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Rum Jungle Cafe rocks Phuket

Rum Jungle Cafe – Rawai, Phuket does surprise the casual diner. RunJungle-TA-3 Tucked into a loud corner of Rawai’s very busy Sai Yuan Road, the restaurant is the surrounded by a small cluster of nocturnal establishments unique to Thailand’s entertainment industry.

Rum Jungle Cafe Rawai Phuket chef Antonio Bruno

Don’t mess with chef – Antonio Bruno aka ‘Tony Tiara’

Seaside it is not. Yet Rum Jungle Cafe’s funky ambiance and excellent Italian-Mediterranean food earned it a Trip Advisor’s top 20 restaurants in Rawai ranking plus an army of loyal customers. However this fork uses instinct, not reviews, to make key restaurant decisions. And this well placed restaurant is worth a culinary ‘rumble-in-da-jungle’.  Almost every dish served (or drink for that matter) kicks ass. Chef Antonio Angelo Bruno is a proud Australian-Italian who presides over Rum Jungle Cafe with an iron fist (and very sharp knives). He demands perfection, and what he can produce from his tiny kitchen and serve in this 40-seat restaurant is just short of amazing. His ‘big board’ includes what many believe to be Phuket’s best daily specials (subject to availability), complemented by a concise two page regular menu that delivers like a boss.

Rum Jungle Cafe Italian Food Rawai Phuket Lamb Shank

Order Lamb Shank and tell them Sam sent you

Just a few best sellers include Hummus and Baba Ganoush with pita bread, or the daily fish special Mahi Mahi (or Silverjack) with avocado, cucumber and tomato salsa. Pasta favourite Spaghetti Frutti di Mare is prepared with the freshest available local seafood in white wine or tomato sauce. Local Thais like to request extra chilies and take this dish to another level. Tuna Tartar is another delicious Rum Jungle Cafe board special that is prepared with fresh Bluefin tuna, tomatoes, red onion, capers, cornichon and served with toasty baguette slices. Finally, pig out on Rum Jungle Cafe’s most popular dessert, profiteroles.

Rum Jungle Cafe Rawai Phuket portfiterolls

Rum Jungle Cafe’s famous profiteroles

It features house-made pastry puffs piled into a sumptuous, luscious mound and packed with vanilla ice and topped with chocolate ganache and vanilla cream (pictured under large breast logo below). It lines the stomach very nicely before the multiple Mount Gay Rum and cokes start to flow. Rum Jungle Cafe – Rawai, Phuket serves dinner nightly from 5:30pm to 10:30pm; drinks late until 01:00am. It is also open for lunch Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 3pm. hotel deals in phuket

Rum Jungle Cafe – Rawai, Phuket does surprise the casual diner.  Tucked into a loud corner of Rawai’s very busy Sai Yuan Road, the restaurant is the surrounded by a small cluster of nocturnal establishments unique to Thailand’s entertainment industry. Seaside it is not. Yet Rum Jungle Cafe’s funky ambiance and excellent Italian-Mediterranean food earned it …

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2 comments

  1. This article failed to mention a couple of amazing Rum Jungle classics – The lamb shank is simply divine, and the pana cotta is absolutely to die for. Stunning food and ambiance make Rum Jungle an incredible dining experience, but the top quality service and literally makes it dining heaven. Easily the best place to eat in Rawai.

    • Monkey T

      Right you are Sam and thank you for pointing this out. We have changed text and photo to place the Lamb Shank on its proper pedestal. However so much good food so little space

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