Blue Elephant chain of restaurants has one of its branches in Phuket too. It is located at Krabi Road in Tambon Talad Neua. Royal Thai cuisine is the speciality of the restaurant and it maintains the authenticity in the rich and exotic Thai flavour. It is housed in an old colonial-style splendid Chinese mansion, which stands on the sprawling ground in the neighbourhood of Phuket-Town old quarter.
The mansion was built in 1903 and was the residence of the then governor general of Phuket. Blue Elephant group has appropriately renovated the structure and decorated extensively to maintain the royalty of the place while serving as restaurant.
Blue Elephant is in a palatial mansion from British colonial era, when it was constructed for governor generals. The restaurant group seems to maintain the ground and the building more carefully than museums are maintained.