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“Nice Chinese Restaurant with Friendly Service”
Review of The Golden House

The Golden House
Ranked #22 of 37 Restaurants in Axminster
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We popped down to Devon to meet friends and dropped into The Golden House for lunch. Our friends regularly eat here and we valued their recommendation. The restaurant, as opposed to the take-away section accessed through a separate door, was decorated in a predictably Chinese style, with an inviting atmosphere. We were the only party present through lunch, though I understand that the evening is, perhaps predictably, better attended. Our hostess went out of her way to please us, our chopsticks being replaced rapidly by the western cutlery more suited to our aging hands. We selected drinks and prawn crackers and ordered a variety of dishes from the extensive menu. The spare rib starter was excellent, followed by prawn, chicken and pork dishes, plus egg fried rice. We found that just a starter and main more than sufficed and all dishes were briskly presented, accompanied by voluminous thanks. I cannot comment on prices, as we were treated by our friends, but I can say that the quality of the food was excellent. The only minor comment would be that there was no towel in the disabled toilet, but this was swiftly remedied with profuse apologies. We look forward to our next visit.

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Thank Shill10
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Early evening Chinese, good quality anthropology friendly service and a wide range of dishes. Easy parking in a town car park over the road fee after 18.00

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Used to live in Axminster always went here but now found salty and not enough sauce and in my sweet and sour was 2 bits of green pepper 2 pineapple and some onion not great did taste nice but need more ingredients. Lyme Chinese is better and cheaper
Sweet sour prawns + rice
Sweet sour chicken + rice
£17.20 take away ummm won't be back

Thank Vic V
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

We booked for a Tuesday evening; we were the only people eating in the restaurant. We were made to feel welcome, without being overwhelmed by the staff. We were offered a bowl of pawn crackers, which we accepted and found to be most enjoyable. We both had a soup starter, which we also enjoyed; I had Won Ton and my wife had Chicken and Sweetcorn. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were twice as many won ton dumplings as is usual. It was followed by Squid for her and crispy beef for me, with an order of vegatable chow mein. The food was hot, tasty and in just the right amounts that neither of us felt bloated. The sweets were prepackaged, brought-in types, but nevertheless rounded off the meal nicely.
Not a great meal, but good enough that we will go back again, next time we are in the area.
One additional point, it was a cold Tuesday evening, so it was not surprising that we were the only customers eating in, however there was a continuous stream of phone calls and customers for the Take-away side; which, I think, says a lot about the quality of the food.

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Thank Nic C
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We found the service reasonably good and friendly but the food was disappointing lacking flavor and texture. There was a dryness about the dishes and our complaints were not dealt with in a reassuring way but rather begrudgingly. At £50 for the two of us and we do not drink alcohol so no wine included, we considered it poor value.

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Thank Southwestmediumship
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