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“Excellent, lovely surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Dragon

Golden Dragon
London Road, Shardlow DE72 2HN, England
01332 799158
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Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Shardlow
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent, lovely surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We were looking for a sit-down Chinese around Derby, and found this one as we were driving through to Elvaston. A little concerned by the one negative review on here, we thought we'd give it a try & find out for ourselves.

Service was excellent. Great to see good old fashioned service, the right balance between being attentive & leaving us to it, with friendly helpful staff.

Food couldn't be faulted, not the best Chinese I've ever eaten (had some exceptional food in London, but at exceptional prices of course) but this was by far the best Chinese we have enjoyed in Derby. At the prices, we thought it really hit the spot, you can't go wrong! Comments of small plates are wide of the mark; they do provide traditional Chinese bowls to eat from, if you fancy a plate ask for one or eat at home!!

Best endorsement was probably 3 separate parties following our arrival, all Chinese. You don't get a better endorsement than that.

We were very comfortable & will return following the arrival of our twin sons, which is saying something. Give this one a go.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Carry on driving, don't stop here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Seated quickly, for the Sunday buffet, to a small table (there were 4 of us, 2 children, provided with what can only be a side plate, for starter, main and desert!

Buffet choice was very limited, with most dishes empty and a very long wait for them to be replenished.

Food was okay, but nothing offered for children.

Staff were abrupt and unattentive.

The bill .... Ridiculous, how can you justify paying an adult price for a child of 4years and one of 18months (£6.95 each), only one of them ate more than a couple of spoons of rice.

Drinks - extortionate nearly £7.00 for 2 glasses of orange squash and 2 'Rola Cola', both filled to the brim with ice.

On the positive side, plenty of car parking space!

Think twice, but you may have better experience.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great atmosphere, need I say more?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

I have been to this restaurant many times now and it is probably my favourite restaurant yet.

The food is great and is served well in very generous amounts. I normally visit with several friends and all of us love it. We always share each course allowing us to try many dishes easily with the quantities served.

It's not cheap but given the quality and quantity it's well worth the expense.

My only criticism is the desert menu. Most of it is ice cream designed for children. Even then it's so frozen than it takes 5 mins to thaw sufficiently to eat.

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Been here about 3 or 4 times and never had a bad experience.

Great food and welcoming staff, nothing is too much trouble.

It is so nice I have done the 20 min drive a couple of times for a takeaway!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nottingham
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good quality and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Have been here a few times with family as well as work colleagues. Always get good food and a pleasant welcome from the staff. This restaurant has been here for more than 10 years and is out of the way, yet still gets a pretty good number of regulars as well as new diners.
We normally go for a set meal and are yet to be disappointed. Mention should also be made that recently we went with a vegetarian. Although we went for a set (non-veggie) meal, they adapted to meet our one guest to make sure they were catered for as well, without compromising the rest of the set meal. Well done.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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