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The Pond

49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
+44 1273 660277
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bao” (15 reviews)
“thai food” (18 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Street Food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice change, to eat something different. Well cooked and tasty. Lovely friendly staff. Nice selection of beers.

Thank Nikkiserge
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Popped in several times since opening and never been disappointed with the drinks options, great range and well priced craft beer on tap and in the fridges. Lovely bar setting and design and great seating area alongside the cute outdoor front terrace. Now... The food!...More

2  Thank GrayGGGow
Reviewed October 30, 2017

The bao buns here are great. Go try some! The kimchi fries are really quite excellent too. The Pond itself is a pleasant pub with a decent atmosphere.

Thank Oliver W
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night and was really impressed with the food. We had a selection of boa buns (fried chicken, brisket, pork) the special duck fries and kimchi fries and we were really impressed with the flavour combinations. Beer selection was good. Price wise it’s...More

Thank brightonbelle2015
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Loved it here. Been meaning to go for a while. Went yesterday and they have such a good menu, including lots of vegan options. We had the tofu bao, mushroom bao, vegan fries and vegan aubergine. Everything tasted great, so many flavours but not overdone....More

Thank MSonyaM
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Would highly recommend coming here to try some beers and the food. We tried most items on the menu and were not disappointed. Very good flavours and generous portions. The special fries and later the desert bao were probably our favourites. Although slightly expensive, well...More

Thank Abbie W
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Very tasty and reasonable prices and caters great to vegans too. Excellent atmosphere as well, really impressed.

1  Thank Lilybelle88
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

This was my best BAO experience . It s just so fair in flavors , so well made . Couldn’t except any better from a BAO and I can say I am an expert in Asian food . And the deco ... all I really...More

1  Thank Anais H
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We have sampled Baby Bao at Polygon a couple of times so were keen to try them now they are at The Pond The menu provided a good choice, especially for a vegan like myself. The food didn't take long to arrive. I had a...More

Thank FuzzleyFuzzington
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

The food, vibe, drinks, staff and tunes mark The Pond out as an establishment fuelled by passion, commitment, love and hard work! I ate here with friends one Saturday evening, and was so impressed, that I returned for lunch the next day. The flavours and...More

Thank LiverpoolPompo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 660277
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Pond, it’s time to get your feathers wet. We’re an independent pub in Brighton's North Laine serving up delicious beer from all over the planet, including our very own Pondwater Pale Ale, and every month we'll feature one of our favourite breweries by buying in a big ol' pallet of their beers. Street Diner curate the kitchen, showcasing some of the finest culinary talent Brighton has to offer with the awesome Baby Bao doing their thing on the regular. We're open from midday to midnight seven days a week so pop in for a pint and kick back in our cozy boozer that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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