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The Surface Bar and Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Australian
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Patong Beach Road | North of Bangla Road and Beach Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just arrived in Phuket after 21 hours travel and after climbing the stairs and traversing various rooftops on a humid and balmy night, the view, service and food were definitely worth it. The staff are so welcoming and with it also being our anniversary it was even better to be seated at a table at the front overlooking... More 

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Thank lunks100
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had gone to The Surface Bar, hoping to enjoy view of the bay and have a relaxing drink. Located at the 3rd floor of La Flora Resort at Patong, it is not surprising that trees in front of The Surface Bar have grown so tall that view of the bay is blocked. Most disappointing was the drinks I had. I... More 

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1 Thank Ivy L
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We seen this place during the day and decided to come back for dinner, first off beautiful view of the big cruise ship in the bay, staff were friendly and good service, we got complementary bread on our table and my partner said it the best food he's had our whole stay in Patong. Huge selection of cocktails and well... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I have to say we were left a bit disappointed with this place. It did have a beautiful view of the sunset. We had set up a reservation, and our table was not ready on time. No sweat and we didn't mind, we get it, you can't rush patrons off a table. When we got a table and ordered, we... More 

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Thank boweryMike
London, United Kingdom
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562 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Great place for sunset drinks. Just across the street from Bangla Road, it's a bar at La Flora hotel. Made reservation before arriving and they were really helpful and informative. Upon arrival, the bar was practically empty. Not sure why... But anyway when we wanted to order food, there was practically almost nothing available. We finally came to Mango Sticky... More 

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Thank Yvonne Y
Brisbane, Australia
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247 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We had a very enjoyable night, the view over the water, watching the sun go down set the mood. The food was very nice and the service friendly and efficient. Overall a very pleasant evening

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1 Thank pptuck
sydney
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237 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Great place to have a drink and watch the sunset. Stay on for dinner and the food is delicious. Very comfortable setting for drinks and separate dining area make it an enjoyable place to spend some time. I agree with previous comments about the food being a bit pricey but if you want the setting, then you pay the price.... More 

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Thank canddsyd
London
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

This is a roof top restaurant in La Flora hotel. which has beach access and provides a comprehensive view of Patong Beach and the sea. Great for sunset viewing over dinner. Once the sun has set the restaurant provides a nice ambience for some quiet drinks and more food if required. The menu provided a good range of dishes to... More 

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Thank DavisR69
Durban, South Africa
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

While the setting is beautiful and the service is good, the rest is just plain awful. It is well over-priced and certainly contains no value for money. One of our party had the mixed grill - when it came the pork was raw, like you find in the food section of a supermarket. He also had to wait the longest... More 

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1 Thank Hawagner
Hong Kong
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Having read some reviews here that commented on the price of food being high, we deliberately walked past several seafood restaurants on the main road that had seafood on display to compare prices. For tiger prawns, some were up to 260b/100g, and at street food stalls they were 150b/100g. So 240b/100g at the Surface is not the cheapest, but then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Australian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Patong Beach Road | North of Bangla Road and Beach Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Kathu  >  Patong

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?