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The Dragon Inn

London Road, St. Ippolyts, Hitchin SG4 7NL, England
01462 440989
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Ranked #14 of 120 restaurants in Hitchin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Chinese, Pan-Asian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped for an unplanned visit last Sunday afternoon. The food was fantastic and so was the service. The views are gorgeous. All in all a great meal, but the decor lets it down a little bit, so not really a place you could go for a special treat.

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at The Dragon Inn and hope that you will continue to dine at our restaurant for these reasons. We are aware that our decor can let us down at times and it is currently at the top of our... More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just been to The Dragon Inn. We have visited this place many times and never been disappointed. The food is really tasty and good produce used. Staff friendly. Will keep going back.

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Dear Margret, Thank you for your most kind review. We do our very best in providing tasty foods in a friendly atmosphere. We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to being of service to you again soon. Regards, Alun 01462 440989 More

Hitchin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having read glowing reports, and looking for a good Chinese takeaway, we drove across town to the Dragon Inn. It was early evening, so the restaurant was empty. We gave our order, and had a friendly chat with the proprietor. Food arrived in due course, and off we went home. Good portions - no complaints there, but, sorry to say,... More

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your take-away order. We understand that people have different preferences when it comes to flavourings as we get requests to either be heavy or light with chillies. We would like to make up to you so please call us with details... More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I have been to this Chinese restaurant on several occasions and it never disappoints. The staff are so friendly, going out of their way to help you, ensuring you feel welcome at the Dragon Inn. Their was a wide variety on the menu and it was not at all greasy; instead their food is so delicious, hot and full of... More

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen, Thank you for your most kind review. We do our best in providing good quality food with a friendly ambience to our customers. It is also highly rewarding to receive such positive feedback from our customers that make our efforts and hard work worthwhile. Thank you for your support and we hope to be of service to you... More

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We came here for my dads 50th birthday and we were not disappointed. It was my first time here yet my parents have been before and they had said I wouldn't be disappointed...they weren't wrong..the food was lovely. Best chinese I've had. So much variety and everything was hot and fresh and full of flavour. Staff were brilliant and I... More

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Laura for your positive feedback. I'm so pleased that you and your family enjoyed the evening with us and most importantly the food that were served. Thanks for choosing The Dragon Inn to celebrate your Dad's very special Birthday! Best Regards to you and your family, Alun. 01462 440989 More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This Saturday we ate at the Dragon Inn, this wasn't our first time here, in fact we have been here many times. Restaurants need to give an experience that keeps you coming back time and time again and here at The Dragon Inn Alun has it down to a tee! Firstly the surroundings are beautiful, the restaurant itself is somewhat... More

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Ahh...... thank you so much SRT86 for your most kind review. We rely on the support of our valued customers like yourselves to stay open and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my magic tricks with you guys on your evening night out. Thank you for choosing The Dragon Inn to be your venue and I hope to have more tricks for... More

Luton
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We ordered a takeaway meal from the Dragon Inn last week, and it was simply the best chinese/asian food we have ever tasted. The food contained no MSG, and was the furthest away possible from the usual greasy, sloppy gruel that can often be sold as chinese cuisine. There's none of that 'takeaway regret', bloated feeling - it just feels... More

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mr Twizzler, Thank you for your kind review. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent takeaway meal from us. We are here to offer the healthier option of Chinese by not using the flavour enhancer MSG and it is good that customers recognise this. Why not have your next meal dining in as I am... More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I have not yet been to the restaurant though we hope to correct that as soon as possible! So here's what a call-in's like: When we're too tired to cook, or feel like a treat we pick up the phone to The Dragon Inn and have done so several times now. Even over a phone you can... More

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Dear Michael, I am deeply humbled by your comments about The Dragon Inn. We are a small family business and it is due to your on-going support that we are able to continue to trade in this challenging economic climate. I hope you and your wife can come to The Dragon Inn for a dine-in experience some time! Thank you... More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

magical food created by a magical restaurant owner,wifes first words when we got into the car were"thats the best meal ive ever had".The food was first class the service was first class and the owner was first class made a impromptu meal out a very enjoyable experience,will definitely be going back and will take the kids next time for the... More

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Dear mills705 On behalf of The Dragon Inn team, I would like to say thank you for your most kind review indeed. We love doing what we do and it's so rewarding to hear such positive comments about our food and service. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to being of service to you and your... More

Letchworth
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Friendly service with a bit of "magic" now and then. Good food for Chinese restaurant outside of London's China Town. Nothing better for miles around. Good choice and Good Food with a Good atmosphere!

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308Alun308, Manager at The Dragon Inn, responded to this review

Dear Alec H, Thank you for your feedback. I enjoy entertaining my diners whilst you are waiting between courses and I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed my magic tricks at your recent visit. I hope to see you again soon for more tricks and a good night out. Kind Regards, Alun 01462 440989 More

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