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“Falling short of expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Beach Republic

Beach Republic
Ranked #29 of 151 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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“Falling short of expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Being one of two highly recommended Brunch venues on Samui island the Beach Republic this Sunday felt short of expectation to both food and atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Peter J
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BeachRepublicGM, General Manager at Beach Republic, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Hi Peter. As we discussed after your visit via email, your disappointment was caught by our internal hotel feedback system (U Say) before you paid your bill. And as I agreed with you, we wrongly gave you a slightly pink chicken skewer from the BBQ and the staff did not take the correct actions thereafter - no question about that. I assure you that this mistake will not be repeated. We also didn't meet your standards when it came to the sushi, which are quite high since you lived in Japan for 3 years. I also agree with you that we can do better and it will be close to Tokyo quality next Sunday! It is interesting that you compared us to one of two great Sunday Brunch venues on the island when you actually have never been to the other resort. It's also a little perplexing that you assume everything is better at the other resort, when again, you have never been there. As we discussed, some of your comments are really based on personal taste more than anything and it is very likely that other guests would disagree strongly with some of your opinions. Having said that, you did make some valid points and we will strive to improve in these areas. We are not striving to be the ultimate destination of cool. We are simply aiming to provide great food, great drinks, and great music in a truly fantastic atmosphere. And I must say that overall, day in and day out we achieve this goal. You are most welcome back and I value your feedback and indeed feedback from all of our guests. It is the only way to improve and get better in my world. Also, I looked at your previous reviews and can't believe you were recently actually thrown out of a restaurant - interesting owner's reply too.
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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“A great place in which to celebrate!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

To celebrate husband Patrick's 60th birthday, on Sunday, our choice of venue was Beach Republic. We have been huge fans since it's opening & love to introduce our Samui friends & visitors....every one in our party was very impressed in all area so look forward to returning.
The standard of service is high, atmosphere is fun & the food is great. We have been to many of the BR Sunday brunches but felt that, this time, the selection & standard had gone to a new level.Everything we tasted was delicious &, with all afternoon to 'graze', we did it justice! Wonderful so thank you chef Eric & all at Beach Republic. A fabulous time was had by us all.
We look forward to our next visit; perhaps for dinner as the black cod is to die for! Penny

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Penny K
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BeachRepublicGM, General Manager at Beach Republic, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Penny. Thank you for choosing Beach Republic for your big celebration. We have put in a lot of work and expense to make our signature brunch even better. Its very nice to hear your positive comments especially since you have experiences at other brunches. I also think we a are much better now, but we are still constantly trying to find ways to get better and improve. It’s an eager team we have now that will never surrender to stagnation. Next week we will launch a brand new live station with gourmet truffle raviolis. Thank you for mentioning our chef and our atmosphere in a positive way and thank you for taking time writing this review and your continuous support. Welcome back!
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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“Beach Republic Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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