NO doubt about it, Putahracsa Hua Hin is one of the city's finest boutique resorts. Modern, spotless, spacious, and superbly operated, it has everything a guest needs for a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay.
So it should come as no surprise, then, that the resort's Beach Club & Restaurant, Oceanside, serves up a great experience for both lunch and dinner.
Executive Chef Wittawat Sornsomrith’s carefully crafted menu features Thailand's best-loved dishes alongside a selection of Pacific Rim-inspired creations and barbecued premium meats served straight from the grill. So you could start with a spicy local favourite such as Papaya Salad (B250++), say, then follow up with an impressive slab of Australian beef tenderloin (B1,100++), or Salmon steak (B500++). Plenty of exciting ways to combine flavours, here.
Recent additions to the menu, and highly recommended, are the Tian of seared Ahi Tuna (with cumin and spiced lentils, roasted artichoke hearts and marinated mushrooms. B340++), Tuna tartar (with wasabi and ginger, seaweed pickles. B340++), and Encrusted beef tournedos (mildly spiced cumin crust, sweet potato sticks, red madras sauce and balsamic reduction. B1,100++). The quality of the ingredients shines through in every flavour-packed bite, especially the beef tournedos, whose red madras sauce packs a pleasant punch.
Being a Beach Club as well as a restaurant, Oceanside serves a decent selection of classic and signature cocktails (starting at B250) and has a great wine list too – starting at B320 by the glass; and ranging from B1,600 to B5,900 by the bottle.
After lunch or dinner you can sink into a deep-seated oversized sofa and simply relax and lap up the atmosphere. Every Friday and Saturday night (6pm-9pm) the Tiny Band performs soul classics; DJ Bond spins the best of groove, chill out and pop music every Saturday (9pm-11pm); and singer Pamela D showcases her amazing voice every Sunday (noon-3pm). Well worth a visit.
Oceanside opens every Sun-Thurs from 11am-11pm, and Fri-Sat from 11am-1am.
22/65 Nahb Kaehat Rd. Hua Hin, 032 531 470 putahracsa.com