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26 Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2LN, Wales
+44 1970 612456
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This expensive Chinese restaurant lacked in food quality and sopeed of service. We sat for an hour waiting to be served, and in the end had to go and find staff to get our food. Very disappointed with service, and the noodle soups were just from cheap dry noodle packs like those bought from here in Hong Kong. Nothing special... More 

Thank Brian S
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best Chinese, but no the worst either. Good portion sizes, excellent choice on menu. Personally think it lacked flavour/could have done with more seasoning.

Thank Lancashirelass008
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The favourable reviews about the manager are well deserved, as he kept chatting, even when my chicken and lettuce soup had arrived. This was followed by beef and real tomatoes + boiled rice and as befits the traditional décor, a choice of fritters. There are bought in ice cream options, lychees and the main menu has a full page extension.... More 

Thank Martin T
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162 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This review covers 3 visits of unfailing quality food & service with Tony at the helm. Have visited the Mandarin for many years & always receive a friendly welcome, excellent service & quality food served in a spotlessly clean restaurant. I cannot recommend the Mandarin highly enough to all & having eaten in many similar restaurants over the years consider... More 

Thank Chris H
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Always welcoming. Pretty good food, if somewhat old-style. The decor has been the same for ages - so the place is a bit of a time warp. Tony, the owner, loves to chat - and always makes you feel welcome. Meanwhile the elegant Miss Ivy is mistress of the floor and keeps everything moving. Steaks are good - but used... More 

Thank Sherlock222
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness, had food here last night, been a while since I came here, food was amazing!!! Decor could do with a bit of an upgrade and perhaps a couple of better wines on the menu but other than that I cannot describe how good the food was! Hungry just thinking about it!

Thank lou1978
Bradford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I visited The Mandarain at about 8.30 pm on New Years Eve when I expected the restaurant to busy. It was a little under half-full, but there were a number of customers inside the entrance awaiting take-away meals which made it appear busier. There is an extensive menu catering for all types of Chinese and a number of English dishes.... More 

Thank Alan W
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

It was a quiet night though they had a 40th Birthday party coming in later Soup was relly nice Tomato and egg drop main course was large portion really tasty the staff was two young chinese girl and boy who were always trying to take the plates before I finished and tried to hurry me up - which I do... More 

Thank Trevor S
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

We found this restaurant by chance and enjoyed our food and drinks very much. We will be coming back to eat here again when we are next in town.

Thank 6James
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Aberystwyth last week travelling from Snowdonia to Llanelli. We agreed we'd stop for dinner in Aber and found this little gem on a side street with easy parking on the promenade around the corner. I have say, the service was delightful but the meal was delicious. The whole family enjoyed! We'd lightly recommend it to others.

Thank Heather D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2LN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: +44 1970 612456

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Knighton, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?