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“Everything you hope for after the pub”
Review of Panda Garden

Panda Garden
Ranked #30 of 120 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's welcoming, it's easy, it's reliable. It's good value and The food is great, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is familiarly 80s, bamboo trellis, bamboo chairs, pink tablecloths, lovely. Nothing intimidating, just come in and enjoy. This place is busy, everyone likes it, and they are never too busy to look after you. Beware the steep stairs down to the loos! Love the prawn balls, really fluffy. Never had a duff dish. Fresh flavours. They don't stay open really late though, if you go after the pub, better leave the pub before 9.30, as it will be getting empty after 10.30. The ideal end after a few beers in Lewes's legendary character pubs

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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Food was average really. Noodles were ok and spare ribs had a funny tasting seasoning. I was in the area working so wanted something to eat. I doubt I would go back.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and i ate here one evening, the food was of good quality and quantity, neither of us were drinking so the price was reasonable> good service

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We do not out for Chinese food all that often, possibly four times per year so we though it time we tried our local Chinese restaurant. Although we have lived in Lewes for over four years, until a few weeks ago we had never been to The Panda Garden. The reason was quite simple. We did not like its appearance. From the outside it looks dated if not decided down market. Sure enough, when you step inside it feels decidedly downmarket; slightly dingy. However, the welcome is polite and friendly and it seems popular enough to draw regular diners.
The food isn’t bad at all. However, after 25 years in London I have probably been spoiled by Chinatown food and Chinatown prices. In comparison with London’s Chinatown I think The Panda Garden is overpriced. The first time we ate there we ordered a set meal for two, one which included aromatic duck. The quality of the food was good and quantity was considerable. We could not finish our meal. The second time we went there we had a different set menu. Once again, we had no complaints about the food. It was delicious. Once again we were unable to eat all of the food. The wine list is pretty average in terms of both content and price.
We do not have much in the way of Chinese food in Lewes so there is little, if any, real competition. However, if there were a competitor, with a nicer ambience and better value, we would probably go it. But there isn’t, so we shall continue to use The Panda Garden – occasionally.

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Thank Peter C
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

The restaurant was nice enough a little dated but clean and well presented. The staff were very friendly, I think mother and son may have been on that night. The food was not unpleasant but not quite what I'm used to. The Squid with peppers had plenty of red and green pepper and chilli but no real heat. The chicken Kung Po again lacked Andy real spice and the thicker side and the stir fried veg were perfectly cooked but again in a slightly too thick sauce.

Nothing to really to get excited about nor anything to get upset by.

Thank Paul_OTW
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