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“Large Portions a plus, some dishes a disappointment”
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The Black Swan
Ranked #60 of 148 Nightlife in Bangkok
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bangkok
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Large Portions a plus, some dishes a disappointment”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I recently visited this place on a recommendation from friends.

The full breakfast was ok but not as good as we had expected and not as good as coffee club or dubliners breakfast in Bangkok, yet more expensive.

Also had a large Sausage sandwich which i was told was huge and packed, it came as large french stick cut in 2 which was as big as was recommended but only had 1 sliced sausage in each so was more bread than sausage so disappointing for 300 baht really.

Had been recommended and was looking forward to it and left disappointed unfortunately.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Bangkok
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Not a bad boozer but can feel a bit cliquey”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

This is a reasonable pub with an ok selection of imported beers and can be quite lively, especiallyu after work. The food is good English fayre, and the Liver & Bacon is a huge portion and very tasty.
My only gripes would be the crowd around the bar get a bit 'exclusive' and limit the amount fo room in an already crowded pub. Also, the staff can seem quite vague at times. Make sure you are very clear with your order.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Drinks Great Food Great Atmosphere ”
Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

This charming little pub has become one of our locals whilst in thailand for a month.
Easy location & Happy hour is great with many of the draft beers being only 100 baht.
The food is fantastic but be warned the meals are huge but delicious!
The staff are pleasant and always smiling.
We are sure we will be back before we leave!

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Bergen, Norway
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A rip off and a bad experience.”
Reviewed 27 September 2012

I and my wife decided to give this place a second chance yesterday. Like last time around, when asking to see the drink list you are told that it does not exist, leaving them free to invent their own prices when you pay. And they will. Asked the waitress for the price before we ordered, had 2 drinks each, and upon paying were presented with totally different prices. When pointing this out they told us we were wrong and increased the price even more.

First time around, about one year ago, we were served Kilkenny gone sour. One of the regulars asking to try it agreed that it was not fresh at all. The young girls behind the counter, however, couldn't find anything wrong with it. Just paid up and left.

Service is not great. Staff seems uninspired, sitting in a group behind the counter most of the time. You have to struggle to get their attention. Waitress also got our order wrong.

The few other guests there, both times, seemed to be sexpats having a drink before heading to nearby Soi Cowboy.

Cannot recommend the black Swan to anyone. Will never return.

Visited September 2012
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best place in bangkok”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

i went to the black swan several time last year it a fantastic place, great beer no hastle will be going back there in a few weeks. cant wait
Martin from Lytham St Annes

Visited October 2011
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