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“Great location and very nice meal”

James Brooke Bistro
Ranked #8 of 566 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Great location and very nice meal”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Would not complain at all about the superb location and very nice food we had at the restaurant, however, the food arrived very quickly which just made us think about whether it had been freshly prepared - we were probably spoilt by the seeing food prepared before our eyes at other place we ate. Great tasting though, well presented and good value. Would definitely recommend others to give it a go.

  • Visited October 2012
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Nottingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“WildBorneo Laksa Heaven”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

For the equivalent of 2 quid, what a meal. So tasty and good value. Lovely place with colonial ambience on the waterfront.

Visited October 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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389 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Best value on the menu is the view”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

A delightful spot with a river view and popular ( for photos) cat statue out front. Neither the food nor the service was particularly special but did not detract from the over- all dining experience. The Bistro has a location monopoly and the staff were pleasant and reasonably expeditious.

  • Visited October 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cold beer, great view, good food = perfect!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Cold beer, great view, good food = perfect! Set in a lovely garden space near the river, this restaurant epitomised what we expected to see a lot more of in the lovely riverside / esplanade area. The choices were very limited but this one made up for it.

Visited September 2012
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Cork
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10 reviews
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“Lovely spot by the river”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

As this bistro is very close to the river - one of the main tourist stopping off points in Kuching, we were slightly apprehensive about the quality of the food. We needn't have worried. The food was delicious (try the Kuching chicken laska), the service brisk and efficient. As the space is quite open plan, it's the perfect stopping off point on a hot afternoon.

  • Visited September 2012
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