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One for the Road

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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Dongcheng East Road | Dong cheng district, Dongguan 523129, China
Name/address in local language
+86 769 2203 0001
10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Dongguan, China
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a place where you can have good food, drinks with a refreshing ambience & good classic rocks, then no other place is better than One for the road. I am frequent visitor to this restaurant for the last 8 years.

Thank gopalc875
St. George, Utah
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never really liked this place that much and each time I go I tell myself I won't be going back. The service is poor and they charge 10 rmb for a glass of water, unreasonable, especially since you are paying an arm and a leg for a meal. The last time I went there I had their hot... More 

Thank jake r
Jaybaydg, General Manager at One for the Road, responded to this review

Dear Jake, You should be a man of your principles and stand firm in your statement that you won't come back. My staff try their best to serve our customers to the best we can and contrary to your misleading comment we have the reputation of having the best staff. Just read all the previous reviews. The hotdog is a... More 

Dongguan, China
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most popular place for ex pats and travelling foreigners to go for western food and beer. They have a fantastic patio that seats at least 100 or so. They have the main restaurant, bar in the ground level. Upstairs is another bar with games, big screens and a stage for the weekly live music ( Saturday nights... More 

Thank Calidragon930
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It going to be short: perfect food, fast service and smiling staff, nice atmosphere, affordable price. Just go there!

Thank Alex T
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Western food. Was nice to have a taste of home so far away. This place is legit and is on my must go's when in town

Thank Mabercrombie80
Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with some mates. It's a huge place & They had a band on upstairs area that was unreal. Nice chicken wings also. I will return 100%

Thank BigWayneD
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visit One for the Road several times, tried different dishes. The best price/amount/quality ratio comes with Alaminuta. The place suitable for all occasions.Kids had great time at jimbury spot. The service is fair, although I would like to see its improvement: long time for getting menu, then more waiting time for the order to be taken. After that the food... More 

Thank Daalmayo
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413 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Of course you can get burgers, pizza, chicken wings, steaks and so on in an English pub, but in this brilliant outpost you can get a delicious home made tomato and bean chili served with flour tortillas in a clay pot----plus the largest menu of all manner of dishes I've ever seen in China. The choice of alcoholic drinks is... More 

Thank madfish8
Brisbane, Australia
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1,805 reviews
983 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great name for a Bar - you have been out for dinner had a few and you need one more- why not start there - great place

Thank Michael S
Chinandega, Nicaragua
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Huge portions of western flavours. Excellent tender chicken and beef kababs. The nachos definitely feed two or more and best spicy wings in town. Great selection of beers on tap.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dongcheng East Road | Dong cheng district, Dongguan 523129, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Dongguan
  • Phone Number: +86 769 2203 0001
Generally acknowledge as the best English Pub in China, One for the Road is known to have a large array of Beers (8 English Ales, Lagers, Stout) as well as Cider, Ginger beer, tiger and heineken all on tap.

There is also a wide choice of bottled beers available.

But we are also very famous for our extensive food menu.

Our food is consistently good which means we serve on average 350 people every weekday. This does mean we get very full. But if you cannot get a table in the main pub area (we can seat around 170 people) we can seat 50 upstairs in the games area or another 140 in our beer garden.

It is acknowledged by Chinese and foreigners that One for the Road is the busiest and best foreign owned & run venue in Dongguan.

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