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26 St Mary's Street, Wallingford OX10 0ET, England
01491826908
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 6
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  • 7
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  • 8
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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
Disappointing Buffet!

I went with a friend for the evening buffet. I'm a pescatarian and I was really looking forward to their prawns. The starters are now selected from a menu, so are cooked to order, but you cannot have more! There were no prawns on the buffet! I could only eat: fried rice, noodles, fried potato... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
horsley-chrissie
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Went for a family meal! All the food tasted of old chip fat and was mainly burnt! There was a bear concrete floor and the staff basically would not speak English Very poor

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

One wonders how this place stays afloat. The staff are less than useless, either they choose not to understand a request or simply ignore a request. The food is awful, poorly presented and poorly cooked. Would we return, No.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Just got home and completely stuffed with the wonderful food given to me at this nice restaurant we had the eat as much as you like set menu for 13.90 and it was superb!! Freshly cooked to order and very very tasty!!! Especially the salt and pepper ribs!!The service was brill and will defiantly be returning in the very near... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went with a friend for the evening buffet. I'm a pescatarian and I was really looking forward to their prawns. The starters are now selected from a menu, so are cooked to order, but you cannot have more! There were no prawns on the buffet! I could only eat: fried rice, noodles, fried potato cubes, seaweed, fried vegetables and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The place was empty. This could be a great little gold mine if done right. Owner should go to other buffet style restaurants places to get some ideas you have Reading and Oxford Swindon even London on your doorstep. The food on offer was no more than a £5.99 buffet, then most of it was only just warm. Message to... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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

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  • 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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