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Chef Imperial

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22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
+44 1993 813593
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a few times to celebrate family meals, mainly eating around 6- 6.30 because of the children. The restaurant has usually been quite empty, so cannot comment on atmosphere. Each time we have asked for the feast, it is mainly left up to the chief, however you can ask for your favorites to be included. Each time... More 

Thank tracyc305
Burford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here on New Year's Eve - perfect for a family of four. We had mixed appetisers to begin, followed by duck then a couple of mains and noodles. All reasonably cooked - and no night long thirst afterwards! They even packed up the leftovers for us to take away. Restaurant was busy while we were there... More 

Thank Fifield76
Essex, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not much to look at from outside but it's authentic inside with the pond and little bridge to the back of the restaurant. Staff were incredible and went out of their way for you. Being vegetarian sometimes it seems a struggle to find decent food but they really out did themselves. We had a set priced meal chefs choice... More 

Thank Shiene M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Always great food and excellent value for money. We always have the 'leave it to us feast' the price does not appear to have gone up in years. Still get big portions and very tasty. Never had any duck and plum sauce or plain fried noodles better any where else. So good. Take aways are just as good and big... More 

Thank Celia H
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went here today and had some fantastic food but felt a little uncomfortable as we went here early evening and was the only people in there but the staff stood right by our table the whole time talking to us whilst we ate. Didn't want to be rude and ask them to move but weird

Thank Scott S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I go to this restaurant a fair bit and have felt that the staff have always been unfriendly. I am not alone in that assessment. This time however, there was a very noisy table with swearing and a dish was forgotten. Because it wasn't overly great we didn't want to pay the "compulsory" Service Charge for the 2 of us.... More 

2 Thank Julie L
Woodstock, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I'm pretty sure this is the first time I have ever given such a low score. We called in on last Thursday evening around 9pm for a takeaway. The restaurant was empty. There are two Chinese takeaways in Woodstock and we chose the Imperial as their menu looked the more classy. We had the mixed starter. The ribs were arguably... More 

2 Thank Rob T
Oakham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Decor was aged. Staff were ok until we were the last ones there and they decided to have their dinner at 10.30 on a Friday night. Felt we had to leave ..... Wouldn't recommend unless you had no other option !

1 Thank P1Stop
Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant seems to have changed hands so many times, over a year since my last visit, but the Mongolian Lamb is still the best I've tasted. Tried other dishes too and they were all tasty and hot. Service was good, but coke was flat and tasteless.

Thank v0n22
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Food was ok. Drinks were warm. Ordered two beers and a lemonade . Beers were warm and lemonade sent back due to it being flat and warm. Deco very dated. Waiters were pleasant . Very pricey for what we got.

1 Thank Donna J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$49 - US$49
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 813593

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?