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The Dragon Inn

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

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
As if by Magic

Eat as much as you can menu. Great selection of tasty Chinese dishes, so many to chose from but you can try them all if you want to!! And to top it all the owner will confound you with his magic tricks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Babs N
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Appears to have closed which is a great shame as the food and entertainment was excellent. Lets hope Alun opens another Chinese restaurant in Hitchin very soon.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Eat as much as you can menu. Great selection of tasty Chinese dishes, so many to chose from but you can try them all if you want to!! And to top it all the owner will confound you with his magic tricks.

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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Fantastic evening....food was top notch once again. Staff are so friendly and welcoming. Love coming here. With out a doubt my favourite Chinese restaurant

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lovely Chinese food, came Here on a Saturday night with an old friend, so much to choose from and all we ordered was cooked very nice, waiter also very handy with magic tricks which was very entertaining! Paid almost £19 for an 'all you can eat' menu though which although was nice £19 may be a bit excessive and they... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Wow, I've just checked back and it's nearly two years since we last came here and that's just not good enough. Alun is like an old friend as we knew him at his previous place of employment many years ago and we like to get along to The Dragon Inn whenever we can as it's simply very good Chinese fare.... More 

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

Dear Nidgehammer, It was wonderful to see you so well and thank you for coming to visit The Dragon Inn as I know we're a bit out of your way. Good to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Alun More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went to The Dragon Inn on Saturday evening. We have been many times, and on every visit the food never disappoints. It's really tasty and the deep fried crispy prawns are simply the best. Alun and his wife, who run the restaurant are very friendly and make you feel most welcome. We will keep on going as it's the... More 

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

Dear Janeysmith56, Thank you for your kind review. We are so grateful for the ongoing support you have shown over the years and we feel somewhat honoured to have met and got know your lovely family. We wish you and your family the very best in every way and hope to be of service to you again soon. With Kind... More 

Cuffley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited again last night this wonderful restaurant and were very pleased to find the food was just as excellent as our previous visit. We were entertained with a magic trick at our table by the host (which he did to all the others diners too). The restaurant is so cosy and welcoming you feel you are part of the... More 

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

Dear Len and Alwine, Thank you for such a kind and sincere review. It is so pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We pride ourself in providing high quality Chinese without the use of MSG and also having some light entertainment thrown in between courses. Thank you for coming all the way from Cuffley to... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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