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Sawasdee Thai Cuisine Lai Mai Restaurant The 9th Floor Kan Eang@Pier

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Kata Beach - Phuket

AZZ in the

GARDEN

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STAY FRESH

Fresh, live action cooking Sumptuous Seafood Buffet: THB 899++ per person Every Tuesday and Saturday, an un-paralleled choice of fresh Andaman delights: Oysters, rock lobster, steamed mussels, seafood curry, Tom Yam Goong, crispy prawns, whole baked fish and more!

We also offer a variety of themed dinners and family focused buffets throughout the week. Open daily for dinner 18:30 to 22:00 Kids Eat Free: Under 12 years, when dining with an adult 52 Thaweewong Road, Patong, Phuket 83150 Tel:+66(0)76370200 Fax:+66(0)76370298 Email: dine@holidayinn-phuket.com 7  www.phuket4seasons.com


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The Nine Wine & Dining Restaurant

96/75 M.1 Kathu Sub-district, Kathu District, Phuket 83120 Tel: 08 8831 3881 Email: the9wine@gmail.com www.facebook.com/theninewineanddining www.theNINEwineanddining.com

[Editor’s Note] Oct-Nov 13 While you’re enjoying the beautiful beaches and array of island activities, don’t miss out on the many incredible restaurants in Phuket. This issue, we’ve selected some of the best restaurants on the island to share with you. Whether you want to sample authentic Thai or feel like some international cuisine – there is a restaurant waiting to serve you with the excellence and attention to detail that is characteristic of Thailand. October is the time of the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival (Oct 4-14) with exciting events you won’t want to miss. If you’re here in November, don’t miss out on the Loy Kratong Festival (Nov 17) and the Laguna Phuket Triathlon (Nov 24). We hope your stay in Phuket is incredible and that your every meal is exquisite!

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Located on the first floor of the resort, Dokbua, Our all-day fine dining restaurant, Provides some of the most exquisite culinary delights in Phuket. The restaurant offers an international breakfast buffet along with a modern Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner. In addition to our wide variety of foods, We have an assorted selection of beverages. We are proud to say that much of our food and drink items are appeared with fresh ingredients from our very own organic garden. For reservation, please contact : 076 371 371 or email to dfb_villa@maikhaodream.com or visit our website at www.maikhaodream.com 138/21 Moo 4, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110 13  www.phuket4seasons.com


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28 The 9th Floor Superb Chaîne Dinner Served by Angels

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22 Lai Mai Restaurant The restaurant becomes more energetic after sunset

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Sawasdee Thai Cuisine Delectable and Elegant Thai Dining Experience

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Mamtrio Restaurant Secret Cliff Restaurant Phuket Patong Seafood Restaurant Seafood @ Karon

Phuket Town map Patong map Kata Karon map Ao Chalong, Kamala, Bangtao map

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Centara Grand Beach Resort Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort

Phuket Heritage et Wis

Centara Karon Resort

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Karon Seasand Resort

Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon

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SEAFOOD @KARON

Find our new branch @Karon Beach

470/5 Patak Rd., T.Karon A.Muang, Phuket 83100

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Andaman Seafood

Local Thai Specialties

Japanese Cuisine

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The 9th Floor | Patong Beach | Tel: 076 344 311 | www.the9thfloor.com

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One of Phuket’s most distinguished social events recently saw local members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and sundry gourmet enthusiasts gather July 25th at one of the island’s most iconic restaurants

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Patong’s 9th Floor The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the oldest and most prestigious international gastronomic society, dedicated to promoting the finest dining, imbibing and camaraderie centered on the pleasures of the table. There are members in more than one hundred countries in all parts of the world, but this particular gourmet supper had the added attraction that the food and wines were served by the 9th Floor’s lovely coterie of waitresses in their gorgeous full-length evening gowns. The evening was led by Peter Smith, current local chapter Chair of the society, and most ably organized by the 9th Floor’s Swiss-born Manager Thomas Brack and Executive Chef Wara Pakdeevirote, who explained and presented each of the evening’s superb dishes.

