Visitors and Phuket locals alike are often stunned to discover the existence of real live angels inhabiting a most unlikely corner of Patong on the 9th floor of the unassuming Sky Condotel building just off Rat-U-Thid Road. Indeed the entrance to this little piece of paradise is also unimpressive as you ascend in a clunky old elevator through the tired interior of the building. But when the elevator doors finally slide open at the 9th floor and the superb international restaurant of the same name, it is like discovering your very own little slice of heaven………complete with attendant angels.
The 9th Floor is unquestionably one of Phuket’s most elegant restaurants and takes great pride in providing its huge following of local and international customers with the best in cuisine, wine and service. It’s a sort of heavenly temple celebrating the finest things in life and when those magical elevator doors open you’ll feel you’ve discovered a parallel universe of elegance, wonderful views over Patong,fabulous food and wine and of course beautiful ‘angels’ clad in alluring attire, greeting you with an inviting “Wai”.
So, what is it like to dine in a little slice of your very own heaven?
Well, as you drift into the 9th Floor’s welcoming space you’ll be impressed by the huge glass windows allowing wonderful vistas of Patong twinkling below you, with the Andaman Sea beyond. Sea breezes waft gently as you seat yourself at the welcoming bar which serves terrific cocktails, a great selection of international wines by bottle and glass, and local and international beers. Perhaps you’ll decide on a glass of chilled bubbly to start and with your first sip you’ll notice the sound of the cool jazz playing and the wine glasses sparkling in the candle-glow signalling the wondrous unfolding of your own heavenly evening.
One of the black-clad angels then appears as if by magic and hands you a menu. The doyen of the 9th Floor kitchen is famed internationally-trained Chef Wara Pakdeevirote who has been producing wonderful faire since the 9th Floor opened. Her menu features a wide selection of award-winning Mediterranean, meat and seafood dishes, as well as Alpine specialties and a superb selection of Thai dishes.
The angels in your piece of heaven are not just pretty faces however, as many have completed extensive sommeliers training and are only too pleased to guide you through the comprehensive wine list of over 300 labels with excellent geographic and varietal overage of all the very best in wine making.
The 9th Floor has featured in the Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants every year since 2009 and has established itself as a gem of good taste in the heart of Phuket. Truly whenever you want to enjoy heavenly food served by angels there’s nowhere else like the 9th Floor!
The 9th Floor Restaurant and Bar,
47 Rat-U-Thid Rd. Sky Inn Condotel, Patong 83150 Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 76 344 311 Mobile: + 66 (0) 8 107 92699