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“Varied menu but pricey for a chinese restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ascot Oriental - CLOSED

Ascot Oriental
Price range: US$76 - US$76
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Varied menu but pricey for a chinese restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Ascot Oriental has a really wide and varied menu consisting of a mix or Chinese and Thai dishes. Not the most authentic or best Chinese/Thai food I have eaten but nicely prepared and presented. However, £40 per person is a bit pricey in my book and I would expect more to justify that cost.

Visited July 2013
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English first
City of Brighton & Hove
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Average to POOR”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

No better than your average bog standard take away or restaurant, perhaps worse. If this was presented like a bog standard restaurant, with bog standard prices, then fair enough we would have merely been a little disappointed. However, everything, from the very high prices & flashy bar right down to the website stating it has the best reputation in the county, meant that went home feeling very disappointed indeed. The rum cocktails were fab, the starters were average at best but poor for the expense of this one, the seaweed was the worst I have ever eaten in my life (apart from a mouthful of real seaweed as a toddler) - The crispy lamb in lettuce wrap was dry and tasteless (it was an effort eating it - not pleasure) and the plum sauce was sickly and glue like. The service was acceptable but they included 12.5% service AUTOMATICALLY.

  • Visited July 2013
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Family meal celebrating my wife's birthday along with my parents and brother, he had two young children so talking them to a high end restaurant could have ended in tears.

Staff were very good about being flexible about the kids tastes so everyone was happy.

The food was superb and the wine was sublime.. The bill was pretty large but consistent with the quality of the food and service. If you like high end Chinese food in tasteful surroundings where you will be well looked after then look no further.

  • Visited June 2013
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely food but a little over priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

My husband an I ate here 4 the 1st time yesterday and thought it was fresh & tasty.When ordering we went for what we knew. Mixed Hors D'oeuvres for 2 which we got a portion of seaweed and a mini spring roll,a rib, pork dumpling and a chicken satay each. Which for £17.00 is (we think)rather pricey for a starter. For a main we shared rice,chicken & cashews and crispy chilli beef. It was the best we had tasted in a long time.

  • Visited May 2013
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Olathe, Kansas
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1,037 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“tried this again - and still overpriced and tiny portions”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Restaurant is right down at the bottom of the street where we live. Have tried it a couple times now and zero luck. It seems to do a lot of business, but each time the portions are so small we wind up eating again at home. When you drop £100 for dinner, seems like it should do the trick. Food is ok -

Visited January 2013
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