Ad: Coast Road, just before Kamala Hill. Tel: 076-600177. Web: www.whiteboxphuket.com
White Box is a hip little restaurant and bar in Phuket, not far from Patong. As the name suggests, the place is predominantly white and, well, in the shape of a large box. In terms of design and ambience, the venue is a cut above all the bars, clubs and restaurants in Patong. The top floor also has a decent view over Patong Bay.
Drinks are pretty expensive and the place has something of an upmarket feel about it, but you get what you pay for and the nightspot element of White Box is by no means a slouch among Phuket bars and clubs. The music policy at night varies. At the moment, White Box seems to be going through a hip hop phase, although at other times there have been DJs spinning house and electro.
There is a decent-sized dance floor and ample seating if it all gets a bit too much. Definitely one of the trendier nightspots in Phuket and around Patong. Some people seem to think that White Box is only a restaurant. It isn’t, which is why its owners promote it also as a nightclub when it suits.
On the restaurant side of things, the food is quite expensive, but suitably decadent, with dishes such as lobster ravioli and tuna tartar on the menu. White Box is a cool place to hang out at.