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“Same rank as part of Singature Restaurant.”
Review of The Garden Bistro

The Garden Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Same rank as part of Singature Restaurant.”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Good place for Breakfast in the windy Garden Kandawgyi and also the place of point for Dinner or friend gathering..

Visited November 2012
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I tasted European food of very good quality here”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

The Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and vegetables and
The Teriyaki Salmon were superb. Do try them.

Visited April 2012
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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“Great colonial style restaurant in a lovely garden setting. Recommended.”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

This is a very pleasant restaurant in a lovely setting just by one end of Lake Kandawgyi – and within easy walking distance of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel where we were staying. One can enter off the roundabout at the start of Kan Yeik Tha Road or else further down the road by Kandawgyi Park. It is right next to the Signature Restaurant in the same well maintained and manicured grounds and I presume they are both operated by the same owners. We looked in the Signature but it looked very expensive and posh and quickly decided that the Garden Bistro looked more what we wanted.
The décor is very much old colonial style with a very nice covered terrace with lovely ceiling fans where one can spend a very pleasant and convivial lunchtime. Tables were well spaced out so one didn't feel squashed at all and chairs were pretty comfortable as well. In addition there were some easy chairs where you could sit if you preferred say coffee and snacks rather than a full meal. There was an inside area as well, probably better for evenings, which also looked fine. Service was friendly and professional.
Food quality is of course the prime consideration and I must say we were fairly impressed with our lunch. We only ordered Myanmar dishes and they were certainly very tasty and well prepared and maybe just a little bit 'dumbed down' but not so much as to detract from our enjoyment. Their avocado drink was also pretty good. They also had a selection of more European dishes on the menu but we didn't try those. Afterwards, if one had the energy, Kandawgyi Park and Lake was right outside so one could go for a walk to work off one's meal.
Prices were a little high but worth it for the great ambiance.
The décor is obviously highly rated by the locals as while we were there a very posh photo session was going on in part of the bistro with a couple of what we were told were top Myanmar soap stars.
Definitely a place we would return to – though only as long as we had enough time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, not a place to be rushed.

  • Visited November 2011
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