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Superb Chaîne Dinner Served by Angels

Chef Wara enjoyed a glittering international career prior to settling at 9th Floor and has spent the last seven years delighting the restaurant’s many enthusiastic regulars and visitors while winning many culinary awards in the process. The evening’s gormandizing was themed “The Ambiance of Patong Bay” and so it was no surprise to enjoy local lobster with zucchini, Mozzarella, Pimentos and Parma ham, followed by an entree of venison Carpaccio and a chilled avocado and prawn soup with Mango coulis. The local seafood thematic continued with Ravioli of crab fried in foie gras oil and cheese mushrooms flavored with lobster jus. The Plat Prinzipal of roasted

veal tenderloin with Morel cream, vert Mashed, sweet corn and baby carrots left no-one in any doubt that they were being treated to a meal that they would long remember. The evening’s pairing of wines and champagne from the restaurant’s extensive cellar was superb embracing French, Italian, German, Spanish and Australian vintages. As the evening drifted happily onward over the Fromage and dessert it was easy to feel that one had been magically transported to an enchanted realm high above the darkened decadence of Patong....a realm where Heavenly Food really was being Served by Angels!

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Kan Eang@pier | Chalong Bay | Tel: 076 381 212 | www.kaneang-pier.com

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Kan Eang@Pier, well known by locals and previously called Kan Eang 1, has for almost 40 years now remained an island favorite. Kan Eang @Pier’s outdoor terrace stretches out under the shades of Sea Almond trees, affording panoramic views of Chalong Bay and beyond. The seating is set up in a casual environment, out in the open and next to the sea; and it is easily adapted to any tailor-made gourmet moments from small birthday parties to large banquettes. It’s a very trendy and busy place in the evening, but the waitstaff are lovely and warm even though it can take some time to go through their massive selections including local dishes and international cuisine. It is worth trying Phuket local specialties to experience the real heart and soul

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of the island. One of the highly recommended dishes is crab curry with white vermicelli noodles. This yellow curry is really local Phuket style and has the subtle flavor of turmeric and Cha-Plu leaves that creates a spicy blend with mild coconut milk flavor plus sweet from the fresh crab meat – making an outstanding result. Nam Prik Goong Sieb (shrimp paste with sun-dried shrimp) is another excellent choice. This should be call yam of the Andaman as full-flavored shrimp paste comes together with plenty of crispy sun-dried shrimp and fresh vegetables. Warning – it is a zingy wake-up call!


Kan Eang@Pier A diamond in the Chalong dining scene

If you are a seafood lover, this is your heaven. Freshly caught seafood is delivered daily by local fishermen so that you can be sure that your fish is extremely fresh. Simple yet amazing Kan Eang @Pier barbecued seafood is grilled over burning coconut husks, unlike other places that use charcoal. You may select lobster live from the tank and order it for your sushi. Cave man fare of sorts and simplicity at its best, but there are also plenty of options for more fancy seafood dishes. There’s a wonderful drinks selection including wine from around the world. Be sure to check their cocktail lists.

Keep in mind Baybar, a special part of the restaurant. It is a smart and elegant venue. Its private air-conditioned setting is perfect for meetings and conversations during the day and pre-dinner drinks, opening from 11am until 1am. It can be condoned off for a group up to 30 guests. Another venue yet mentioned is K1 Kaffe operating from 6:30am. It is decorated to offer a homelike atmosphere with rattan furniture. The place is a charming mix of calm and commotion one can love about a coffee house serving American style breakfasts, homemade pastries, cakes and ice cream. Karaoke entertainment is also available.

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Lai Mai Restaurant | Patong Beach | Tel: 076 292 956-9 | www.baanlaimai.com

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Located on the beach road of Patong Beach, one of the most vibrant beaches in Thailand, Baan Lai Mai is just a few meters away from the white sands and water. The restaurant is a good choice for refreshing or relaxation after you have strolled along the beach, swimming or sunbathing. Lai Mai offers a spacious dining area with more than a hundred of seats available both outdoor and in the building under the roof. It is totally open air. With the newly completed renovation, regular guests will be surprised by the modern stylish look. The colorful paintings and artful decoration add some interesting highlights to

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the area. The restaurant serves a wide selection of Thai and international seafood dishes. A revolution has also happened within the kitchen. Lai Mai Restaurant is now helmed by Executive Chef Chenphop Saengchootoh who has decades of experience in the culinary field. He brings new recommendations for you to savor for the coming season. Beef Roll Baan Lai Mai is worth a try. A premium meat stuffed with bacon, zucchini, and some spices is grilled and slowly cooked in brandy sauce served with mashed potatoes and variety of fresh vegetables to make the dish a nutritious choice.


