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The East - Stanborough

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Great North Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TB, England
+44 1707 266288
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant (a former pub) and we'll be going back again. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was very good - but the service, especially the first course, could have been quicker.

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Thank colin m
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try the east for dinner instead of ordering a takeaway from elsewhere. The restaurant has a very relaxing ambience. The food was amazing and I don't know why we left it so long to visit this place. The staff were friendly and attentive. We had prawn toast and crispy duck. Then chicken pad Thai and Thai red... More 

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Thank Jane M
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was nicely decorated and roomy. We were served a very pleasant young waiter who responded to all our requests. The courses were delivered in a timely manner and all the food was tasty and well presented.

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Thank Heidi S
Barnet, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family (6 adults & 1 child aged 2) went for dinner Saturday night to celebrate Mother's day, the table was booked for 6:30pm so it wasn't busy when we got there. The staff seemed attentive at first, taking our drinks order, we then had to call them over when we were ready to order food. Two pairs ordered the... More 

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Thank Lcg134
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This has become my reliable Chinese take away. Popped in here on the way home from a long weekend away at a conference and ordered a few dishes to take home. Once finished my belly was satisfied.

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Thank S K
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went for Sunday buffet. The opening times says 12pm but we went at 12.45 but still buffet was not ready. They charge £12.50 Per person but no desert, surprised . For desert and drinks you pay extra. I was really disappointed with the items on buffet. The chicken is smelling of bad oil. I have been to many Chinese... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I went to The East today with my family and it was exactly how i remembered it. The staff were very friendly and and the atmosphere was great. I really enjoy it. It is very yummy food and great prices and deals. We haven't been to the East in a while because we are very busy but we will definitely... More 

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Thank JohnnyA_11
St Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Thought we would try this for lunch and turned out to be a very good decision. Ate off the set lunch menu, nice selection and the food was very good. Service was excellent, will be trying the Sunday buffet very soon

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Thank Andrew O
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd eat at a Chinese to celebrate their new year. Really disappointed. No sign of any effort by The East to partake in any festivities. The service was terrible, they forgot one of our starters, we waited an hour for our main course and the food was average at best. We will not be returning.

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Thank Mikeromanlucalisa
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Been using since it opened and takeaway never as nice as sitting in and do hate the wait for the doorbell Today either I did not say two rice or the chap wrote down one in error Was disappointed to not get second rice so called No problem at all Ten minutes later a second rice and at no charge... More 

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Thank Marcus P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great North Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 266288

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