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“Consistantly First Class”
Review of The Eastern

The Eastern
Price range: US$16 - US$39
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian, Thai
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Eastern is Sutton Coldfield's Premier Pan-Asian restaurant. You will discover a range of authentic Chinese, Thai and Malaysian dishes in stylish surroundings. If you want to sample our range why not join us for our "order all you want" menu for just £14.95pp- available from 12-5pm Sunday and 5:30pm-9pm Monday. You can enjoy 2-courses for £11.95 pp if you dine before 7pm Sun-Thurs (or £14.95pp Fri and Sat).
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Visited several times now, either as a couple or in larger groups. There is always a very warm friendly welcome by all members of staff. The menu is so full of beautiful and interesting food it is sometimes difficult to choose between something new or an old favourite.
My father came with us this time (I think it was only the second time he had visited an "oriental" restaurant in 60 years) & he was unsure of what to order. The staff were marvellous, patiently and politely explaining the different dishes and helping him to choose. He was suitably impressed both with the friendly assistance he received and the quality of the food.
The Eastern deserves the highest recommendation for quality of food and level of service. Thanks again

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Thank PDPachus
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Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Good quality food presented beautifully! We had a set menu which allowed us to sample different tastes and cuisine. We will definitely return.

Thank JadeLilly_12
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

We had the Sunday buffet, we arrived at 4.40pm and apparently last orders are at 4.45 so we had to be quick to order. The food was lovely, satay chicken, chicken yuk sung, chicken wings, spring rolls for starters, I had chicken in black bean sauce, my husband had the same and a portion of squid, we both had egg fried rice. Do not order 1/2 lager as it is almost 3/4 of the price of a pint which we got caught out with on our first visit - you have been warned! We felt the liquer coffees were overpriced. The restaurant is decorated to a high standard and the staff very friendly. However, the entrance hall is freezing and we felt cold sitting next to a window. We felt it could have done with the heating higher than it was on. Sadly there were no prawns which the Chinese ones are simply to die for. We will return as its enjoyable but certainly not cheap at £14.95! We know of another chinese in Sutton that also does a buffet and they offer king prawns so maybe we will visit that one next time we fancy a Sunday buffet - The Eastern you have been warned!

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1  Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

I went several times to this restaurant, I would highly recommend the set menu which enables you to taste several starters and mains. Food was well cooked and nicely displayed. Staff was friendly and very helpful. The restaurant itself is spacious and very modern.

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Thank tomtom42483
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

Having read good things about this place we decided to get a table for early on a Friday night and despite leaving it until Friday afternoon to ring it was still no problem. We got there to find there was masses of good, free parking which was a good start.

Entering the restaurant it's immediately apparent that they've spent a lot of money on decor - right from the bottom of the stairs and then the great design continues into the bar and dining area.

We were seated promptly and opted to have a set menu so we got a variety of things. None of the food took very long to arrive and the presentation of the starters was amazing. The taste of the food was pretty spectacular too and it was nice having Chinese, Thai and Malaysian dishes in one menu.

We did order one extra dish because I really wanted a Pad Thai and it wasn't on the set menu we were having but there was masses of food and we both left feeling extremely full. It's definitely not the cheapest restaurant but in terms of quality of food and surroundings it really is excellent.

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Thank earltubthumper
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