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“I'm still waiting. And certainly not going back.”
Review of The Oriental

The Oriental
Ranked #19 of 26 Restaurants in Biggar
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Went back after a bad experience about a year ago where they said the meal would be 20 minutes. Told tonight that it would be 30 minutes wait ~ hey guess what 47 minutes, and no apology. Food not great ~ I will not waste any more of my time or money at this place !

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Bought a selection of carry out meals from here while on a quick visit to a relative in Biggar.
The sauce for the Sweet & Sour was as thick as cold treacle, luke warm and horrible, not tangy by any stretch of the imagination. The Lemon sauce in another dish was similarly "stodgy"....couldn't put a flavour to it but it certainly wasn't lemon and it smelled off.
A dish of curry sauce, supplied as a side dish was mostly oil with some token curry sauce floating in the middle.
Whole family had stomach cramps ( and the rest!!! ) through the night and my daughter was sick twice the next morning.
In 35 years of buying Chinese food around the UK and further afield I have never been so badly let down as in The Oriental. Can't believe having read the previous reviews that this is a chance occurence.
Certainly won't ever go back and hope that anyone reading this takes it as a warning not to risk it.
Off to look for the address for South Lanarkshire Environmental Health Offices now.........

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

good oriental food ,never had a bad meal or service

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Returning home we decided to finish off a wonderful bank holiday weekend with a meal at The Oriental in Biggar. We had heard good things about it and so popped in and surprisingly they had a table available.
I really wish they hadn't - the service was slap dash, the chairs uncomfortable, ladies toilets out of order so everyone was using the single gents facility. The food was disappointing at best.
We ordered a mixed starter of BBQ ribs, Salt n Chilli Squid and Prawn Toast which was not bad -not much meat on the ribs -but appart from that it was OK.
The chicken curry main meal was very disappointing as was the starchy rice that came with it, The extra noodles we ordered were about the tastiest item we tried.

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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Got food poisoning after eating some of a bland greasy chicken meal. Complained to local council, who sent out an inspector. She phoned me the next day and said she was very disappointed, the standard of cleanliness and food storage were very poor. She issued an order in which they have 2 weeks to clean it up. I think it should be closed now.

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4  Thank stuart y
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