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Moor End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT, England
+44 1442 233338
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Feels like a staff canteen, with food to match

Although the staff are pleasant and efficient, the layout is sterile and distinctly like a corporate canteen. The food was mediocre with quite a limited selection. The restaurant was only half full at 7.30 on a Saturday evening and quickly dwindled as did the food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Amanda B
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Telford, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaurant used to be good and we were regulars however over time the quality and choices of food went down hill so we stopped going. Tonight we decided to give it another chance and was shocked to see how much the quality had deteriorated. Even though the prices were the same (£34 for two) the food seemed to be... More 

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If Iceland did buffet! Rather of not eaten and went to bed hungry. Feel like I have a fever coming on. Best thing about the night was...the tap water. Recommend to my family only.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Firstly i have never been to a Chinese restaurant that uses pork instead of duck for the 'crispy duck pancakes'! Also everything tasted the same. very bland and left a nasty after taste. 99% of the dishes were chicken not many variations really. WILL NOT BE RETURNING and will not recommend! it is a shame as has a lot of... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Shocking food that leaves a bad taste in your mouth and even worse service. Did not appreciate the way the manager spoke to me - all over an innocent mistake with a voucher. Tried to charge us £60 for a meal we had already paid for. I will never be going back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We eat here often. Its a standard chinese all-you-can-eat buffet. The place is good, easy to get to and reasonably priced. The food is good too and you can order your own food if you wish. Good selection.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

All I could eat was lychee (obviously canned) The food trays have opaque covers so you won't see what's inside until you open it. I dared to try sate sauce with chicken but when I ate it was like dog puke. I'm a bold man I ate grasshopper in Morocco and love all type of foods but this is so... More 

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Scottish borders
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I wasn't expecting much when I first saw the school dinner type serving area with the keep warm covers. However I was pleasantly surprised how tasy all the dishes were & plenty of staff on duty on a Monday night to keep things topped up. Plenty of choice & even lots of choice for deserts including a chocolate fountain. Plenty... More 

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Brussels
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Second time the decor and staff were much improved and the selection of buffet style dishes were tasty and extensive a wide variety of starters mains and deserts including duck fish and meat dishes even a tasty broccoli and garlic dish mussels in white wine recommended We went mid week on a groupon voucher which was terrific value must try... More 

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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Although the staff are pleasant and efficient, the layout is sterile and distinctly like a corporate canteen. The food was mediocre with quite a limited selection. The restaurant was only half full at 7.30 on a Saturday evening and quickly dwindled as did the food.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A girlfriend and I had lunch at this restaurant last week. Although cheap I feel it should have been free. The pork for the pancakes was minced and dried up, what ever happened to duck and pancakes? The main dishes had clearly been warmed to within inches of their life; one of the chicken dishes I had to take a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Moor End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 233338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 32
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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