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The Big Bowl

54 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HE, England
+44 1273 206422
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (52 reviews)
“summer rolls” (27 reviews)
“noodles” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Vietnamese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
54 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service with a smile. Really lovely waiter and the food was fantastic. Everything we tried (and we tried a few) was excellent. Fresh, hot and tasty

1  Thank Abrols
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we visited. The food was amazing, fresh and tasty. The honey BBQ pork bun was incredibly tasty. Loved having plum wine too !

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a frequent visitor, I figured they deserve another review! This little family-run restaurant consistently provides by far the most delicious noodle soups in Brighton! The pho broth is extremely light, yet very tasty, and you can just tell it is oozing with nutrition!! Also...More

2  Thank Mellissa L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Best take away I've had in ages. The food seemed ridiculously healthy and I will definitely be going back on next week.

3  Thank icantdie
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I had the salt and chilli prawns (on the secret menu) followed by the combo bun. Both were delicious, with fresh, high quality ingredients. I would thoroughly recommend it. No photo as I ate it too fast.

3  Thank David G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Small, informal restaurant serving great Vietnamese food. No frills. Service a little slow, but staff were sweet and gracious. Would recommend.

4  Thank SandraJoan2014
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Gradually moving out of the "cheap eats " section . Now offering selection of wines . Pho good but then it should be now we are up in the £9 - £10 bracket. Mine was £10.45 Note they are now adding 10% service for 4...More

3  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Maybe update your online opening hours, drive from Essex to Brighton wanted lunch here walked to find out you are closed Thursdays !! Who closes on a Thursday? Ended up elsewhere Thanks for that

5  Thank Toff-101
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Fresh and tasty food. I had the spicy beef noodle soup. Decent portion size and reasonably priced. Will visit again.

2  Thank Standeez
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Would definitely recommend the squid and the chicken curry! Absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend it to anyone😁

3  Thank NicolasI33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 9:30 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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