We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tavern The Best”
Review of The Tavern

The Tavern
Reserve with Chope
The Tavern is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #4 of 194 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Description: The Tavern sportbar&restaurant is located in the centre of Kata tourist area inside a busy soi . Tourists and holiday makers are always made to feel at home in the relaxed and familary atmosphere!Serving thai and European food,cocktails,wine and icecold beer! Open since 1 april 2005 The Tavern has been entertaining guests in Kata successfully for many years.5 TV screens,showing all NRL,AFL,SUPER RUGBY EPL AND F1 also a free pooltable and other games.
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed 10 nights in Kata in March of which I spent 8 nights in the Tavern the other 2 nights it was closed.
Great friendly atmosphere a must place to visit. John is the perfect front man makes you feel right at home.
We were never short of people to have a chat with and make friends with. Whether you just want a quick drink or a stay behind into the early hours this is the place. It is just off the Main Street so you do not get the hustle and traffic noise,absolute perfect location.
If you are looking for good food look no further this place is a dream whether you want English or Thai they are both delicious, Meow (Johns wife) is one great cook should be on Master Chef. All the food is fresh and cooked to your liking.
This is a place where you will not get ripped off, the price of the food and drinks are very reasonable and a good variety.
Thank you John for making us have a perfect holiday we will never forget our trip to The Buda, The Ship Inn, The hotel and most of all THE TAVERN.
Doug & Carole

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LightPacker768853
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (462)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

144 - 148 of 462 reviews

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I've been coming to Phuket 2 -3 times a year for the past 8 years and have eaten and consumed many beers in most bars and restaurants in the area! Two years ago I found the Tavern and now make a beeline there every night, the choice of drinks available is very plentiful and in my opinion the food is second to none!! John and his staff are all extremely friendly, helpful and always keen to please. The tavern has become a very popular place to go so it would be my advice to pop in at the start of your holiday because like me I'm sure you'll want to return again and again!!
My advice, don't miss out on the Tavern!!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Richard H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 April 2018

If you’re staying near Kata, The Tavern is the place to watch sport. A great bar, good food and excellent host and team of staff. I went to watch two Liverpool matches there during my holiday and despite John being and Man U fan (never mind) he made us feel so welcome and like a local. I ll certainly be back next time I’m in Phuket.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank greigy007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner found this place on trip advisor two days before we were set to leave Thailand. Well let’s just say after the first visit we decided to spend our last evening here too.

Food is not only tasty but a generous portions are given. Good selection of cocktails and Ales.

John the owner and his team well and truly made me and my boyfriends stay that bit more special, and I can’t wait to see them again next year :) some people just get how to make people feel welcome and go that extra mile for you. This place is just that.

If you are ever in Kata this place is a must.

Sabrina and Joe xxx

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank sab188
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve spent two weeks in Kata and about 5 of those nights we’ve eaten/drank in this bar. This isn’t just a sports bar, it serves the best food in Kata. Minnie’s food is amazing, every single dish we had was delicious. Tip - try the chicken/pork chilli paste you won’t be disappointed. The Tom Yam was the best I’ve ever had. The girls and John work so hard at peak times and they take the time to get to know people a little and make everyone feel welcome. The bar is always well stocked as you can see in the photos and the San Mig on draught is perfect after a long day in the sun. After spending so many nights here eating and drinking we feel like we’re leaving having made friends for life and we can’t wait to come back for more! John is really knowledgable about the area and will always share his tips on trips and places to visit, he even recommends other bars and restaurants to try. A really honest lovely bloke. If you’re lucky he might even take you out for a couple when his bar closes. Thanks for the memories guys, see you next time! Davie & Brogan

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Brogz15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Tavern also viewed


Been to The Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing