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Offley Oriental

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Luton Road | Great Offley, Herts, Hitchin SG5 3DG, England
(01462) 769769
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Luton, Beds
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been customers of the Offley Oriental for such a long time and have always had amazing service and food - be it the Sunday buffet or the evening menu. Very disappointed in our latest visit. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the overwhelming taste of salt was apparent in a lot of the food. The first beers served were... More 

1 Thank SueMunn
Luton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time I have been to this restaurant and although the previous times I enjoyed the food I found on this occasion that there was an overwhelming taste of salt which was not pleasant. Compared to other Chinese restaurants I think it is overpriced.

Thank Kirsty S
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Eat there on Saturday evening, we were greeted and seated very friendly. The food was, as usual excellent and generous portions. Took some friends there and they were suitably impressed as well. We chose one of the preset menu's but you can add or subtract from these Menu's, as well as compose your own choice of food. This was a... More 

Thank birtsmith
Luton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had heard good and bad reviews about thia place. Thought that the only way to find out was to order from there and make our own mind up. Verdict...... beautiful. Tasty. Moreish. Normal pricing. Friendly service and delivery. Cant wait to use again. Definitely the best chinese this end of town. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Adele G
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I wish the service matched the food, because I really don't appreciate having to clear the table myself. Normally the restaurant removes the starters' plates to make room for main course dishes, but not here. If you have a favourite restaurant with great service and great food you will feel a lot happier and satisfied than we did this evening.

Thank Darren F
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice interior, though less Chinese than you could expect. That's the only negative note i was able to find. Food is extremely good, freshly prepared I'd say. Service was a bit slow, but compensated by the quality. Portion are generous. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrea M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Came with some friends on Sunday, had a wonderful meal with a very attentive but unobtrusive waiter. Food was lovely but beware the Singapore noodles that tasted very nice but were very spicy. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Debbie E
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Been here many times before but noticed it was declining on my last visit. This visit was considerably worse and i don't think i'll be going back. The food is good but the service is awful with staff having no idea about chinese food or how to serve customers. I asked for chilli sauce only to be told they don't... More 

2 Thank Garry H
Henlow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

First time visited. Nice surroundings creating a pleasant relaxing atmosphere. The service was so so slow and the restaurant was not that busy. The food was brought out in stages and not all at the same time. One of the waitresses was very pleasant but the other one was not overly friendly and came across as a bit attitudey. When... More 

Thank neil E
Luton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Very disappointed. I have had better from here before. Pre ordered about 6pm for a 7pm delivery. I went back into my orders and it said delivery 7.10. It turned up at 6.40 which you may think is good, but I didn't want it that early, and to make matters worse, it was virtually cold so had to reheat in... More 

Thank Diane L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $33
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luton Road | Great Offley, Herts, Hitchin SG5 3DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: (01462) 769769

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?