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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
0145204007
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Ranked #13 of 326 restaurants in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Pleasant bar in a nice location. Reasonably priced. Try to get a table out front for the best views.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is on the riverfront with lots of fans for its open dining experience. I enjoyed a few coffees and their range of cakes. Very good cake. It was very busy in the early evening even when the rest of the city was quiet. Good food, service and location. Who could want more.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went here for dinner and although it was not busy we were not shown to a table. A waiter did bring over a menu, but we chose pretty quickly and he walked past several times without coming to see is when our menus were clearly closed. Finally I went up to the counter and ordered, but the staff were... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great place to have lunch or dinner with an old colonial feel. Very good value laksa and great vodka and fresh lime. Service was slow but the staff were lovely.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a nice restaurant, the food is good, staff friendly and helpful and you can relax with a nice view over the river. Recommend the spring rolls.

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a lovely place to sit and rest and be able to have a cool drink and cake whilst watching the wonderful life of the Kuching water front pass you by. Kuching is such a great city to visit.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant is lovely in a gorgeous setting just off the river. Feels very comfortable and welcoming to foreign visitors. we went twice, first time for a drink which was lovely. Service was a bit lacking to be honest on that day. But we loved the place and decided to try dinner. Food was excellent, staff recognised us and were... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Excellent Laksa, good price and nice location on the waterfront. Also, great selection of cakes for those with a sweet tooth!

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice view, well located. We had crawling ants in one of our dishes. They swiftly replaced it. The other dishes were average.

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Palm Springs, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I passed by this cafe, named for a White Rajah, in the morning when they were just opening, but the sun was already quite hot that day, so I returned later that day. I returned just as the sun was setting for a gorgeous multi colored sky over the river. Sat on the terrace and although it was Friday night,... More

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