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Essence of the Orient

27 Broad Eye, Stafford ST16 2QB, England
+44 1785 229988
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
27 Broad Eye, Stafford ST16 2QB, England
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Food here was really top notch as was the service. I think it has been recently refurbished and its very nicely done. The food really is top quality and not your standard fare either. Starters were lovely, followed by perfect duck and pancakes, the main...More

Thank simonp79
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and food in a lovely restaurant. Had banquet C, and could not fault any of the food. Will definitely be going again.

Thank WayneH1970
Benny L, Manager at Essence of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for your review. Looking forward to seeing you both in takeaway and restaurant soon.

Reviewed March 21, 2018

I cannot fault our evening at this restaurant the food came out on time, staff friendly and food extremely good considering they had a very large party in. 10/10 for our evening and will definitely go back.

1  Thank Angela W
Benny L, Manager at Essence of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the meal and we will work hard to maintain best standards of food and service. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Good Chinese food i love the noodles and spring roll was so yummy good service and good food like it

Thank Amirjay
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Worst takeaway I,v ever had! Ordered a mixed satay special (after a lovely satay in restaurant a few weeks ago) It was just a poor Chinese curry with hint of peanut - the other choices were less than average - deffo not recommended and deffo...More

Thank deshackett
Benny L, Manager at Essence of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Sorry to hear your unpleasant experience with the takeaway food. Since it is Chinese New Year this Friday. One of our main chefs went back to China on holiday. We had a replacement chef who may have different way cooking. I already had a meeting...More

Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Never had take away nor a sit down meal here before. Last night we thought would try it. How we regretted that... it's like flashing your money down the toilet. That's how bad the food is! We've ordered the most simplest food on the menu...More

Thank Natarra
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Easy to park, great service, great choice of menu, great food great atmosphere, what’s not to like. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Racingjohn789
Benny L, Manager at Essence of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2017

Thank you very much for your great review. Looking forward to seeing soon.

Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Don’t normally write reviews on takeaways but this was spot on. I have eaten in the restaurant before and the food was good but as takeaways go this is exceptional. Crispy duck is the best ever and the portions and quality of food is great....More

Thank Mark H
Benny L, Manager at Essence of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Thank you very much for such a good review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your meal. Looking forward to seeing you soon, hopefully both in the restaurant and takeaway.

Reviewed November 18, 2017

Not had a takeaway here for a long time, but started to visit again since the refurb and the improved hygiene rating which is now an impressive 5. Have enjoyed our recent takeaways from this restaurant, not had an issue with food temperature, but we...More

Thank Liz W
Benny L, Manager at Essence of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Thank you for you review. Hope to see you in the takeaway or restaurant soon.

Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here while visiting stafford, it's right next to the Sainsbury. We had fillet steak and it was superb!!! Highly recommended! Staff were friendly and on hand. Great dinner out!

Thank Chris11133
Benny L, Manager at Essence of the Orient, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Thank you for the review. We will endeavour to provide best Chinese meal and service in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Broad Eye, Stafford ST16 2QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 229988
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Traditional Chinese meal, Cantonese, Szechuan cuisine. Newly refurbished restaurant with modern surroundings Friendly service and free parking after 5:30pm.
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