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The Dragon Inn

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Chinese, Pan-Asian
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London Road, St. Ippolyts, Hitchin SG4 7NL, England
01462 440989
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 6
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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 of 5 stars
Great venue to celebate the Chinese new year

Visited with friends for the Chinese new year. The food was very good, all the usual Chinese style courses including duck and pancakes. The atmosphere was also very good and the evening enhanced by the proprietor performing some very good table magic. At £26 per head a good value evening with great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Stephen C
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Six of us - four adults and two (6/8-year-old) children - visited the Dragon Inn for the first time recently. The food was delicious, perfectly presented and very reasonably priced. The restaurant has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere with comfortable seating and plenty of space. Alun is charmingly friendly and great fun . . . our children are still talking about... More 

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

Dear thehawtins, Thank you so much for such a kind review! It was lovely to meet such a wonderful family and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience as much as you did. I look forward to your next visit with more tricks to share! Kind Regards Alun More 

Hertfordshire
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have only had take away from the dragon inn but every meal is consistent and always fantastic delivery is prompt and the food is always hot alan and his wife are always friendly we look forward to going to have a great meal at there resteraunt. Roger codicote.

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

Dear Roger from Codicote, Thank you for your kind review and support. Yes, you must come in some time for a sitting down meal for a change! Regards, Alun More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The owners here are LOVELY and the food is OUTSTANDING .. My husband and I can never fault this place. They are always friendly and obliging. They give you a suggestion on how many portions to order for how many of you there are, however are sooo flexible as to what you want like adding an extra starter or middle... More 

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

Thank you PeroxideA for your kind words. We do our best in providing freshly prepared MSG-free Chinese food to our very much valued customers. Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to being of service to you again soon. With Sincere Regards, Alun 01462 440989 More 

Baldock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Visited with friends for the Chinese new year. The food was very good, all the usual Chinese style courses including duck and pancakes. The atmosphere was also very good and the evening enhanced by the proprietor performing some very good table magic. At £26 per head a good value evening with great food.

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

Good Day to you Stephen C, Thank you for joining us last Saturday evening to welcome the Year of the Ram! I am pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed our special 4-course new year banquet and entertainment for the evening. Wishing you good health and good fortune in this special year and I hope to be of... More 

Cuffley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited on Sunday lunchtime at 1 pm. We had the mix and match meal for two people. All courses were excellent and freshly made. The service was spot on and we were entertained by the Host with his magic tricks. This is one of the very best Chinese meals that we have had and we will be going again... More 

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

Dear Alwinecurtis, Thank you for making the journey to come to dine at The Dragon Inn. It was lovely to meet you and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my magic tricks with you! Good wishes to you and your family. With Kind Regards, Alun 01462 440989 More 

Hertfordshire
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been a couple of times before and thought Dragon Inn good. The disappointment wasn't really with the food, although the portions are rather small, but with the overall ambience. It’s a strange building for a restaurant and so seating can be an issue. To be sat at a table directly below the bar where the orders are being... More 

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

Dear DiamondChris, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Feb 14 was our busiest night and we were in deed short of staff due to sickness, hence we had someone stepping in to help at the last minute. My sincere apologies for her lack of customer service experience on the evening you visited. We did notice that... More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Been here three times now. Food has been mostly very good with a couple of average examples. The host makes it a unique place to visit as he does magic tricks at your table! A bit expensive but worth it.

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

Dear SimonWel, Thanks for your time in submitting your feedback. We do our best in serving freshly cooked food with a unique service. We look forward to sharing more new tricks with you very soon. Regards, Alun 01462 440989 More 

Bristol
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We get a delivery from Dragon Inn at least a couple of times a month. Consistently lovely food, freshly cooked and delivered promptly. I love the fact that my King Prawns with Ginger and Spring Onion has big slices of fresh ginger and no MSG is used in their cooking. Fab!

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

Dear RachelC76, Thank you for your kind review. We do our best in delivering freshly cooked to order dishes without the use of MSG. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and we hope to continue to being of service to you. Perhaps you should try a dining in experience some time? With Kind Regards, Alun 01462 440899 More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I use The Dragon Inn frequently for take aways and I cannot fault their food or delivery service. I would definately recommend using them if you are local.

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

Good Day to you Daddymcc, Thank you for your most kind review and ongoing support. We are very grateful to our local regulars because without you, we would not be trading in this challenging economic climate! With kindest regards, Alun and the team at The Dragon Inn. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Well first visit to this place, and it was so lovely I thought I would take a little time in writing a review. Such a warm friendly atmosphere, the manager went out of his way to meet and greet us, and some magic tricks along the way, made our visit that little more special. Food was perfect, all in all... More 

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

Dear Naff72, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience at The Dragon Inn and I hope we can be of service to you again soon. All the best, Alun (01462 440989). More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: London Road, St. Ippolyts, Hitchin SG4 7NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: 01462 440989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Pan-Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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