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Taipan

The Theatre District | 5 Savoy Crescent, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU, England
01908 331883
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Ranked #65 of 378 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Taipan restaurant in the heart of Milton Keynes' theatre district is a bright and stylish venue for pre/post theatre meals, corporate events and romantic nights out. The restaurant's elegant light and airy interior is designed with clean lines and a neutral colour palette, providing a contrasting backdrop to the traditional Chinese cuisine. Taipan's classic menu specialises in seafood, and also offers an extensive selection of dim sum. We recommend the baked lobster with ginger and spring onion; the saut��ed pork chop with black pepper and honey sauce; fried scallops with asparagus; and the squid with green pepper and black bean sauce. With its impressive menu and sophisticated ambience, Taipan is guaranteed to impress whatever the occasion.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Taipan restaurant in the heart of Milton Keynes' theatre district is a bright and stylish venue for pre/post theatre meals, corporate events and romantic nights out. The restaurant's elegant light and airy interior is designed with clean lines and a neutral colour palette, providing a contrasting backdrop to the traditional Chinese cuisine. Taipan's classic menu specialises in seafood, and also offers an extensive selection of dim sum. We recommend the baked lobster with ginger and spring onion; the saut��ed pork chop with black pepper and honey sauce; fried scallops with asparagus; and the squid with green pepper and black bean sauce. With its impressive menu and sophisticated ambience, Taipan is guaranteed to impress whatever the occasion.
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English first
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went here as it had been recommended by a friend so our expectations were quite high. Food was ok but over priced in my humble opinion. Service was terrible, rude waiters who wouldn't give us explanations of dishes, no thanks after payment, the list just went on. I sent them 2 emails complaining to which I have received 0... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very friendly welcome from the staff and shown to a lovely table with turntable centre which proved very useful throughout the evening. Drinks arrived promptly and our first course of crispy duck as tasty as always. Supplied extra sauce without a quibble and offered extra pancakes later on - no hesitation. Main courses arrived over a period of 5 minutes... More

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Hemel Hempstead
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

visited on a Sunday lunchtime so restaurant was busy with a number of large groups but despite this the food was served efficiently and was of good quality. Lots of choice and well cooked and authentic. Staff friendly.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The dim sum portions were substantial but the quality was not great. Cheung fun was over-steamed to the point that they had become soft and were falling apart. Octopus fishcakes, pale and tasteless. Generally, edible but not great.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been eating at this fantastic restaurant for the past 4 years. The staff are attentive & friendly. The food is fresh and delicious. You will NOT be disappointed - eating at Taipan is an amazing experience! Taipan has to be one of the best restaurants in MK!

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Drayton Parslow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We regularly travel to MK for the dim sum here. This re-review is because I was confused at the so-so reviews here on TA (although looking at the kinds of restaurant that ARE highly rated in MK, maybe that's OK). I've had dim sum in many places where it's been very highly rated: San Francisco, New York, Boston, London. None... More

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oxford
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The best place to eat dim sum outside of London. The food was great, service was very quick and all the traditional dishes were on the menu. Very reasonably priced ( around £3 a dish). We don't live in MK but the food is so good we will definitely be back!

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is without doubt the best Chinese restaurant outside London. I eat here regularly (every week) and travel 40 minutes to do so. Can't understand the poor reviews as the food here is always great and authentic. Very fresh lobster and seafood and it might be a cliché but always a good sign that lots of Chinese people eat here... More

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

You scarcely find a review from your die-heart patrons. You see them every week, then some of them moved out from MK and would come in when ever they pass by. Then there is this group that drives from Bedford, Oxford, Aylesbury, Bicester etc. But none of them take things for granted, the food nor the relationship. Of course they... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

we went as a group of 6, the restaurant very busy found a table easy for us upstairs however we booked in advanced, service was fast we was offered a drink and took our orders very speedy we didnt have to wait long for our drinks and our first round of food came quite fast followed by our next round... More

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive recognition. The whole team has been revitalised by your warm and friendly review. We look forward to serving you in the very near future. More

milton keynes
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband & I went here for my birthday as the last time we visited the food was amazing. What a disappointment. The food was cold except for the sweet , which we had because we were still hungry!! The rice was obviously heated up, not very well, & very greasy. Overall a dreadful experience one that we will not... More

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

We feel deeply sorry to learn that the cooking on Wednesday didi not meet your expectation and we apologise for that. Though during your dinner we did not observe any gesture nor pick up any comments that the food was not good. Please come again with your receipt and we will do you a good deal. Bryan/Manager. More

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