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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Borneo Bistro

Borneo Bistro
Ranked #8 of 420 Restaurants in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“super”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were taken here by friends who go to this restaurant regulary, what a great place. It was my first time trying this type of cuisine and it was delicious, the service was good and the atmosphere buzzy.

Visited October 2012
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Thank WENDY W
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English first
Tyne & Wear
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

This place gets better every time we go! Kev is always on hand to advise on the days dishes to suit your taste. I only wish there was more seating as its always so busy, but that cant be a bad thing! Amazing food at an amazing price!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Explorez
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Always brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

I'm a long time customer & weekly patron to this hive of deliciousness.
Best Malaysian cuisine in the land!
Based on the many small bistro cafes of Malaysia, with authentic, top class food, the friendliest of hosts & the occasional revolutionary new slush flavour!
Top marks on all fronts!

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2 Thank Dayve_and_Jim
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“No toilets!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

It does not matter how well cooked and delicious the food is. Have a little common sense. Is it really practical to tell your kids that they have to hold on as there are no toilets in the cafe?im sure Sunderland can do much better.

  • Visited December 2012
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15 Thank Pete J
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NE England
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The Jewel in Hylton Road”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Borneo was open ages before we tried it. We thought it was some sort of foreign greasy spoon. Huge mistake!!! Its FAB! Only had take- aways but would eat in if it was open later. All the food is fresh and Kevin the owner will talk you through all the options if you are not sure what to have. The Beef Randan is the best I have ever had,anywhere. Pork and Ginger is another favourite, as is Jerk Chicken. Intend to work my way through everything over time. Kevin serves you with everything so there's no worries about anyone else handling the food.
The whole place is spotless and I have never seen tables waiting to be cleared.
Word of warning. Kevin goes on holiday for 3 weeks over Christmas so leave room in you freezer to stock up!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank happywanderer46
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