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157-159 High Street, Berkhamsted, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: The telephone number is 01442-865-940 or 01442-865-902

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and generous portions

Our booked party of six arrived at 7.00 p.m. to an almost full restaurant and we were quickly seated. After perusing the extensive menu which contained so many dishes that we all wanted to try, we opted for the set menu at £22.50 a head. A splendid choice! Outstanding crispy duck and lamb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Keith P
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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English first
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our booked party of six arrived at 7.00 p.m. to an almost full restaurant and we were quickly seated. After perusing the extensive menu which contained so many dishes that we all wanted to try, we opted for the set menu at £22.50 a head. A splendid choice! Outstanding crispy duck and lamb, succulent chilli prawns, and tender beef in... More 

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hemel
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A mediocre Chinese restaurant Its popularity owes much to the complete lack of competition in this form of cuisine locally The food is your standard Chinese fayre For me the menu is tried ,tested and boring You are unlikely to have a shocker of a meal but neither will you have a culinary delight

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been meaning to review the Regal for sometime - my family & I have been visiting this restaurant for what must be 20 years now. It is without a doubt one of my favourite restaurants to visit whenever I am home. The staff are wonderful - I am particularly fond of Jackie who owns the restaurant, and Alan... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had a table booked at ‘The Regal’ for 20:00, myself and my partner arrived at 19:55. When we arrived we were told that there would be a wait of around 5 – 10 minutes for our table. This didn’t bother us too much as we could see it was busy. It got to 20:10 and we still had not... More 

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Jackiewai, Manager at The Regal, responded to this review

I can only apologise for the unacceptable wait for Tom H, however, unfortunately on the day in question I had taken an extended New Year’s holiday and was not present in the restaurant to arrange seating, which materialised in this wait. However, it is my understanding that we did try to compensate our customer with a free bottle of wine... More 

Tring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Even though the restaurant was full plus the bar area full of people collecting take seats the food was just amazing! Without doubt the best tastiest Chinese food we've had. The staff were all so friendly, helpful and just made the dinner a very memorable experience. Already looking forward to going back!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

having reviewed this restaurant in October last year I normally would not carryout a new review but having eaten at the restaurant for over 25 years including the meal i with my family of 6 had on a very busy Saturday night last week which was as always excellent service and food, but in view of the previous review I... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

The Regal delivers tried and trusted Chinese food year after year, time after time, to a very good standard.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were a party of 6, warmly greeted when we arrived, very pleasant decor, good attentive service, no complaints on the food front, well cooked very tasty, nicely presented. No real issues with anything, surprised how quiet it was, by 9pm we had the only table that was occupied. With the number of restaurants in Berkhamsted all vying for business... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Since the Wendover Peking closed, we have been looking for a good local Chinese restaurant - this wasn't it! A surly miserable waiter took us to our table, none of the staff were particularly interested in engaging with us. We had the worst mixed hors d'oeuvres we have ever had, followed by an average aromatic duck. My husband had sizzling... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We came here in celebration of a 90th birthday and were a table of 14, including five children the oldest of whom was 10, and the staff accommodated us wonderfully. With the whole family being very familiar with Chinese food, and with the need to accommodate the aforementioned children, we had pre-ordered the food and despite this, there was nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157-159 High Street, Berkhamsted, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

The telephone number is 01442-865-940 or 01442-865-902

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