Khao Rang Breeze, Phuket City
Telephone: 076 355772-5 081 5974354
Open: Lunch and Dinner
Address: 87/8 Moo 5 Rassada Phuket 83000
Style: European-Thai View Point
Price range: Neither fine dining nor great value. Somewhere in the middle. Rib-eye steak (660 baht) Pepper steak (660 baht) rock lobster (as available) roast duck a la orange (380 baht) chicken maryland (340 baht) yam puck salad (140 baht) frenchfries (100 baht) fish and chips (220 baht) yellow curry (160 baht) tom yum (190 baht) pineapple fried rice (120 baht) pad thai (120 baht) heineken/singha beer (140 baht) coke (50 baht) iced tea (100 baht).
Specialties: The view.
What Phuketwan says:Hilltop dining on Rang Hill can be a pleasurable experience. We tried the Breeze for lunch, enjoying the drive up the hill through the greenery, hoping for some cool pleasure at the top. The Breeze is a new addition, hanging off the hillside, replacing a humble cafe with a stylish modern affair. What we got wasn't quite what we expected. Instead of a chance to kick back and listen to the crickets, casting an eye over the red roofs of Phuket City's rapidly expanding suburbs, we had to listen to Thai hip-hop. It's strange, really, to go to a hilltop restaurant among the trees, where the birds pursue the insects in front of your noses, and to be ''entertained'' by any kind of unnecessary music at all, let alone hip-hop. The two curries and the spring rolls we ordered were quite good, although the prices were a little higher than at the bottom of the hill. However, after the first of the main meals had been delivered, we had to go chasing serves of rice. The restaurant provides quality wooden chairs and tables, inside and on a balcony expanse, and when the breeze does arrive it tumbles leaves from the trees onto the tables. We also noted there were no toothpicks, something most people are used to finding at Phuket restaurants. Perhaps a few more months will see the Breeze blowing more strongly.
How to find it: Head up Rang Hill from the intersection of Maeluan Road and Pitipat Road in Phuket City. The Breeze is next to the car park.
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