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82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
44 (0)1865 242230
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food in a character setting

A kitschy and colonial style dining room sets the scene. A very attentive waitress explained the menu and pointed out some recommendations. We plumped for crispy duck and salt & pepper squid for starters and both were delicious and good size portions. Firecracker prawns and sizzling beef to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
kevcarter
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Abingdon
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Had a set meal which was more than adequate in volume and of an average quality. The service was attentive and we had no problem paying a service charge. On questioning the waitress we found out that the service charge was NOT passed onto to the staff. We offered to pay it direct to her but she was unwilling to... More 

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Abingdon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A kitschy and colonial style dining room sets the scene. A very attentive waitress explained the menu and pointed out some recommendations. We plumped for crispy duck and salt & pepper squid for starters and both were delicious and good size portions. Firecracker prawns and sizzling beef to follow and we were full to bursting. Good quality food in an... More 

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Singapore
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146 reviews 146 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went there for dinner and spent GBP42 for dinner for 3. It's a cosy restaurant with Chinese decor. Open daily for lunch and dinner, except lunch on Monday. Food quality was fine. It was comfort food for us after having western food for a week. They serve 2-course lunch at GBP 5.95 which I think is reasonable.

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Fleetwood
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17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We found this restaurant via the internet and the reviews gave it a good write-up so we booked a table. First the staff; nothing was too much trouble. To my everlasting shame, when we ordered our food, the waiter advised me that the portion of rice that came with one dish was more than adequate; I insisted that we'd manage... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What a fabulous place. The food was delicious and different, not your usual tastes . Quirky restaurant and full to the brim but you weren't hemmed in! The waitress was lovely Shall definitely go back again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lovely meal with 12 people. Brilliant food and portion sizes were generous also reasonably priced. However service was very slow at first after finally ordering after an hour the food came straight away. Pity we had to wait so long to order!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. We chose it because it was on tastecard, but would happily go again even if it wasn't. The food was slightly different to your normal Chinese restaurant. Fabulously presented, and cooked/seasoned beautifully. Delightful surroundings. We highly recommend it.

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London
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I visited this restaurant with two colleagues on a Saturday night and it was full to the brim. The restaurant is in a wonderful old building and is beautifully furnished. We walked upstairs and were shown a very pretty candlelit table by the window. The food was fabulous, well-cooked, original and beautifully served - having eaten Chinese food in Bejiing,... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We arrived just as a large party was about to leave and I think that the staff were a bit busy. We were taken to our table and it was quite a while before anyone asked us what we wanted. Once we did order the food was delivered quickly and was very tasty indeed. I think we were unlucky with... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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276 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Seriously large menu that has an amazing choice of foods! Its a very busy restaurant that is very focussed on service and food, always a great combination. I loved the meal and my family was very enthused about the choices and flavours! clean toiulets are always a bonus

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)1865 242230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 37
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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