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“Miserable bar staff downstairs, wonderful food and staff upstairs!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Pond

The Pond
49 Gloucester Road, Brighton, England
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Ranked #221 of 876 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Miserable bar staff downstairs, wonderful food and staff upstairs!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We have been here a few times now because the food is so good and reasonably priced (the lunch time deal is a steal!) in the Thai cafe upstairs. The staff upstairs are always welcoming, smiley and helpful and the service is fast with the food always arriving looking great, smelling incredible and tasting fresh and full of flavour. What lets this place down is how different the mood is downstairs - EVERY TIME. Ordering at the bar, we always argue who's time it is to go because no one wants to. This is because the staff never smile and are often rude and patronising. We feel as if we are intruding by buying a drink! I wish the Thai eatery would branch off from it's pub downstairs...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good flavour but bad consequences”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very good service from staff the food tasted very good but both of us got a very bad stomach ache and we are no well this morning either.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Really great Thai food in a proper pub. Absolutely delicious, but quite mild so if you like your Thai curry hot ask for a bit of extra chilli on the side. The spicy corn cakes are full of lemongrass and kaffir lime and are really moreish! Check the specials board upstairs last week they had this incredible pork curry that was to die for. The chef is very sweet and funny and the waiting staff are lovely. Not to be missed!

Visited April 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Best Thai food outside Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

I love Thai food and here it is terrific. Strictly speaking its called Sing tongs who is the.chef but everyone calls it the pond. Lively atmosphere, great food, seats about 20 so need to book also excellent take away and pub grub

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Thai Restaurant in Brighton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

The Pond is the best Thai restaurant in Brighton. The food is absolutely delicious. They have recently updated their menu and now offer even more tasty dishes. The staff are friendly and helpful and the cost is very reasonable. The restaurant is above the Pond Pub so booking is advisable at weekends. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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