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“As good Thai Food as I've had anywhere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Longman

The Longman
Ranked #405 of 1,098 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: British, Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Longman offers Authentic Thai cuisine Monday - Saturday created by Keng's Thai Kitchen. You can also enjoy a traditional British Sunday Roast with a twist every Sunday 12 until we run out, served by Russell Tisbury.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“As good Thai Food as I've had anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, nice pub if wanting local....”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GaryAABaker
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ChrisAndOthers
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Thai Food in Brighton without a doubt!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

Whether you are staying in the center of town or on the outskirts, you must visit Maggs in the Long Man Pub in Carden Avenue. We have eaten there many times and each time the food is exquisite and authentic with service which is absolutely professional and first class. The price is right, £7.95 for a main course, about £4 for a starter. Wide menu which chef is prepared to tweak to taste. Absolutely no parking problems either. What more could you ask? I've been there with my partner, with family and friends.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lucy G
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