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“Excellent Food, Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Longman

The Longman
Ranked #427 of 1,112 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: British, Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Longman offers Authentic Thai cuisine Monday - Saturday created by Keng's Thai Kitchen. You can also enjoy a traditional British Sunday Roast with a twist every Sunday 12 until we run out, served by Russell Tisbury.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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“Excellent Food, Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We visited the Long Man for lunch and certainly didn't leave disappointed. The pub itself is a large building and inside feels very traditional. Whether being there for dinner or lunch you can choose your pick of tables within the very large exterior, although you are also able to eat outside as the pub also caters for this.

Within The Long Man is its real hidden gem, Maggs Thai Restaurant, which offers a delightful range of Thai food at very reasonable prices.

On our visit I ordered the Drunken Noodles, which is wok fried flat noodles with veg and chilli, while my wife ordered the Yellow Curry, which is a coconut based dish. Both dishes cost £5 each, which when added to the Coke and Diet Coke we added came out at the reasonable cost of £13.95.

Once my Drunken Noodles arrived I was quite pleased with the portion size. It was smaller than the standard portion, which usually comes with a choice of meats or tofu for vegetarians, but we had instead opted for the lunch menu at £5 which strips the meal of these options and gives you a slightly smaller, but still reasonably sized portion.

Tasting the Drunken Noodles gave me a flavour explosion which I haven't had in quite a while, I have to say that the flavour was pretty outstanding. The spice was just right, while there was also a distinct and unmistakable Thai flavour. I'd heard good things about Maggs Thai food and after one taste I could see why. It's fair to say that the contents of my plate didn't hang around too long.

This was only a short visit for lunch, but you can bet that me and my family will be returning in the future to try out more dishes.

  • Visited July 2014
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brighton
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“"Excellent food"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times now and have always found the food excellent. They do a very good lunchtime deal for £5 but you may need a starter as well as this is a smaller portion. Service is quick and the menu very good. You would need to book a table at the weekends as it's always busy (another good sign it's good) the pub is good to and often has live music. Would recommend to everyone

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“a good place to meet up and good thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

A local Patcham landmark ( part of the lion group of pubs) mainly used by local people from the Patcham /Hollingbury areas and a small amount of passing trade.
Always a good atmosphere and for the sports fans who enjoy watching the main matches and games on the big screen (this place as various large screen throughout the pub. The pub is sort of split into two half's, one end has the pool table and sports screens,while the other end has more seating areas for talking and eating .live music and tribute acts are on throughout the year (about once a month see the board outside the pub on dates). outside space has a beer garden and seating areas with heaters these are great for the summer months .
the food is good i had a Thai curry with rice and a bowl of chips, the curry was quite hot and spicy, rice was light and fluffy and the chips also very good ,Food was reasonably priced,the drinks are a little expensive but you save on travel costs into town , so as long as you don't spend too much at the bar your total spend works out the same.
Overall a good pub, friendly staff, nice food and a must for the sports fans.(most of the big games/matches are shown on the big screens)

  • Visited January 2014
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“Lots of heat - no taste”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Very disappointed in the Thai takeaway I had. It was very spicey which was good, but there were no other tastes coming through and the noodles didn't look or taste very inspiring. The fish cakes were luke warm and it felt like I was chewing on rubber. They were tasteless apart from the heat of the chillies. I have eaten in the restaurant before and couldn't get enough of the food because it was so good, but this takeaway was not of the same calibre. I would eat in again but I won't be having any more takeaways from there. Two others in my party enjoyed their food and one other person was not at all impressed with his food either.

  • Visited September 2013
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“As good Thai Food as I've had anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

This is a great pub which has a good range of well kept beers (Dave Day wouldn't have it any other way), and the addition of the Thai Kitchen (now called Keng's instead of Magg's) was a very welcome one. I've eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. The same goes for everyone I've eaten there with. This is authentic Thai cooking at it's best, and rivals any other Thai meal I've had anywhere in the country. Yes it's a pub setting rather than a restaurant, but don't let that put you off. The pub is very friendly, and the service is excellent.

From the starters, the Isaan Sausage, and spicy Squid come highly recommended. The squid is certainly spicy, and delicious. From the main courses, the Pad Thai noodles are as good as I've had anywhere, the Thai Currys are excellent, and my latest favourite is Keng's Flying Duck which is fantastic value for money and includes a surprisingly large portion of duck. Bloomin' lovely!

All washed down with one (or more) of a large selection of lagers or real ales, you just can't go wrong.

  • Visited June 2013
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