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Mandarin

86 West Princes St, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #13 of 43 restaurants in Helensburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Overly salty, msg on everything, disinterested service and stand of fish atmosphere. It's not somewhere I would reccomend

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We recently had the pleasure of returning to the Mandarin Restaurant in Helensburgh, Scotland, having had a brilliant time last time we visited this friendly restaurant and were hoping for the same experience this time, and we weren't disappointed. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and the food was excellent quality and plenty of it. We had one of... More

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London
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58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Passing through Helensburgh on a wet Sunday night, we stopped here for dinner. It's small, with friendly staff, quite busy when we entered but quietened down and at 8.30 we were the only ones left. Steady local take away trade which is always a good sign Our meal wasn't the best Chinese we've eaten but then again it wasn't the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Great takeaways, excellent food, never disappointed. Only missing one star as the restaurant could be bigger and a pain of a delivery charge.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's a household name in the area. Their food is fantastic, just as it was when they ran the Ruby for many years. Just thinking abt it one salivates... I'll be back soon!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended, disappointed with meal and staff. Ordered chicken breast curry after few mouthfuls noticed chicken was pink in middle waiter took away no appoligy or asked if I wanted something else when bill was brought waitress said I didn't need to pay for my meal as I didn't like it still no appoligy I explained again chicken was pink... More

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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food is excellent and has some of the pizzazz that the Ruby used to have. However, the time they take to prepare your takeaway food is a joke and just not feasible. The restaurant itself is not particularly attractive inside so we don't feel particularly compelled to eat in either.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Was wanting a nice tasty Chinese takeaway as we were staying the night in HELENSBURGH and we really didn't know which one to choose from. So glad we picked the MANDARIN. Really nice friendly staff also. Excellent!!!!

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Argyll & Bute
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have both eaten in & got take away food from the Mandarin on numerous occasions & found it to be fantastic & flavoursome! Their crispy beef is lovely & their salt & pepper chips are tasty! They also do a really good lunch deal Monday to Saturday! The staff are very friendly & efficient and the premises is clean,... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is my 3rd visit to this restaurant. The food has always been of the highest standard one of the best, if not the best chinese restaurants we have been too! The staff are helpful and friendly and couldnt do any more! They need to open a branch in Liverpool so I can visit more often! Will be back again... More

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