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The Mandarin Chef

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Winchester Road, Romsey SO51 9AL, England
+44 1794 512170
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Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 easy dealing with a large party but they managed very efficiently. We had 2 set... More 

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Thank Pearl65
Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the drinks are very fairly priced. We've been many times to this great place and... More 

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Thank Roger B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Ross A
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say? every take out we have ever had has been Resturant quality, the only reason I have only I have given 4 stars is that the portions are not that large!

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Thank Nicr0n
Poole, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for early evening just in case it was busy. It was busy but what a fabulous place. The service and attention were first rate without being pushy. The waiter suggested a set "eat as much as you like" buffet, which at first we were tempted to disregard, but as common sense prevailed we were very pleased... More 

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Thank Mike R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here last night for the first time. The car park was full so we thought that was a good sign. The staff were very attentive but sadly the food was mediocre at best (in my humble opinion). Yes the portion sizes were good and yes it appeared that they were freshly cooked but to be honest it was disappointing... More 

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Thank Richard J
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Mandarin Chef used to be great but now the food and hygiene has taken a turn for the worst. Looked at its food hygiene rating and it's rated 2 out of 5. Carpet sticky and chairs are sticky. Not what it use to be, I want it to be great again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

very good food that is cooked well very friendly waiters with excellent service good for birthdays will recommend

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Thank paul f
Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went out for a family meal (6 of us) and right from the moment we walked in the door the service was great. We had the buffet option and didn't it disappoint. The food was served quickly and hot. The staff were very attentive especially to our four children. All in all a great evening out and excellent value... More 

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Thank Victoriapink
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Mandarin Chef is just outside the town on the Winchester side of Romsey. You know it's always going to be really special to go here. It's family run and they always give you such a good welcome! Plenty of parking. You just drive up Winchester Hill coming out of the town and it's on the right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?