Patong’s The 9th Floor restaurant has been voted the best independent restaurant on Phuket in the inaugural 2017 “Exotiq Magazine Thailand Best of the Best” awards.
The Gold Award was made after Exotiq Magazine’s readers voted over an 18 week period.
Commenting on the Gold Award, The 9th Floor owner, Bart Duykers, said the “total gourmet solution” of three tasting menus with wine pairings offered in recent changes to the menu had been well received by guests.
“Our Angels (the 9th Floor hostesses) and the whole team were ‘in Heaven’ when we learned of the success. It has made all the hard work and willingness to think outside the box to create the most memorable dining experience possible on Phuket all worthwhile.
“We have worked hard to be innovative to offer a broader range of choices over the last year. Changes like the tasting menus, a feature of premium restaurants, have been appreciated by our local and international guests, and we will continue to introduce unique novelties to further enhance the experience.”
The permanent tasting menus, cover “Surf and Turf,” meat and seafood, which are all interchangeable according to guest’s wishes, plus optional wine pairings.
New signature dishes include beetroot and apple “millefeuille,” “salmon fillet “en papillote” and what Mr Duykers describes as the “runaway success” the US beef short rib, cooked sous-vide, a French method of slow cooking.
In addition there is the outstanding “Maria’s Affogato” dessert unique dining experience. This involves two of The 9th Floor’s “Angels” creating an exotic dish starting with an empty plate at the table.
Mr Duykers thanked the Exotiq Magazine readers for their support and commended the magazine publishers for their initiative in creating the awards.
The 9th Glass Wine Bar & Bistro, a stylish, 38 seat tapas restaurant has also opened at Surin Beach. Offering an extensive wine collection, food prepared and supervised by Chef Anthony and service by the “Angels,” The 9th Glass has been a perfect expansion for the The 9th Floor team.
Here’s their website if you want to see if Exotiq Magazine readers got their votes right 🙂
– Phuket Gazette