Eating Out: The Lunch Room
Update 2013. Not open any more! But in the same area you can find several good places such as "Bits 'n' Bites", "Da Sandro" and "Green Iguana".
I don't think there's any mention of this place anywhere on the web yet... well, it only opened a few weeks ago. The Lunch Room is in the Kathu area of Phuket, close to Kathu Waterfall (coming from Patong you'd go just past the waterfall road - Soi Namtok Kathu - and The Lunch Room is on the right side). This area of Kathu is being built up rapidly - lots of new houses around here, and it's also just a couple of minutes from the Loch Palm Golf Club. We live in Kathu and we know the owners of The Lunch Room pretty well - she used to work with my wife years ago in the dive shop - and her husband was a dive instructor too!
The Lunch Room is open every day except Sunday and does Thai food, all day breakfasts, some excellent baguette sandwiches, great big burgers, salads, spaghetti, coffee, cakes... Yes, it's not on the tourist trail, but if you are exploring in the Kathu area, it's a good option for a late breakfast, lunch or early dinner. In fact not too many other options around there except noodles and food stalls around the local market!
We sometimes just call in for a chat and a cappuccino - much bigger and better value than Starbucks. Patong Beach has about 5 of them now - I say support your local independent coffee shop! And while you're at it - have a real burger at The Lunch Room and give McDonalds a miss! The burgers are big and bold and chunky and I do like to have one now and then washed down with a couple of cold Chang beers. They have some TV's in the restaurant and I sometimes head over on a Saturday evening to watch the English football.
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