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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
0145204007
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Ranked #15 of 335 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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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Right by the waterfront, sit down, order some snacks or sip your cocktail. We dropped by after dinner to enjoy the sea breeze and live music by some group performing at the waterfront. Maybe it was an impromptu performance but the atmosphere sure was relaxing after a day of walking and shopping.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went twice during our 2 week stay, food pretty good but a little pricey. The location is great - overlooking the river and promenade and the décor is very interesting with lots of little cultural objects around the place. Service could have been better, we cancelled an order for a beer after waiting for 20 minutes and not arriving;... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Good variety of food, both local and Western. Nice shady location, especially when a cool breeze from the river flows through this open restaurant. Moderate proces.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This wonderful open breezy restaurant has an amazing position on the Kuching waterfront near the Hilton. We visited it a number of times during our 2 weeks in Kuching and found both the food and service to be of a very high standard. The Sarawak Laksa is really great.

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Newcastke upon tyne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere and pretty colonial type feeling in attractive setting. Good range of good and especially good prices on Asian food. Had 5 nights in Kuching so tried different places but we reslly enjoyed and I would recommend as good evening meal, probably also good in the day too!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I like the decoration in and around this cafe, very artistic and creative. Every table is well decorated with different crafts and flowers. It's so peaceful and relaxing to stop here and have a cup of coffee or a beer. It is indeed a wonderful place to spare some time appreciate beautiful things they have to offer here. I love... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The first time we stopped by this place was closed due to Hari Raya celebrations. We called again 5 days later and despite there being people eating and a few empty tables we were told by staff that they were understaffed and unable to serve us food! However we persisted and called in again 3 days later and managed to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We chanced upon this restaurant whilst walking along the waterfront. Had nice ambience and deco which attracted us to stopover for a drink and food. The menu has a a variety of laksa. We tried the Sarawak laksa and the Kuching curry laksa - and both were awesome. Would definitely recommend the Kuching curry laksa - was really smooth and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Friendly helpful staff. Food very good, good service and really relaxed atmosphere with plenty of candles and nice light creating calm environment. Spent time here soaking it all up with a nice meal and Beer. Will definitely eat here again and recommend it to others.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I visited this bistro twice during our stay in Kuching. The first visit was just a pit stop to cool off with a drink, that went on for longer due to a rain downpour. After a couple of drinks we had some of their snacks, and impressed with those decided to return a couple of nights later... More

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