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The Fountain Garden

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West Street, Dorking, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Chinese food in Dorking

The food ingredients are without artificial colour or flavour. As a regular customer I have always enjoyed the excellent and wide choice of menu. The house French wines are good and inexpensive. Service always courteous and efficient. A good meal with wine for less than £20 per head

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Colin D
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food ingredients are without artificial colour or flavour. As a regular customer I have always enjoyed the excellent and wide choice of menu. The house French wines are good and inexpensive. Service always courteous and efficient. A good meal with wine for less than £20 per head

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Thank Colin D
Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Went on Saturday and even though there was a large party in we had a lovely quiet table at the side. The meal as always was really lovely, and there was so much we had to take some home! Peter and his team are so professional and never rush you to order. We will be back soon.

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Thank Lifesabeach14
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Went here one evening and have to say the service is brilliant but wasn't impressed with the food. We had the set menu for two. Starters were lovely. Duck was dry. As for the mains it was spicy and I hate spicy food. So ended up having rice. Apart from that not bad.

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Thank della1984
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Don't let the decor put you off. Great food and MSG free as well which is always a bonus. The staff are lovely and very attentive.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Not much atmosphere and nearly empty food was okay but nothing spectacular and service despite being not very busy was slow Probably won't go again

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Thank philip422
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Authentic food, brilliant service, lovely atmosphere. Really enjoyed a relaxed evening here for a family's birthday

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Thank CSMITH29
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Chinese food does not travel well i have decided. A few beers and a Chinese thought we would break the traditional of beers and curry and glad we did. The food was lovely couple of bottles of wine in a nice dining room with great service whats not to like!

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went here with a mate recently as we'd gone to the pub and got a bit peckish. I've lived here 16 years and never been! Was really surprised at how good the food was. Surprisingly for a Chinese restaurant, when they say spicy they MEAN spicy! Both mine and my friends dishes really good and pleasantly surprised at the size... More 

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Thank Gingernut1971
Bletchingley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was really cold in the restaurant the night we visited which made it a little uncomfortable. The service is ok, nothing special but you get your food and drink brought to you which is all they're required to do. The food itself was very ordinary and not as tasty as I've had at other Chinese restaurants. My lemonade was... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took the teenagers here to celebrate the end of exams, it was a fun evening with helpful staff and a good varied menu. They were able to cater for my vegetarian daughter without any problems. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. We took the left overs home for 'breakfast'!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Street, Dorking, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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