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The Mandarin Chef

Winchester Road, Romsey SO51 9AL, England
+44 1794 512170
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crispy duck” (8 reviews)
“prawn dishes” (2 reviews)
“spare ribs” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Winchester Road, Romsey SO51 9AL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I couldn't fault the food the inside of this place is very dated and in need of an update. We were placed on a small table for two just outside the kitchen door which was right behind my husband with people rushing in and...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Went to try the buffet lunch menu today. My mum and I are both vegetarian, and there was only one starter marked as veggie but that was ok because there were plenty of mains. Ordered the starter and 2 mains with the waitress who seemed...More

Thank Miffy_the_rabbit
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We had the all you can eat buffet. The format is great as you can order what you like and try lots of different things, plus order more if there is something you particularly like. We had two rounds of starters. The smoked chicken was...More

Thank ems_erh
Reviewed 27 April 2017

First off with the downsides, yes the building and décor are dated but the food and service are what you pay for and over the past 12 months we have eaten here regularly and travel some distance to do so and we have never been...More

1  Thank SeychellsSensation
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I've noticed that the ingredients were quite good, and the food was delicious. Unfortunately I once again realized I don't like it. I love many Asian kitchens but the Chinese just... Hmm. I don't know. Maybe it's the greasiness :/ I would still recommend everyone...More

Thank mmar1a
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Went on a Sunday with 7 family members and enjoyed the buffet. Rather than traditional buffets, you can pick dishes from a set menu (plenty of choices, including Peking duck as a second course, before your mains) and they bring the food to your table....More

Thank Pdriver4
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Seeing the great reviews we decided to have a family night out here. The decor is dirty with food splashed up the walls next to the table. A hole in ceiling patched with a sheet of paper and cello tape! The table food warmers have...More

1  Thank Mikea55
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had a retirement party for 25 people in a separate room which we were able to decorate & it was a great success. The staff were very efficient yet discreet & the food was well presented & hot & everyone enjoyed it. It's not...More

Thank Pearl65
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were a group of 7 family going to the Mandarin Chef to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary and my wife's Birthday on Sunday 12th March. As always, the staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble for them. The food is excellent and...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely recommend the lunchtime buffet. No complaints whatsoever. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Ross A
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Response from M-Painter73 | Reviewed this property |
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18 July 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Opening Hours Tuesday to Sunday 12 pm to 2 pm then 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed Monday's and bank holidays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winchester Road, Romsey SO51 9AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Romsey
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 512170
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