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“Another great experience”
Review of Peking Garden

Peking Garden
Ranked #11 of 18 Restaurants in Pangbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Another great experience”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

We celebrated an 81st birthday on Friday and there were ten of us (four generations) and everyone had a terrific meal, enjoyed attentive and friendly service and had a truly wonderful evening. We have been coming to this restaurant for more years than I can remember and can honestly say it never fails to deliver on quality or service. Thank you to all of the team, you had one happy mum,nan and great nan at the end of the night!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Never knew Chinese could be so tasteless”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

Ate here with 2 friends and quite honestly ranks as one of my worst meals ever. The restaurant looks like hasn't been updated since they moved in in the 80s. It did seem quite clean tho.

Service was as efficient as you'd expect, but it was the food that made this experience horrendous. We all ordered different dishes for starters and mains, but they all tasted of nothing. I can't really explain it, two of us had a mixed starter with all the usual suspects, which were greasy and bland, only the texture gave away what it might have been.

Our mains not only looked bizarre (see photo) they delivered nothing. We didn't raise this with the restaurant as we were all starving and save leaving and going somewhere else, didn't see the point in complaining as is obviously standard fayre!

Don't really know what else to say except don't go if you want a meal you'll enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Perfectly delicious!”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We live in the area and have taken away from and been to eat at the Peking Garden many times; several when we had booked to go elsewhere, but were disappointed by what we saw and found at these places. The Peking Garden never disappoints!

Our most recent visit was for our wedding anniversary and, as ever, the food was wonderful. Everything is beautifully cooked (you try stir frying steak and making it as tender as that) and there is a feeling of immaculate cleanliness. Decor is warm and welcoming and little touches like fresh flowers make all the difference to the nicely presented tables. David and his team are very friendly, knowledgeable and provide perfect service. The bill is moderate, considering all you are offered to eat - try the meals for 2,3, and 4. They are excellent value.

No doubt we shall return to the Peking Garden many times, not least, I expect, when other places have disappointed us!

  • Visited August 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Went here with 6 friends recently. Best chinese in the area. Not greasy or full of MSG and gloopy sauces. Will definitely return. Good service too.

  • Visited February 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Shoddy takeaway service”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Overpriced 1/4 of Crispy Duck REALLY needs to be crispy and to have a plum sauce accompaniment.............................

  • Visited May 2013
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