Steer your fork towards Phon’s Thai restaurant in Cotton Tree for a menu packed full of standouts. The word is out and this not-so-well-kept secret is luring in the locals and tourists for a traditional Thai fix five days a week. Inhabiting a breezy dining room on Cotton Tree’s Esplanade, only the tempting menu will pull your gaze from the gentle blue waters beyond. As Thai chef Phon fires up the woks in the kitchen, husband John chats to regulars on the restaurant floor. What started out as a small cafe on the Mooloolaba dining strip, Phon’s Thai did time at Alex Headland before relocating to bigger premises in Cotton Tree. Packed to the seams most evenings, one meal at Phon’s and you’ll be joining the throngs in their praise.
Take a peek at the traditional Thai menu, offering all the usual favourites and a host of superb desserts. Pack the palate with fresh flavours, starting with an entree of money bags or addictively more-ish satay sticks. Phon’s spring rolls alone are putting bums on seats. Mains navigate a mouth-watering melange of stir-fries, salads and curries, as well as the ever-popular chicken pad Thai and Singapore noodles. With reasonable prices and extremely generous portions, as well as a very popular policy of BYO, Phon’s is ideal for functions and group dining. Dine in or take away for lunch or dinner Wednesday to Sunday.