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20 Bedford Place | SO15 2DB, Southampton, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wouldn't eat Chinese food anywhere else in Southampton

Often used the Panda during my trips to Southampton, tried a few but by far the best, food is very tasty and you are not rushed after your starter they will ask if you are ready the the main course, wash down nicely with Tsing Tao or Tiger. I never feel bloated after eating here which can be the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Often used the Panda during my trips to Southampton, tried a few but by far the best, food is very tasty and you are not rushed after your starter they will ask if you are ready the the main course, wash down nicely with Tsing Tao or Tiger. I never feel bloated after eating here which can be the case... More 

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England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I love the food here. It's without doubt the best Chinese food I have eaten and I can't recommend it enough. The staff are lovely and I go so often they give me a discount nearly every time - that's getting to know your customers! Great food, great service. As a restaurant, it's looking a little tired - but it's... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Me, as a Chinese, I do like the foods here. My partner and I have tried many Chinese restaurants and takeaways in Hampshire. Panda does a great job on tranditional Chinese food. Price are reasonable (30 something pounds for 2 persons). We visited the restaurant almost once a month even we live in Portsmouth.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Today was my 2nd visit having visited here with a big group of friends a few months ago. The quality and variety of real Chinese food was fabulous. It's such a shame that people come in asking for yeung chow fried rice, sizzling prawns, sesame prawn toast. .... Come on guys it's 2014 not 1974!!! I have to say the... More 

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Southampton
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I work near here and I suppose the slightly dated facade put me off originally, but after hearing some good reports and spotting how popular this place was with the local Chinese community I decided to dine here last week. We certainly weren't disappointed. The service was right on the ball, quick and efficient. The food was much better than... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I treat ourselves regularly to a meal out we decided to try somewhere different and headed into town wow wish we had never bothered iv probably tried almost nearly every Chinese in southampton and this was disgusting we were so disappointed it is by far the worst and iv even had an egg shell in one take... More 

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london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Worst place I have ever been. Together with a colleagues we decided to dine at Panda and I strongly advise people to check out what you are eating. A hair in my portion of rice and once I showed the waitress she took it back to the kitchen, coming up with exactly the same bowl of rice with no hair... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A small group of us had a delightful meal at the Panda, The food was spot on the nail wiry an excellent crispy duck. I have been back since and again the food was first class. Panda is a quaint little place that you may over look but it is well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have been going to Panda in Southampton since 2002 when I moved to Southampton from London. The owner is the chef and his wife runs front of house. The food has been delicious for all this time and attracts many local Chinese families and students (always a good sign), there is a special Chinese menu which has some delicious... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have never gone to China, but I imagine if I had, I'd have been eating food like this. I first went by accident late on a Saturday night and have recommended it to several people and been back six times. Great location in town and not too pricey. Decor is an acquired taste but I think it adds something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Bedford Place | SO15 2DB, Southampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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