Getting a good steak in Phuket

CUT Grill & Lounge

The food in Thailand is awesome. No other way to put it. The restaurants can be amazing. But one thing I find myself missing is a good steak.

There are plenty of steaks in Thailand. But when it comes to finding something along the lines of "Morton's", "Ruth's Chris" or one of the many serious steakhouses in the United States, I have never seen anything that comes close.

That is until recently - when Khun Por and I went to Cherngtalay and had dinner and drinks at Cut Grill & Lounge. Situated on a lake with an excellent view of the sunset. 

Cut has  a large selection of grilled meats such as steak, lamb, pork, and chicken. I had the 1 1/2 to 2 inch thick steak in the picture above and it was delicious and cooked evenly and just as I asked. The sides and asparagus was also great.

The menu also includes tapas, seafood, pizza, and pasta. The cocktails were well made and didn't skimp on the "primary active ingredients".

Great seafood is easy to find in Phuket. Now it's great to see I can get a great steak.

the pool and lake at cut

The restaurant has a decorative pool just next to the lake.

turkey dinner

Christmas in Paradise

What you get...


A full Christmas dinner with the trimmings prepared by a quality local restaurant will be catered to your villa.


We will provide you with a server that will stay throughout the meal and take care of your needs. She will also clear up afterwards and leave you with a clean kitchen and dining area.

Full Service

The Coolwater is not just a a simple vacation rental. We always offer daily maid service, twice weekly linen changes, and an on-site estate manager from 9-5.

Dinner Selection

turkey dinner baked ham


Either turkey and stuffing or baked ham



Prepared as appropriate for the selected entre.


Seasonal vegetables grown locally in Thailand

mince pie


Your selection of fresh desert from the local bakery

Guests that prefer a more traditional Thai meal can substitute with something from the Curated Meals section of our dining menu.

There is a five to seven day minimum stay for our villas during the holiday season.

To reserve your stay with Christmas dinner included, just click the button below.


Nice restaurants in or near Kamala

Recently one of our villa owners was in Phuket and sampled some of our local restaurants. He found some nice places and I would like to share his findings with you.


Keemala Hotel and Spa
breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Excellent food and interesting views up in the forest; 5 minutes away
Really nice spot for a sunset cocktail and alfresco dining.
Focus on Thai and Indian food.

web site


HQ Beach Club
breakfast, lunch, & dinner
great food (Thai and Western wagyu burger)
Chill space with groove music,
Couches for use and nice tree shade.
Salas and cabanas for daily rental. Not cheap.

HQ web site
Twin Palms web site


The Deck
breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Thai style
A nice breakfast

web site


Pha Chom Tawan
lunch & dinner
Excellent local thai food at a reasonable prices.
A great elevated view of Patong and the sea.