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Imperial China

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18 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7BD, England
02380283186
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 223
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yum!

I went here on new years day with my parents, my partner and his parents, who live nearby. Lyndhurst looked so pretty with all its' coloured Christmas lights up. What a gorgeous little village. My boyfriend had eaten here before and recommended it so off we went without booking. We were seated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
brunettepixie2
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I went here on new years day with my parents, my partner and his parents, who live nearby. Lyndhurst looked so pretty with all its' coloured Christmas lights up. What a gorgeous little village. My boyfriend had eaten here before and recommended it so off we went without booking. We were seated immediately. It was quiet in there; new years... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We booked this venue to celibrate chinese new year with friends, and were not dissapointed. Although it had been recomended, it surpassed our expectations, we booked a table for eight people, and were seated at a large round table at the back of the restaurant. The food was excellent and arrived quickly, not hurried and delivered enthusiasticly by the the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had booked a table and were seated promptly on arrival. We were asked if we wanted drinks while we looked at the food menu. A basket of prawn crackers was given to us while we decided on our food. We both ordered three courses from the menu and had drinks. All the food was delicious, my partner had coffee... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having tried to book a table a few weeks previously but only to find it fully booked we thought on a Monday night we would have no problem and went along without booking. Luckely we managed to get a table as it was still very busy! For very good reason as the food as amazing we could not fault it... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What more can I say that other reviewers haven't already said but I will tell you about our fantastic experience at this superb Szechuan restaurant in the lovely town\village of Lyndhurst. We had not booked but would advise as this is most definitely one of the best there is so not surprisingly popular. We were amazed when we walked into... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place does the most fantastic food... we think better than London's China town...................

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We decided to go there for our monthly date night....so glad we did. The service was excellent and the food amazing...very fresh and very hot, the plates came out nice and warm, the staff were attentive but not intrusive! We will absolutely be going there again! X

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

we were advised to book by the owners of our Guest House and it was the right thing to do. By 8.30 pm every table was taken (on a Saturday night). I normally avoid Chinese restaurants, as I see them as over rated and expensive. This was not the case here though, the food was excellent and the service was... More 

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Hythe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been out for ages, but took a chance to get a table at our 'local' Chinese restaurant. We were in luck , but it really is advisable to book as the Imperial is very popular with both locals and forest visitors alike. We chose a set meal for two which was queaked to our taste. All I'll say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

An excellent Chinese which does take-away although not apparent right away. Absolutely packed on Saturday night so make sure you book! Food was delicious, good portion size and reasonably priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest National Park  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: 02380283186

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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