At Karon Beach Square, walk only 5 minutes
from Karon Circle toward Kata Beach.
Open time: Daily 5pm-1am
Resevation: Tel: 0 7639 6139www.karonbeachsquare.com
A newly-opened restaurant and bar with contemporary café style food and superb drinks by professional mixologist.
Only metres from Karon Beach, Mövenpick’s Karon Beach Square is the only complete ‘dining and chill’ destination of its type in the south of Phuket, with four very different dining options, a great range of local and imported beers, a fine selection of premium wines and spirits and a professional mixologist – who doubles as a juggler!
Café Studio is a great place to relax and the perfect place to laze away an afternoon. Just watch the world go by or plug in your laptop in the library and take advantage of the free WiFi! Whether you’re there for just a few cool drinks or a refreshing feast, you won’t be disappointed. Marinated Seafood, Greek Salad and Pia-Diavolo Pizza are typical menu items.
For dinner, wander over to El Gaucho Steakhouse for a Brazilian Currasco treat or some perfectly grilled pieces of meat. Choose à la carte or go for the all-you-can-eat Churrasco option, helping yourself to an abundant array of salads and choosing your meats from the sword. The succulent Australian Angus Grain Fed Beef Tenderloin is ‘pick of the bunch’, but must-try other meats include Rib Eye, T-Bone, Lamb Chops and the famous El Gaucho Spare Ribs. And a special treat: choose from more than 20 different home-made mustards and sauces to accompany your dinner.
Next on the agenda, if you fancy oriental instead of Latin American, upstairs you’ll find Orient Asia. Here, the décor speaks of Asian influences with red wall panels, subtle back lighting and contrasting dark wood furniture. Decorative Chinese urns and bottles occupy the shelves along the walls.
Here you’ll be pampered with Asian delights such as Thai Warm Shrimp Salad with lemongrass-mint leaf, Tom Kha Gai (spicy chicken and herbs cooked in coconut milk soup), Roast Duck Saigon or Steamed Whole Sea Bass with Lime garnished with chilli, garlic and coriander.
For a change of pace and style, move on over to “upbeat and buzzing” Mint, with its lively ambience and not-too-loud music. While this is a very much a family orientated restaurant, there’s a lot going on, including frequent theme nights. Dinner is a choice of à la carte or help-yourself from the well-stocked carvery and buffet.