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New Oriental

54 Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RL, Scotland
+44 1327 259515
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“chinese food” (3 reviews)
“takeaway” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
54 Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RL, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wee place, food was excellent and the service first class, the decor a bit tired, but you hardly notice as the food was so good. Not many good places to eat in this area so look for this little gem.

Thank Lesley D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the photos this is a lovely restaurant. The staff are great, service was speedy and most importantly the food was really good. We came from out of the area and had no clue where to eat following trip advisor advice we...More

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff. Our meals were quickly prepared & delivered to our table. Not in the area that often but would definitely go here again when we are.

Thank EonAlba
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend Saturday night. Food excellent as was the service and would definitely recommend.

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have visited this restaurant on several occasions and always been pleased with food. Service excellent.

Thank DeeGar
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited on many occasions for either buffet or from the menu. The buffet is excellent as is the service, I am also very welcome with my Guide Dog Puppy who is in training which is a big plus from myself and family. The...More

Thank katiesgranny1970
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Don't let the dated look of the interior put you off. They also have a take away menu running side by side with the restaurant. We had a warm welcome for my family of 5 with pre teens on board. Very patient with us while...More

Thank foxscottie
Reviewed 10 August 2016

On a recent visit to Dumfries we saw that the New Oriental has a buffet evening. The food was limited and some of the options had been left standing for some time. Not an experience we would wish to repeat.

Thank pmcpmc
Reviewed 6 August 2016

always does what it says on the tin..no frills, no surprises. Scottish Chinese ..just what you would expect. very pleasant staff .

Thank roseyred22
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Meal was amazing, service was amazing, atmosphere was electric. Would recommend this restaurant for the best Chinese in town.

Thank rockpaperlego
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open tomorrow Tuesday 18th of April? What night do you do your buffet?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Darren3267 | Property representative |
The restaurant will be open today the 18th of April. The buffet is on every Friday and Sunday.
david o
Hi do you do chinese dumplings ?
17 January 2017|
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Response from Darren3267 | Property representative |
On the à la carte menu we do not have chinese dumplings on it unfortunately. If you got in contact with the restaurant in plenty of time, the restaurant would be able to cater and make chinese dumplings as well as other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 259515
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