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Muara Tutong Highway | The Empire Hotel And Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Thank D S
Tokyo, Japan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank TheSatos
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank AsiaChef
Malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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

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Thank lindaleah
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The restaurant serves good, reasonably priced buffets inside the Empire Hotel complex. Good selection of local and international dishes, including seafood.

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Thank Alexander P
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had arrived in the afternoon and checked in at the Empire hotel. It had been a tiring week and I was looking for some relaxation amid a work commitment on Saturday morning. A beachside buffet wasn't appealing to me but my wife was keen and so we tried it. The restaurant stood majestically in front of a large beachfront... More 

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Thank Shuen Sheng F
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The Dinner is great but I denfinately recommend the brunch which is a culinary accomplishment on its own. Beautiful high- end restaurant great for casual dining.

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Thank Virtue29
Singapore, Singapore
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196 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

You will be spoiled for choices. From the seafood to the carving meats , asian dishes to the desert counter, The decor is under a giant roof with a great view on the sea and the 2 swimming pool. Service is outstanding. Ask a table outdooor .

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Thank patrickfiat21
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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485 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here and were delighted to get to sit outside. There were numerous options and everything we tried was fresh and very tasty. My favourite was the sea bass - simply outstanding.

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Thank foodie_wanderlust
Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Set in the stunning Empire hotel at the waters edge Pantai serves an extensive buffet. A great selection of food with an Asian and Middle Eastern theme, you can get sushi, tempura through to delicious grilled meats. Salads, veg, deserts. Not so many options for a vegetarian.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muara Tutong Highway | The Empire Hotel And Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • Location: Asia  >  Brunei Darussalam  >  Brunei-Muara District  >  Bandar Seri Begawan

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