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La Orient

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High Street, Esher, England
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Amazing platters!

Food is excellent! I love their décor its always cozy inside, service is brilliant and their meals are great for sharing in groups!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is excellent! I love their décor its always cozy inside, service is brilliant and their meals are great for sharing in groups!

Thank Stormtru12
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for a Xmas Eve birthday dinner since our son was born, and we have just celebrated his 24th birthday. During all that time we have received great service, delicious food consistently prepared to a high standard. David and his team do a great job in what is often a very busy restaurant, and never seem... More 

Thank Valerie T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been to this restaurant before but fancied Chinese. Having looked at the Chinese across the road that was extremely expensive, we decided on La Orient. It's a typical old-school Chinese decor and dishes. But good value, freshly made, tasty and good value. Service was good, only complaint was length of time to get the bill. Ended up going... More 

1 Thank picklerunner
Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of service is excellent and the food out of this world. 10 of us had a great night. Only part I had trouble with was parking.

Thank Ossiedog
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I live very close to La Orient but I have to say that it wasn't my preferred Chinese restaurant. However my last meal at my preferred Chinese was just okay and very expensive and I had been hearing good things about La Orient so we decided to give it another go and I'm glad that we did. We decided to... More 

Thank Kstan57
Reigate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have been dining here for over 20 years and it never fails to deliver a culinary sensation. Unlike many Chinese restaurants, the service is exemplary led by the fantastic owner who goes the extra mile, and the restaurant is clean and modern. The food was magnificent and could not recommend more highly.

Thank JamesRei
Reading, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Came in a party of 15 or so for the Sunday buffet lunch, and it was excellent. Very busy, bit of queuing, but well worth it. Lots of choice, with soups, meat and vegetable dishes. Staff are very efficient, and very friendly with children. Desserts were of the frozen ice-cream type, seen in many restaurants of this type. Had to... More 

Thank rdavidl_jackson
Dorking, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Visited La Orient once again and had a superb meal. As usual the food is delicious, the atmosphere is wonderful and the staff were fantastic. This place is a cracking Chinese restaurant. Don't bother with the Good Earth down the road, come to La Orient instead! We had an early evening table from 6-8pm, which is when I prefer going... More 

Thank Nibbs007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We arrived for our 6pm booking on a Saturday night at about 10 minutes to six. Was surprised to see all the waiters inside still finishing off the last table settings. They eventually let us in at 10 minutes past six. By this time there was about 25 people outside waiting. This ruined the evening before we even started. Food... More 

1 Thank surreybased_9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend for her birthday. This restaurant is one of the best places I have ever been to! The staff were very friendly, polite and kind. Absolutely top service! Now the food, that was absolutely amazing!! I had duck pancakes, chicken balls and noodles!!! It was amazing!!! Everything was amazing! It was such a great night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Esher, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Esher
  • Phone Number: 01372-46-66-28

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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