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“What was the best pub is now appalling ”
Review of The Black Swan

The Black Swan
Ranked #1,497 of 10,831 Restaurants in Bangkok
Price range: $6 - $20
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
Bangkok
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What was the best pub is now appalling ”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

What was without question the best pub for staff and food is now appalling. Sausage not cooked, eggs cremated despite asking for them to be runny THREE Times.

Bread didn't arrive until after we had finished and the same staff who used to be so polite, happy and keen to please just were ignorant.

I think the standard has fallen so low since they started dealing with Tune hotel as the staff seem so unhappy.

Terrible shame, an over priced terrible place that is best avoided now at all costs.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Bangkok, Thailand
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Most horrible baguette ever”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

I just ordered a take-away which was supposed to be a roast-beef baguette.
The roast-beef was ok. The baguette was dreadful !!!
If you don't have your own teeth you will not be able to chew it !!

Waste of money !!

Visited March 2014
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Gold Coast
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice decor, cold beer, however staff ignored me”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

THe inside of the pub is really cool, the beer is cold and on tap. Those are the good points. The staff ignored me for quite a while (even though i was sitting at the bar) and the beer is reasonably expensive though that is to be expected in an English pub.

  • Visited February 2014
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Italy
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ok for a pint”
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Pros :Decent selection of beers

Cons: The toilet is too far away and the prices are to high to be in Thailand

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Worldwide
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648 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 714 helpful votes
“A pleasant expat-oriented pub.”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

A bit over a decade ago, a raft of neo-British/Irish pubs came onto the Bangkok scene. They somewhat upset the established ones by, for example, at the time halving the price of a pint of Guinness (from ~300 baht/pint to ~150 baht/pint), having more customer-friendly happy hours, etc.

Time marches on the successful established pubs respond with better promotions, and continued well-established good features. The new ones wind up raising their prices a bit, while also improving and maturing.

The Black Swan is one of the "newer" generation of a decade ago, which has matured nicely into a well-patronized place which deserves that patronage. It can be quite busy, in a good way.

  • Visited October 2013
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