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“Really good modern Chinese”
Review of From Orient - CLOSED

From Orient
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was very nice and what you would call modern Chinese. Had the scalops and the duck and it was cooked beaurifully. Service very friendly and attentive. Price is very good compared with the level of restaurant i.e. more fine dining. Would gladly go again.

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2  Thank e_and_r_57
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went here for our daughter's birthday and I would certainly recommend it if you're looking for somewhere for a special occasion. The decor is lovely, the service is good and generally a nice ambience. You feel like you are in a good restaurant which is exactly what we wanted for a special meal. And the the food of course is good as well with an extensive wine list.

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3  Thank Lillias
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

In the old Fontana de Trevi site, the decor here looks more French than Chinese when you first walk in. The menu and service are not your average Chinese restaurant - stylish presentation and great flavours. The 3 course lunch special is great value. Upstairs is more like a function room with more traditional Chinese decor. Front of house service is infectiously friendly

2  Thank Peter K
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Wow. Dined here for our sons birthday last night and all I can say is it was absolutely beautiful. From the decor to the ambience not to mention the food, it was 5 star ( but not the 5 star prices). From the moment you walk in and are seated by the friendly staff you feel at home. Beautiful setting with big tables and comfy chairs. This is not your everyday "lemon chicken" kinda Chinese ! Superb modern, clean, fresh, beautifully presented, tasting food. The wasabi prawns (12 of them as well), the duck, Kung poa chicken and everything else were to die for. Can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu. To add to the evening they even surprised us with a complimentary desert with candle for our sons birthday. Have discovered our favourite new Asian restaurant and will recommend to all. We will be returning again and again. Truly is a wonderful dining experience.

3  Thank Malcolm M
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

I had heard a couple of good reviews of this place so finding ourselves only doors away after a meeting in the city we decided to try it. The impact is immediate, white table cloths, superb decor and a friendly greeting at the door and an introduction to our waitress... impressive service.
The menu is unlike any other Asian restaurant I have been to, each item described in detail with a suggested wine to match again impressive.
for entree we had the springrolls made from tofu and the crispy wantons with wantons in a spicy broth all delicious
Mains has so many beautiful options, I had heard about the Kao pau prawns so decided to have that I was amazed.. 14 prawns!!! never have I been given given so many lovely prawns all in a spicy delicious sauce. My husband had the signature dish which is beef rib which was presented on the bone and carved for us at the table, never tasted such succulent soft tasyy beef cooked Asian style, superb!
There are so many gorgeous desserts it is hard to choose, which again for Chinese restaurant is unusual, no fried ice cream or lychees in sight!!
There is an extensive wine list catering for all budgets which again is unusual in a restaurant of this calibre.
The manager was delightful and very attentive, even gave us an extra bone to take home as we have 2 dogs!
Highly recommend this place, it is quite new and they will appreciate your business. We will definately be back.

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2  Thank Susan D
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