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Banana Leaf

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Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BB, England
+44 1442 245888
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! This is slightly different from a normal Chinese buffet, the food isn't out on a hot plates for a help yourself service, you order 7 starter items from a menu and the soup, duck pancakes and three dishes from the main menu. You can reorder the items again and again. Minimal waste and fresh tasty food.... More 

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Thank Jade L
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times in the past, food was as usual and a very acceptable standard, it seemed like the management had changed thou? In the past at the end of the meal as you pay we had always been offered a drink to say thank you for our custom this did seem to be happening around us... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have just moved into the area and ordered a takeaway from here last night. Prompt delivery and the food was lovely, tasty and flavoursome. Had mixed platter which was excellent. Main was set meal for one which consisted of pancake roll.sweet and sour chicken Hong Kong style and egg fried rice. It was all very tasty and both me and... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and staff. Would love to visit more but it's hard to do so as a family as they over price themselves with children......Children over 8 pay full price, this should be changed to 12. They are probably losing a lot of customers with children between 8-12, as most children this age will not be eating the same as... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I've only ever gotten take-aways from here, but from what we have experienced, we would never get it from anywhere else. The dishes are generous and taste lovely. The price is probably the best in Hemel too (for nice food, not buffet style).

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Thank Rose W
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The food in the Banana leaf is so good that we go often usually on a Sunday lunchtime , the portions are very good and the menu choice is excellent.

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Thank Catlover10545
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you dont mind deep fried food and are hungry, this is the place to visit. Eat until you drop, to be honest i rarely get past the crispy duck!

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Thank Tickledtrout23
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great meal very relaxed great choices all food freshly cooked will be going again not your normal all you can eat as it is not a buffet but order off menu great evening

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Thank mark r
Kelso, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ate here in a large group and the meal was superb. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The drink was served quickly and the food was to die for. Excellant choice and served quickly.

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Thank telspec
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were invited here for a family members 50th birthday celebration,there was 19 of us altogether.I checked tripadvisor beforehand as not being from Hemel Hempstead we didn't know what type of food it served,having read the mixed reviews we thought we'd best just wait to try it ourselves.As some of the reviews said there was a very long wait for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese, Thai
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 245888

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