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“Always good..” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gatwick Oriental Restaurant

Gatwick Oriental Restaurant
Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel | North Terminal, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
+44 1293579400
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Ranked #61 of 187 Restaurants in Crawley
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Pan-Asian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gatwick Oriental is a stylish, elegant eatery at the foyer level of the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel offering a smart menu of pan-Asian cooking. Food ranges across Thai, Chinese Malaysian, Japanese, Indonesian, Singaporean and Hong Kong cultures, and is served in a bright dining space filled with potted plants, crisp white tablecloths and wicker and ironwork chairs that exude a contemporary yet colonial feel.
Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Always good..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at the Gatwick Sofitel again recently and once again ate at the Gatwick Oriental.
The food here is always extremely good and we consider it our pre-holiday treat! It is a little pricey but worth it... My husband always starts with the soft shell crab which is so good that unfortunately for him he now has to share it...
Definitely worth a try.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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reading, berks
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“Good food but priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We decided to have the set menu and treat ourselves as it was New Year's Eve - with a bottle of the cheapest wine our bill came to over £100 - OK for a treat but not something for everyday!

Food was very tasty, service was good - other than the price no complaints

Visited December 2012
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“Gatwick Oriental Restaurant 22 December 2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We reserved a table for 2 in advance by email as expected Airport would be busy over festive period. Glad we did and saw people queuing and some turned away.

Mixed starter platter was a tasty choice with ribs, pot dumplings, spring rolls and more.

I had jungle curry again and knew it would Xtra hot - rocket fuel it was.
My husband went for a milder dish and enjoyed his.
Dessert was banana fritters with honey and ice cream - though soothingly welcome if I could I would prefer golden syrup to honey and the type of fritter that has sesame seeds in and hardened when cool but that's just my personal taste.

All said we enjoyed our meal and would eat there again as remains best choice between other Gatwick terminal and hotel options.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A good choice for a captive audience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

We selected this restaurant out of the 3 at the Sofitel Hotel.
The decor is typical of most oriental restaurants as was the food.
The service was, however, above average!
The prices are inflated- it is an airport hotel after all, however, the food is very good and at the start of a vacation you are more likely to overlook the price.

A great choice if you are staying at the hotel.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“No smile, no taste”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I live in Singapore and love Asian food. This restaurant is not really good. It is not bad, but food has no taste. Service is fast and efficient but not really friendly especially when you enter the restaurant. I won't go back.

Visited December 2012
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