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Taipan

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5 Savoy Crescent | The Theatre District, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU, England
441908331883
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Taipan is a Chinese restaurant based in the heart of Milton Keynes' Theatre...
Taipan is a Chinese restaurant based in the heart of Milton Keynes' Theatre district. Our food combines high quality and fresh ingredients to create a very modern take on traditional Chinese dishes. And because we are independent, we can craft new dishes and create bespoke meals to cater for individual tastes.Our chefs have worked in some of the most high profile restaurants in East Asia including the 5 star Shanghai Hilton and the Hong Kong Jockey Club (Formally the Royal Jockey Club). Because of their experience, we are able to offer a wide selection of dishes of the highest quality dishes, with Seafood and Dim Sum being some of our most established and popular dishes. At Taipan, we don't do anything by half measures. Our ingredients are hand-picked by our chefs from the highest quality sources - even our seafood menu has more dishes than most specialist seafood restaurants. The quality of our food is supplemented by our drinks menu, which includes a variety of some of the finest wines and champagnes from around the world. We'll help you decide what drinks best complement your food, to ensure that not a single taste is wasted. If you would like to know more about what goes in our food, please get in touch via our contacts page or Twitter feed and we'll be more than happy to chat.
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great dim sum

Had dim sum here and food was lovely, fresh and hot. Service was excellent and the wait for food was good. We had to wait to be seated but it wasn't very long before we were. If you like dim sum this is the place to go!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
sunflower0202
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to visit this restaurant very regular before I had children so now its a special treat . Food has always been amazing every time and this hasn't changed if not improved over the last 12 years , staff are very nice and extremely efficient and would consider this mine and my husbands favourite restaurant in miltonkeynes.

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Thank horan113
Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were introduced to this restaurant by a Chinese friend - who said it was the most authentic Chinese food outside London. We have never been disappointed - the quality and taste of the many dishes we have had on separate visits have been consistently of a very high standard. There is good attention to detail and presentation at each... More 

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Thank John S
tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Anybody reading your review would immediately realise you love our cooking from your heart, and that leaves us little alternative but to cook from our heart as well. Thank you once again for making the effort to review us. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the great reviews on Trip Advisor when looking for a dinner booking pre show at MK Theatre. This place did not disappoint as the food was possibly the best Chinese Meal I have had in the UK for a long time. The Dim Sum was fresh and delicious and the Szechuan Beef in Soup was hot and zingy, Chicken... More 

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Thank peterscarff
milton keynes, england
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121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening, the restaurant was fairly full of Chinese diners who seemed to be choosing from a different menu than us. There's a comprehensive and authetic menu and a good number of set menus to choose from. We chose the £28/head Shanghai menu, which was excellent, good quality soup and assorted starters, superb Peking duck, and enough... More 

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Thank paulrb48
tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Taipan. Your observation is very correct. We do have several other menu, including eight-course Birthday Banquet menu etc. Come more often and we will introduce you to some more authentic Chinese dishes according to your culinary liking. Thank you very much for taking the time to review on us. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Had dim sum here and food was lovely, fresh and hot. Service was excellent and the wait for food was good. We had to wait to be seated but it wasn't very long before we were. If you like dim sum this is the place to go!!

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Thank sunflower0202
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It has got to be a good indication of a quality Chinese restaurant. We found it after a visit to the Aladdin pantomime in the theatre. Initially we were warned of a 30-40 minute wait (about 8:30pm) but instead a table magically became available in about 10 minutes. First glance at the menu suggested that it was a little on... More 

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Thank Chris_Ryan22
Midlands
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

3 of us in for an evening meal around 7pm. Bit of rush with the theatre crowd just finishing up but still lots of room and had refreshments very quickly. We ordered a starter, then the duck and then 3 x main meals (2 chicken and one beef) - it was very good. I have been perhaps 10 times now... More 

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Thank Nothappychappy
Cambridge
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Delighted to have found Taipan. Haven't had such good dimsum outside of China town before! Absolutely delicious and very reasonable! A great find and will be coming back lots!!

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Thank Sylvia101Cambridge
Bedford, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Stopped for a pre theatre dinner, how have we missed this place all this time. Great menu, large portions, well cooked, very tasty and all with pleasant service. We had the chilli salted calamari as a starter and the portion was enough for two. Followed by the dim sum packed with prawns and scallops. Then the mixed chicken and beef... More 

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Thank Sharpe26
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I had an early dinner here with my parents and sisters, following a matinee performance at the nearby theatre. It has pleasant light-and-airy ambiance, being housed in a typical Central Milton Keynes building with much plate glass and steelwork in evidence. Themenu is large and varied and all of the dishes we ordered were tastyand seemed authentic. Portions were generous.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Savoy Crescent | The Theatre District, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: 441908331883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 43
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Taipan is a Chinese restaurant based in the heart of Milton Keynes' Theatre district. Our food combines high quality and fresh ingredients to create a very modern take on traditional Chinese dishes. And because we are independent, we can craft new dishes and create bespoke meals to cater for individual tastes.Our chefs have worked in some of the most high profile restaurants in East Asia including the 5 star Shanghai Hilton and the Hong Kong Jockey Club (Formally the Royal Jockey Club). Because of their experience, we are able to offer a wide selection of dishes of the highest quality dishes, with Seafood and Dim Sum being some of our most established and popular dishes. At Taipan, we don't do anything by half measures. Our ingredients are hand-picked by our chefs from the highest quality sources - even our seafood menu has more dishes than most specialist seafood restaurants. The quality of our food is supplemented by our drinks menu, which includes a variety of some of the finest wines and champagnes from around the world. We'll help you decide what drinks best complement your food, to ensure that not a single taste is wasted. If you would like to know more about what goes in our food, please get in touch via our contacts page or Twitter feed and we'll be more than happy to chat.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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