the FCC is just great...the best views over the river area along sisowath quay, great food...yes pricey compared to other eateries but the atmosphere and scenery are just classic...few places in asia can compare...if only the walls could talk...
Ate here when I worked in Phnom Penh nearly 15 years a go and it was good then and it is still good. Ate there twice in a recent 2 1/2 week trip to Phnom Penh and had great local dishes both times. My bisiness colleague had a pizza with everything on our first trip and it was a lot of pizza that he said it was OK but nothing special. My local hot and spicy dishes were great both times. They have a good souvenir selection and I got a nice polo shirt.
Favorite Dish: A local Chicken and veggie dish with chilis and fish sauce on the side.
This bar overlooks the famous Sisovath Quay and the muddy river, which has been the favourite haunt of foreign correspondents when reporting news on Cambodia. This bar/restaurant evokes a very retro feel about it, with old whirling overhead fans, wooden stools, large wooden bartops and nostalgic poster ads on the walls. Great place to while away your time especially when the merciless midday sun is beating down on the shadeless concrete streets of Phnom Penh.
Favorite Dish: I just have club sandwiches whenever I come here. The fruit shakes are definitely refreshing!!
The Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) is open to everyone. It has a very elegant British colonial charm and offers (almost) unlimited possibilities to eat, drink, chat, and meet.
Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious!
The FCC is in a three storey colonial style building and opened in the early nineties.
The club became famous for its bar and for the restaurant that looks out from its balcony on the second floor to one of the best views of the Tonle Sap.
It has always been popular as a meeting point for journalists, businessmen, politicians and academics from all over the world.
Over the years, the Club has grown by buying up neighboring shop houses and breaking through the walls to create seven large hotel style rooms in colonial style with beautiful modern bathrooms.
The FCC is minutes walk to the Royal Palace and a five min drive to Wat Phnom.
The menu is Asian & Western and their pizzas and sandwiches are great if you are after a change from the local food.
The Foreign Correspondents Club also has photo shows and exhibitions, plus there is a Bookshop and a delicatessen on the ground floor.
FCC is a bit more expensive than most places but it is worth it just to sit there with an cold drink and watch the world go by.
363 Sisowath Quay
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Restaurant/Bar : 855 23 724 014
Reservations : 855 23 210 142
Fax : 855 23 427 758
The FCC is the classic of Phnom penh.
It´s a combined, restaurant, bar, cafe by the riverfront that has caterd to the foreign correspondents and many others over the years.
It still has quite a colonial feel and is classy and relaxed at the same time.
you have a great view over the river from there and i think it´s the best place for a late afternoon drink in Phnom Penh.
Great ambience throughout and truly a nice place to watch the sunset in the horizon if you are at the top deck. Even one floor below is great if you managed to get a seat facing the river.
As momentos of your trip to this eating place, you could purchase some very interesting items from the FCC shop. Some of these items include Uncle Ho Sandals, nicely designed T-shirts and the usual mugs with the FCC logo.
This restaurant is so iconic that it has opened up another outlet in another equally iconic location - Angkor at Pokarbor Avenue, Siem Reap further up north of the country. Tel: 063 760 280 (Office).
Favorite Dish: Well, since this is an international restaurant of repute, you can expect food of good quality to be served to you. Our intimate little group of three had pizza, pasta and some delicious appetizers together with wine to wash it down.
The FCC is a nice restaurant/bar to hang out at both during the day and in the evening. It is open on two sides and has nice views of the Tonle Sap River. The menu was varied with both asian and international cuisine and service was quick and friendly. Nice atmosphere in the evening when we went. Can buy souvenirs here too. Prices above average here.
Favorite Dish: Had pizza I'm afraid! Not very adventurous I know! It was good though! Rest of the group had a mix of food and they all said it was nice.
it's great environment to eat or just to cheer out. its housed in an old colonial building oversee Tonle Sap river. there are some painting hang on the walls painted by some infamous people. you can also purchase souvenirs from FCC and post card too.
Favorite Dish: i was craving for pizza during my trip to Cambodia...
the pizza was great!!
The FCC club / restaurant on sisowath quay is a must visit for every visitor to Phnom Pehn. Situated right on the river front it is a very clean /good atmosphere/ a people watching place with a large selection of local and international dishes it will everyones taste.
Or maybe just for a drink and sit and watch phnom pehn buzzing all around you
Favorite Dish: Red curry if your brave enough or Green :-)
Good service, good views for watching world go past on the quay but being a floor up not hassled by tuk tuk drivers.
food is tasty, mix of asian and english
Favorite Dish: worked my way through menu over a few visits, even just having starters as a snack with a beer. All very tasty
Located on Phnom Penh's main street, facing the Tonle Sap River just before its confluence with the Mekong, the FCC restaurant is located on the 3d floor -- and up flights of steep stairs -- of a not especially attractive building. Based on several recommendations, I had cancelled my room reservation (in favor of one at the Raffles LeRoyal); but I stopped by for lunch one day.
The restaurant is airy -- open on two sides -- and both the service and the food are excellent. Best of all is the view from the counters facing the rivers.
Favorite Dish: After several days of seafood, I was in the mood for a cheeseburger and french fries. They were delicious; and the servings were so large I couldn't finish either of them.
No he sido capaz de asignar un tema al FCC , pero lo mejor es que te des una vuelta por el , pidas algo sabroso, te sientes mirando al rio Mekong y dejes que pase el tiempo tranquilamente
I was not able to assign a theme to the FCC , but the best thing is that you have a look around , you ask something good , you sit down looking the Mekong River and that you let the time pass slowly
This is a nice place right in front of the Mekong River Bank. It is very nice romantic view if u sit on the roof top floor. The food is a little bit pricy but of very good quality. This place is run by Europeans.
Favorite Dish: I ordered a Veggie Pizza because when i arrived in Phnom Penh, the bird flu was all over the newspapers. So, I can only recommend you what i ordered, which was a very good italian veggie pizza !
The place where everyone ex-pat ends up sooner or later. The second floor restaurant is very colonial -- you feel you should be calling your editor for a breaking story -- but the drinks look too good :-D
Favorite Dish: I confess I was rice-and-spiced out. My companion and I shared a delightful thin crispy-crusted pizza with no complaints ;)