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Top 10 Restaurants In Phuket, Thailand For Families With Children

Top 10 Restaurants In Phuket, Thailand For Families With Children
Joel
Joel
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Traveling with children can be a challenge at times, with the young ones constantly getting restless and wanting to expend their boundless energies, which might be disruptive to other diners at upscale romantic restaurants. Kids can also be a demanding bunch nowadays as they often complain that they are bored of the usual fares at resorts and demand new grub and taste while on holiday. We understand your dilemma, and are here to help with a guide of 10 establishments which welcome children with some authentic cuisine and eccentric eateries which the whole family can enjoy in Phuket!

1. Dine in a "treehouse" at Tamachart Restaurant

Tamachart

Famous for its quirky interior décor, decked with odd out-of-place items such as retro radios, hanging plants and an interesting fish tank fitted into an old-school television set, children and adults alike will certainly delight in a unique dining experience at Tamachart Restaurant. Tamachart translates to the word “nature” and it’s not hard to see what theme the eatery’s designers were going for when developing the space as diners will feel as if they are having dinner in a treehouse, with 4 levels of ample space for families with children. Serving a wide array of Thai-Chinese dishes, popular with even the locals, their signature crab meat submerged in coconut curry is a must-try!

Price range: $$$

Address: 62/5 Soi Phutorn, Phuket Town

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2. Sample an authentic local experience for families with older children at Raya Restaurant

Raya

Settled in an old Sino-Portuguese-style colonial house, Raya Restaurant is wonderfully preserved with its minimalist retro interior design. As a popular hangout place among locals as well as tourists, Raya offers families a comfortable environment to have a good chat on holiday over a simple but delicious meal. The restaurant’s native moo hong dish, originated from the island of Phuket itself, lists as a particular favourite featuring succulent steamed pork garnished with pepper and garlic, leaving the whole family wanting to order a second serving.

Price range: $$$

Address: 48 New Dibuk Road, Phuket Old Town

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3. Feast to your hearts’ content with Wednesday Thai buffet at Kantok Restaurant

Kantok
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Growing youngsters often develop an insatiable appetite in their teenage years and what better way to satisfy their hunger than by letting them go all out at a buffet? Located within Burasari Resort, Kantok Restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat Thai buffet on Wednesdays with a wide spread of the local favourites, from Thai curries to barbeques, noodles and desserts. Families will also be treated to a flamboyant traditional performance by local dancers as diners submerge themselves into a night of authentic Thai culture. Families who are not keen on the buffet should consider the highly recommended red duck curry, a speciality of the restaurant’s head chef.

Price range: $$$$$

Address: 18/110 Ruamjai Road, Amphur Kathu, 83150, Thailand

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4. Take a break from Thai food at EAT. Bar & Grill

EAT
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Been overloading the family with Thai-style curries and noodles over the past few days and needing a break to taste something familiar? Head on down to EAT. Bar & Grill, a relaxed family oriented eatery just a short stroll away from Karon Beach, for a casual Western dinner for the whole family. Serving familiar comfort food such as classic burgers and surf-&-turf to its slightly fancier Chateaubriand, a beef steak dish, there’s definitely something for everyone in the family.

Price range: $$$$

Address: 250 1, Patak Road, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

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5. Explore and discover the hidden gem Sabai Corner

Sabai Corner
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Secluded and isolated from civilisation, Sabai Corner is a relative unknown to many tourists as it’s off the beaten track but we guarantee that the spectacular views you’ll enjoy at the end of the arduous journey will be worth it. Featuring a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, families can enjoy the sea breeze as children will marvel at the beauty of the scenic sunset. Catering to a variety of tastes from crisp wood-fired pizzas for the young ones to traditional curry soups and sweet chilli fish, the food doesn’t disappoint.

Price range: $$$$

Address: Look for signage on the road leading down from the Kata/Karon viewpoint

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6. Ya Ba Da Ba Doo with Flintstones at Dino Park

Dino Park
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Children will fascinated with the endless hours of fun at this prehistoric-themed restaurant as families will feel as if they’re starring on the Hollywood set of classic film “The Land Before Time” or as though they’ve been transported back in time to the Jurassic age. The restaurant features a highly extensive menu serving classic burgers and fish and chips for the kids, to local fare such as lobsters for the adults. Of course, children, and parents, who wish to spend more time at this primeval-themed zone can head next door to enjoy a round of mini golf, rounding off a great day out for the family.

Price range: $$$$$

Address: 47 karon Road, Karon Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand

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7. Drift away at Kru Suwit Seafood, a floating restaurant

Kru Suwit

Another exotic experience awaits the entire family at Kru Suwit Seafood Restaurant as patrons get a rare opportunity to dine “out at sea”! Lined alongside several other floating seafood restaurants on a floating structure known as “Krachang”, visitors can embark on a short five-minute boat ride from the east coast of Phuket to this man-made “island”. Boasting some of the freshest seafood on its menu, the prawns, oysters, crabs that you see on your plate might have just been swimming under your feet a few hours ago! With stomachs filled and a unique culinary experience checked off the list, families be recommending this restaurant to family and friends in no time.

Price range: $$$$$

Address: Pier off the East Coast of Phuket

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8. Spend quality time at The Family Restaurant

Family Restaurant

Nothing screams “family-friendly” than an eatery simply named The Family Restaurant, right? As a family owned, run and oriented restaurant, the warm and cosy ambience really adds to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Accompanying its family-based theme would be its home cooked fusion dishes including the hot favourite, pad Thai, and home cooked seafood curry. With thousands of photographs of satisfied customers plastered on their walls, we’ll be sure that you and your family, too, will be joining them after your delightful meal.

Price range: $$$

Address: 107 Khoktanod Road Kata Beach, Ban Kata, Phuket, Thailand

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9. Escape the city with Rum Jungle Café

Rum Jungle

Located at the foot of Phuket, Rum Jungle represents another interesting choice for families to consider with its tropical rain forest-themed décor, making this restaurant similar to our previously featured Tamachart Restaurant, but with the allure of having fewer tourists. The chilled environment is perfect for children to explore while the adults chat over a cold one. The cuisine here is described as a blend of Italian and Mediterranean influences, however, one of the intriguing attractions of this bistro is that the menu is updated regularly to keep returning customers excited for more and for new patrons to sample something unexpected.

Price range: $$$

Address: 69/8 Baan Sai Yuan, Rawai

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10. Transport your family back in time at Kopitiam by Wilai

Kopitiam by Wilai
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Whether patrons enjoy a hearty breakfast, a heavy lunch or a slow dinner, Kopitiam by Wilai offers diners an authentic 1960s experience with its simplistic no-frills layout. Parents from the Southeast Asian region will be able to associate with the retro designs reminding them of their childhood as they reminisce and recall many childhood stories to tell their children. For families outside the region, it’ll be an enriching cultural experience to sample the closest thing you can get to “street food”, with spring rolls, satays, fried wantons all available before cooling off with a refreshing scoop of coconut ice cream.

Price range: $$

Address: 18 Talang Road, Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand

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Yummy food for the whole family’s tummies!

From the quirky to the exotic and the simplistic, Phuket offers families many dining options with delectable grub for the tastes of both parents and children! We hope that this guide has provided a suitable variety of bistros, cafes, restaurants and eateries for families to choose from as you plan your next meal together!

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