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The Bookworm

) #28 of 714 Restaurants in Suzhou ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Italian, Chinese
Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
+86 512 6526 4720
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, Italian, Chinese, American, Cafe, International, Pub
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you have nothing to do on a weekend afternoon, or any afternoon, this is the place to go for a cuppa and nice atmosphere. The staff are friendly. A few cats here and there in the place, and since i love cats, i enjoyed...More

Thank Suhaila_Mambo
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I don't know how this has ever gotten a good review. Service is appalling, only half a dozen people in and it took 40 minutes for food to arrive. The over priced menu is very limited as is the drinks stock. I wont be back...More

1  Thank travellerdave66
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We came here during a rainy day and the place is perfect. Good coffee coupled with some hearty home made biscuits that was introduced by the staff. Great space to just chill and chit chat with your friends.

Thank amy_yep
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the bookworm with two friends to have burgers and wine, since we heard positive feedback here, and it was a terrible experience. We ordered quesadilla, two burgers with blue cheese and one cheeseburger. Quesadilla was served 30 minutes after, cold and not tasty......More

Thank Rza A
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for some Western food and saw this place on TripAdvisor. Good deal on beer and a decent margarita pizza. Hit the spot! We'll come back.

Thank uncle_albert5
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Right on the corner of an alleyway with a few bars. The outdoor seating is idea in the summer and they've got a few good beers on tap.

Thank jumpingfrenchman32
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a nice place to go if you want to take some time out and sit back in relaxed surroundings. The interior is simple and comfortable, and having books all around the walls is a really nice touch. Live music on Fridays nights is...More

Thank Dale D
Reviewed 26 June 2016

it is an ok bar, but not really that much in terms of food. I have only tried the old menu. IT does do many interesting events but no one would go there for the food.

Thank adventurousarchitect
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while in Suzhou and we ordered a couple burgers from the western style menu. Had to send them back as they were raw inside. But they quickly took them back and tried again. Wait staff were very nice and English books line the...More

Thank vagrrrl
Reviewed 29 May 2016

the restaurant is not really fancy. but it cozy though. it feels like home. the wifi was also good. the staffs are friendly. even though the foodwas just average, but it worth the visit

Thank ellodavid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gunxiufang 77 Shiquan Rd, Suzhou, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 512 6526 4720
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Description
The Bookworm Suzhou is at once café, bookstore, restaurant, library, bar, comedy club, and live music venue; truly a central cultural hub of the great city of Suzhou, and one of the most classic expat-operated venues in town.Located just off the famous ShiQuanJie street downtown (just by the PingQiaoZhiJie intersection), it plays host to delicious foods, drinks, and activities both local and from around the world. Head down anytime, be it for a proper cup of coffee and a sandwich, a cold beer and some laughs, a bit of sun out on the patio, or to check out one of the many cool weekly events that keep this cultural heart beating.
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