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About Sabai Thai Gastrobar

The Thai word ‘Sabai’ translates simply as ‘relaxed’, the perfect description of this Brighton gastrobar where the urban cool of London on Sea is matched to the ethnic charm of the Land of Smiles. Bringing a taste of Phuket’s beach bars and Bangkok’s most upmarket restaurants to the UK, Sabai is all about chilling out, South East Asian style – a fact which is patently clear from the silk floor cushions, cocktail menu and warm, smiling welcome. The deep red and dark wood, gold and green interior is as beautiful as Sabai’s freshly cooked, authentic food, MSG free and made using local ingredients where possible and imported Thai herbs and spices where essential. Because everything is made to order, special requests are welcomed.

165-169 Princes House
Princes Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1EA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily: 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01273 773030

Website:
http://sabaibrighton.co.uk/

Additional:
Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room

Sabai Thai Gastrobar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.5

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 24 October 2017

We had the Bangkok set meal and it was excellent. We also ordered pre-dinner drinks and my husband was disappointed to see that his gin and tonic was presented already mixed and so the gin was drowned. When he asked for a replacement the barman told him that it had the correct amount of tonic and he knew as he had has been to bar school! The drink was replaced but this attitude was disappointing hence the loss of 2 stars for service. Don't let it put you off going as the food is amazing but either have your G&T elsewhere or specify how you want it served.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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service4
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 30 May 2017

I was very impressed with the food. We were a group of 6 eating quite late for a Tuesday evening, so that is why the ambience rating is low as we were the only people in the restaurant, although a group of 3 did turn up after us. Would definitely recommend the restaurant which was my son's recommendation as he has picked up orders from Sabai for Deliveroo.

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 (Oxford)·Dined on 13 April 2017

If you like Thai food and you are in Brighton then this place is an absolute must

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 March 2017

Booked Sabai Thai on a recommendation and we were not disappointed.
Friendly staff, prompt service and delicious and plentful food.
Will revisit in the future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 18 November 2016

Amazing food and ambiance, definitely somewhere to try for authentic tasting Thai food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 18 November 2016

Second time I have been here and just as brilliant as I remember from the first visit a year ago. Delicious food, by far the best out of Thailand that I have come across! Friendly service and accommodating even though we were half an hour late for our reservation!! (Greatly appreciated) Would recommend to everyone, particularly for the many vegan options available on the menu that don't fail on taste either. Superb. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 20 October 2016

Absolutely outstanding really great food and staff. You cannot get better than this.awesome

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value
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food5
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service5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 26 August 2016

Wonderful selection for vegans (listed seperately on the menu ). Great value and quick, friendly service

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Casual
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food4
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service5
value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 24 April 2016

We chose this restaurant as we all enjoy Thai food, especially my husband, and it was his birthday. It was one of the few Thai restaurants in Brighton that was open during the day on a Sunday. We liked the intimate, authentic setting and found the staff to be very friendly. The food was delicious and good value, especially the set lunch menu. We would definitely return, and recommend this to anyone who enjoys Thai food.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Kent)·Dined on 29 December 2015

The menu had many great dishes.
They starters were really tasty and the Green Curry was superb

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Brighton)·Dined on 20 December 2015

Thoroughly recommend for the quality of food and service. A relaxing ambience suitable for what we were looking for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 8 November 2015

Went to Sabai Thai on a Sunday evening to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We thought it would be just us in there, but when we arrived there was a really nice atmosphere with lots of tables full of people enjoying their evening! The lighting was lovely for our "date night" and we sat next to the waterfall feature which we thought was great. The food was amazing and tasted fresh with lots of clear flavours! Best green Thai curry I've ever tried so we will definitely be back!! Staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble which made our evening perfect! Thank you again Sabai Thai, we absolutely loved it and can't rate you enough for a great evening!!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 29 August 2015

Me and my boyfriend booked this place 5 weeks before going to the restaurant. It was amazing I cannot believe how great it was. Food was literally amazing! I would recommend highly!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 24 July 2015

Found it on the Internet, so pleased. Really wanted to eat this night . You would never think it was down the street is was, hard to find. Really really good food. Will go again next time I'm in Brighton . Best Thai food I've had out side Thailand

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 28 April 2015

I have eaten at Sabai many times in the past with family and friends. The food never disappoints. It smells wonderful, looks amazing and is always delicious. The staff are friendly and very efficient and the general ambience is very relaxing .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 23 March 2015

We visited Sabai Thai before attending a concert at the Brighton Dome, and were blown away by the authentic flavours, real heat in places, and wonderful service.

Too often, Thai food in the UK is bland and dumbed down- no such concerns here with fresh, flavoursome dishes with the occasional punch of chilli (but nothing too unpalatable).

Service was friendly and fast, without being obtrusive, and the bill was a very pleasant surprise as well! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 January 2015

We have been here a few times and never been disappointed it's really good for all. If it's a weekend I'd Recommend you book as it gets busy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 August 2014

This is a consistently great restaurant. The food, service and vibe impresses me every time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 15 June 2014

Excellent service and great menu. We sat on the comfy cushions for that intimate touch and it made all the difference! Very reasonable value!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2014

Lovely ambience, lovely food and service and excellent value for money! Would definitely be going again!! Try the thai cushions- makes the experience even more authentic!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 February 2014

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant since the very first week it opened (which ws a few years ago now), and we have never had a bad meal there!

