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26 St Mary's Street, Wallingford OX10 0ET, England
01491826908
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's not that bad!!!

All of these negative reviews are very unfair - given how cheap it is I thought the food was very acceptable. We had the £15 menu where you may order as many starters as you want. Your starters come on a big platter which gives a nice sharing feel. You then have your roast duck, mains and pudding... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Emily R
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All of these negative reviews are very unfair - given how cheap it is I thought the food was very acceptable. We had the £15 menu where you may order as many starters as you want. Your starters come on a big platter which gives a nice sharing feel. You then have your roast duck, mains and pudding (although we... More 

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Thank Emily R
Reading, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant now calls itself "Beijing Wallingford". The redecoration that has been going on for several months now appears to be complete, but is bland, uninteresting and lacking in Chinese character; judging by my recent experience, the same could unfortunately be said of the food. Eating here on previous occasions I've tried the buffet, and found some dishes were very... More 

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Thank JLDP77
Buckinghamshire
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We understand the restaurant has recently been re-vamped, and my son was keen to try it, hoping for a good Chinese meal for his birthday dinner with the family. Both he and my husband have worked in China, and we all love good Chinese food; sadly we were let down. Generally this was poor quality food, and we wondered if... More 

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2 Thank Pazzas
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Beijing Diner a couple of times in the last couple of months and I'm sad to report that I couldn't recommend it. This is a shame because we really loved the place before - ok I know a lot changes in 20 years, but our last two visits have really ruined our memories of what used to be... More 

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2 Thank Denvore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Went in with a group of friends for a meal and the food and service were both very good. Will certainly be visiting again. Would highly recommend it if you are visiting the town

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1 Thank Daniel M
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Been back to the diner Friday 18th December restaurant was very busy. The food once again was very good, service excellent. Still not finished the renovations but i am sure once these have been completed it will add to the atmosphere of the restaurant. Will be back again.

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1 Thank PHILLIP C
Oxford UK
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We have used this restaurant over the years and always been pleased with our meals. However visiting the Beijing Dimer in Wallingford on Friday 11th December 2015, was one of the worst eating experiences of my life. The food was greasy, cold, limp and I would not have given it to my dog. The bottle of wine was probably 2.50... More 

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LovelyLovelyLC, Manager at Beijing Diner, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. Please call 835069 to discuss what we can do for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon. More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I've been staying in Wallingford for over a week and walked past on a number of occasions. Each time the restaurant has been empty, even on a Fri and Sat night. However, I thought I would try a take away as I was in the mood for Chinese. Whilst it was definitely not the best Chinese I've had it was... More 

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1 Thank Thomas W
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Been working in Wallingford decided to have a Chinese meal. The restaurant was very quite they are undergoing some kind of refurbishment. Still the waitress was very attentive talked me through some of the menu. I decided on the duck for starters which was delicious. I then helped myself to the buffet which was excellent. I think this was very... More 

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1 Thank PHILLIP C
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I went here with a friend. The restaurant is in the process of being decorated. We had a warm welcome from Elaine (owner). We chose from the starter menu and then had mains and a dessert from the buffet. I asked for prawns for my mains. They were cooked to order. They came out with a thin batter on, but... More 

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1 Thank horsley-chrissie

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 St Mary's Street, Wallingford OX10 0ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: 01491826908

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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