A Local Dining Institution, “ Thong Dee - The Kathu Brasserie “ Opens Branch in Phuket Town as “ Thong Dee - The Town Bistro. “

          After opening their first restaurant in Kathu, Phuket in 2010, Chef Phonchan and Patrik Lundgren of Thong Dee – The Kathu Brasserie opens a second branch in Phuket Town under the bistro concept, Thong Dee – The Town Bistro. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          The 34 seater restaurant at 58 Ratsada Rd road, will allow for those vehically-challenged to easily access the bistro, which is located among the bustling cafes and bars, retro fashion boutiques, local craft shops and Sino portugese guesthouses that Phuket Town has become renowned for. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          Patrik, the co-founder of the Thong Dee Phuket brand expects that more of the local Thais, expats and tourists will happily welcome this convenience, comparative to the original location in Kathu, which has earned its own success as an off-the-beaten-track dining destination but has always proven a challenge at attracting a wider spectrum of the market here in Phuket.. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          The Bistro comes under the banner of  “Starters – Salads – Steaks – Sweets”, keeping the homely classic and deliciously simple offerings of the Kathu Brasserie menu, but without the additional of an extensive menu which includes a Kids Menu and Thai dishes. Patrik goes on further to explain “

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          The Bistro is more quaint in size but more “grown up”. No kids menu, no traditional Thai dishes, but good, wholesome European classics with Chef Phonchan’s original touches and some of my menu ideas”. Patrik also promises value for money as the menu intends to be in the affordable and accessible range, counting on repeat visits, multiple course meals and positive word of mouth. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          Starters will range from 100 THB – 320 THB, Salads 120 THB – 150 THB,  Mains 220 THB – 850 THB and Desserts: 80-240 and The Bistro menu will see some of their signature items, such as the CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT of oven baked chicken liver mousse with French cognac, the RIB-EYE OF BEEF 120 Day Aged Australian Grass Fed Beef, the CHEF’S DUCK SALAD, grilled on Volcano Stones and Patrik’s personal touch of GAMBAS “PIL PIL”, prawns sautéed in chili, garlic, olive oil & oregano

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          The open-front shop house restaurant is a striking view from the road with it’s warm glow, bold chequered tiles, window partitioned dining area and walls which hang colourful chalkboards that list affordable wines and weekly specials. Some of Patrik’s favourite pieces by local artists are also framed and displayed along the walls which he proudly introduces diners to each one, and explain their meaning. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          When asked about the style difference between the two restaurants, Patrik said, ”the ambiance is also more hip and it is the place you go to have a long relaxed meal or to have a couple of wines or beers before you hit the Town. It’s also has a lovely cosiness and warmth, so you can go on date or just have a chill dinner with friends or colleagues“. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          In the most furthest part of the dining room sits the tiniest kitchen, where you will find the ever-radiant Chef Phonchan, who has some genuinely mean cooking skills behind that smile. Trained by both her mother and a European Michelin Restaurant Chef, Chef Phonchan has made a mark for herself as the Buriram born-and-bred Thai who come to Phuket over 8 years ago with her husband Patrik, to open a restaurant, which has become a local sensation. Thong Dee – The Kathu Brasserie has been fluctuating from #1 and #2 ranking spot in Phuket on TripAdvisor for many years now. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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          The Thong Dee – The Kathu Brasserie is where Chef Phonchan developed and honed her skills to which International fans come to far and wide to experience her cuisine which range from Swedish Meatballs to Gambas “Pil Pil” and her signature Phat Krapao Ped (Duck with Spicy Basil Leaves) . Chef Phonchan is truly a versatile Chef who has mastered classics from all over the world but with her unique twist. Now, that the couple have expanded to Phuket Town, it is likely their brand of cuisine and restaurant style will become more recognised, with plans to expand further into other regions of Thailand and even Internationally. 

 

Thong Dee – The Town Bistro will officially open its doors to the public on 26th of July.
Bookings: +66 (0) 76 604 396 

Restaurant/Hotel Brand: Thong Dee – The Town Bistro
Address: 58 Ratsada Rd, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Restaurant phone number: +66 (0) 76 604 396
Restaurant email: contact@thongdee.com
Operating days/time: Tuesday – Saturday: 17:00 – 22:00
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Website: www.thongdee.com 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thongdeephuket/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thong.dee.kathu.brasserie/