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“Crouching Tiger, Disappointing Dragon”

The Dragon B&B and Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 29 Restaurants in Betws-y-Coed
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Crouching Tiger, Disappointing Dragon”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Apart from the salt and pepper tofu, which actually came by mistake (we'd ordered the Szechuan version), the food was decidedly average. The sauce on the crispy chilli bean sprouts was too sweet and 'gloopy'. The service wasn't up to much either. There was a large group of ten or more people that seemed to take up pretty much all of the staff's attention. Understandable perhaps but not really a valid reason for just leaving us sitting there without our (ordered) drinks for at least 20 minutes. I'm generally pretty patient and easy to please but this place was a disappointment.

Visited May 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food (great choice for veggies) but lacked atmosphere!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Staying at the b&b next door on business, we are here twice (for ease).

There was a good choice of vegetarian options, and the food was very good.

Prices were reasonable for a sit down Chinese (rather than take away) and the portions were large.

Chinese beers were available alongside the usual Lagers, and a lovely selection of local ales (bottled) were on offer.

The restaurant is let down by the oriental music on repeat which grated a little after 30 minutes.

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food - worth the wait”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

The food was lovely - it took quite a while to come but definitely worth the wait. Kids menu is limited but we all shared instead

Visited May 2013
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Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Food was mostly very good and service was excellent”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

food was generally good; duck especially. Satay lamb starter was like a processed, pre packed thing but it was the exception; avoid that you should be OK! Good value and service.

  • Visited May 2013
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Excellent restaurant, food was great and staff were welcoming, efficient and friendly. Highly recommended will definitely be visiting there again.

Visited May 2013
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