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“Good food and service in power cut”

James Brooke Bistro
Ranked #9 of 567 Restaurants in Kuching
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Malaysian
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Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Singapore
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food and service in power cut”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Staff were very friendly and happy to serve us in the dark as there was a power cut. All candle lit by necessity and very good Sarawak laksa.

Visited November 2012
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Surrey, England
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great location very enjoyable Laksa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very pleasant dinner. Lovely location on the river. We found the service to be good and all meals were enjoyed. We particularly enjoyed the Laksa both the Wild Borneo and Kuching. Slightly more expensive than local restaurants we tried so more aimed at the tourist market but very reasonable price overall for the food and service

Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

This small restaurant is situated on the waterfront.
They have a wide range of asian and western food.Food was always good and hot.
The staff were really friendly and helped with the menu when you were not sure of the ingredients.
The best place to eat in kutching

  • Visited November 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ambiance is their best feature”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Besides ambiance we can't say much. Their coffee brewing machine broke down and their cakes were unimpressive but rather expensive. Perhaps we'll come again when the coffee machine is fixed and try their food so that we can get to enjoy the cosy surroundings.

Visited October 2012
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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461 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Good location, average fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Location tells the story here, perfect spot. Nothing particularly interesting on the menu ... But a reasonable range of eclectic average food. We did find a couple of rotten prawns in one dish! But managed to avoid a digestive disaster just in time.

Visited October 2012
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