The restaurant is owned by Passamon “Ying” Nitisivijittra, who opened the spot five years ago. It is situated directly in front of the Sino House Phuket Hotel and Apartment.
Born in Phuket, Ying moved to Bangkok when she was 13. She later studied at university in the capital, where she trained as a special education teacher.
But she always loved restaurants and dining, so decided to return home to open her own with the help of her architect husband “Naw”.
The couple wanted the restaurant to be a comfortable hangout, with a natural look. It is fair to say they have easily accomplished this, creating a lovely outdoor dining experience.
B Shady is actually the couple’s second restaurant – the first being Yarumba pub (located near Kor Tor Mor, but since closed).
“I love food,” says Ying. “I always like going to other restaurants to explore their menu and get new ideas.”
It seems she has no shortage of ideas, with over 200 items on the menu. Dishes range in price from B65 to B399, with most dishes around a reasonable B150.
From the Western side of the menu, highlights include the beef tenderloin with roast potato and pepper sauce (B290); grilled chicken breast with stuffed spinach croquette (B250); and the pork chop with apple sauce (B220).
Thai signature dishes are the Andaman seafood hot pan (B120), where seafood is stir-friend in garlic sauce, and the steamed pork or beef soup for B90 or B95.
Sound tempting? Then it’s time to pull up a seat at this homely Phuket Town restaurant, and find your own place in the shade.
B Shady, 1 Montree Rd, Phuket Town. Open daily 6pm-11.30pm. 081 797 1149.