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“a good place to meet up and good thai food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maggs Thai Restaurant @ The Long Man

Maggs Thai Restaurant @ The Long Man
Carden Avenue | Patcham, Brighton, England
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Ranked #328 of 908 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Thai
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“a good place to meet up and good thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A local Patcham landmark ( part of the lion group of pubs) mainly used by local people from the Patcham /Hollingbury areas and a small amount of passing trade.
Always a good atmosphere and for the sports fans who enjoy watching the main matches and games on the big screen (this place as various large screen throughout the pub. The pub is sort of split into two half's, one end has the pool table and sports screens,while the other end has more seating areas for talking and eating .live music and tribute acts are on throughout the year (about once a month see the board outside the pub on dates). outside space has a beer garden and seating areas with heaters these are great for the summer months .
the food is good i had a Thai curry with rice and a bowl of chips, the curry was quite hot and spicy, rice was light and fluffy and the chips also very good ,Food was reasonably priced,the drinks are a little expensive but you save on travel costs into town , so as long as you don't spend too much at the bar your total spend works out the same.
Overall a good pub, friendly staff, nice food and a must for the sports fans.(most of the big games/matches are shown on the big screens)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Lots of heat - no taste”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very disappointed in the Thai takeaway I had. It was very spicey which was good, but there were no other tastes coming through and the noodles didn't look or taste very inspiring. The fish cakes were luke warm and it felt like I was chewing on rubber. They were tasteless apart from the heat of the chillies. I have eaten in the restaurant before and couldn't get enough of the food because it was so good, but this takeaway was not of the same calibre. I would eat in again but I won't be having any more takeaways from there. Two others in my party enjoyed their food and one other person was not at all impressed with his food either.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“As good Thai Food as I've had anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a great pub which has a good range of well kept beers (Dave Day wouldn't have it any other way), and the addition of the Thai Kitchen (now called Keng's instead of Magg's) was a very welcome one. I've eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. The same goes for everyone I've eaten there with. This is authentic Thai cooking at it's best, and rivals any other Thai meal I've had anywhere in the country. Yes it's a pub setting rather than a restaurant, but don't let that put you off. The pub is very friendly, and the service is excellent.

From the starters, the Isaan Sausage, and spicy Squid come highly recommended. The squid is certainly spicy, and delicious. From the main courses, the Pad Thai noodles are as good as I've had anywhere, the Thai Currys are excellent, and my latest favourite is Keng's Flying Duck which is fantastic value for money and includes a surprisingly large portion of duck. Bloomin' lovely!

All washed down with one (or more) of a large selection of lagers or real ales, you just can't go wrong.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food, nice pub if wanting local....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

The food itself was fantastic. Plenty of traditional Thai food to choose from which came quickly to our table and was a treat to eat!

The pub itself is nice decor and we went midweek so it was quiet enough to enjoy our table without any disturbance considering there was a midweek game of football on the television. The drinks aren't too pricey so all in all a great 'local'

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

OK, so this is not the nicest area of Brighton and it can look a little off-putting for some, but the staff are freindly and the Thai food itself is very good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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