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Sampans Oriental Restaurant

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Holiday Inn Edinburgh | 132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UA, Scotland
+44 131 314 7045
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Went here during our Holiday Inn stay and it was beautiful! The atmosphere is calm and serene and the service was top class. The food was lovely and the portion sizes were perfect. Would highly recommend for couples, maybe not families as it is a rather romantic place.

Thank minimunchkin96
Preston, Lancs
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Food was better than other HI Food but watch the final bill. Ours had a 12.5% service charge added to it.......we are a couple and the tip would be for us to decide. on questioning the F&B manager he stated the charge was optional so unless you question they make an extra 12.5% profit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant when meeting up with friends who were staying in the hotel. We sat in the lounge area near the café bar which was relaxed and comfortable. Helpfully the waiter came over and told us we could order from any of the three menus on offer without having to move from where we were sitting. There... More 

Thank Gingeroadonis
Preston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The breakfast is self service and plentiful, the 3 course evening meals are also good and each course is served soon after each other when finished.

Thank craigharris
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and was too tired to venture out after a busy day sightseeing so we decided to eat here. The restaurant was very authentic and food was fresh and lots of it. It was very nice and hot. The ambience if the place however was a different story, We were the only people in there other than... More 

Thank LMci09
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Excellent food and service is good with friendly and helpful staff on the 2 nights we dined here. Would certainly recommend. We had selected early dining (from 6pm), so maybe we avoided the rush.

Thank AnJea_11
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We decided to go here after being at the zoo all day, we were so hungry and realised we could use our tastercard here and get 50% off. The food was amazing, big portions and so tasty, some of the best oriental food I've had. They also cater for children really well with a choice of an oriental child's menu... More 

Thank guyandanna
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Really looking forward to this after dining in the sister restaurant in Manchester crowne plaza airport hotel. The menu looked great but food was basic and didn't deliver on flavour. Billed as Asian cuisine but delivered mediocre take away standard for £75 which is a shame as parts of the meal had promise and staff were nice but over worked... More 

Thank Mcewanlau
Tibenham, Norwich
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

We discover this restaurant (above the Holiday Inn on Corstorphine Road) when we stayed there on our honeymoon several years ago, and we always look forward to returning whenever we are in the city. It offers an excellent range of choices, well prepared and cooked, with top service. Definitely worth booking.

Thank Alan H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Eat in this restaurant which is actually part of the Holiday Inn, so kids under 13 eat free from the kids menu which was ample for them. They have a decent menu not as extensive as regular Chinese but what we had was lovely and very reasonably priced. Would we eat here again, it was a big thumbs up from... More 

Thank DerekfaeAberdeen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $50
Asian, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holiday Inn Edinburgh | 132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 314 7045
  • This restaurant is at Holiday Inn Edinburgh
The convivial Sampans restaurant within Edinburgh's Holiday Inn is a smart and inviting space with a straightforward menu of Oriental favourites. Pale woods and zingy walls give the restaurant a modern, uncluttered feel, with an airy glass frontage that offer far-reaching views towards the Pentland Hills. Food ranges through spicy pan-Asian flavours, with Thai and Malaysian dishes accompanying the Chinese standards.

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