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“Beach Republic Brunch”
Review of Beach Republic

Beach Republic
Ranked #27 of 159 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Ko Samui, Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Beach Republic Brunch”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

It was time to check out this offering, having recently been to the competition on the other coast. The venue can never be as visually stunning as Nikki Beach and despite trying hard it remains less "cool" with the in crowd, but the brunch food provided a wide choice to please every palate. The cost is roughly the same as the competition but the quality and variety means much better value for money. Another advantage is that this place actually has a beach- but watch for the rocks and coral- razor sharp!
The drinks were fine- no complaints there- not cheap of course and if you want free flow sparkling it more than doubles the cost.
The cigar selection was a disappointment - far too expensive and it is quite obvious that no one there has any idea about how to maintain freshness in a humidor. Overall a good day was had by all- the dj must feel a little isolated stuck behind a large rock but the choice of music was wider than expected- a good thing- and late afternoon happy hour kept us all there until early evening.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Delmen
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BeachRepublicGM, General Manager at Beach Republic, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your brunch at Beach Republic and many thanks for the compliments. We are not actually trying at all to be cool or woo the in crowd - just provide great food, service and atmosphere at a fair price and welcome all our guests warmly. Comments about the cigar humidor are noted we are in the process of building a new stock, please come down in about 2 weeks and I will be happy to smoke a fine Havana with you on me! All the best. GM Daniel.
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Beach Republic with a friend, it's not the typical "honeymooner's resort" which was good. There were a few families with children too. Beach club was good, lots of options of places to sit. Great deal for pick up and drop off if you head to the full moon party on Koh Phangan. Noona was great to us and very helpful!
Nice set up and tucked away from the main road with great beach views.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Daiyna
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BeachRepublicGM, General Manager at Beach Republic, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Reviewer. Maybe this review was meant for the hotel, but we are grateful for your support nonetheless. I'm very happy to see your comments about our location and views. Noona in our front office is indeed very nice, professional and helpful. We are really happy to have her on the team and she was thrilled to see her name in a review! Thank you for your good comments and welcome back!
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have been to Beach Republic many times before and this year I have to say they have not disappointed. It just seems to get better and better
They have a new Spanish chef who is making excellent changes to the Tapas menu.
As we were staying there, we had the opportunity to have breakfast. It was obviously a big change to make, but it has been carefully thought about and breakfast has now been changed from buffet/self service to a Breakfast Menu which is superb and also means everything is made specifically for you and not sitting keeping warm for hours beforehand, and served to your table. Well done Daniel.
The service is superb and the staff are so very friendly, and always go out of their way to assist. Thank you Clare, Lek, Tat, May
The Sunday Brunch has not lost any of its appeal, and is still superb witrh such a wonderful choice, no wonder it takes you all afternoon !!
Absolutely superb, love it........

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lyndalala
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BeachRepublicGM, General Manager at Beach Republic, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear reviewer, thank you for a great review! It is so nice to read that you noted our efforts with the breakfast and the tapas menu...the rest will follow. We are really pushing right now to make our restaurant even better. We just made another two great improvements to the breakfast this morning...the Eggs Benedict now has a Hollandaise sauce to die for and we found the perfect spinach for our “Green Eggs”. Some more interesting upgrades to our breakfast are coming very soon. Also happy to hear your good comments about our signature day Sunday Sessions Brunch. Thank you for mentioning a few of the team members by name. It's great when the staff gets recognition from the guests like this. Welcome back and thank you again.
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SE Asia
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92 reviews
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“We will be back again!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

There is something special about this place. I just keep coming back and I always feel relaxed and happy here. I see many new faces this time and I must say the service was better even if I've been happy with the service before. On my previous visit I tried the Sunday Brunch and this time I tried the a la carte menu and sunset drinks.

I had the burger and it was amazing. The meat was tender and tasty and the condiments where spot on. Very rare you get a perfect burger bun in a restaurant. My wife had the dumplings and the scallops and it looked great and I had a nibble...it was great!

We had a bottle of red wine and it was perfectly served with the right temperature...slightly too cold because its soooo hot here! We also tried the cocktails this time and I had the Porn Star...wow! Very interesting creation with a chaser. My wife had the watermelon Martini and was happy but thought it was a bit too strong.

Refreshing to see the western lady manager running all over the place making sure all was good. Everything looked very organized and the beach club looked more well kept. I can't put my finger on what they done but I definitely had that feeling.

Sunset is so beautiful here and there are always interesting people to talk to. I guess mid weeks are generally slower than the weekends but there was a nice crowd around the pool. We also liked the music and I think it was a new Dj because we couldn't remember seeing him before. Just perfect for us!

This is the place for us and we will return! Thank you and see you later this year!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank DannyBoyLao
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BeachRepublicGM, General Manager at Beach Republic, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear reviewer. I'm really really happy about this review. A very well balanced review from an experienced TripAdvisor user. I've been so frustrated seeing recent reviews as while we may not be perfect, overall we really do an excellent job and make many, many guests happy on a daily basis. Thank you for pointing out our strengths and its great to see that you are a returning guest. This means a lot to us and I know this will make the restaurant staff very happy. They really push and do their best...I see it on a daily basis and it's so nice to see it again in “print”. Please come back and let me know personally, a Porn Star on the house and a less strong Martini is awaiting you. Thank you! You made our day...really!
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Amsterdam
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“Highly overrated and overpriced”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We loved to come to this place to enjoy sunset and have a couple of drinks, but last night was the last time..... The raised the prices again but lowered the service: a 'glass' (=plastic!) of the house wine costs about 350 baht, but what bothered me the most is that when you enter you have to spend over 1000 baht otherwise you can not take a swim or a chair.........
We left and went to the new KC beachclub in Chaweng, which is great!

  • Visited June 2013
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8 Thank G W
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BeachRepublicGM, General Manager at Beach Republic, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Beach Republic prides ourselves on being professional and customer orientated, always striving to do our best for our guests. We can take a bad review when we deserve it. When accused of lies like in this review, I hope readers can understand and accept that we may lose our temper. The reviewer is a liar and an idiot. You didn't come at night! As evidenced by our CCTV footage, you arrived at 13.09 and left 2 minutes later at 13.11 when you and your partner (the previous so called reviewer) realized you couldn't stay for free the whole afternoon using our facilities. After 16.00 we don't ask for any minimum spend. We don't serve wine in plastic glasses. The prices are the same as last year and the house wine doesn't cost 350 Baht per glass. Dear readers, the reviewer didn't look at the menu or have anything to drink or eat. He just spent two minutes shouting at our hostesses and then left. Reviewer, you are a liar and an evil person. Shame on you. It should be noted that we have overwhelming proof that this review is false (I would not use such strong words otherwise) still TripAdvisor is indifferent and will not remove it. Shame on TripAdvisor. Reviewer, please note that you are not welcome back to Beach Republic.
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