Awards & Media
Since it first opened its doors over two decades ago, Baan Rim Pa has been recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the country. And the two restaurants that have followed, Da Maurizio and Joe's Downstairs, have continued and reinforced this tradition of excellence.
All have been proud recipients of many awards and media, including:
HOSPITALITY ASIA PLATINUM AWARDS 2011 - 2013
MAJOR AWARDS – PLATINUM
Top 10 Platinum winners
HAPA RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR – Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante
HAPA CHEF OF THE YEAR
PERSONALITY AWARDS - PLATINUM
KING OF THE KITCHEN
HAPA MASTER CHEF - Western Cuisine
MASTER OF WINE - Randy Chinn - The Baan Rim Pa Group Director of Wine
CULINARY AWARDS - GOLD
MOST EXQUISITE DINING EXPERIENCE - Western Cuisine - Joe's Downstairs & Da Maurizio
TRENDY CASUAL DINING (Independent restaurants)- Baan Rim Pa, Joe's Downstairs & Da Maurizio
MOST UNIQUE F & B CONCEPT - Da Maurizio
HAPA MOST COSMOPOTIAN BAR & RESTAURANT - Baan Rim Pa, Joe's Downstairs and Da Maurizio
Best Restaurant Guide 2013
Since 2005 Baan Rim Pa Group restaurants have always placed at the top on the prestigious Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant's awards list.
In 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. Da Maurizio was the No.1 restaurant in Phuket, while in 2010 & 2011 Baan Rim Pa achieved the#1 spot equally with the highest rating possible.
Our 2013 ratings for each respective restaurant are shown below:
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Award of Excellence 2012
Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognise restaurants from around the world whose wine lists offer interesting and extensive selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers and connoisseurs.
Baan Rim Pa Group, comprising of Baan Rim Pa, Joes Downstairs and Da Maurizio are honored by being amongst the few restaurants in Thailand who, since 2002, have won this prestigious award.
MIELE GUIDE 2011
Top 20 Restaurants in Asiaa
The Miele Guide is a regional guide book to restaurants in Asia. The 2008/2009 edition, published at the end of October 2008, was the first in the annual series, which ranked and showcased the top 20 restaurants in Asia.
Restaurants are voted by consumers. Baan Rim Pa was the only restaurant in Phuket nominated and selected for the book. In the 2009/2010 issue both Baan Rim Pa and Da Maurizio were listed which is a great honor for these two award-winning restaurants. Now in 2011, Joe's Downstairs has been added to this prestigious list.
Other Notable Awards
ASIA TRAVEL TIPS
"Premier Travel Award"
Best of Asia
IN RESIDENCE - AUGUST 2011
In Residence reviews Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante, one of Phuket's finest Italian restaurants.
MODERN LIVING FEB 2011
Phuket's Culinary Maestro – Chef Aaron Hooper was honourned at the 2008 HAPA (Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards) as Top Chef in Thailand, a prize that is very competitive and sought after. He is also nominated in 2011.
PHUKET RESTAURANT REVIEW 2010
Taking its cue from over 16 years experience, Da Maurizio Bar restaurant offers a new approach to Contemporary Italian Cuisine. Well know among the islands residents, the restaurant dishes up top notch quality food and service.
ART & CULTURE MAGAZINE
"Baan Rim Pa with its Royal Thai cuisine continues to win awards year after year and is listed in the famous Miele Restaurant Guide and winners of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002. Next door you will find Joes Downstairs with its New World cuisine and spectacular ocean views. Continuing down the cliff-face to the romantic, elegant, yet sophisticated Da Maurizio Bar Restaurant. Aperfect place for a beach wedding. These are truly Phuket's Ultimate in Dining."
THE MIELE GUIDE 2009/2010
"Baan Rim Pa has an idylic yet dramatic quality to it. Overlooking Patong and Kalim Bays, its ambiance is completemented by authenic Royal Thai cuisine accompanied by a glass of wine from the restaurant's award winning wine cellar while pondering the spectactular sunset."
WHERE TO EAT PHUKET
"Location, location, location as the saying goes. Baan Rim Pa has become one of Thailand's best-known and most highly awarded restaurants with its reputation stretching around the world. Whether it's a romantic dinner, private party or wedding, Baan Rim Pa with its Royal Thai cuisine and spectacular ocean views has it all."
THAILAND BEST RESTAURANTS 2010
"Baan Rim Pa awarded BEST restaurant in Phuket with the highest points ever given. Joes Downstairs and Da Maurizio coming equal second. Winners since 2005."
PHUKET RESTAURANT REVIEW JUNE-JULY 2010
"Benefit of dining out at an award winning restaurant is that you are ensured of the establishment's commitment to excellence and consistency. Joes Downstairs is marked with the prestige of Baan Rim Pa, confirming their renowned ability with the performance of Executive Chef Aaron Hooper, HAPA Thailand Chef of the year and HAPA Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year 2008/2010."
PHUKET TATLER NOVEMBER 2009
"Wine dinners are a specialty at the Baan Rim Pa Group. The three restaurants boast receiving "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" and are popular venues for wine dinners."
HOSPITALITY ASIA MAGAZINE May 2010 (HAPA Awards)
"Executive Chef Jared Hucks was featured with his recipe of "Sardine Filet with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette. Originally from Altanta U.S.A, he brings his global experience to this award winning Italian Restaurant in Phuket. "
PHUKET MAGAZINE MAY 2010
"In Phuket, Joes Downstairs restaurant on the headland immediately north of Patong's chaotic clutter actually deserves that overworked descriptive superlative "iconic". "
WINDOWS MAGAZINE JUNE 2010
"Features Executive Chef Jared Hucks from the award winning Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante located at the northern end of Patong on the island of Phuket. He and owner Maurizio Laureri collaborate to achieve a balance between traditional and innovative Italian cuisine that makes this Italian restaurant stand above others. "
DID YOU KNOW?
Wine Spectator's 'Award of Excellence' recognizes restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, appeal to a wide range of wine lovers and, typically, feature over 100 selections.
Baan Rim Pa restaurants have been proud recipients annually since 2002.