Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) Restaurant, Phnom Penh - review by Rusty Compass
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Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) Restaurant, Phnom Penh

| 30 Jul 2012
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Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) Restaurant, Phnom Penh
363, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh


Price guide: $$$

Our rating
30 Jul 2012

An afternoon drink at the FCC has become something of a mandatory ritual for travellers to Phnom Penh - and plenty stay around for a bite at the pub style restaurant.

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The iconic Foreign Correspondents’ Club never really was a club - just a cleverly named business venture opened when journalists were returning to Phnom Penh en-masse in the 1990s to cover the UN mission to rid the country of the Khmer Rouge once and for all. And it enjoyed the patronage of plenty of international correspondents during that time.

There are still plenty of journos floating around now too.

Few travellers escape Phnom Penh without at least having a drink in the airy bar looking over the riverfront.  The pub-style menu of pasta, pizza, steaks and burgers gets mixed reviews, as does the service - and that's been our experience too. But that's not stopping the crowds from rolling in each afternoon for sunset - and plenty stay on for a bite.

The FCC wins out on atmosphere, location and reputation more than great food. And that seems to be enough for now.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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