [eating:TH043:restaurant], pool bar, library, spa and fitness room, while the navy swimming pool and ‘lagoons’ glisten between emerald and white gardens. Newer, extravagantly equipped [rooms:TH043:residences] set back from the immaculately kept gardens offer an alternative to the original (still stylish) [r:TH043:rooms and suites] housed in the wooden-shuttered buildings around the pool. Surin Beach has become decidedly upmarket in recent years, emerging as the top choice when it comes to public beaches on Phuket. Here resides Twinpalms’ outpost: Catch Beach Club with its restaurant and sundeck. People-watch from handmade mats and huge comfy pillow during the day, or sip pre-dinner cocktails on the deck by the light of purple neon and a witchy pit fire. It’s so flattering to the new season’s colours.

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