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Chef Imperial

22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
+44 1993 813593
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (14 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to eat at the Chef Imperial at least once a week. The food is lovely, the staff are very pleasant but you just feel like you are eating in someones brightly lit living room. Please dim the lights, put candles on the tables...More

1  Thank barneycarter1
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our date night as have past this restaurant several times, looks very inviting. Firstly it's advertised as eat as much as you like yes, Sunday only ☹️ we ordered a set menu. Possibly the worst Chinese iv eaten! Toilets...More

3  Thank poacherspocket
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We meet friends there once a year. Food is always as expected, but service is poor. Bathrooms need attention. About time they updated.

Thank Wherenext222
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times on family occasions and always enjoyed our meal. However this time we found it not up to its usual standards. We were disappointed with the food. It was just not what we are used to when coming here. Hope...More

1  Thank Dreamybanana
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Not visited for a very long time. The decor was drab and brown with tired soiled chairs and no cloths on the tables at all...I'm sure there used to be? The dry garlic and chilli ribs were nice and the duck pancakes good if you...More

3  Thank Swansong2013
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My last review of this place was positive but on this visit it was the opposite. I ordered a house special rice and a house special curry of which I thought there would be plenty of meat. The rice had three small prawns and the...More

3  Thank tootrue64
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We tried the Sunday "buffet", which unlike most places is cooked to order, rather than self-service. It's a nice idea as you have what you want, freshly prepared for a fixed price. Most of the food was ok, which was mainly British style Chinese food...More

2  Thank Dr-S-White
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Staying close by and decided to give the hotel a miss and try a local Chinese. Chose Chef Imperial for proximity. Was warmly welcomed by the staff and seated quickly. Food was excellent, in fact my wife said that they were the best spare ribs...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We have used the Chef Imperial many times in the past but not so much recently as we live further away now, and have always found it reliably good quality compared to many chinese restaurants in the area. So we arrived with high hopes and...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

How times have changed! We have always gone to the chef imperial as a treat as it has always been lovely food and good value. Not anymore! Prices have really gone up. We had the feast for two. The starters were limited and basic. Followed...More

4  Thank Ljs2863
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$49 - US$49
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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