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Taipan

The Theatre District | 5 Savoy Crescent, Milton Keynes MK9 3PU, England
01908 331883
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Ranked #62 of 377 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Price range: $20 - $50
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My daughter and I visited this restaurant for a pre-theatre meal on a friend's recommendation. The food was mediocre and disappointing, although the portions were large, and I felt the meal was very overpriced. I was not impressed either that the service charge is automatically added to your bill. The staff were helpful but very busy. Not a very good... More

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MK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Love going here for some lunchtime dim sum. Service always very good and quick and food is great! The chilli oil is hot, so beware :) There are usually quite a few Chinese diners eating in there, which can only be a good sign of the quality and authenticity of the their food. Great choice of dishes versus price, so... More

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

Thank you for liking our dim sum, and if you enjoy spicy food then our Fish Fillet in Sichuan Spicy Soup will take you one step further. Hope to see you in Taipan again soon. More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We ordered takeaway having been disappointed by many others in MK. Taipan is the best so far! Food was hot, and tasty. Thanks!

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

Mark, we are trying to do more takeaways, and for limited coverage we are starting a delivery service due to a NOT-IDEAL PARKING enviroment. More

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