Pavilions Resort Phuket has not only won international acclaim for its luxury, villa style, accommodation but it is also widely accepted as being amongst the premium resort properties on the Island. It also has one of Phuket's best kept wining and dining secrets, known simply, but so very accurately, as 360 Three Sixty.
This small, intimate alfresco dining and cocktail bar is located high above the villas and at the very pinnacle of a hilltop overlooking the sparkling Andaman sea. It shares its space with colourful tropical gardens, natural tropical forests and unbelievably beautiful panoramic views in every direction.
Inspired by nature the clever and elegant design features a sculptured upper and lower timber deck with discreet timber rails allowing almost unobstructed access to the oceans and mountains beyond. You really do feel like you're on top of the world as you relax at 360.
The lower deck is entirely open air, perfect for a relaxing time, with its comfortable lounge furniture and spacious layout. The upper deck shares a slightly more formal style of dining layout with the elegant island bar where you can sit and watch your exotic cocktails being created.
Only one more magic ingredient is needed to make this already breathtaking place, perfect. That is a team of dedicated, clever, professional staff which 360 has, in abundance. Courteous, unobtrusive, impeccably dressed and so very good at their work, the staff are delightful. But the best is yet to come as the Pavilions have also teamed together two extremely talented managers to make your wining and dining experience first class.
Calm and quietly spoken Khun Nun is 360's Beverage Manager, his natural charm and warmness to guests is living proof of Thai peoples amazing nature. Khun Nun has previously lived the temple life of an ordained monk, he now quietly meditates each morning and evening to enrich his life. Few people know that he also has a wild streak having won the National Thailand Cocktail championships. So rest assured your drink selections are in very good hands.
Here are a few of 360's signature cocktails Khun Nun expertly prepared for us:
Ginger and lemongrass - An unusual but delicious blend of lemon grass syrup, ginger, vodka and Sake.
Passion fruit Margarita - A wonderful citrus delight of passion fruit, lemon, tequila and triple sec
Coconut Malibu - A tropical favourite, fresh young coconut, lime leaf, gin and Malibu
Chilli Moon - A definite Thai influence of lime, vodka, triple sec and garnish of hot chilli
If you have a favourite cocktail or want to experiment just ask Khun Nun, sit back and let the fun begin.
The dining menu is designed by Food manager and Chef Aurelio Petraglia, who developed his love and enjoyment of food in his native town of Toronto, Canada.
His globe trotting and Island hopping lifestyle in search of new gastronomic skills have taken him from Canada to France. Bahrain, Dubai, Samui and Phuket, yet he is still only 35 yrs old.
His passion for delighting his guests with delicious and quality food selections is obvious. His face beams and hands gesticulate as he describes the wonderful fresh food available in Phuket. Your dining experience will be outstanding as Aurelio takes charge of your selections.
The fabulous menu features popular Thai and International dishes as well as mouth watering Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with special care. Chef Aurelio wants your dining experience to be special and a taste to remember.
If you need a light snack to accompany your cocktails why not try the Samosas with mango chutney, the Lamb Kebabs with cucumber sauce, Thai marinated chicken wings with ginger and lemon grass sweet chilli sauce or a delicious plate of pork ribs braised in smoked chilli BBQ sauce.
For a larger serve try the white snapper in hot basil sauce, local sole with roast garlic and ratatouille vegetables or a tenderloin of Australian Angus beef in red wine sauce.
For something Thai, you can't beat the Phat Thai or Green chicken curry, but if that's not tempting enough there is still Pasta and tasty selection of Mediterranean influenced dishes.
As the sun sets at 360 , the moon and stars join with the glittering lights of the villages far below. This is truly a magnificent wining and dining experience, indulge yourself once and you will always return.
Address: 360 Degrees: 31/1, Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket.
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