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Here are a few "eating out" choices for you. You can choose from informal to formal eateries to well-established restaurant.

Hawker-style Food

If you are on a tight budget, then head on down to the hawker centers that offers fine delicacies at very reasonable prices. Some of the favorite dishes are satay, noodles, whole roasted chickens, grilled fish and steamboats. You can find these hawker stalls along the Brunei River in downtown Bandar Seri Begawan. Alternatively, they are also located in a purpose-built complex next to Jerudong Park. For scrumptious steamboat dinners and satay, you must go to the Persiaran Damuan Park on Jalan Tutong. Another hawker center is located in Gadong on the ground floor of Yaohan Megamart. It is an indoor hawker center and offers a variety of foods ranging from quiche to sushi!

Restaurant Dining - Asian

For a good mix of restaurants that offers good Asian cuisine, Gadong is the place for you. Asian food such as Chinese, Lebanese, Indonesian, Indian, Thai, Japanese and other specialty items such as seafood and Nonya food are available at Gadong. Most of these restaurants are run by family-run business. It has a warm and comfortable atmosphere. You'll also find many kedai makan (local eateries) at downtown Bandar. There are also good seafood restaurants along Jalan Muara and in Muara town. Other places with good food are Tutong, Seria and Kuala Belait with its varied selection of restaurants. Chinese cuisine is popular in Brunei with many fine authentic restaurants around. Famous Chinese restaurants in Gadong include the Emperor's Court and the Szechuan Dynasty. The Jade Garden in the Riverview Hotel and the Phong Mun in downtown Bandar are equally famous too.

Restaurant Dining - Western

For a touch of class, you can find that most major hotels have cafes that serves are mixture of Asian and western meals. There are also value-for-money buffet meals available. For high quality nouvelle cuisine, you'll find them at Deals Restaurant in the Sheraton Utama. Excellent British fare can be found at the Buccaneers in Kuala Belait. Enjoy the Tudor-style setting during your meals!

Fast Food

Just like any other part of the world, fast food had caught on very well in Brunei. You'll find a wide range of fast food such as Pizza Hut, KFC, and McDonald's in the city and at Jerudong Park. Local equivalents are Jollibee, Sugar Bun and Express Burgers.

As law in Brunei prohibit the public sale and consumption of alcohol, you will therefore notice that restaurants do not sell alcoholic drinks. Business hours for most restaurants are till 9 or 10 pm. Most of the hotels and major Chinese restaurants require the diner to make prior reservations, especially on the weekends.

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