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18 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park SO43 7BD, England
02380283186
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Excellent food and service

While on holiday in the New Forest, we had lunch here. What a lovely surprise to find such excellent food and service! We had popped in "on spec", having no previous knowledge of the restaurant and were delighted. As we had only a simple lunch, we sampled a limited choice of dishes, but I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
jojonagle1943
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Sturminster Newton, 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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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

While on holiday in the New Forest, we had lunch here. What a lovely surprise to find such excellent food and service! We had popped in "on spec", having no previous knowledge of the restaurant and were delighted. As we had only a simple lunch, we sampled a limited choice of dishes, but I'm certain that the whole menu would... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ate here last week and must say it is still the best chinese you will find for miles - Food is always fresh and hot , not like some chineses that is very heavy and greasy ! Happy Valley and smoked shredded chicken are the best things on the menu for me Staff are always friendly and attentive Its not... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Okay, the food was amazing. The atmosphere was gorgeous. But it isn't for young children. My granddaughter was 10 and mature so it was fine, but this is one of those fancy adult places. Delicious Chinese which came quickly and friendly staff. I recommend it to matured preteens and adults.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visit Imperial China every time we come to the New Forest and it is always excellent. The food is wonderful, service efficient and there is always a really good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend booking and we will definitely go again next time we are in Lyndhurst.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went here on 27.03.15 for the first time as in holiday in New Forest and recommended on tripadvisor. Don't go there if you want good service. It was awful. An hour before we got our starter. When I asked where it was, the waiter said they were busy and had to deal with many orders at the sane time! I... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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 via mobile

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
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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