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1A The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AG, England
01395 264 027
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
This IS worth a visit. Lovely food

Having read some of the reviews there was some trepidation about visiting this place. They were not necessary. The food we had was excellent and the service was good. The décor (well the lights) reminded me of how turn of the century China is portrayed in older films. I certainly wouldn't call it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
AmyMaudRose
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Upminster, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definately our favourite Chinese in Exmouth, Food is delicious, Lemon chicken divine. Great service, atmosphere quiet and relaxed. Prefer using the small bowls and as I think you taste the food more individually then. Portions aren't that big but we felt full afterwards. Will be going back again soon.

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1 Thank 846annetteh
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Where do I start! It all started when the fried rice came out! It looked like plain boiled rice with hardly any egg in it. I then in formed the waiter we ordered egg fried rice and he said it was. We asked for it to be fried again and came back the same. Then the main dishes came out... More 

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1 Thank 5Timmyd
Exeter
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have travelled our world extensively and for the last 30 years since finding The Golden Dragon I return to eat there salt baked chilli squid it's awesome.

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3 Thank Richard B
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

this local chinese has been on this site for 30 years to my knowledge average to good mainly cantonese. I have never been in at weekend so never found it very busy last visit possibly only had 15 /18 people in all night. not pricey so OK I guess and close to the Manor hotel

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1 Thank maurice H
Devon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We love this Chinese. So much so when we lived in Exeter we used to drive down just to pick up take away! It's the best we have ever eaten (and we've tried a lot). A meal in the restaurant is a great experience. The staff are always very polite and work hard. Food comes out quickly and drinks flow.... More 

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5 Thank Emma K
Alton, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Having read the reviews we came here for dinner. The food was fine but nothing special. We were the only customers there and the service was very attentive. Not that impressed but not disappointed - it was okay to fine for a meal out.

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1 Thank Kris B
Upminster, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having read some of the reviews there was some trepidation about visiting this place. They were not necessary. The food we had was excellent and the service was good. The décor (well the lights) reminded me of how turn of the century China is portrayed in older films. I certainly wouldn't call it old fashioned, but rather pleasant. If you're... More 

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8 Thank AmyMaudRose
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

the best part of the night was the service. the food was mediocre, the decor was very outdated, there was ceiling tiles coming away from the ceiling and i wouldn't advise going into the bathroom! the overall experience wasn't great.

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2 Thank James C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very nice but overall impression is dated. Decor and menu could do with freshening up. Given the competition in the area it was quite expensive for what it was.

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3 Thank Crojan
Rustington, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Please excuse the pun, but this was a really good evening with excellent service from the time we walked in, to when we walked out. Comfortable seating for the four of us, not too close together and the food and drinks options had some really good choices. We had a mixture of fish, chicken, beef and shellfish with subtle and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1A The Beacon, Exmouth EX8 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: 01395 264 027

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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