It took us a while to come here as we'd seen the very mixed reviews and had always therefore eaten elsewhere in Seaton.
However, liking Chinese food, we decided to bite the bullet last night and try it for ourselves. So glad we did. We were the only people in the restaurant, but it was early on a Thursday winters evening, but takeaways were doing a very brisk trade which we took as a good sign.
This restaurant is obviously family run and we were made to feel welcome from the start. The restaurant is nicely decorated in typical Chinese style and was nice and warm and inviting.
There's a good, well priced, wine list with £13.50 getting you a choice of many different decent bottles.
Service was polite and efficient throughout, but now on to the food. We started with the mixed hors d'oeuvres and a side order of prawn crackers. Both dishes were very good, with the crackers being thick and flavoursome and the mixed starters all really tasty; especially, the prawn toast which was also very thick and loaded with flavour.
For mains we had the char siu pork, which was one of our best Chinese dishes ever (and a large portion size at that), together with Szechuan chicken which was very nice, but I'd ask for increased heat next time, complemented by sides of boiled rice, mushrooms (especially good) and mixed veg, (which for us could have contained a great veg variety, it really just being bean sprouts, bamboo and water chestnuts - all nice, but would have benefited from pakchoi etc).
There's the usual choice of Chinese desserts for which sadly we had no room.
A couple of suggestions for further improvement is that perhaps they could offer complementary prawn crackers for those dining in and maybe complementary fortune cookies (on sale at 20p) with the bill.
However, our bill was good value and we left full and happy. If you like Chinese food, please don't be put off by other reviews.
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