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“Lovely food!”
Review of New Forum

New Forum
Ranked #9 of 27 Restaurants in Shepperton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Lovely food!”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

This restaurant offered a variety of delicious food unlike many other Chinese restaurants. Customer service was very friendly and smiley, and the restaurant was quiet during the lunch period. It would be nice if more customers could enjoy this experience as we did. The waitress and waiter were both very attentive and welcoming. We had a good selection of dishes including Crispy Duck, Thai Prawn Curry, Beef Chow Mein, Calamari, Special Fried Rice and Won Ton Soup. All dishes were cooked nice and fresh and delivered to the table in a friendly manner. I enjoyed the after lunch Belgium milk chocolate.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank DAEHANMINGUG
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English first
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Christmas Eve Excellent Meal”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is our regular Chinese restaurant and we always go as a family group on Christmas Eve. As usual we had a lovely meal the service was very good and the food delicious. Very good value for money. Thank you to Betty, Jim and all the staff.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank carole1956
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Been many times - great night”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

I live in the local area so have been to the Forum many times, and always enjoyed it.

The price is reasonable given that you can order however much you want of any dish on the menu. They do say that they will charge you for a dish if you don't finish it, but that has never happened to me, I suspect it is just to discourage people ordering way too much.

The only problem is that it is a really small place and tends to get very busy, so if you don't book in advance you're unlikely to get in (on a friday/weekend especially). It's hard to book a table for the same evening too, as nobody is in the restaurant until about 5pm, so you can't phone during the day.

If you do get in, beware that the smaller tables are very, very close together, and there are often large groups dining (family occasions of 6+ people). In such a small space these big groups can seem can be very noisy.

Definitely worth a visit though, and if you can't get in, there is also the nearby Moon-in-Moon in Sunbury, which has a similar menu-buffet set up but is bigger and you're more likely to be able to just walk in.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Rosie C
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STAINES UPON THAMES UK
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Another Great Dining Experience”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have eaten here many times, and have never been disappointed.
The food is always of good quality, and plentiful, and we usually tend to fill up more with the
starters and crispy duck.
The house white wine was very palatable, and £13 a bottle.
We came on a Tuesday, so the service was very relaxed, and not at all rushed, and our lady waitress was charming, and we were able to keep our table all evening.
Fridays and Saturdays are always extremely busy, and the tables seem to be much closer together, and the staff often seem harassed, and once you have finished eating, they tend to want you to leave, so that they can accommodate other folk.
Having said that-Even at extremely busy times, the food quality is still excellent, but the service can be a bit 'hit and miss'

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank perryoaks
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Chinese”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is an all you can eat service, rather than buffet style, which meant the food was cooked to order rather than sitting under hot lamps. On the whole, good quality Chinese food, good choice and the service was ok. We will go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Figures62
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