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Borneo Bistro

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African, Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino, Malaysian, Thai, International, Asian fusion
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160-162 Hylton Road, Sunderland SR4 7XU, England
01915659505
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Buffet, Delivery, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 338
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, friendly staff.

Could not fault this place one bit, delicious food, great value for money, and the staff could be anymore helpful explaining every dish that was on offer. The Malaysian beef curry was sensational!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
mark9413
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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393 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Could not fault this place one bit, delicious food, great value for money, and the staff could be anymore helpful explaining every dish that was on offer. The Malaysian beef curry was sensational!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Me and my partner have wanted to try Borneo Bistro for a few years but due to differing work schedules and café opening times we haven't had the chance - it was well worth the wait! We've just been for Saturday lunch and despite it being really busy, we were greeted very warmly and talked through how the Bistro worked.... More 

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Hessle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A few of us at work got a lunch time takeaway and it was excellent. The beef satay stir fry and fried rice was 10/10 and so were the other dishes. The only not so good part of the meals were the noodles, which were bland and over cooked. This is a great lunch time place though and a must... More 

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Sunderland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great food. The Beef Rendang is really good. Excellent protein sizes for a great price and staff are extremely friendly

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've never eaten in before as i always get a take out but every single time I've been the staff are exceptionally nice! They let you taste anything you would like before you choose, the selection is brilliant and the quality is fantastic. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Been so many times and never had a bad meal! The food is gorgeous and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Yes its not the fanciest restaurant but I have been to plenty of fancy restaurants and the meals have not been as nice as this! For the price its well worth a visit.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Scruffy little cafe with no toilet facilities and 6.95 for one plate of average food served on a cold plate? Why is it consistently high scored on trip advisor? I have no idea but I wont be back

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Every time I come here, the service is fantastic. There's always a great selection of Authentic meals. The food is amazing and the portions far outweigh the price.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'd heard this was a great place to go and ventured there for my lunch when working from home. Being a vegetarian I enquired about their veggie options and was told they had none. I was surprised, this being 2014 but was then gobsmacked to be told that they could 'take the chicken out of the chicken curry for me'.... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having heard that this was the place to go in sunderland I decided to treat myself before recommending that we should go as a group of friends for lunch one day. I was very pleasantly surprised by the huge menu and decided to have the goat curry which sounded yummy. What I got was a plate full of bones with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160-162 Hylton Road, Sunderland SR4 7XU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: 01915659505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Caribbean, Chinese, Filipino, Malaysian, Thai, International, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?