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Another new dish is the creative combination of salmon and pork fillet named ‘Sea and Tender’. Grilled large salmon fillet on the top of grilled pork fillet fused with wine and salt, served with peppermint sauce. The salmon fillet is perfectly succulent with health benefits while pork meat is flavorful. It is tender and delicious with every bite. Both are a perfect combination, representative of sea and land. Lai Mai Restaurant bar is a good spot for anyone to sit and chill. It serves eclectic beers, liquors and cocktails. Some of the favorites include an after dinner cocktail, the green ‘Grasshopper’ which is the blend of crème de cacao, crème de

menthe and fresh cream. Or you may try sipping a Pina Colada and chill with the gorgeous mix of white rum, pineapple juice and coconut milk. The restaurant becomes more energetic after sunset. So if you are looking for a place to boost up your appetite and make new friends, Lai Mai is the place. You will be entertained by a live band every day from 6:30pm until late except on Thursday which is reserved for a talented diva performance. Lai Mai Restaurant opens from 11:00am to 1am.

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Sawasdee Thai Cuisine | Karon Beach | Tel: 076 330 979 | www.phuketsawasdee.com

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Sawasdee Thai Cuisine is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Phuket, offering authentic Thai cuisine in elegant and peaceful surroundings in Kata Beach. Through Sawasdee Village’s lobby, the lush walkway leads you to a wooden Northern Thai architecture inspired dining pavilion where you can admire every little aspect that built this restaurant. The area is artfully filled with charming décor items and wooden furniture in neutral and warm tones that give a mild yet graceful dining atmosphere. The water fountains and ponds, carved elephants and gold painting on the pillars magnify the meticulous Thai-ness.

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It glows and looks more gorgeous with the prefect lighting in the evening. A dining experience here is more than a gastronomic adventure. The restaurant serves all day dining from 6am to 11pm. An experienced chef and friendly staff make sure your dining will be an unforgettable experience. They offer you a comprehensive list of all-time favorites and some seafood dishes. Fresh and quality ingredients are guaranteed. Kick-start with hot hors d’oeuvres to boost your appetite. The combination includes satay, fish and shrimp cakes, and golden bags served with four different dips. Another recommended dish is Goong Sarong, an excellent choice for everyone in the family.


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Delectable and Elegant Thai Dining Experience

An all-time favorite, Tom Yum Goong is another dish worth a try here. Other selections to go with fragrant jasmine rice include varieties of Thai curries such as famous Chicken Massaman, Panaeng or Green Curry. Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup) is recommended as an introduction to Thai food as its taste is mild and not too spicy to start with. Spicy fish herb salad is savory, aromatic with various Thai herbs. The fish fillet is tender yet sweet because of its freshness. It becomes a flavorful bite when eaten with sour-sweet-spicy sauce.

Seafood lovers can try Pla Nung Manow, a whole steamed white sea bass with a tangy lime and garlic sauce. The dish is simply delicious, refreshing and healthy. Theme night buffets are served occasionally at the nearby Al Majlis, which is great place to get together with your friends. Theme dinners can be also arranged occasionally. Please check for more information with the hotel. For a quick lunch, an à la carte menu is also available. Pad Thai is always a good choice and never fails to meet your expectation. Be sure to visit soon!

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A challenging

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Fun for Everyone!

Phuket Adventure Mini Golf

“OffCourse” Restaurant & Bar

Our signature thin crust homemade pizzas are served directly from the pizzaiola station. The menu includes a wide range of Thai- & international food as well as a great children menu. 10m well stocked bar with all of your favorite drinks and cocktails.

