Ad: Kata Beach, located on the corner of the new road with the Dome Resort. Tel: 084-8382685. Web: www.tapasandwinephuket.com
Tapas and Wine is a wine bar in Phuket that offers, well, tapas and wine. There aren’t a whole lot of wine bars in Phuket, certainly not in Kata, but this one really suffers through its location. There are noisy bars nearby and motorbikes blazing back and forth all night. This would be one of the best bars in Kata if it had a little bit more character.
Tapas and Wine is a small Phuket wine bar spread over one room with one side opening out onto the road. The open-air approach would have been better next to the sea or somewhere quiet. If you can overlook the iffy location, the wine list is small, but reasonable, with a concise selection of bottles going for about 1,000 baht or so. Nothing on the menu really stands out, but you should be able to find a palatable tipple to suit your taste.
The tapas menu has a variety of dishes for 100 to 150 baht. The nachos, however, are decidedly average. Not a bad wine bar in Phuket, but it somehow lacks that real edge.