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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 373 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
Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This restaurant really serves up some lovely food and if that is the most important thing then you won't be disappointed. However, it isn't set up for any romance or a relaxed evening with friends as the interior is a little clinical. There really isn't the warmest of atmospheres and the staff, although always very efficient (sometimes overly), don't really... More

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

Thank you for recognising that the restaurant can serve up some lovely food and you are absolutaly right that we are not a romantic restaurant. Way back in 2007 we were voted as the " BEST BUSINESS LUNCH " and " BEST FAMILY VENUE " in Milton Keynes. We are ideal for family gathering, celebration parties, business entertainments, after work... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went here for my birthday yesterday, although we often go here for special occasions. The food here is excellent - really fresh ingredients and clean tastes - none of your takeaway stodge. As well as the old favourites like Chicken in Blackbean Sauce, there are more unusual dishes including stuffed aubergine with prawn. The crispy pork is exceptional and terribly... More

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

In deed what have been trying to offer is PROPER CHINESE FOOD, and we thank you heartily for recognising that. As described in The Good Food Guide - 2014. " Chinese diners make special trips to this........". We look forward to your next visit in the near future. More

Flitwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Great meal here! Service was attentive, food was sizzling hot and nicely prepared and the prawn toast was crisp and delicious! Only comment to the owner is please sort the toilets out! As they had no soap & were really dirty & that's coming from a man!

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our cooking as well as our service. Our staff had been reminded to ensure that there is always soap next to the basin and we heartily thank you for your very useful advice. More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Thanks to the friendly staff and good food, we had a great evening. We chose one of the set menus (yangtze). The pancakes were delicious and the soup was even better. The final course was great. However, the squid was a bit chewy, but tasty. The lighting still needs improvement as we yet again had to ask to be moved.... More

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tai p, Manager at Taipan, responded to this review

You Are What You Eat. Thank you for choosing Taipan again. More

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