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Chef Imperial

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22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
+44 1993 813593
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were craving chinese and ended up here on a sunny afternoon while visiting Blenheim Palace. The food was okay. The starters were better than the main meal. We ordered a thai green curry and it wasn't up to mark. The staff were relatively friendly, but probably won't be visiting again.

Thank RaspberryBon89
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped visiting the chef imperial after the food and service quality dropped, I believe the chef and waiting staff were relocated to Oxford by the owner. We thought we would try it again and were pleasantly surprised, the food quality, preparation and service was excellent, staff were warm and friendly. Not much ambience but food was great and far... More 

Thank Colin H
Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from Mothering Sunday lunch. Staff were so rude, food was awful and to top it off, a poor customer collapsed and the staff couldn't have cared less. It was down to my husband and another kind man on the next table to rush to her aid, call an ambulance and take it in turns waiting with her till... More 

2 Thank swhit47
Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been an occasional visitor to the Chef Imperial for more than twenty years now but feel that it has become a bit tired and in need of some change. We went to the Sunday buffet lunch which is now served at your table and I thought that the food was good although others in my party were disappointed.... More 

1 Thank graham992016
Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We went on Sunday 12/03/17. Friendly greeting by 4 front of house staff. Prawn crackers & dipping sauce placed on table. Drinks orders taken whilst we looked at menue. Orders taken for our starters which arrived promptly. Bit more satay chicken ordered. Duck & pancake rolls arrived promptly too. Eventually ordered some mains. Portions not too large hence could order... More 

Thank PoppyDit
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

What a disappointment! From the strange service (other than the tall chap with dark hair) to the clearly microwaved/reheated food. Starters arrived within 3 minutes of ordering which is never a good sign...the chicken satay was nuclear hot and I suspect microwaved. Duck was average as were the mains but so quick, so again can assume reheated! Could have done... More 

1 Thank Pinkyhayleypink
Rochester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lovely food, served by very friendly staff, the restaurant lacked a bit of character, because it's a big place it didn't have that cosy feel, but great value

Thank CasaSharon
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Party of 4 arrived at 10.15pm (sign showed closing time 11pm). As we walked through door saw around 4 customers but waiter ran to say "take away only"...! Not given any chance to explain that we only wanted a main course each and would have been finished by closing time. Pity really, thought they would have liked the business during... More 

1 Thank AlanatNero
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Woodstock and ordered a takeaway from hear. We ordered it and were told it would be ready in twenty minutes. When I got there it was on a table ready for me good service. The food itself was very nice apart from the ribs which didn't have a lot of flavour or meat on. All in... More 

Thank tootrue64
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came for a meal with my partner and my parents after a walk around Blenheim Palace and it was delicious! Yummy food and good service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$49 - US$49
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 813593

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?