For somewhere a little bit different and an extremely romantic setting book a table at Black Ginger while you’re in Phuket. Part of The Slate resort, Black Ginger is located in the middle of a lake so to reach the restaurant you are pulled across on a wooden platform (no quick escape here!).
The restaurant is entirely lit by torches and candles creating a peaceful and intimate atmosphere (although you may struggle to read the menu and good photos are rather difficult to obtain – apologies!).
On arrival there is the option to sit in or outside (why you would pick inside when the exterior was so beautiful and the weather so warm is beyond me!). They also give the ladies a flower which was a lovely touch; and throughout the meal the service remained very good.
To start we shared a mixed satay (pork, chicken and beef) and soft shelled crab – both were very tasty and the perfect starter size.
For main I had snowfish with red curry and jasmine rice, the fish was so tender and sweet with a delicious spicy curry sauce. I’ve never had snowfish before but I certainly would have it again! Charlie had a mild shrimp stir fry with lovely delicate flavours.
Drinkswise we started with cocktails (they have a good choice of unique signature cocktails so don’t miss out on one before your meal!) and then shared a bottle of wine. The waiters had good knowledge of which wine would suit your food, something that is quite rare in most Thai restaurants.
We picked Black Ginger for a special Valentine’s day treat and were not disappointed, although comparative to Thai restaurant prices this is definitely at the higher end of the scale.
Find Out More…
Black Ginger – https://www.theslatephuket.com/restaurants-bars/black-ginger/