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The Reservoir

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1 Howard Road, Brighton BN2 9TP, England
+44 1273 321400
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered food. Waited an hour. My partner went to the bar to ask where it was. Told 20 minutes. 40 minutes later it's not here, so I go the bar and ask. Barman denies it was ever ordered. Offers no apology and doesn't seem to care. We leave hungry and very frustrated. Second time in 6 months this place has... More 

1 Thank Jenny0901
VickySticky, General Manager at The Reservoir, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, Thanks for the review. I'm sorry you had such a disappointing experience at The Res. I have tried to paint a picture of what led to this point by speaking to both the members of staff who were working that night. (Saturday). From what I can gather neither of them can recall you ordering any food and there... More 

Wrotham, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Staying in Brighton for the weekend we were looking for a place for Sunday lunch - for four - having not booked! Having tried two pubs, without success, we came across The Reservoir, who were very accommodating. The roast beef, pork, and the vegetarian options were all good and the Real Ale was first rate. The bar staff were very... More 

Thank kenbaines
VickySticky, General Manager at The Reservoir, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your helpful review. Much appreciated! We hope to see you again if you're in town. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The roast I got didn't really justify the price. The meat was very average - I like a slab of pork not thin slices that have a tenancy to dry out. The gravy was also very thin and weak on taste and the potatoes felt a little under roasted. The chef did seem very understaffed and under pressure so that... More 

Thank vic79uk
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, the food was good, and service was quick and friendly despite the pub being very busy. Added to that, some nice beers, and a range of well behaved dogs which is always good

Thank Ian J
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing cute pub with lovely staff. But the Thai food is authentic, tasty and reasonably priced. My favourite pub to go to for food

1 Thank h0llymcc
Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to the Reservoir since moving to the area last April and I used to order a Thai from this place nearly every weekend! I loved their Panang Curry and Tom Kha soup. Last few months I haven't bothered ordering food because they changed their takeaway method . They won't accept for you to order over the phone... More 

Thank Jesicca M
VickySticky, General Manager at The Reservoir, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, thank you for your review of The Reservoir. I'd like to firstly apologise for your disappointing experience of the food in particular. Let me try and figure out where we went wrong and hopefully regain your confidence as a customer; the Thai kitchen and the bar are separate franchises that work in harmony together to provide a great... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

lovely real ales all well priced @ £3.60 a pint specials are Grolsch and Orchards Cider at £3 I had my 1st Sunday roast yesterday and the portions and quality are just like your mum makes 11 out of 10 PS Thai food during the week - pub quiz I think is on Tues and Sunday Ade

Thank Adrian L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I visited on a Friday night with my boyfriend and two friends. We started with a pint and some fabulous thai crackers. Then we ordered the food. A Thai green curry and Penang chicken for my friends and Red curry and chicken with holy basil and chilli for me and my boyfriend. We shared 3 different rices between us. The... More 

Thank Crazyfrog0
VickySticky, General Manager at The Reservoir, responded to this review

Thanks for your incredibly positive and helpful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Reasonable Thai food, would have given it a 3.5. Food was pretty authentic, but needed a bit more of a chilli kick. Starters though were awesome, could have eaten them all day. I suppose they have to cater for UK tastes. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Worth a visit.

Thank Ian W
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Fantastic food, really great beer, lovely atmosphere but unfortunately subjected to the bar staff's choice of music. The music choice was random, loud, and the tracks stopped mid way through playing. The music was being played through youtube and when staff too busy to select next track it reverts to some generic 'in fill' music, which was then manually stopped... More 

Thank WMS81080
VickySticky, General Manager at The Reservoir, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review of the Reservoir and thank you for the compliments. We will endeavour to address the music issue and we have taken steps towards doing this already. Thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Howard Road, Brighton BN2 9TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 321400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?