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James Brooke Bistro

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman | Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia
0145204007
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Ranked #15 of 337 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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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

In three days, we are two evening meals and two light lunches/afternoon snacks. This place saved us each time. The staff were great, the food was delicious, and it's got a great spot by the waterfront. We were particularly glad to shelter here when we got caught in a massive downpour. Any excuse for a drink and a huge slice... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service from staff was very lacking. Had to ask for a drink after waiting for 10 minutes. When the food came it was quite good. Never got asked if we would like anything else and couldn't get anyone's attention - no one interested, so we asked for our bill and left. Our bill had other charges on it from other... More

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Beijing, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As the title says: it was breezy and relatively cool, convenient to our hotel and had a nice view of the river. The Kuching curry laksa brought me back a second time. Recommended if you like a bit of spice in your food. This would be a good compromise option if one of your party wants a Western dish while... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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