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“Good view and good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of RockPool Samui

RockPool Samui
Ranked #92 of 440 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: RockPool delivers a culinary experience that combines the best of east and west in a setting that is nothing short of breathtaking. Appropriately named, this elegant dining spot sits just inches from the spray and foam of the sea. The open plan of the decked terrace offers our discerning clientele an unparalleled view and proximity to the ocean and coastline to make the overall experience of a visit to Rockpool truly unforgettable. Executive Chef Lucas Leonardi Varin's well balanced menu reflects the relaxed resort atmosphere with a casual all day dining menu consisting of light, fresh cuisine. Crisp salads and ceviche's, comfort sandwiches, wraps and burgers are featured along with a carefully selected range of regional Thai cuisine. For a heartier selection the grill kitchen flames local seafood and imported meats. For a refined dining experience, Chef Lucas brings his Michelin star training to the forefront with an interchanging special menu highlighting the freshest ingredients with an international array of flavors and fine dining technique.
Jersey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Good view and good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Booking this restaurant after seeing the handout in the airport as I landed I could see it looked good and served the kind if food which I like. The outdoor seating area is amazing with a good view over the bay. A buggy service from the reception to the beach was provided as it would have been rather a long walk. They gave us a snack menu first which wasn't very good but after getting the proper menu the food picked up. Food came in good time and at once which is rare in KS and there was a nice gap between the courses. Good setting, good staff and good food :)
Only problem for me was there was NO OYSTERS!!
Do not advertises yourselves as a oyster bar if you have none!

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“New Years Eve!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I came here for New Years Eve and what an amazing night it was! There was music, a magician, spectacular fireworks (along the whole coast thanks to neighboring hotels) and after the countdown we got to set of Chinese lanterns. The wine and champagne were flowing by the gallon and the staff were all so accommodating and willing to cater to each of our needs, including the food and beverages manager who makes a real effort to make sure you're having a good time. This was my first NYE out of my native country and it was an amazing experience, I will definitely be going back to the Rock Pool Bar while I'm on Samui. Thanks for a great night!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Excellent Sunday Brunch!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

We are from South Africa and thought we would try the Sunday Brunch at Rock pool - what a lovely treat we were in for .... it was spectacular! - oysters to start with followed by a wide spread of cold and hot food on the buffet :) lovely wine and cocktails overlooking the most spectacular view ! The Staff were friendly , attentive and helpful and The manager Scott was excellent!!! My family and I will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful day out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Meegan L
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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
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“Incompetent staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

We booked a nice table outside. When we arrived, a lady told us that the club electric cars are discharged and will be ready after dinner, so we had to walk to the restaurant (not too far, but hard pent). First deception. Luckily, on the way to go, it goes down. My girlfriend was craving for oysters. Not available, sold out... Second deception. Then the dinner goes more or less alright (besides a long waiting time for the main course). At the end, we pay the bill, even leave a tip (why!? I am still wondering...) and go to the reception of the restaurant to wait for the club car. Full as we were, walking that hard pent wouldn't be pleasant at all. And guess what? Club cars still not available two hours later. So we took a walk... Third deception. Then, when arriving at the main entrance where we first met the lady, she was still there. But as soon as she saw us, she ran to hide in a corner and we never saw her again. Great courage, doesn't even want to bother for an apology. Fourth deception. We then had to head back to our hotel, located nearby. The receptionist asks us to pay a price twice more expensive than what I was told over the phone for their limousine service. Fifth deception by trying to overcharge us. We had to insist to get the normal price (which is already a rip off). And finally, cherry on the cake and sixth deception, no discount at all after all that! And only one smile and a small apology would have made us forget about all that and enjoy the night... Next time, dear lady, assume your responsibilities.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Julien C
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2 reviews
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“Poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Bland food, clueless staff, no deserts available. Underwhelming to say the least. Happy to pay top dollar for good food, our meal (8 people) was not worth 10% of the price we paid.

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Thank Ivan Z
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