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“Hidden treasure in Richmond” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure in Richmond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Dragon Inn is a great restaurant. I local treasure that's equally welcoming if you're not a local, the food is consistently fresh and delicious and the service is second to none. We ate here at least once a week when we lived in Richmond and it's one of the places we miss now that we've moved away. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DNFNyc
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
187 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“The best Chinese restaurant I know. Thank you Eddy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We decided to look for a decent Chinese restaurant again in the area, since we haven't been lucky of late.

We thought we'd give the Dragon Inn a try, based on Tripadvisor reviews and many personal recommendations, and proximity to the excellent Red Cow pub.

On arrival, the restaurant has a contemporary feel with white linen and modern decor, with bamboo framed chairs with deep, comfortable cushions. I wish other restaurants would have equally comfortable chairs.

The food was impressive in terms of quality. Even the most expensive Chinese restaurants sometimes fail with a lack of finesse and attention to detail. Not here. Every dish was prepared and presented perfectly. Notably, the food was not oily in the slightest, and was also not over salted which is common.

The service was friendly and efficient. I usually disapprove of service being added to the bill, but in this case it was well deserved.

Another thing to note (some nice-looking restaurants also fail on this point): the restrooms are spotless, modern and high quality. FIve stars.

The bill was extremely reasonable.

All together, I could not fault anything in the slightest. We'll be returning again at the earliest opportunity.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Suki B
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't Dragon your heels! Visit today.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Another one off the list.

We visited on a whim, and it was a great decision to make. When you enter, you walk up a couple of steps, into the dining area, giving you a psychological lift, as you feel elevated and like a special guest, straight away. The decor is clean, minimal, and doesn't detract from the star of the show, the food.

As ever, with Asian menus, the choice is overwhelming, which is why we played it safe and went for the set menu (prawn toast, ribs, etc). The batter was crisp and light, the dishes weren't drowning in MSG, and the sizzling beef had heat coming off the plate, and hitting your taste buds.

The service was impeccable - who doesn't like being called sir or madam?! Genuine care and attention from what looks like a family unit of staff.

I would book in advance, be prepared for a higher end bill, but don't eat beforehand, because you'll want to sample as much as possible.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gary L
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Perfect Chinese Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We chose this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were pleased that we did. Luckily we had booked as, in spite of us arriving at the restaurant quite early, all the tables had been reserved and now we know why. The staff, food and service really were excellent. The decor and style of the restaurant was very modern and pleasing. We selected a set menu which our waiter was happy to adapt to suit our particular taste. Cannot fault the Dragon Inn and we will revisit when in the Richmond area next.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank johnpatricia4
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London
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Dragon Inn - Couldn't complain about anything!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great food, even better service and Eddie was a true gent!

Accommodating 20 people was a feat in itself seeing as though it isn't the largest of restaurants. Eddie and his staff went above and beyond making sure that the whole 3 table group had enough drink throughout the night and even gave us the option of ordering in any specfic wine we wanted.

Great night, will be back with maybe a few less people.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SBlackers
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