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Farang Connection

$$ - $$$
Thai, Bar, Asian, British, Pub
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Address: 257/11 Jitbumroong Rd, Surin, Thailand
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Surin, Thailand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant has a long history as a venue for ex-pats. It is arguably the best location in town, a bus parking area next to the bus station. Its past custodians have mostly been ex-pats married to Thai wives. Its current renters are a Thai family who cater for both foreign and Thai tastes. Their use of English is limited... More 

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Sattahip, Thailand
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Farang Connection used to be THE place for foreigners visiting Surin - information, bookings you name, they did it. Now...it is just another bar. That said, it is friendly, the food is good, and service efficient. It is one place to go when you are weary of Thai cuisine.

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Thank hsgil
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We went for a spot of lunch and was like pulling teeth. We ordered food and my wife ordered her usual strong spiced meal. I spotted the lad that took the order had actually gone to a street vendor to bring back her food. Great idea, go buy it from somewhere else and put your mark up, yes. Just don't... More 

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Surin, Thailand
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

the food has gone downhill since i ate there earlier this year, I ordered Pie with mushy peas and received normal frozen peas. Just didn't do it for me and the pie was dry. the staff did not care at all, in fact I had difficulty ordering as their English was so bad.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

I had spag bol for dinner one night and same for next day lunch , one of the best in a longtime . The staff were very welcoming and took time to help look after our young son . All in all great people food and atmosphere.

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1 Thank Tom D
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

dusty wind-blown garbage strewn dog infested bus park...thought it was halloween, but they were the regulars.

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1 Thank fidofarter
Surin, Thailand
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248 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

The Farang Connection has gone downhill since Martin passed away. . Now not the place for farangs to meet any longer, very quiet thesedays

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Casualy walking down the road and spotted there large sign, so we walked in, sat down and enjoyed a drink in a very quiet and comfortable surroundings. They had a good menu and a variety of drinks. I had pineapple crush and was perfect. Here for another week so will drop in again.

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1 Thank joolesG2
Surin, Thailand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This restaurant-bar used to be the place for farang to meet, eat and drink in Surin. Conveniently located in the bus station complex, they used to serve up the best cheeseburgers available in the city and other western selections. Then the founder died and the restaurant was taken over by Thais, who had little relation to the farang food. The... More 

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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

While there was nothing wrong with the very simple meal I ordered, the place has zero atmosphere. This might be what certain people want, and I saw a number of beer drinkers in there who appear to be happy regulars, but I was quite disappointed. No music. No Western news or entertainment on the satellite TV. Truthfully, no pulse. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai, Bar, Asian, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Address: 257/11 Jitbumroong Rd, Surin, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surin Province  >  Surin
Description
tel: +66 44 511509

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