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The Dragon Inn

London Road, St. Ippolyts, Hitchin SG4 7NL, England
01462 440989
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Ranked #18 of 114 restaurants in Hitchin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Chinese, Pan-Asian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We went with friends to a Chinese restaurant that we had not visited before. We all chose the set menu at £15.95 per head. This gives three courses, with a recommendation for a party of four of six appetisers, two second courses and six main courses. The food was very good, nicely presented and the potions are the the right... More

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

Dear andrewlgc, Thank you for your time in writing the review. I am pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your recent dining experience with us at The Dragon Inn. All of our dishes are freshly cooked to order and our ingredients are carefully selected to guarantee authentic flavours. Our selection of wine is also of high quality... More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have driven past a few times and been put off by the "tired pub" look from the road but having promised our son a Chinese takeaway tonight and having read the reviews online we thought we would give the Dragon Inn a try - we are soooo glad we did. The food was absolutely fantastic. Couldn't fault it in... More

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

Dear tallulah29, Thank you for choosing us for your take-away meal......or shall I say 'thank you' to your son for wanting some good quality Chinese food! I am glad you all enjoyed your meal from us and why not bring your son in for a meal some time for an entertaining dining experience with us? Kind Regards, Alun Manager 01462... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We found this little gem by chance and was very pleased with out findings. Not only was the good delicious but the service was fantastic to the point the waitor was showing us magic tricks a real time cruncher when waiting between meals look forward to returning again.

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

Thank you Chr10 for your kind feedback. Good food and service is what we set out to provide to our customers and I am really pleased to find that you have confirmed this in your review. We look forward to being of service to you again very soon. With Kind Regards, Alun More

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband is a local who spoke highly of Dragon Inn, so we decided to give it a go. I shall write a review objectively and i hope this will improve the business greatly. First off, i am a Malaysian Chinese and my family is in the food trade, so I do know my asian food. I sincerely hope my... More

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

Dear brmate, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with some of our dishes. Sweet and sour wonton...all of our sweet and sour dishes are served with a light crispy coating, hence the term 'sweet and sour' is used. In the case of wonton, it is really the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were a party of 6 who were staying in the area revisiting old haunts. We wanted to find a good Chinese for our last evening. We couldn't have found anywhere more accommodating. The food was amazing. Portion sizes good and plenty to choose from the menu. We had the 'all you could eat' for £17.90 each which was excellent... More

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

Good Day to you Vegaslover2010, Thank you very much for your most kind review. It was a pleasure to keep you all entertained between courses and I am so happy to learn that you all loved the food as well. I hope to see you again soon when you're next in the area visiting your old haunts because I have... More

Hitchin, England
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I had a takeway for the first time from this Chinese a few days ago and it was the best I've ever tasted! You can tell the food is of high quality and is made with genuinely fresh ingredients! The "msg free" was what attracted me to the restaurant in the first place as there's no other Chinese that do... More

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

Dear Markboston85, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am so glad that our decision to focus on quality and freshness is being appreciated by customers like yourself. We are trying to promote the healthier option by going 'msg free' and use only fresh ingredients. Why not have a dining experience with us to sample our large range of dishes... More

Stevenage, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited The Dragon Inn for the first time last night. The service was great, the food was delicious, the bang bang chicken was so good we ordered more. Everything from the starters to the main course was served piping hot and very tasty, the portions were a good size. very good value for money, nice décor. We even got... More

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

Thank you so much Sharon for your kind review. My ultimate goal would be to provide high quality foods and I am glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I visited The Dragon Inn yesterday evening for a Valentines meal with my partner, this was our second visit to this restaurant. The food was delicious, the Sesame Prawn Toast in particular tastes amazing! Any special requests were welcomed and accommodated. Alun and his team were extremely busy as the restaurant was full, although they all still managed a professional... More

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

Dear Sienna293, Thank you for your feedback. There was no excuse in serving the wrong drink to your table so I am truly sorry for the error made and thank you for showing your understanding on this occasion. You were right that I was not aware of the couple in the neighbouring table having an argument because the restaurant was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is truly the best Chinese restaurant around....and I have been to my fair share! The food is out of this world and reasonably priced to. Alun is a welcoming host and will even treat you to some magic if it's not too busy. Dinner and a show, what could be better!

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

Dear Timothy H, Thank you for your kind review. I thoroughly enjoyed serving and entertaining guests of The Dragon Inn and it is really pleasing and motivating to hear that my hard work is being recognised. I look forward to seeing you and your friends/family very soon. With Kind Regards, Alun More

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had a meal here with our in laws and our son. the food was fresh and tasted lovely, the staff pleasant. They do a fixed meal which was good value and they prepared a dish just for our son. The inside still looks like a pub and I would recommend booking for the weekend. Overall an excellent meal.

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