Open daily 11:00-23:00 Happy Hour 17:00-19:00 -Fully floodlit 18-hole course 72/44 Moo 3, Bangtao Beach Road, Soi 2 Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket Province 83110 076 314 345, 080 147 2468 www.phuketadventureminigolf.com www.facebook.com/phuketadventureminigolf

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“Natural Homemade Natural Taste” Homemade ice cream, Lavazza coffee, Smoothies and Cakes

Branch 1 : Central Festival Phuket (2nd Fl.) 076-209094

Branch 2 : Jungceylon (G.Fl) 076-366787

Ice cream wholesale : 081-4447524

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LAI MAI RESTAURANT,

Lai Mai Restaurant

66 Thaweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand. Tel: (0) 7629 2956-9 Fax: (0) 7629 2050 E-mail: reservation@baanlaimai.com, www.baanlaimai.com 37  www.phuket4seasons.com


Mamtrio Restaurant | Secret Cliff Restaurant Phuket | Patong Seafood Restaurant | Seafood @ Karon

[Signature Dishes ]

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lamb cutlets with mint pesto,ratatouille and sweet potato and red wine sauce

Pan-fried fish fillet with bell pepper cream sauce

Mamtrio Restaurant

Secret Cliff Restaurant

87 Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu District, Phuket, 83120 Tel: 0 7631 9619 Email: info@mamtrio.com www.mamtrio.com www.facebook.com/mamtrio

707 Patak Rd., Karon Cliff, Phuket 83100 Tel: 08 6470 2510 Fax: 0 7628 6703 E-mail: fb@phuketsecretcliff.com www.phuketsecretcliff.com

MAMTRIO RESTAURANT

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RESORT & RESTUARANT PHUKET


Lobster Sashimi

Lobster Thermidor

Patong Seafood Restaurant

Seafood @ Karon

130 Thaweewong Rd., Patong Beach,Phuket 83150 Tel: 0 7634 1244-5 Fax: 0 7634 1243

470/5 Patak Rd., T.Karon A.Muang, Phuket 83100 Tel: 0 7628 6744, 0 7628 6747 Fax: 0 7628 6754

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Les Anges

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Panwa Beach Resort Phuket

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Radisson Plaza

Sukko Spa

Baba Pool Club

Spice House Chaina Town D Wine

Katina Hotel

Blue Elephant

Khao Rang Breeze

Chicco Di Caffè Urban Food

The Nine

RPM Health Club

Blossom

Thai Naan Restaurant

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Brasserie

Baan Sea-Nam

Thavorn Hotel

Sino House

Kipling

Post Office

Eatzz Restaurant

Seahorse Circle

To Phuket Thai Cookery


Pan Yaah

Indochine Resort & Villas

Blue Marine Resort & Spa

Sea Pearl Villas

Patong Paragon Baan Kalim Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa

BYD Loft The Nap Novotel Vintage

La Boucherie

Royal Phawadee Village

Impiana Resort Patong Phuket Tiger Inn The Kee Resort

La Flora

The Surface Restaurant & Bar The Current of the Sea

Baan Kamnun

Sushi Box

R-Mar Resort & Spa Full Moon The Coffee Club Urban Food Sushi Box Chicco Di Caffè Spice House

Patong Seafood Mamma Mia

Kantok Restaurant Mercure Patong

Tri Trang Beach Resort RICE Restaurant

Centara Villas Phuket

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Centara Grand Phuket Best Western Ocean Resort Mali Seafood Karon Centara Karon Beach Sugar Palm Karon Resort Malai House

Two Chefs

Seafood@Karon Lana House & Restaurant

The Old Siam Restaurant

Boomerang Village Margherita Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

Two Chefs At Peach Mali Chic

Malisa Villa Suites Boathouse Wine & Grill Villa Elisabeth

Two Chefs

Kata Palm Resort & Spa

Mali Seafood Kata Sugar Palm Resort

Horn Grill Steakhouse

Sugar Palm Grand Hillside

Kata Thani Beach Resort & Spa

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To Phromthep Cape, Rawai, Ao Chalong


Villa Zolitude

Sandwich Shoppe

Rising Sun Residence Kitchen Plus Home Pro Village

Mai Khao Dream Natai 12 Kms.

