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Reviewed 12 October 2019

Was here a few months back and it was pretty good. Nice selection of appetisers, mains and desserts. Was surprised to come back here this month and be given a set amount of appetisers at the table and dessert later at the table as well....They offered to give us more helpings of the same but the range was quite limited. The staff were pleasant, but seemed a bit overwhelmed and even cleared up our table when we were getting more food at the buffet? Overall a bit disappointing for such a spectacular hotel and for the price, which is among the more expensive buffets in Brunei.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2019

This is probably the bets restaurant on offer at the Emire hotel. They do a wide-ranging pan-asian buffet every evening and at weekends they offer a buffet lunch with a slightly smaller range and the equivalent of a Sunday roast included. It's about $50 BND...including service for the evening option - more if you add some mocktails/juices, etc.. I probably ate there 5 or 6 times in my 3 months living in the hotel.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

We only stayed at the hotel for one night and were attracted to the restaurant setting. Glad we went, it was 52 each for the buffet which was one of the best quality we had ever had. Fresh salads, the right amount of hot dishes...and a grill station with both fish and meats. Desserts were also good although it did seem to take a while to fill up. When we arrived at the dessert section almost everything had gone and it took a while before the next lot of desserts arrived. Sat outside on the terrace in a beautiful candle lit setting. Staff were very attentive.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

思っていたよりも、カジュアルなレストランでした。シーフードだけでなく、マレー料理、ブルネイ料理のアンブーヤもありました。 アンブーヤは、意外と提供しているお店が少ないので、ここで食べる事が出来て良かったです。 シーフードBBQも、新鮮なものばかりで良かったです。 It is a casual restaurant than I expected. In addition to seafood, there were also Malay dishes and Ambuya of Brunei cooking. Ambuya is surprisingly few restaurants offering it, so it was good that I could eat here. Seafood BBQ was just...fresh, so it was good.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The service is immaculate here. Always several chefs cooking to order and nice variation of western and asian dishes. For me who dont eat gluten and meat, there was still a lot I could eat. Would eat here again and can highly recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I proposed to my girlfriend in the pavilion. They had set it up with candles and rose petals. It was a very romantic ambience. The staff were great. Food was decent. Shame we couldn’t pop some champagne to celebrate!!

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

They offer any style of meat, vegetables, deserts. You can sit outside and enjoy a great ocean view with beautiful sunset's.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The facilities are great and it is located in a great hotel. The staff is friendly and the food is decent. 4 stars only because the selection, although good , underwhelms considering it's caliber. There is only 1 carving station (lamb) and although good, I've...had better..More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Located to the left of the main pool area. Brunch runs from 11-3 every Sunday. Sometime closed when dignitaries are in town. Can get busy some weekend. They accept reservations. Suggest you arrive at 11:00 when all the food is prepared. Selection...is awesome. Work stations are set up to make omelettes and noodles. They serve dim sum at the table. There is a rotation on some stations weekly so it's not always the same food. If you are looking for a bit fancier Brunch then definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Nice eatery and nice setting as it's at the Empire Hotel and near the beach, especially cosy and romantic outside seating. Was there for business though and glad the bill was taken care off as it's a very pricey place! Nice enough selection of dishes...but not as extensive or as much volume as you'd expect for the money you'd have to fork out to eat there. Seafood was fresh for the most part but has been hit and miss in the past. Service was okay, but maybe not as you'd really expect from a so-called 6-star hotel.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Is the pool-side the same as the Pantai? They share the same setting, the same management and the same billing system, so they must be...... We had the Australian beef burger at the pool-side. Wow. I feel cheated. US75 for 4 burgers and cans of...sprite. The burger comes with some potato-chips (NOT English-style chips, but what the English call "crisps"). The bun was stale, the "salad" was one piece of gherkin and a limp piece of lettuce, the slice of cheese was the thinnest in the world and the main bit, the burger, was overcooked and dryer than a Bedouin's sandal. No offer of tomato sauce or mayo came with the "burger", and it took over 30 minutes for them to deliver. Four very disappointed lunch guests, all of whom have vowed never to return.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Pantai Restaurant for Sunday Brunch several times and are never disappointed. The selection is awesome and always fresh. Can get busy at times with groups but they top up the buffet regularly. It runs from 11-3pm every Sunday. Value for...money you won't get a better deal. You can sit inside our outside but it's a bit warm during the day outside. Great view of the ocean from your table! Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

For the price I was paying the food was average. Outdoor seats are nice and romantic though. By the way, where does this photo come from? Pantai is a restaurant but this photo looks like a bedroom.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Wonderful setting for a meal as the sun sets. Good selection of food. Not cheap and probably not worth the money if you are vegetarian. If you are vegetarian you will not walk away hungry but you are a little limited but this came as...no great surprise. Staff very helpful and attentive.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

This has THE BEST Brunch on the weekends, and buffet dinner! And the service of the staff is really wonderful.

Date of visit: February 2017
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I'm not sure what their policy is on kids (and I suspect that it depends on their ages as well). If you had 9 adults and 4 kids at half-price for their evening pan-asian buffet that would set you back around B$600 including... More
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