Baan Klung Jinda Restaurant, Phuket Town
Phuket Town , Phuket
Tel: 66 76 221 777
Concierge.com's insider take:
This venerable building, an imposing 1907 mansion sitting behind a stately lawn, once served as the residence of the provincial treasurer. Today it's the place to go if you want to dress up for dinner. There are two opulent dining areas plus a smattering of private rooms, a jazz pianist plays in the main lounge, and the wine cellar is prodigious (never mind that it's on the second floor). The kitchen claims to serve recipes reproduced from antiquity, but who's to say? Dishes such as deep-fried shrimp wrapped in yellow egg noodles are certainly interesting, but almost besides the point. It's just a good excuse to check out the building. Closed Sundays.