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26 St Mary's Street, Wallingford OX10 0ET, England
01491826908
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just a bit disappointed!

We've dined in this restaurant many times over the years, our favourite was always the buffet choices. On Saturday we visited with friends to find the dining area only a third full at 7.30pm. Once upon a time it was overflowing on a Sat night. The food we had was very nice but the choices were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Lorna M
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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English first
Wallingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I went in with a friend a few weeks ago and was sorry to see empty tables, poor choices, little in the pan and not the place I and many others remember from what was one of the best in the area in the past. We had a takeaway last night but the food was bland, fatty lamb and overall... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There's very little to like about the Beijing Diner. My daughter ordered a pizza from Pizza Express just up the road and I ordered a take away from the Beijing Diner. "About fifteen minutes" I was told on the phone so we collected the pizza and dived into the Beijing Diner to pick up the take away - perfect timing... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We've dined in this restaurant many times over the years, our favourite was always the buffet choices. On Saturday we visited with friends to find the dining area only a third full at 7.30pm. Once upon a time it was overflowing on a Sat night. The food we had was very nice but the choices were extremely limited with many... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I remember eating here years ago when it first opened and it was great. Over the years it has changed hands several times and the quality dropped but it is at its all time low now. We popped in for a mid week meal and were shocked at the dreadful, lifeless décor, 1980s ceramic floor tiles, stained and crumpled table... More 

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LovelyLovelyLC, Owner at Beijing Diner, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit with us. You will be pleased to hear a new head chef has been appointed. Regarding the decor, we had only made remedial changes to neutralise the previous owners hodgepodge decorations. Full refurb to follow. All your views have been noted. We hope you will be back to... More 

Wallingford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went on last Sunday evening with a friend. The buffet was well labeled apart from the spring rolls, I didn't know if they were veggie or meat ones - so I didn't try them. As a pescatarian, I could only eat rice, vegetables and prawns. What I did have was very nice, ate loads of prawns. My friend (Vietnamese)... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've no idea whether there is yet another round of management here but it is a pretty awful place to go. We went there with friends on Saturday night at 8pm and were the only people here. We've all been many times before but not for a while but would never go back. Bad lighting with spotlights straight in your... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Last night was our first ever visit and we didn't realise it was a help yourself buffet, (which was hidden from where we were seated) so we sat for about five minutes waiting to be given a menu. Luckily the missus saw what what was going on and we then helped ourselves. It would have been nice if this and... More 

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Crowmarsh Gifford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very quiet night all you can eat buffet but you order as you eat. Food very good but atmoand decor very poor cold environment no personal approach needs better decor staff were all over the place asked by 3 staff had we ordered starters

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not been for nearly 2 years. Management changed & decor and layout. Wife, daughter & I had lots of choices. Lots of starters. Mains selection OK but could do with few more but we had plenty of starters. Enough deserts. We enjoyed what we had. Service great - shown to table promptly & drinks order taken & brought to table... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Under new management and what an amazing difference it makes. The new owner has done a fantastic job, the staff are brilliant and the food is amazing. It was buffet night last night (Friday), superb value for money and great selection of food. It was an enjoyable evening from start to finish. It was just a meal out in Wallingford... More 

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dragonray007, Public Relations Manager at Beijing Diner, responded to this review

Glad to see that you have enjoyed yourselves as well as your approval on the changes that we made. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 St Mary's Street, Wallingford OX10 0ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: 01491826908

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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