Restaurant Review: Big Fish in Phuket Serves Up Big Flavours

Big Fish is one of five food and beverage outlets at the Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. The eatery serves an international menu at lunch and dinner, specializing in seafood and steaks. The dining area overlooks the Andaman Sea.  

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Big Fish, the fine-dining restaurant at the Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa Nai Yang Beach. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Big Fish is the signature restaurant at the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, the most sumptuous resort hotel in this part of the popular Southern Thai island.

Surely one of the best restaurants in Phuket, the sophisticated eatery is one of five food and beverage outlets at the hotel.

Other outlets include an all-day dining restaurant that serves sumptuous buffets at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a bar serving beverages and Italian fare, a lobby lounge serving beverages and burgers, sandwiches, and cakes, and a poolside venue serving beverages and as well as local dishes and Western favourites.

Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves an international menu focusing on seafood sourced from local fishermen and the finest steaks imported from Australia.

I had dinner at the stylish restaurant on the second night of my two-night hosted stay at the Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa Nai Yang Beach.

First Course

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Photo Credit: Marriott Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.

Pumpkin Soup – For my first course, I ordered Pumpkin Soup, a cream soup consisting of pumpkin, pistachio, and sea prawns.

Main Course

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Photo Credit: Marriott Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.

Australian Wagyu Beef Tenderloin – For my main course, I ordered Australian Wagyu Beef Tenderloin.

It was served with a choice of peppercorn sauce, barbecue barbecue sauce, Northeastern Thai style chili dip, red wine sauce, or Bearnaise sauce and a variety of side dishes.

I asked for my steak to be cooked rare and served with red wine sauce and truffle mashed potatoes.

Dessert

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Photo Credit: Marriott Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.

Mango Sticky Rice – I was already full, but I couldn’t help ordering a Thai dessert! They are so totally different from Western desserts, I simply couldn’t resist ordering one. It was served with coconut ice cream.

Wine

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Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Pinot Noir – My mouth-watering dinner was washed down with a glass of  Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 by Brandcott Estate, New Zealand.

The Ambiance …

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Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Photo Credit: Marriott Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.
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Photo Credit: Marriott Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.

A fine-dining restaurant, Big Fish has both indoor and outside seating, and the views at sunset are breathtaking.

The Verdict …

The pumpkin soup was rich and velvety. The steak was cooked to perfection, and the red wine sauce and truffle mashed potatoes were the perfect complements to it.

I asked the maitre d’ to suggest a wine to accompany my steak, and he suggested a glass of  Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 by Brandcott Estate, New Zealand.

It was a match made in heaven.

The dessert was sweet indulgence. It might not be traditional, but I love pairing Thai desserts with Italian espresso.

I ordered a double espresso to wash down my mango sticky rice, and it was a wise decision.

I absolutely loved the food, the surroundings were very sophisticated, and the service was impeccable!

I give this restaurant two enthusiastic thumb’s up!

Where

Big Fish Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, 92 – 92/1 Moo 3, Sakoo Talang, Nai Yang Beach, Phuket, Thailand.

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3 Replies to “Restaurant Review: Big Fish in Phuket Serves Up Big Flavours”

  1. Ha, I hope visitors are not hungry when they come here. Based on the photos pirtipor are rather small, perhaps I’m missing the point. Personally I stay away from pricy tourists joints and head straight for the good old fashioned local chow…

    1. One of the good things about Thailand is that the minute a luxurious hotel opens, family run eateries pop up right outside. I remember walking down the beach and finding a couple of family run restaurants a short walk from the hotel. A bit further down the beach – near The Slate – were NUMEROUS restaurants serving all kinds of food. Many of them had tables right on the sand.

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