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“Where the Chinese in Bath eat”
Review of Hon Fusion

Hon Fusion
Ranked #205 of 592 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 27, 2013

This little restaurant is off the beaten track, we found it by accident. We come here whenever in Bath. We love the aromatic crispy duck and there is small choice of dim sum at lunchtime as well, so we indulged.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Love this chinese retaurant especially for the unusual dishes such as the pork with aubergine.Always visit when we manage a trip to Bath.Waiting staff are good at recommending just the right amount of dishes so you don't end up ordering too much.Wine is good & well priced.wish we had something locally with such lovely cuisine. Always a recommendation when you see chinese people dining in a restaurant.

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Thank Norma B
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Having previously lived in Widcombe it's always a treat to be back in the area to spot what has changed. Hon Fusion didn't exist when I lived there but I have noticed it on many occasions when we have stumbled into the Ring O' Bells. This week we decided to stumble across the road and try it out and what a good stumble it was! The service was excellent and food absolutely delicious. The portions are quite large but somehow we struggled through :-) The menu is extensive but gives good tips of what meals are traditional. It's also very reasonably priced...and they do takeaway! We will definitely be back.

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Thank SCM1981
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

It took me quite a while to find somewhere within an hour or so's drive to get a good dim sum, which we had decided was the one thing we wanted for a special occasion lunch, so I was delighted to find the listings for Hon Fusion. Having read the reviews, we were also well prepared for the setting, decor and translation problems. We booked online (the website seems well organised and includes menus). No confirmation was ever received, and it was impossible to make contact by phone - they simply don't seem to answer. So I suppose we weren't that surprised to find that there was no sign of a reservation when we arrived, and no decent tables either. We took the best of a poor choice and hoped the food would make all the difference.

Unfortunately, the dim sum menu available differed quite a lot from the one published - not least in terms of being about half as long, with a number of things crossed off as not available. We weren't deterred, and ordered a couple of dishes from the regular menu to supplement. The first thing to arrive, a mixed starter dish, was disappointing. Very overdone - to the point of being burnt - and fairly average in taste. Luckily, that was the only bad thing we had. Everything from the dim sum menu was excellent - beautifully steamed and grilled dumplings, perfect char sui bao, gorgeously soft and sticky chicken buns and fantastic scallops. The rice noodles were perfect, as was my crispy noodle dish, and service was adequate.

We knew we'd got the right spot when the minibus of Chinese diners arrived outside, added to the large number of Chinese students already eating there.

We only drank jasmine tea and a soft drink for my daughter, and the overall bill was far from cheap, but definitely worth it. We will definitely visit again - and would probably aim to arrive a bit earlier to be sure of getting a better table.

The dated decor and unprepossessing exterior didn't worry us at all, but a functioning reservation system would have been lovely, and an acknowledgement of bookings even more helpful - we watched two more tables of people arrive after us with the same problem.

Would certainly recommend, but don't expect a bargain meal.

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1  Thank mizgeorge
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Hon Fusion - or Con Fusion as we now call it, is an odd little place. We dutifully booked a table for 7pm and arrived to find it packed and our table not ready. The staff seemed to think it odd that we should turn up on time and totally unreasonable for us to expect our table to be ready. The place was packed with Chinese students, presumably studying at Bath University, which we saw as a really good sign. All the meals coming past us looked amazing. The menu is extensive and there is a section in English and one in Chinese. There is also a specials board which is just in Chinese. We were seated after a wait of about 20 minutes and selected some very conservative starters. They were very good. When it cam to the mains, I plumped for one written in Chinese on the specials board - big mistake. The waiter asked me a couple of times whether I really wanted that one and I assured him I did, so nobody else was to blame when something resembling a lightly battered fish but which tasted dreadful, arrived. My fellow diners thought this was hilarious and rubbed it in by being very effusive about saying how totally delicious their meals were. We didn't have any puds. We also had beer and green tea to drink, so can't comment on the wine list. All in all a very nice and authentic Chinese meal - provided you don't venture too far from the main menu.

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Thank Stephen R
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