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The Fountain Garden

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16 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BL, England
01306876678
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Wimbledon, null, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a friend. The food was very tasty and authentic, We ordered a sweet and sour pork and a beef in black bean sauce. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. The interiors were interesting felt like a nice 1700s house. Not cheap but you get your money's worth because of the quality.

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Thank Arch B
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had a great evening here, there was 9 of us so instead of each choosing we all had the set meal and like the said menu we kept eating and the food kept coming. The food was lovely and the staff friendly and helpful, would definately recommend and will eat here again. We all had such a lovely time.

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Thank Allison H
Dorking, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Needing a mid week meal out due to kitchen renovations, we decided on the spur of the moment to go for Chinese because it looked busy and for a change because we generally don't favour Chinese restaurants having very often been disappointed. We were not disappointed this evening, it started well with handmade really tasty dumplings, followed by juicy beef... More 

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Thank Em_Wanderlusterin
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Amazing! Went for 70th Birthday, took in Birthday cake before hand, staff more than happy to serve after meal, even brought knife and plates for us after meal. 10 out of 10

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Thank Lynnief
Dorking
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Disappointing experience with dry food & poor service. Not what we had bee expecting. All in all not an enjoyable evening. We will not return.

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Thank andrew m
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Peking duck so dry it stuck my mouth together, too much salt in the cumin lamb, too much ginger in the chilli beef. Not sure what went wrong today but this definitely wasn't up to a good standard. Admittedly we haven't been for approx 6 months so maybe the chef has changed, but we won't be rushing back.

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Thank Jgilro
Worthing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to this Chinese Resturant on the recommendation of friends. We weren't disappointed the food was piping hot and well presented. We had Pacific Prawns in Batter and Chicken Satay to start which was delicious, then Peking Duck, sizzling fillet steak in black bean sauce, vegetable chow mien all cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.

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Thank ginnystacey
Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a delightful restaurant specialising in Chinese. We have used his restaurant for both eat in and take out. Eating in is a wonderful experience with friends and family. Staff are polite and helpful if wanting to change dishes on set menu. Food quality is good and gives no bloated feeling as they use no MSG. Definitely recommend a... More 

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Thank BenArmstrong284
Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Service very good and very friendly the building is really cool, but sadly the food lets it down. Presentation of starter was terrible but main course looked better unfortunatley nothing had any flavour and was very poor we where never asked if our meal was ok so we never got a chance to mention it and we where so hungry... More 

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Thank Louisa K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch from the set menu at the very reasonable price of £7.95. The interior of the restaurant is very attractive, and the service was perfect. I would certainly return to this restaurant next time I visit Dorking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: 01306876678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?