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food5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 18 January 2014

We visited Sabai with friends for a Saturday lunch. We chose the set lunch menu which was fantastic value and the food was superb. Great central location, lovely staff and great wine too. We would like to come back for an evening meal to try more dishes.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Brighton)·Dined on 19 August 2013

Tasty meals, lovely demure and relaxing atmosphere with smiling and friendly staff.
Food was stunning and very filling. Lots of dishes with lots of vegetarian options. Very well prized.
I loved it! Perfect to go before or after theatre in town!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 August 2013

Came here after recommending it to a friend based on Top Table reviews and after they loved it we decided to give it a go! Sabai Thai Gastrobar looks great, the service is brilliant and the food is amazing! Great selection on the menu, fabulous flavours and I would thoroughly recommend it to everyone!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service4
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 15 June 2013

The ambience with the water feature and lighting was ideal. We had a set meal and every dish was a delight. We will certainly return

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service4
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 27 May 2013

I booked my partner and I a surprise nights stay in brighton and I wanted us to eat somewhere which was relaxed and serves great food, especially as he is a chef in London - I wanted him to be impressed by where I picked as he always picks great places.. Impressed was an understatement. The food was amazing! The best Thai we've both eaten by far, we shared a set southern Thail menu for 2 which was so delicious and shared a pad Thai which was again sooo yummy. We would easily eat there every week if we lived in Brighton and would recommend anyone go there! We were also completely shocked by the outstanding value for money, our meal with extras and beers came to £60! Oh and the service was great too!! Everyone should try this Hidden Gem!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 3 May 2013

It was the first time that myself and my partner had dined at the Sabai Thai Gastrobar and we loved every moment of it! We had the pleasure of dining at the low tables with the cushions and it was a very romantic atmosphere.
The staff were amazingly trained, friendly and very immaculate.
The menu was even better - with a wide arrange of food and cocktails (which all used brand-name spirits)
The presentation of the food was perfect and was definitely one of my new favourite all-time dining experiences I've had.
Last but not least, the value was amazing, we managed to get 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 cocktails, 1 big bottle of Thai beer and a coke - all for under £50!!!
Would definitely recommend to a friend definitely be dining here again!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 30 April 2013

Lovely meal, food was exceptional and brilliant value for the quality. Only negative was the original table we were given, they have a lovely cushion seated area that was empty but they gave us tiny table right by door, asked to move though and they did straight away.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 30 March 2013

my two friends and i went on sat 30th march to sabai thai and what a great experience it was, when we ariived we received a warm welcome and although it was busy and quite small there was a lovely atmosphere and we did not feel we were on top of the other diners.we ordered a lot thinking the portions would be small but they were very generous portions and indeed we could not eat it all,not because the food was poor far from it ,but there was more than we expected.the wine was delicious and a fair price.we would eat there again and will be soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 March 2013

From the beginning to end our meal at Sabai Thai was perfect. Great food friendly service.
Relaxing atmosphere. I would definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 9 March 2013

What a place!! Great friendly staff, unbelievable price for what we ordered, superb cocktails try the Chilli Mojito with the tiny red bullet chilli's, would defo recommend it to anyone and see you soon.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Bath)·Dined on 17 February 2013

Had a great time at Sabai. Menu was extensive with a great amount of choice. Food was delicious and with such friendly, atttentive service, made a great night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2013

I can find nothing to say apart from 'perfect''. Best thai i have eaten anywhere between London and Brighton. The restaurant isn't huge so the atmosphere is as good as the food. Something for everyone. First thursday of month is acoustic music. My 40 th birthday finished romantically and perfectly. Back soon! If you are visiting or live in Brighton and looking to eat somewhere 'nice', this is the place

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 24 December 2012

A fantastic experience and an amazing find ... Some of the best Thai food I have EVER tasted and I cannot wait to return.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 22 December 2012

I booked for myself and four friends on the afternoon of the Saturday before Xmas to arrive at 6.30 for a pre-theatre meal. The write-ups on trip advisor were very good - and they were correct! Although we were there for an early meal, the service by the man who served us was excellent, friendly, chatty but efficient. The food was fresh and delicious (with plenty of veggie and vegan options) and the restaurant has a lovely ambience about it - cosy, but modern and warm. We all had a lovely meal and I can't recommend this lovely gem of a restaurant highly enough - ooh, and we got a 20% off card for our next meal - Even though the bill was only £17 each for 2 courses and wine. A bargain anyway.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 21 November 2012

The Sabai Thai Gastrobar is a small, friendly restaurant which always delivers. This last visit was no exception. Outstanding jungle curry and red duck curry as always. Great value and highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2012

Fabulous food with a difference served in a small but atmospheric restaurant by charming staff. Even on a busy Saturday evening our table was ready on time at 9pm and we enjoyed our meal at our own pace. Including a bottle of house wine, the sharing platter starter and two mains, including the spectacular sea bass the bill was less than £60. Highly recomended by someone that can take or leave the standard Thai food offered up by most.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2012

As a group of 10 we booked a lunch on a Saturday. The £7.95 for 2 courses was outstanding value and the food was great!! Very well looked after and kindly put us outside in the sun at our request with no hassle at all! Only small negative was the price of a large Singha!

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Brighton)·Dined on 9 May 2012

First time here and excellent food and service. Shame the restaurant wasn't a bit busier but it was terrible weather!

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 (London)·Dined on 5 April 2012

We arrived early at Sabai Thai, and it was empty, but after beilng given a nice table and while I perused the menu and enjoyed my chili mojito, it began to fill up. The food was excellent, we shared fish cakes and a weeping tiger, then both had noodles for mains. The food had a great level of spice, and was well cooked. The service was quick and attentive, and the staff were friendly and polite. Woudl thoroughly recommend.

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