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“Great view and best fried calamari ever”
Review of THE DECK

THE DECK
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Ranked #17 of 147 Restaurants in Kamala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 45
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Thai
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Good for: View
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: *Just Opened in December 2014* Situated on the Andaman water at Kamala Beach, THE DECK restaurant embraces expansive views across the water spanning from the southern point of Kamala Beach to the Northern point of Kamala Beach let's not forget also the mountain views. THE DECK features a stylish bar and variety of dining options including banquette lounges, traditional seating, communal tables and dining on the outdoor terrace. The venue is perfect for sharing small plates with friends, celebrating special occasions and group functions. THE DECK Restaurant menu is designed by Kevin B Jamieson GM & EC as a range of dishes for individuals or as a shared selection. Executive chef Kevin B Jamieson has been with The Deck since it opened. Previously working as head chef at the decadent Le Meridien, Movenpick and many more around the world his vast knowledge and experience ensures THE DECK is at the forefront of Phuket dining. THE DECK Restaurant is 'the new hot spot' on the Kamala Beach Phuket scene. Bienvenue au Deck Restaurant nous parlons Francais juste a demander pour Kevin! Notre cuisine consiste de poisson locale et viande avec une fusion Asiatique et Thai. Merci
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to chill and have great THAI food. The drinks menu is rich and the food is just delicious. The prices make additional value for money: 3 starters, 2 mains, desert, 2 lemonades, one tea 1600BHT

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

First for the positive comment. Decided to go to a nice place for an afternoon lunch, set atop Kamala Beach, the view is picture perfect.

Mussels dish was ill prepared, but still served. Looked like they were not fresh. When served they were closed. As far as I know, when mussels are cooked they must be open, if they don't open they were dead before you prepared them and must be thrown away. Needless to say, don't order Mussels at this restaurant.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Nice little restaurant with a great view of kamala beach, we had lunch menu was a mix of Thai and western, the service was great very friendly and we had a nice lunch.

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jimKTG, Owner at THE DECK, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor, our menu is a mix of both Thai and western dishes to suite everyone’s pallet that offers a light lunch option as well as something more filling.
Our evening menu is mainly Thai fusion with a selected few western dishes again to suite our guests.
Whether its Thai dishes with a twist or a great western style steak we offer everyone a great choice with fantastic views over Kamala Bay
Come try us, you won’t be disappointed.
Jim & all the team at THE DECK KAMALA

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you just want a lovely view then this place is for you....We went for breakfast as we were told it was the place for great Eggs Benedict, well it was the worst Eggs Benedict I have ever had. The Hollandaise sauce is whats makes the dish & this did not have the Hollandaise. It was tasteless. Having said that, the poached eggs we cooked perfectly. The latte was cold and had to ask for it to be re heated as was the Americano. The service was very average and the staff had no personality. Being breakfast, the last thing we wanted was to be subjected to loud dance music. Apart from the lovely view of Kamala beach, we won't be going back.

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jimKTG, Owner at THE DECK, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you for your review but sad to read that your breakfast experience was not up to the standard we like to think we offer. We are well known in Kamala for our EGGS BENEDICT so I am confused to read that it was not up to scratch. I note that you state there was no Hollandaise sauce in the Eggs Benedict, maybe the waiter misunderstood your order and gave you pouched eggs instead. Our breakfast and lunch menus have pictures to try and eliminate any misunderstandings (a point and order type menu) as the staff are Thai (by law) and we have many nationalities dining with us.
During high season (dec-late march) we service 2 hotel for buffet style breakfast serving approximately 2,400 meals per month and sometimes we do get it wrong and for that I am truly sorry, please come try us again (after 10.30am during peak season) for a complimentary EGGS BENEDICT and LATTE if you are in PHUKET just tell the staff you are jims guests.
Loud music has been rectified and is not the normal music we play.
Again thank you for bringing all the above to my attention it is important to us to hear the good and the bad.
Regards
Jim

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was roaming through that part of Kamala ,beautifull area with no crowd, noise and only villas and good hotels around.
My friend and I have spotted the Deck from the street and got there for the first time.
We had excellent diner with three seafood starters to share and two main courses.
Every ingredient was fresh, very well treated, the vegetables perfectly steamed , the meat soft and juicy( duck breasts). There is a touch of french cuisine in some dishes and that was very positive. Also good choice for the house wine.
Service is very well organised, speaking very decent English. At the end we met the owners and managers who were very polite and had a nice chit chat with us.

If you are looking for quiet terrace with seaview, mix of french, european and thai dishes, I would recommend the Deck.
You can expect a litlle bit above average prices comparing with the same concept, which is not some classy, fancy, modern place.

Best of luck and Regards

Milos and Nikola from Serbia

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jimKTG, Owner at THE DECK, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Hi Milos and Nikola from Serbia,
We thank you for taking the tie you write such a detailed review and that you enjoyed you dining experience with us, YES we are on the more quiet side of the beach overlooking the whole of Kamala bay, we pride ourselves in offering a great range of dishes with quality ingredients and a twist. Our concept is a little above a standard style restaurant but a little lower than a fine dining restaurant but with the same service and dishes as are offered at some of these high end restaurants on the island. Our plate size is generous and filling so make sure you are hungry when visiting us.
Thanks again, safe travels
Jim/Kevin and all the staff at THE DECK KAMALA

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