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James Brooke Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Bar, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews sarawak laksa butter chicken green curry spring rolls fish and chips cake the river cold beer water front great setting kuching waterfront ate here local dishes hilton hotel open air nice restaurant western food
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If you enjoy sitting in an open-air bistro next to a river lined with tropical vegetation, this is the place. Listen to relaxing music, drink a cold beverage, and just watch local people walk along the waterfront of Kuching. Bring a book or just do...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Drewnaps7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great place to chill and relaxing your mind from work. A good ambience and atmosphere. A recommended place for either visitors or local.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank shila73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

During my visit to Kuching, I walked past this cafe numerous time as I walking along the river. In the last day with a few more hours to my flight I was seeking a place to unwind all the excitement I had from the travel...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mxnixxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an excellent place to go to for a spot meal after you have done your wanderings and discovery of Kuching. Cool breeze and brilliant view of the river will soothe your aching limbs and you'll be able to catch your breath back, if...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ultra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pumpkin soup and Brooke Laksa (I think that was the name). I was really well made, I would have paid and arm and a leg for that quality in KL. It’s also well decorated and a pleasant place to be in. It’s...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Vinod N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this bistro is really good. I really like the garden they have infront of the restaurant. We came here only for snack and ordered potato wedges which was really dissapointing. It was really oily and had no taste.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Javaneselady90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is located in the river with nice views. It reminded me of a place you woyld find in Bali. The food was lovely particularly the laska. Staff were friendly as were the cats!! We ate there twice in 3 days as it wad a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ijb69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this placed, we went a couple of times as the food was so good and a lovely spot by the river, among very lush greenery! Service was fantastic as well and reasonably price.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank trinamoore74
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Laid back, cheap and good food! Mix of Sarawak food and western food. The spring rolls are good! You can smoke here, drink beer and enjoy the river front. Lunch or dinner is good and it’s a good vibe.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paulbo4
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

This bistro is placed in an excellent location, right on the waterside. The lunch was beautiful. It’s open on 3 walls so there is a gorgeous breeze. The decor was dark but was beautiful and authentic looking. Service was good and the kids had books...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Response from Sooria_Pragash | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are right there was a long wait for service in what ever you ask. Since I was not rushing, had all the time in the world, with my family and in a nice environment enjoying the view( outdoor table ) it did not... More
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