During our stay at Westin Phuket, rif and I got to sample the F&B offering that the resort has to offer – from robust Thai cuisine to hearty Italian favourites. We also enjoyed the room service since we spent most of our time in the villa.
At Prego by the Beach, we tucked into pizza margherita under Chef Roberto’s recommendations – a light yet satisfying starter that is best shared. Alternatively, try the warm rocket salad with Italian bacon, sautéed onion and cherry tomatoes; that makes for a refreshing start.
I was pretty thrilled to see tomato soup on the menu as that happens to be an all-time favourite of mine. Prego’s version was thick with a good balance of savoury, sweet and tangy. The lasagna al forno is work checking out – made to order, this was rich yet not overly cloying with a good balance of cheese, sauces and meat.
At EEST, tuck into delicious Thai dishes which goes best with steamed white rice. I loved the massaman curry with beef; fragrant from the roasted peanuts and flavourful from the spices. Don’t forget the tom yam seafood and Pad Thai while you’re there, as both are good in their own right.
They also have a teppanyaki corner for those who want something Japanese – so there’s a bit of something for everyone. I really enjoyed my meal here so if you don’t fancy hitting Phuket town for food, this is a good option.
Seasonal Tastes serves buffet breakfast in the morning and come lunch and dinner time, the restaurant features local, Indian and international choices. While I wasn’t that big a fan of their Indian offering, the Thai dishes were pretty good. I especially enjoyed the Tom Kha Kai, which was creamy, tangy and aromatic from the chopped lemongrass.
Prices are fairly reasonable (considering how it’s a 5-star resort), so room service wouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. A meal for two would set you back around USD25-30 (THB1,000 – 1,200) including taxes so that still beats getting out of bed or your private pool to catch a shuttle to town.
Note that if you’re staying in the villa, you get an option to have breakfast at EEST where bubbly is available. It’s quieter compared to Seasonal Tastes with a smaller but good enough selection to choose from. :)