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RockPool at Kanda Residences offers Mediterranean-style food and much more besides.

RockPool at Kanda Residences offers Mediterranean-style food and much more besides.Guests love RockPool. It has a feel to it that’s decidedly romantic. But no matter whether you come here with your partner or with friends and family, it’s an extraordinarily beautiful place, one that a lot of visitors to Samui don't even know about. Perhaps very familiar with the long sweep of sands that comprise Chaweng, they don't realise that just a couple of kilometres to the north, the coastline turns wilder, more rugged and is utterly deserted. But it’s every bit as scenic. It’s right here that RockPool is situated, part of Kanda Residences.

When you arrive at Kanda, you're whisked down towards the sea along small lanes reminiscent of the Mediterranean, before you arrive at RockPool itself. The restaurant features extensive outside decking, as well as a section under a giant canvas roof. Everywhere has a wide-open, fresh-air feel to it. The RockPool menu offers a wide range of fare, all of which is highly tasty and beautifully presented. RockPool is run by talented chef Lisa Lang, who grew up in South Africa, and who has a cosmopolitan approach when it comes to food and drink. The restaurant menu offers a selection of wonderfully tempting dishes. You're bound to find a good few that you like, so choosing may not be easy! Take your time and enjoy a cocktail. There are pizzas from the wood-fired oven, which you can see from the decking. And from the main kitchen, delicious starters and mains offering Southeast Asian and European flavours. All this is thanks to Lisa using the very freshest of herbs (some of which are grown in the RockPool garden), vegetables and fruit along with seafood that, wherever possible, is locally caught and goes from net to plate in a short space of time.

If you’re at RockPool for lunch or dinner, you can dine on some excellent international-style tapas including hummus on lavosh bread, Vietnamese seared scallops or beetroot salmon gravlax. Then there’s a range of burgers, pasta and pizza as well as Thai favourites. Come and try the excellent fine-de-Claire oysters or imported lamb or beef from Australia. Lisa and the culinary team will do their utmost to accommodate your special requests – just ask. And RockPool naturally has a range of dishes suitable for vegetarians.RockPool at Kanda Residences offers Mediterranean-style food and much more besides.

You can enjoy generous seafood sets that are designed to spoil. Order any night of the week and you’ll be served two lobsters, along with prawn, squid, crab and a fresh fruit platter to end. It’s best to order a day in advance. The cost for two people is 4,900 Baht ++.

Come for Sunday Brunch (midday till 4:00 pm) and enjoy an array of the finest seafood and roast meat (chicken, lamb and beef), carefully prepared to satisfy diners’ tastes. There's not just an impressive barbeque, but also live cooking stations, along with a range of cheeses and antipasti and, of course, de rigueur at brunches, a line-up of desserts. Pricing depends on the beverage option that you choose; there are price tiers for soft drinks, wine, beer or cocktails.

In addition, many guests like to avail themselves of the theme events at RockPool. On Wednesdays, from midday to 7:00 pm, enjoy the Beer & Pizza special, whereby you can partake in a delicious wood fired pizza and six local beers for only 690 Baht ++.

Mo’ Mojitos is held every Saturday from midday to 7:00 pm and features various different flavoured mojito jugs along with crispy fried calamari for 490 Baht ++, just about the ideal combination to enjoy while looking out over the bay here.

You can also take advantage of the daily happy hour which operates between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. It’s a two-for-one offer, a generous deal that allows you to sit back and relax while the sun sets.

Come to RockPool for lunch, dinner or anything in-between and enjoy casual fine dining with a wide and satisfying choice of signature drinks and dishes. With caring and attentive staff and the awesome setting, guests are always delighted by this gem of a restaurant.


Dimitri Waring


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