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The Big Bowl

54 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HE, England
+44 1273 206422
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (48 reviews)
“summer rolls” (28 reviews)
“noodles” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Vietnamese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
54 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HE, England
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a cheap meal and I found this amazing restaurant with accessible options. I ordered rice middle with king prawns and was just perfect. The best choice of meal when the weather is getting cold.

Thank lamaroreis
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The summer rolls were very good. My maindish, a soup, was okay. Was hoping for more, tastewise, the portion was generous. Seating possibilities are limited and also not very comfy. That's what you also pay for, right? Valued against the money, I felt it was...More

Thank Heinz D
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had the avocado summer rolls and a tofu vegetarian pho. One of the best meals ive had in brighton. Will definitely return. Waitress was amazing and explained some dishes and ingredients to me.

Thank Neville893
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We've visited twice and both times just opted for a big bowl of pho or soup. Nice no frills place and food is tasty.

Thank Samiloupepperell
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A return visit for lunch and just as good as last time. Not sure why folks moan about "spice". You can fire up your pho with extra chilli, lime, coriander - all fresh. Staff friendly and welcoming. Everywhere is clean and tidy. Prices reasonable. An...More

Thank Carrowdale
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Cafe style place serving limited menu. I had pork ribs and chicken pho. My wife had Summer rolls and spicy prawn noodles. All okay but nothing like Vietnamese food we have eaten either in London or Vietnam. Not even sightly authentic. Service was passable. Cant...More

Thank kmcmillanh
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It's definitely fresh but feels like a kitchen in somebody's home with very uncharacteristic white paint which takes away the fun of eating more longer and hanging around. The music is also not very great. Waiting time is fare and portion size is definitely generous....More

Thank esonique
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great hidden gem Fresh favours Best summer rolls I have eaten! If you love ... Noodles Coriander Mint Fresh veggies That's the places u want to visit!

Thank Sebastian T
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I stayed in Brighton for a week and originally didn't want to eat twice at one place. On my first day I went to "The Big Bowl" and had the Veggie Pho. It was so delicious, that the next evening I went again and had...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the rolls and pho. Everything was really tasty and fresh. The setting was simple but clean. A good place for a quick bite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 206422
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