Samui Wining & Dining
Full Moon Rising

Full Moon Char Grill has great promotions to make your dining experience even better

Full Moon RisingFull Moon Char Grill is the signature restaurant of the 5-star Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, just on the outskirts of Fisherman’s Village. Set overlooking the infinity pool and out over the blue seas towards Koh Pha-Ngan, the two level terraced restaurant offers a decidedly romantic and intimate setting.

And it’s all happening at the award-winning restaurant; it’s constantly upgrading its services, and is proving to be more and more innovative in not only the menu but the services it offers. Renowned on the island for the quality of its food, with only the best cuts of meat and the freshest of the fresh local seafood, it’s going one step further and is reaching ever new heights in what it provides.

Full Moon is in the very capable and creative hands of Executive Chef, Bernhard Koll, who has had over 15 years’ experience in 5-star restaurants world-wide. He offers two menus, lunch and dinner – with the lunch time menu centred on light but never the less filling and tasty dishes. A popular choice is Tom Yam Goong noodles, a delightful Thai soup with fresh prawns and rice noodles. You’ll be politely asked by the one of the staff just how spicy you’d like it, and it’s guaranteed to come exactly as you prefer. Lunch time is a great time to just sit back and relax, there’s no hurry here, take your time and enjoy the view over the inviting blue sea and that cooling sea breeze.

In the evening, as you make your way to Full Moon, fire lanterns will light up the path-ways to the restaurant and lotus pond. Magical is the only way to describe it. Upon entering the restaurant you’ll be warmly greeted by one of the attentive staff and shown to your seat. Their wine guru will appear and make recommendations based on your preferences and the menu you’ve chosen.

With relatively few tables, and seating for only around 40 diners, you’ll be guaranteed plenty of privacy and space. The food focuses on char-grilling, with choice meats and seafood being used. The restaurant has recently added table-side cooking to its dining options. You can choose your meats and then grill them to your own preference.

Full Moon RisingNew on the dinner menu is the ‘tomahawk steak’, and as the name suggests it’s a whopper! At approximately 600 grams this is for the real steak lovers. As with all the cuts of meat at Full Moon you can be assured of the quality. Once you’ve chosen from the menu, you’ll be shown a wooden case containing a vast array of knives, and their very own knife guru will recommend the best one for your dish. There’s also a salt guru, to guide you through the assortment of different salts from around the world that they have on offer.

If you’d like to finish off your meal with a cocktail made by an award-winning mixologist, then take a stroll past the infinity pool and you’ll come to the beach side bar, Ocean H. Or perhaps you’d like an evening out here with friends sipping cocktails, while relaxing on comfortable bean bags on the beach. Happy hour here is indeed very happy, lasting from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you find yourself becoming peckish during those hours you can order some delicious nibbles to accompany your drinks from the new tapas menu.

Indeed there’s no better way of enjoying a relaxed evening with family and friends than dining on a beautiful sandy beach, with the stars above you. Wednesdays at Full Moon restaurant are an evening to check out if you like Thai food, with their Thai buffet directly on the beach.

On Sundays you can enjoy the Total Seafood Grill, with Full Moon’s famed fresh seafood grilled directly on the beach over a fire pit. Sit and relax with friends as you enjoy a sumptuous buffet of freshly grilled food with delicious sauces.

An innovative idea that Full Moon is adding to their menu is Thai street food complete with street stall. The stall is set up poolside and serves a daily special. Check the website for the details of the specials, as they are continually adding new dishes and experimenting with menus.

This restaurant is renowned on the island for its service and they’re adding more and more to make your dining experience unforgettable. Perhaps you ran out of the house or your room without your reading glasses and now all those wonderful dishes on the menu are a blur – not to worry. One of the staff will offer you a wooden box with an assortment of reading glasses – just choose the pair for you and enjoy. Nothing is too bothersome or out of the question when it comes to serving its guests.

Take a stroll through the resort and you’ll notice their all day dining restaurant, High Tide, on your right after the lobby. However should you wish to order from the dinner menu of Full Moon from there the staff will happily fetch you the menu. Also if you wish to relax in the Eclipse Bar and would like to have lunch rather than order from their tapas menu then that would likewise be no problem. Service and customer satisfaction are of number one importance.

Full Moon Char Grill is in the process of offering a lot more to its customers, coming soon will be special dining evenings with foods paired with wines. As the F&B Manager, Sunny Saha said, “There will be a lot more promotion evenings and events to come, with weekly and monthly promotions.” So check out their website for all the latest details; it’s definitely something you won’t want to miss out on.


Natalie Hughes


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