Baan Rim Pa
How to get there
North of Patong overlooking Patong Beach to Kalim Beach (opposite Novotel Resort).
Latitude / Longitude: 7.90760, 98.29659
Our Locals' Tip: Phuket expats know that Baan Rim Pa is THE Thai restaurant in Phuket to go to. The food is outstanding and the views of Kalim Bay are spectacular. Go for sundowners and stay for the sounds Tommy Doyle on the piano.
Baan Rim Pa, founded by international restaurateur Tom McNamara, is one of the best-known restaurants in Thailand. Retired, but looking for a new challenge, McNamara converted his Thai-style cliff top house into a Thai restaurant offering Royal Thai Cuisine. Stunning views over Kalim and Patong bays combined with international standards of food and service to catapult Baan Rim Pa to the forefront of Phuket dining.
On the headland between the north end of frenetic Patong Beach and tranquil Kalim Bay, Baan Rim Pa is an oasis of peace and quiet, broken only by the sounds of world-famous pianist Tommy Doyle's jazz, blues and Broadway standards and the whisper of the surf breaking gently on the rocks below.
Complementing the restaurant's fine Thai cuisine are La Comanche Wine and Cigar Bar and 'The Collection', a Thai handicrafts boutique.
As a sign of its excellence, Baan Rim Pa has achieved numerous accolades, including WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE 'Award of Excellence' 2002 - 2012, ASIA TRAVEL TIPS 'Premier Travel Award' and TIME MAGAZINE 'Best of Asia'.
A mark of Baan Rim Pa's special place among Phuket restaurants is its appeal to a broad clientele: tourists looking for a unique Thai dining experience, romantic honeymoon couples and Thai and expatriate residents entertaining family, friends or overseas visitors all find their way to Baan Rim Pa.
Best For Whom:
- Mature Travellers
Best For What:
- A Bit of Romance
- A View To Die For
- Live Music
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