Vset Restaurant

Sea.Fire.Salt Anantara

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Sala Phuket Renaissance Holiday Inn Maikhao Mai Khao Dream Serenity East 88 Beach Lounge

Centara West Sands

Dewa Resort

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Seafood

Baann Taley Angsana Laguna Tesco Lotus

Bake

Phuket Adventure Golf Restaurant Off Course Sunwing Resort Ceramics Kitchen Blue Siam The Surin Twinpalms Phuket Catch Beach Club Weaves Restaurant Mana Thai Cudos Restaurant

Print Kamala Resort

Kamala Beach Hotel

Andara Silk Restaurant Cape Siena Ayara Kamala

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64/6 Moo 6, Vises Rd., Tambol Rawai, Phuket 83130 Tel : 076-288656,Fax : 076288 851

Phromthep Cape Restaurant

Feel free to browse the wide selection of gifts in souvenir shop

Enjoy the freshest seafood, delivered daily, and delicious Thai cuisine, at one of the most romantic sunset restaurants on Phuket.


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Drive Way Patong Beach Lodge Rat-U-Thit Road

7-eleven

Christin Massage

Go to Kata,Karon Soi Kep Sab

Star Bucks

Mc Donald

Star Wars

KFC

Go to Phuket Town

PATONG BEACH LODGE

Holiday Inn Horizon Parking HORIZON PATONG

Thaveewong Rd. (Be ach Road)

Go to Kamala

Patong Beach

Karon Beach

Kata Beach To Phuket Town

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www.ceramicsofphuket.com

71/3 Vichitsongkram Rd., Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 7632-6870 Fax : +66 (0) 7620 2087 e-mail : info@ceramicsofphuket.com ext: Ms. Chernporn & Ms. Namphon

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Chalong -Cherng Cherng Talay – British Interntaional School Talay (Laguna entrance)

- Cherng – British International School ChalongChalong – Cherng TalayTalay – British International School

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Catch Beach Club Phuket’s Most Fashionable Beach Club

Luxury Brunch & Dinner Buffets Come and join our delicious daily Catch Brunch (12:00-15:00 hrs, from 790 ++) and Luxury Buffet Dinner (19:00-22:00 hrs, from 1,290 ++). Peak season surcharges apply from 24 Dec to 10 Jan: Brunch THB 990 ++, Dinner 1,490 ++.

We offer the finest selection of salads, pizzas, pasta, shawarma, Thai food dishes, rotisserie selections, a sushi and sashimi counter and much more. Sweets include the chocolate fountain with selections of fresh fruit, tiramisu, desserts by BAKE Bakery and Thai desserts.

catchbeachclub.com Catch Beach Club Surin Beach Road, Cherng Talay, Phuket 83110 t: +66 (0) 76 316567 f: +66 (0) 76 316599 e: book@catchbeachclub.com w: catchbeachclub.com 49  www.phuket4seasons.com


We warmly welcome all of the island’s guests and residents to enjoy Trisara’s award winning food, beverage and spa experiences Thailand’s most intimate and exclusive resort and spa

Located between Laguna and Nai Thon Beach 076310100 reservations@trisara.com

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Trisara Seafood

Phuket’s newest and most sophisticated yet casual oceanfront dining experience.

Sunday Jazz Brunch

Every Sunday, our beachfront bar exquisite tapas, live cooking stations, delicious seafood and Phuket’s best desserts. Trisara’s Kids Club welcomes all children with complimentary snacks. Restaurant Preview  50 11.30 am - 3.30 pm


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SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ITS BEST

Come and enjoy our unique flavours every

THB 3,490 per person including a bottle of Cham-

Sunday from noon to 3pm. Freshest selection

pagne per couple, (Brunch Only: THB 1,190 per

of Seafood, Oysters, Smoked Salmon, Roasts,

person). Prices subject to tax and service. Call

Cheeses, Chocolate Fountain with Fresh Ber-

076 316 577 and ask for Sunday Brunch res-

ries and our famous Crème Brûlée. THB 1,490

ervations.

per person including a bottle of Wine per couple,

www.twinpalms-phuket.com

Twinpalms Phuket Phuket’s Most Exciting & Stylish Contemporary Resort 106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Cherng Talay, Phuket 83110, Thailand t +66 (0) 76 316500, f +66 (0) 76 316599 51  www.phuket4seasons.com e book@twinpalms-phuket.com, w twinpalms-phuket.com


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