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Gatwick Oriental Restaurant

Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel | North Terminal, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
+44 1293 579400
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“jungle curry” (16 reviews)
“crispy beef” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel | North Terminal, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since rebranding and upgrading this restaurant has become stylish with a hint of colonial ambiance. We always make a point eating here when passing through Gatwick and as yet never been disappointed. Because of its popularity it is essential to make a reservation. On average...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great meal at Vanda whilst staying at the Sofitel. We chose a tasting board consisting of three dishes plus rice, and one extra. Everything was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. Reasonable prices - would definitely return next time we...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn‘t recommend. Fish cakes soggy and oily, most definitely reheated. Pad Thai without prawns: same price. Not that I am a scrooge, but a small mention would have been expected. Food was served in under 10 minutes - not a good sign. All at once,...More

1  Thank maeweepeewee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gatwick Oriental, better known as Vanda’s, is the best of the restaurant options for travellers at Gatwick airport. This is confirmed by the fact that it has a regular clientele from the local area who come here specially. You can’t say that about many airport...More

Thank Gbitalian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last Friday night we had just landed at Gatwick from South Africa.We had a Table booked for 7.30 for a meal,our daughter and her boyfriend came from London to dine with us.It was nice to meet up with them after a month away before we...More

1  Thank MnASeabrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can recommend eating at this restaurant. Prices are good and service from attentive without being obtrusive. We will definitely eat here again.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing absolutely loved it Only negative was it was a bit overpriced But that’s hotels for you Didn’t find the staff very nice or helpful But the food could not b faulted

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant furnishings are quite comfortable. However, the service is dreadful. None of the staff look you in the eye or raise a smile. It’s as if they don’t care. After bringing the bill we had to wait over 10 minutes for the card machine...More

1  Thank talktomarc
Reviewed 2 February 2018

A great place to dine whilst at Gawick. I often dine here even though I don't stay at the Sofitel. The service is exceptionally fast which is great when you're pushed for time and the speed is not a reflection on the food which is...More

1  Thank smurf77
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Had a meal in Vanda prior to going on holiday, was pleasantly surprised, expected it to be a bit of a chain type affair. We had the jungle curry, pad Thai and green curry, all were excellent, beware the jungle curry is a tad nippy....More

Thank philip m
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Questions & Answers
27 April 2017|
Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Its okay.
30 January 2016|
Response from PUTNEYBIKER | Reviewed this property |
Yes, hotel has parking and also the regular terminal parking at North Terminal. Also super easy on the train and bang next door to STH/NTH terminal monorail. Follow signage to Sofitel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel | North Terminal, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 579400
  • This restaurant is at Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Oriental is a stylish, elegant eatery at the foyer level of the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel offering a smart menu of pan-Asian cooking. Food ranges across Thai, Chinese Malaysian, Japanese, Indonesian, Singaporean and Hong Kong cultures, and is served in a bright dining space filled with potted plants, crisp white tablecloths and wicker and ironwork chairs that exude a contemporary yet colonial feel.
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