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5 Market Place, Abingdon OX14 1DN, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service, good value and decent food

There's an all you can eat option which is clearly very popular. However we went for one of the set meals and it was most enjoyable and still very well priced. One dish which was Thai in style was chicken in coconut milk and was very bland and I mentioned that we were having a lovely meal but that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Tim R
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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English first
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went to this restaurant at 6.30pm tonight on my own as on business in Abingdon and fancied a Chinese meal. Met at the door by a smiling waitress, however as soon as I asked for a table for one the smile disappeared and she said restaurant was full. It was in no way full in fact it was 70% empty... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There's an all you can eat option which is clearly very popular. However we went for one of the set meals and it was most enjoyable and still very well priced. One dish which was Thai in style was chicken in coconut milk and was very bland and I mentioned that we were having a lovely meal but that one... More 

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oxford
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The restaurant is centrally located in Abingdon and close to nice pubs if you want to go for a pre-dinner drink. 11 of us went to the restaurant on a busy Saturday night and were given a round table. Whilst we were a bit cosy, the table really helped us all be able chat. We decided to order 3 set... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have eaten at the Parasol a number of times over the years. The staff have always been impeccably helpful and friendly. On this occasion we came for takeaways. We rang our orders through and indicated the time we hoped to arrive to pick up the meals in my car. When I arrived at the stated time our orders were... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Been to the Parasol three times now, and have never been able to fault anything. We particularly like the food here, which tastes very natural and leaves the mouth feeling clean, not claggy as after some Chinese food. We have always found the staff to be friendly and efficient. I'm sure we will return again with our friend who lives... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We'd heard good things about the Parasol so had high expectations. However we were somewhat disappointed. The staff were very friendly and we opted for the buffet menu. We ordered a small selection of starters which came quickly and were very tasty. However when we ordered a few more we were kept waiting for ages. We ordered the crispy duck... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We went there on a busy Friday night and were pleased with the warm and friendly service. We opted for one of the fixed menus and were not disappointed. The food was fresh and well cooked, the vegetable dish being particularly good. However, the one thing that if anything spoilt it for us was the constant take away traffic going... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

popped in here after another resturant round the corner was fully booked, after hearing lots of great reviews about this place over the years I was glad I got the chance to see for myself, it's nice a friendly inside staff are great, food was really delicious definitely up there with one of the best Chinese restaurants in Oxford, will... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had booked a table for 4 on a Friday evening and were glad that we did as the restaurant was nearly full. We were warmley welcomed and had good service throughout the evening. A good selection of food on the menu and we chose two of the set menus for two and this was plenty of food for us... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Owner and staff are very pleasant and the food is always good. We have visited as a couple,with friends and so significant Birthdays they always rise to the occasion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Market Place, Abingdon OX14 1DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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