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“Good British food courtesy of the Brit Club”

Neilson Hays Library Cafe
Ranked #4,516 of 12,102 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Thai, British
Neighbourhood: Silom
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Neighbourhood: Silom
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This is a great value option when craving those British classics like All day breakfast, Ploughmans lunch, Pork Pies and more. The setting is a cute cafe and if you have some time enjoy a trip to the library and art exhibits. Good comfort food and cheaper than British bar and restaurants. Would def recommend.

Thank Crumlin12
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I have been here many times - and usually enjoyed it. The food is delivered from the kitchen of the adjoining British Club. And when it arrives, the food is of a good standard.

But I've now stopped going there ....

I went one day when my stomach yearned for some decent non-Thai food. It seemed fairly quiet when I arrived at 3.30pm - with only 4 tables already occupied. The staff - the two ladies who've been there a long time - were beavering away, so I expected a menu to arrive fairly soon. How wrong I was ...

Ice whirred in the blender, plates were washed, glasses were washed. More plates were washed, and then more glasses. Yet more ice was ground up. Eventually those waiting patiently at one one table could count themselves very lucky - as they had their drinks. Goodness knows how long they'd been waiting.

The two staff seemed ever more stressed and harrassed than usual, but then the taller one almost always looks worried and perturbed at the best of times. Even on her day off she probably has a furrowed brow.

Another table was lucky enough to have a wipe-down ....

The waitress who'd done so then left the cafe for a few minutes.

After 10 minutes the comic aspects had begun to wear a bit thin - but I waited - and waited - and waited.

After 15 minutes it was a case of 'Enough is more than enough'; and I walked out.

The ice was still whirring - and plates were still being washed. Cleanliness has its place - as well as good good order, but restaurants do have to do things like offer people menus and a friendly greeting - and eventually food and a drink!

All I had for my pains was a mosquito bite. [That place seems to hold at least half of all the mosquitoes in the city!] I suppose I was lucky not to end up with more bites.

Will I be back soon? I doubt it ...

I walked up to Silom Road, found another place, was served promptly and in a friendly way.

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Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

This Cafe is located in a Oasis among the hectic traffic of this metropolis, serving Thai and International dishes catered by the British Club next door. Very popular meeting place for Lunch Meetings with monthly Art displays from the Neilson Hays Library next door

Thank mamallmighty
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Reviewed 19 April 2016
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Reviewed 9 November 2014
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